What I Didn’t Know Then…It’s Not Too Late
A Psycho-Educational Series by Catherine Mollner, MA, LP, SEP
Value – Learn how to connect to the truth of your inherent value and distinguish it from the tyranny of hustling to gather worth externally. This relates to self-love. Only from this deep acknowledgment of our innate worth do we have a sense of our own fullness of being.
Boundaries – Learn a system of boundaries that will help you protect yourself while also learning how to not be offensive to others. Learn strategies to filter other’s thoughts, feelings, and expressions by determining what is true for you and keep out what is not true for you while staying out of a power struggle.
Reality – Learn about the connection between thoughts, emotions and behavior. Identify how distorted thought patterns contribute to misery and learn strategies to live more in truth than in lies. Practice scanning and asking “what is going on in my body (senses), emotions (feelings), thoughts and behavior?” This strategy is about self-awareness. Before we can intervene on ourselves, we need to know what is going on within us.
Self-Care – We will discuss how to tend to our needs and ask for help when we need it. We will also talk about the importance of cultivating joy through meeting some of our wants.
Moderation – This issue is about balance, and relates to appropriate self-discipline. We learn to filter our spontaneity so that we do not overwhelm or overpower others.
Learn how the issues of value, boundaries, reality, self-care and moderation are connected. Practice operating from an adult ego state.
Your History is Showing – Why we can know better but struggle to do better. We will discuss strategies for Surfing the Wave of Activation and Accessing the Functional Adult.