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Emotional Support Workshop Series

Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania is pleased to announce a free series of virtual emotional support workshops. The workshops are designed for adults who have been providing in person care for children during the pandemic. Supporting caretakers supports the kids they serve. Topics include: coping during stressful times, healthy boundaries, grief and loss, and coping strategies.

Participants must register individually for each session.

Trainings will be led by nationally certified speaker Emily Ballance, MEd, LPC, CSP.

Small Daily Changes that Can Make a Big Difference in Stressful Times

Learn…

  • How to take a close look your daily routine
  • How to identify areas that can be changed or strengthened
  • How to select the change you want to implement

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, 6pm – 7pm

To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApfuuhrTMiGdUVVg4d9zDUEktdjJTfFutv

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, 1pm-2pm

To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdOigrTwjG9zHbMd0L45RfS960ZKhcu_V

 

Setting Healthy Boundaries When Everyone is Depending on You

(New Date & Time!)

Learn…

  • The definition of healthy boundaries
  • How to identify and protect your boundaries
  • How to communicate assertively and request help from others

Tuesday, Jan, 19, 2021, 11am -12pm  

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdOirrzMiGtM5_1s-KONdxi60XGYHciUu

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, 6pm - 7pm                      

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-mrpjIjGNx8U6Dd620XLCKmPnMfRiuf

 

Compassionate and Healthy Ways to Deal with Grief and Loss 

(New Date & Time!)

Learn…

  • What grief is and these times
  • How to adjust expectations of yourself when you are grieving
  • How to getting and give support to those who are grieving or dealing with loss

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 1pm – 2pm                       

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86758032794?pwd=cURlcnl6UkFFcDBhdlc0WXJhRktjdz09

Tuesday, January 26, 2021,  6pm - 7pm                      

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84555753093?pwd=czBLZzE4STladmUzdDdpRk5kSjdIdz09

 

Managing Overeating and Creating Healthy Coping Strategies

(New Date & Time!)

Learn…

  • Why managing food intake, alcohol intake, etc. become more difficult during stressful times
  • How to be kind and compassionate with yourself
  • Small changes that will help you stay healthy

 Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, 1pm – 2pm                       

To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87919953740?pwd=aFpieWRPWEJOcElyNDYxeWZjK0FGZz09

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, 6pm - 7pm                       

To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83134365619?pwd=NnhmOWU5bFQ3eWw0L0VadzBGalRrQT09

About Emily Ballance

Emily Ballance, MEd, LCMHC, CSP educates and inspires audiences across the country as well as online with her humor, honesty, and lively stories. Her presentations to educational groups, associations, healthcare organizations and corporations have been described as "highly entertaining, uplifting and thought-provoking." Emily holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina. She is a former lecturer and counselor at the Duke University Dietary Clinic in Durham, NC, and a wellness consultant for StayWell, a highly successful and innovative employee wellness program at Control Data Corporation in LA, CA. Emily is committed to helping people use positive, affirming humor to enhance their health, happiness, work and well-being.