Four Zoom Sessions:
Thur., Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 2021, 6:30-8:30 pm MDT (Denver time)
Surviving and Thriving Through a Pandemic: Connecting, Coping and Communicating
COVID-19 upended our daily lives and long-term plans in unexpected, profound and challenging ways. We have been coping with fear, uncertainty, stress and loneliness for months on end. Living through the strain of prolonged trauma influences our mental health. More specifically, what are the emotional and developmental challenges for each generation: Children, adolescents, our parents and our grandparents? How can we discover creative ways of coping and even anticipate the pandemic’s effects on the future? How can we make up for losses and add more meaning to our lives? How can we develop greater resilience? Join Psychologist Shana Adler as we explore and discuss these questions and much more in this timely and practical course. Consider how those in the 1918 pandemic responded. Examine individual and collective responses to other violent traumas and life-threatening natural disasters in recent history. Explore the inspiring examples of families who have reconnected despite being apart. See how individuals have found hope amid loss. Sign up quickly, as this class is limited to 15 students to encourage small-group discussions.