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Enhancing Emotional Health Week Two

September 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

| $30

Enhancing Emotional Health
Skills to Improve Your Emotional Well-Being
Eight-Week Skills Coaching Groups

People who are emotionally healthy are able to meet life’s challenges and recover from setbacks. This does not mean that they don’t feel sad, afraid, angry, or anxious, but that they use healthy coping strategies to help them get through the situation.  Emotional health includes how we think, how we manage emotions, how we cope with change, how we relate to others, and how we relate to ourselves.  This series of eight classes will cover the following topics and teach skills to enhance your overall emotional well-being. 

Week One – Making Healthy Changes:  Getting Unstuck (September 8, 2017)
Life is a journey of many twists and turns and sometimes detours that may be unexpected and unwanted. Getting back on track can be very difficult causing us to reroute, postpone or even abandon our dreams and goals altogether. Everyone gets stuck now and then. This class will explore eight barriers that keep us stuck. Tools will be provided with the purpose of overcoming barriers and creating change that lasts.

Week Two – Healthy Mind:  Strategies to Direct and Manage Your Thoughts (September 15, 2017)
Thoughts are powerful in the sense that they shape our perception of reality.  Most of the time we operate on auto-pilot and are passive participants on the train of our thoughts, often believing thoughts about ourselves or others without questioning if they are true or accurate.  This class will introduce mindfulness practice and cognitive behavioral strategies to manage thoughts and emotions more effectively.

Week Three – Healthy Emotions: Understanding How Our Brains Manage Emotions (September 22, 2017)
Many of us feel as though our emotions run away with us and are unsure about how to regulate ourselves when having strong emotions. Understanding the ways that our brains create, manage, and process emotions can lead to clarity and peace. This class will explore specific ways that we can slow down our reactivity to our emotions and instead use our rational brains to support us.

Week Four – Healthy Relationships (Part One):  Understanding Relational Patterns and Attachment Distress (September 29, 2017)
Our most important relationships are where we can feel most out of control with our emotions when distressed. Creating and maintaining a secure attachment to others is part of our survival as a species, and our brains react quickly to perceived “threats” to our attachments. These threats include feeling hurt, rejected, unimportant, disappointed, unsupported, betrayed, or abandoned. This class will help you understand your attachment style and the impact it can have in your relationships.

Week Five – Healthy Relationships (Part Two):  Understanding Dynamics Related to People Pleasing (October 6, 2017)
People pleasing – or chronic niceness – drives people to accommodate, acquiesce, and avoid conflict. They take what they’re given rather than ask for what they want often sacrificing relationships, careers, and their own integrity. This class explores what drives people pleasing and presents practices that create resilient self-esteem, calmer emotions, reality-based optimism for the future, and ultimately more satisfying relationships.

Week Six – Owning Our Worth: Letting Go of Doubt (October 13, 2017)
Most of us struggle with an inner critic who unrelentingly judges our actions. This can feel like a constant and exhausting battle to live up to unrealistic expectations. Living a peaceful and happy life means letting go of this critic and trusting our inner goodness to guide us. This class will identify ways to increase awareness of the critic and increase our sense of worth.

Week Seven – Sleep Wellness (Part One):  Understanding Benefits of Sleep In Our Emotional and Relational Lives (October 20, 2017)
Sleep insufficiency is a national epidemic (the Centers for Disease Control) and adequate sleep is restful for the emotional center of the brain.  Dreaming is known to take negative emotional experiences and process them, regulating negative reactivity during the day.  Beginning to prioritize sleep as a basic building block of health has positive benefits for the social and relational aspects of our lives.  This class will help you to understand how sleep works, its health and wellness benefits and how you can begin to prioritize and protect sleep.

Week Eight – Sleep Wellness (Part Two):  Creating Sleep Hygiene Practices (October 27, 2017)
Establishing routines and conditions for healthy sleep is essential for getting adequate sleep.  Accepting, rather than fighting, your unique relation to sleep is a first step, along with finding supports and tools that work for you.  This class will be partly experiential and will provide you with tools and resources for healthier sleep practices.

Instructors are Anne Allgyer, MA, LPC, Rhonda Myers, MS, NCC, LPCTere Villbrandt, MA, LPC and Judith Kennedy, MS, MA, NCC, LPC.

The cost of the weekly class is $30.  Register for one, two or more.  Register for all eight classes for a discounted price of $200 for the series.  This eight week series is offered quarterly.

For more information, contact Rhonda Myers at 717-560-9969, extension 253 or via email at rmyers@scclanc.org

Classes are held on Fridays from 7:30 am – 8:30 am in the Community & Training Room (lower level) at Samaritan Counseling Center, 1803 Oregon Pike, Lancaster.

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September 15, 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am


Community & Training Room at the Samaritan Counseling Center
1803 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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