Because we generally weren't taught these skills in school, though we all need them.
Emotional Adulting is a brief, drop-in skills group designed to help you work with your emotions from a space of compassion, awareness, non-judgment, and curiosity. The skills taught in this group, which are generally drawn from mindfulness and trauma symptom management practices, are beneficial for our general well-being as well for helping to manage distress related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and other experiences. Each week will focus on a different practice and the curriculum will repeat after the eighth week. Come to all eight sessions, come to one, or pick and choose depending on your interest and schedule.
Session schedule and topics: 1) Grounding, 2) Window of Tolerance and Dialing Down, 3) RAIN, 4) Containment, 5) Creating Space for Emotions, 6) Calm Place Imagery, 7) The Four Elements of Stress Reduction, 8) Cultivating Self Compassion