Event Type: Online Class
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October 19, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
At your computer/device
Fostering Kind and Compassionate Relationships During Times of Stress
The coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place has put tremendous stress on relationships. Some people find themselves suddenly spending 24/7 in close quarters with spouses, children, and other family members, while others are completely isolated from any physical contact and struggling with intense loneliness.
This online workshop will cover some of the common stressors and emotional cycles that people are experiencing in their relationships as they face the pandemic. We will outline helpful processes for personal stress reduction, explore ways to have meaningful family time, and provide tools for compassionate and supportive communication. Through breakout groups, class discussion, and exercises, you will have the opportunity to share your experience and gain support from others. By learning ways to navigate your relationships with family, friends and your community, you can build strength and resilience in these difficult times.
Instructor: Melissa Fritchle, LMFT, is a writer, workshop leader, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and licensed marriage and family therapist. An award-winning educator, she has a vibrant private practice in Santa Cruz, CA, and travels internationally to speak and teach about positive self-awareness and body love.
Class details are subject to change.