Emotional Health Appetizer for Your Family ThanksgivingFrom 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tonight is the last of our three-week workshop on emotional health and anxiety. The first week, we practiced reflective silence, recognizing emotions, and how each of us respond to chronic anxiety, the ever-present electric current that runs through any family, system, or organization. Last week, we talked about how we can stay “defined and connected” even with folks we disagree with. Then, we practiced a few tools to help us find a rhythm of what it could look like to maintain and develop “our voice” even as we listen well to others. This week, we will end by putting together a lot of the skills we’ve learned (silence, naming emotions, and how we usually respond to anxiety) in the context of our biological family. If you haven’t been to any of the workshops before, have no fear! It will be very possible to jump right in with our interactive exercises. Why family? Well, it is Thanksgiving week! Besides the timing, family is the context where we receive powerful formation — for better or worse. By becoming curious about our family of origin, we can become very self-aware of what makes us tick, what makes us break, and where we have massive opportunities for growth. As NYC pastor and emotional health guru, Pete Scazerro, says, “Jesus might be in our heart but grandpa is in our bones.” Yikes! Intrigued? Come tonight at 8 on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/98226353636) and find out more. I’ll also provide resources to go deeper as we will only scratch the surface of inviting God into emotional health and our family of origin. Lastly, several people have asked for notes or videos from these workshops. Because they are interactive and feature people’s vulnerable sharing, I haven’t recorded them. I am willing, though, to record short videos for each workshop in the next few weeks. Feel free to reach out with your interest in those videos or in more workshops around these topics. Be well!