Engaging in substantive conversations is linked with greater happiness and well-being. Contrary to conventional advice to “keep it light”, conversing about significant issues and life experiences enables us to find meaning in our lives. Good conversations also facilitate bonding and a greater connection to the person with whom we are speaking. Simply put, talking about stuff that matters is one effective way to cultivate happiness.
As we seek to develop and nurture the concept of ECLC as “Beloved Community”, please join us for a mini-retreat at ECLC about exploring healthy relationships and communication.
Saturday, March 24 at ECLC from 10:00am to 3:00pm (coffee at 9:30)
Facilitator: Karen Stevensen Experienced therapist, social worker and theologian, LLC, MSW, LICSW, MDiv.
We’ll talk about…
- how our minds make meaning and how that shapes the lens through which we view ourselves and others
- communication styles: what we say and how we’re heard
- healthy relationships and getting our needs met
- intimacy, boundaries and conflict skills
This event is intended for singles and couples of all ages. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Suggested donation of $10 per person.
Sign up at the Sign-Up Center by March 12th to reserve your place.