Betsy is very excited to be the Family Ministry Assistant at Foothills Unitarian Church! Having grown up in Fort Collins, she knows the area and community well. Her background includes being a Youth Services Specialist at Platte Valley Juvenile Detention Center, where she supervised and provided support to incarcerated youth for the State of Colorado. She is also an avid volunteer for Partners Mentoring Youth and has worked with at-risk youth for many years. Prior to working for Platte Valley, Betsy worked at AT&T Mobility in sales. She is currently working towards getting a Master’s Degree in Social Work so that she can become a counselor for at-risk youth. In her time off, Betsy enjoys reading non-fiction books and spending time with her pug mix, Igor. She also hikes on weekends and is very passionate about fitness. Betsy’s always open to getting to know new people, so if you see her around please come say hi!
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Safe Conversations Workshop: Part 1
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Safe Conversations Workshop – Part 1
How to feel valued and connected in all of your important relationships.
Talking is among the most dangerous things people do – and listening the most difficult. This paradox can lead to seemingly insurmountable conflicts in our most important relationships making strong, healthy connections practically impossible. And, yet our relationships are what matter most to us. There is an alternative! Please join us for this Safe Conversations Workshop to begin learning how to talk without criticizing, listen without judging and connect beyond our differences.
Developed by clinical psychologists, Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen Hunt, in 2010, the Safe Conversations movement has been building momentum across the country bringing these skills into marriages, families, friendships and into the workplace. By learning to dialogue through our differences, a joyful space can be created where everyone thrives.
Part 1 will provide the science behind this new way of communicating, demonstrations on how to apply this way of communicating by sharing an appreciation, and introductions to “The Space Between” and the “Zero Negativity Pledge”. You will have the opportunity to practice these skills so please bring a partner, family member, colleague, or friend.
Come join us and help us make 2019 the year of courageous connections!
Time/Day: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Instructed by: Debbie Gentry, LCSW and Herb Orrell
Location: Social Hall
Space is limited to the first 10 partners. Open to participants 18 years old or older.
Not intended as a form of therapy. Therapeutic resources are available upon request.
To sign up click HERE