8:30-9 a.m. - Registration and Sign-in
9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker
Speaker: Heidi Behr, LCSW
Topic: Enhancing Your Relationships through the Power of Mindfulness
Description: Sometimes we are certain our partner (or friend, boss, or co-worker) means something else than what they have said. We might find ourselves reacting to what we believe is the "true meaning" behind their words or behaviors. Since mindreading really isn’t foolproof, come learn mindfulness techniques to be your BEST self in your personal and work relationships. Come learn how to teach these skills to your clients. Mindfulness (moment to moment non-judgmental awareness) can help you while you are with your clients as well. What if you were able to notice feeling annoyed (or angry, disappointed, upset) while talking with your loved one (or co-worker, boss, client, or friend)? Instead of just reacting in that negative feeling state, you can learn to use Mindfulness. This allows you to stop + breathe-- then reflect on the reaction and choose how you really prefer to respond, before saying something out loud that you might later regret. These skills can be taught and cultivated to help you enhance your intimate relationships as well as with family, friends and coworkers.