Webinar: Emotional CPR Brings Hope, Life and Community to a Sad World

Open to the Public
Dr. Daniel Fisher & Shontelle Prokipcak

PSR Advanced Practice is very pleased to announce a webinar with

Dr. Daniel Fisher CEO of The National Empowerment Center,

and Shontelle Prokipcak from Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa!


Date: January 24th, 2020
Time: 10:30 PST-12:00 PST

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a trauma informed approach for helping persons in distress. Just as CPR restarts a person's physical heart, eCPR revives people's emotional heart.

eCPR teaches people the importance of overcoming isolation by connecting, of overcoming powerlessness by sharing ones humanity in a respectful manner, and of relieving numbness by helping the person in distress feel alive and hopeful.

By helping people connect in a deeper manner, eCPR helps build community. In learning eCPR, many participants report they learn how to improve their inner dialogue. We call this me CPR. 


Learning Goals: 
a. Webinar participants will learn the value of connecting at an emotional level first 
b.Webinar participants will learn the importance of being with rather than doing for another
c. Webinar participants  will learn that the power to heal lies in each of us

Dr. Daniel Fisher's Bio:

While carrying out neurotransmitter research at the NIMH, Dan was labeled with schizophrenia, recovered a full life in the community through loving relationships and peer support. To humanize the mental health system, he worked as a community psychiatrist and founded the National Empowerment Center, was a member of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, helped organize the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, helped develop Emotional CPR, and wrote the book, “heartbeats of hope.”


Shontelle Prokipcak MSW RSW CCAC CCS-AC Bio: 

I had the good fortune of meeting Daniel in Canada at an event where he introduced eCPR and what it is was doing in the United States to reduce physical and chemical restraints in hospital settings.  I was buoyed by his words of empowerment, compassion, community and connectedness as a process for healing and wellness.  It meshed very well with my personal journey recovering from childhood trauma and in my private practice ethics.  I decided I needed to learn more and bring this refreshing approach to Canadians.  I have spent the last year participating in the 2-day program and have seen it applied across many cultural values.  It is common sense, beautifully flexible, and powerful.  In Ottawa I have hosted 2 groups now with a diverse population and feedback has been very positive.  I will continue to provide the eCPR program in Canada through Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa with our growing number of facilitators. My hope it to bring it to rural and remote communities.