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May 2021

Understanding Depression

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many people still believe that the emotional symptoms caused by depression are “not real,” and that a person should be able to shake off the symptoms. Because of these inaccurate beliefs, people with depression either may not recognize that they have a treatable disorder or may be discouraged from seeking or staying on treatment due to feelings of shame and stigma. As a result, many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the vast majority, even those with…

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Overcoming Distorted Negative Thinking

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you let negative thoughts impact your whole day? Maybe you had thoughts like, “I’m such a jerk,” or, “All we do is fight”, after fighting with a significant other. Statements like these are common reactions to scenarios in our lives, but they are inaccurate and distort the way we see ourselves and the world around us. This session will examine the 10 Cognitive Distortions and how they affect our mood and create faulty beliefs. Through examining these distortions, you…

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Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Certain individuals appear to succeed against all odds. Despite severe hardships such as living through war, witnessing the death of a loved one, having a chronic illness, being a victim of abuse or dealing with unemployment, certain people not only adapt but actually thrive. These people possess a quality known as “resilience.” This webinar will examine the characteristics of resilience and discover ways to introduce greater resilience into our lives. Webinar Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will…

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Gratitude: A Skill for Happier Living

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gratitude is a skill anyone can learn as an alternative to regret and fear. We can focus on the positive elements of our lives with a few simple practices. Providing sincere compliments can help us build relationships and be grateful for others. Rather than being grateful because we “ought to,” we can choose gratitude as a way of looking forward to each day. Webinar Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand the benefits of…

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June 2021

Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In difficult economic times, many people are struggling to just keep up with monthly bills, let alone make progress on debt repayment. What suffers most is contributing to savings and investing goals. This session will focus on developing financial plans and strategies to address the dual goals of having a plan for paying off debt, while also contributing to building personal wealth. This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical techniques that can help you…

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