Still looking for Normal?

As owner of Haglund Consulting LLC., Haglund provides behavioral health subject matter expertise, education, and public policy analysis. Understanding the uniqueness of rural Iowa, Haglund strays beyond his extensive professional and executive knowledge and draws upon the lessons he has learned from his own multigenerational family farm. As co-owner of Boone County based Hickory Grove Family Farm, Haglund is the 5th generation to continue the family farming tradition. Keeping up with the constant evolving pace of science, technology, and management of uncertainty can be overwhelming. Haglund understands firsthand juggling all of this is required to own and operate a technology informed, financially viable, sustainable family business. This unique perspective affords Haglund to lead engaging, relatable discussions on topics such as disaster responsiveness, stress management, emotional wellness, and burnout.

Assigned to the Project Recovery Iowa (CRI) grant in March 2020, Renee serves as the Specialty Coordinator for Workforce.  Before CRI, she has worked in many levels of care including psychiatric hospital, child welfare, and therapeutic foster care as a licensed mental health counselor. After serving in the legislature and redesigning the mental health system, Renee opened a consulting business in 2012. As a consultant she has worked with multiple states creating strategic plans, legislation, and regulations. She and her husband, Brent reside in Urbandale, Iowa.

The long-term anxiety, depression and disruption of the past two years has provided clarity to many and confused/traumatized many others and sometimes both simultaneously. In this presentation we will discuss the psychology of how the pandemic impacted us and will likely spur long term changes in our communities and workplace(s). The changes experienced to our routines, rituals and thinking have long term implications. We will coach participants in strategies to prevent burnout, manage the ongoing feeling overwhelmed and promote emotional wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how the pandemic and other disasters experienced over the past two years emotionally impacted you and/or your employees/friends/family
  2. Participants will be coached on strategies to prevent burnout, manage feeling overwhelmed and chronically exhausted by engaging in healthy activities that rejuvenate us emotionally.
  3. Assess your ability to promote mental a meaningful mental health literacy strategy in your workplace and community


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