Date: Tuesdays & Thursday evenings from February 9th-18th 6:30-8:00pm
Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkduGspzwiHdVXOmJZWtZ31zyImyQcdRgX
Details: Designed with Adult Learning Principles in mind & focused on strengthening your ability to support someone who may be struggling with a mental health challenge socially, emotionally, and practically.
This workshop will take a deeper dive into how to have conversations in a way that helps the other person, while still considering your own self care. The workshop takes a participative approach using practical conversational learning to engage all participants. Includes hands on activities, in depth conversations, story-telling, experiential learning and self reflection.
Take aways include:
-Knowledge of factors that foster open conversations about mental health and trust in interpersonal relationships.
-Increased self-awareness of personal judgements and emotional reactions, and their impact on a person’s ability to support another.
-Understanding the uniqueness of individual needs.
-Understanding the value of, and skills related to:
-affirmation and validation of another person’s opinions and perceptions
-Respecting a person’s choice of what might be helpful and empowering another to self-advocate
-Recognizing when a person needs a patient listener, or when they are ready to explore next steps or future possibilities
-Increased self-awareness of fears related to offering support, and exploring how to overcome those fears. Includes fears related to asking if a person is experiencing thoughts of suicide.
-Understanding the need for prioritizing our own self-care and maintenance of personal boundaries and activities that foster our own mental wellness.