Free Workshop: Calming Nerves After the Storm

nekanie-sq-origCalming Nerves After the Storm:  a workshop for those rattled by the tornado or other unsettling events
The Hoffman Center for the Arts is hosting a free workshop lead by Katja Biesanz, LPC on Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm.
Our bodies are geared to rev up in danger. Our nervous systems can save our lives in an emergency. But sometimes the system stays on high alert, geared to survive the next few minutes only. Then we don’t find our way back after the danger is over. And so rest, sleep, healing, libido, digestion and other systems of normal daily well-being are slow to return to full functioning.
It is not a matter of how much you actually lost or how close to the crisis you were. Your health, your history, your particular state of mind that morning, your sense of responsibility for others, your deep sensitivity — these could all factor into your reaction to the stress of an emergency. Even if you were simply watching news reports from afar.
Come learn simple tools from yoga, somatic work, hakomi,  psychotherapy, navy seal training and qigong — all geared to restore calm, overview, good decisions and relaxed wellbeing.
Katja Biesanz, LPC, is a psychotherapist particularly skilled in addressing trauma. She is grateful to be able to offer her skills to this extraordinary and generous community that has embraced her in the past year. You can contact Katja via email or simply show up for the workshop.  There is no registration necessary.

Katja’s qualifications include:

LPC licensed professional counselor
Certified in Qigong and Yoga
Trained in Hakomi, Martial Arts, EMDR III & Reiki III
much experience with trauma survivors, including veterans, accidents, assault, domestic violence and childhood abuse survivors

Free Grant Writing Workshop on Monday, September 26th

Free TCCC Grant Writing Workshop
Monday, September 26th, 6:30 – 8pm
Carl Rawe room at Tillamook PUD, 1115 Pacific Avenue, Tillamook
Parking available in back (since it is after hours, entry will be through the back door)
TCCC Grant applications are due October 25, 2016.

Press Questions:  Gretta Siegel,, 503-381-6448

The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC), on behalf of the Oregon Cultural Trust, is soliciting requests from Tillamook County citizens and organizations interested in obtaining grant funding to develop projects that celebrate the arts, humanities, and heritage of our county.

To be considered, projects must address one or more of the following: cultural education, community art, heritage, the environment, and/or traditions.

To be eligible, grant applicants must be an individual(s), a non-profit organization, or a governmental organization. Individuals must be residents of Tillamook County and organizations must maintain registered headquarters in Tillamook County. Priority will be given to activities that will benefit a significant number of Tillamook County residents.

Grants funded have ranged from $500 to $2,000. Recipients of the 2016 awards include:  Nehalem Valley Historical Society, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Community Arts Project, South County Celebration of Language and Literacy, Bay City Arts Center, and Art Accelerated 2016.

Grant applications are due October 25, 2016.

Detailed information about TCCC and the grant application are available at:

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by November 30, 2016.  For more information, contact the TCCC at

Free Marketing Classes Set in Manzanita

e logosAlbert Kaufman, a Portland-based consultant, will conduct four free marketing classes for local small businesses and non-profits Thursday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 18 at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Kaufman specializes in using social networking and email campaigns to improve business effectiveness.



The classes offered are:

May 12, at 10 a.m.
“Power of the Inbox: Featuring Social Media Engagement”
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May 12, at 1 p.m.
“Live In Manzanita – 60 Ways to Grow Your List + Getting Started with Email Marketing”
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May 18, at 10 a.m.
“Stand Out Subject Lines: Get Open, Get Read and Get Results!”
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May 18, at 1 p.m.
“Automate Your Marketing! Planning Ahead to Convert & Keep”
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Questions about the classes can be referred to Kaufman at His website is