Every Day Is a Celetastrophe: Building Resilience by Pausing to Notice What's Going Well Even When It Feels Like It's All Going Wrong
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7:00 - 8:30PM
Carol Monaco, MBA, MS - Unbuttoned Parenting LLC
In the flurry of every day, our relationships with our children may feel stressful. They don’t always respond in the ways we expect them to (or would like them to). This may cause us to see catastrophe when toys aren’t put away, bedtime is erratic, or big behavior feels out of place. Our perception is shaped by the things we pay attention to, and in the human brain, catastrophe counts for more. When we learn to stop and intentionally celebrate the positive, we build resilience. We experience less stress and we are more attuned in our relationships. In this workshop, we will learn strategies for incorporating intention, humor, reflection, and real-life positive experiences to celebrate joy amid the reality of every day.
After completing this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
Recognize the innate human bias toward negativity and its relationship with stress
Incorporate the art of the pause in interactions with their children
Utilize intention to notice feel-good moments like a playful joke, a great big hug, and Sunday morning snuggles on the couch