Loving An Addict While Loving Yourself - A Facilitated Book Discussion (1/30 & 2/6)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

12:00 pm

Kingscote Gardens (HELP Center) Map

Sponsored by:
Help Center, Health Improvement Program

Individuals whose loved ones are coping with addiction are encouraged to attend this two part class. Skilled therapists and facilitators will lead a discussion of the book Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction by Candace Platter. In the first session, a review of the strategies described in the book will be discussed. Time will be provided for participants to identify ways in which they can apply the principles from the book to their own lives.

The follow up session will enable participants to debrief about their experiences, and in a supportive group, discuss effective ways to practice and sustain healthy self-care while caring for someone with addiction. Participants are expected to attend both sessions, and are strongly encouraged to read the book before the class.

NOTE: Books are not included as a part of the course

Facilitators: Vinutha Mohan, LMFT is a therapist at the Stanford Faculty Staff HELP Center. Her work specialties include Trauma counseling and Relationship counseling.

Rosan Gomperts, LCSW is the Director of the Stanford Faculty Staff HELP Center. Her clinical interests include fostering communication skills, facilitating difficult conversations, couples' works, and helping clients manage their life circumstances and experiences.

Deborah Balfanz, PhD, is the Stanford Group Behavior Change Program Manager and provides individual wellness coaching. She has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to the Stanford Health Improvement Program in 2002.

When:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where:
Kingscote Gardens (HELP Center) Map
Admission:

Registration Begins January 9, 2019

FREE Class

Tags:

Lecture / Reading Health / Wellness 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650 723-9649, healthimprovement@stanford.edu
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