November 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join us for Session 4 to focus on ways to better observe anxious reactions in self and in the family system and to practice interrupting one’s part in anxious patterns. Tools and exercises will be included.
This timely and timeless topic will be useful in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The workshop will discuss anxiety from the perspective of Bowen Theory and provide examples of anxious reactions that can be observed in physical changes and in relationship patterns. Anyone who can recognize and contain anxious reactions will help reduce the impact on symptoms and functioning in the family. Victoria Harrison will draw upon examples from 40 years of work with people in the midst of challenges of life.
The afternoon will provide tools for participants to use in becoming better observers and exercises for practice at interrupting anxious reactions on one’s own.
This program will provide:
- Theoretical foundations for understanding anxiety as a part of life.
- Resources and tools for recognizing and decreasing anxious reactions.
- Time to think about one’s own family history, and the examples of anxiety and challenges.
- Planning steps to take for applying this thinking in everyday life.
Those recommended to attend include:
- Family members who are motivated to work on differentiation of self as the basis for change.
- Therapists, clergy, and consultants who want their own experience as the basis for coaching and guiding others.
- Anyone who sees the importance of Bowen theory in their work with families or organizations.
Included in Registration:
- Coffee and refreshments
- Lunch of salad and sandwiches
My Family My Self: A Journal of Discovery will be available for purchase (but is not necessary.)
This series is designed to support ongoing work on one’s own but you may attend one or all sessions.