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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR EARLY 2019

  • Thrilled to be speaking on The Art of Comforting at The Center at the Heights (Council on Aging Senior Center in Needham, MA) on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2:30-3:30. Open to the public.
  • Lexington Community Education in Lexington, MA, is offering The Art of Comforting course on Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30-8:30pm. Looking forward to warm conversations about how to comfort people in distress and hearing our stories about what is helpful. We will explore recent research on empathy, listening, and the power of telling our stories about loss and transition. Read more here.
  • Arlington Community Education in Arlington, MA, is offering my 2-hour course, Comforting Others: What to Say and Do. Wednesday, April 24th, 6:30-8:30.
  • At University of Massachusetts, Boston, Osher Lifelong Learning Center, I’m offering a luncheon session for The Art of Comforting, Noon-1pm, May 15th. FREE 
  • At Thrive Support and Advocacy in Marlborough, MA, offering Thrive Live Studio!–Theater Games for Building Community. 5 Sessions on Mondays, 4:30-5:30. April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27 and June 10.

 

SUMMER AND FALL 2018

I’m providing groups for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities sponsored by Thrive Support and Advocacy in Marlborough, MA. I’m excited to be teaching our Thrive Live Studio groups starting June 28th. Our theater games help participants build their communication and empathy skills as we tackle topics about bullying, gossip, self-advocacy, building friendships and other relational topics.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FALL 2018:

Thrive Advocacy Group, Mondays, August 6, and September 10, 4:30-5:30pm, Thrive Support and Advocacy, Marlborough, MA

Thrive Live Studio, Theater Games and More for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm, on September 12, October 15, October 29, November 12, and November 26, at Thrive Support and Advocacy, Marlborough, MA. 

October 20, 10:00am-1:00pm (A Saturday Workshop)–Brave New Living: Building Friendships, Community and a Sense of Belonging, Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline, MA.

November 8, 2:30-3:30pm, The Gift of Comforting, Council on Aging, Center at the Heights, Needham, MA

November 13, 3:00-5:00pm, Comforting Others: What to Say and Do, at Circle of Scholars, Newport, RI

PREVIOUS EVENTS 2018: 

July 11, 2:30-3:30pm, The Gift of Comforting, Council on Aging, Center at the Heights, Needham, MA

June 21, 7-8:30, Building New Friendships, Fellowships, and a Sense of Belonging, Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline, MA

May 15, 7-9pm, Even Keel: Tension Management on the Job, Arlington Community Education, Arlington, MA

April 11, 6:30-8:30pm Keeping on an Even Keel, Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline, MA

March 21st–Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Comforting Others: What to Say and Do, 5:30-7pm

March 8th—Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline, MA, The Art of Comforting, 7pm-8:30pm

Art of Comforting programs previously, 2017:
April 18th, Author Talk and Book Signing, The Art of Comforting, at the Cancer Community Center, S. Portland, Maine, 6:30-7:30 pm
April 25th, OLLI at UMASS Boston, The Art of Comforting, Luncheon Presentation
May 17th, The Gift of Comforting, Newton Community Education, MA
May 31st, The Gift of Comforting, Arlington Community Education, Arlington, MA 6:30-8:30 pm
June 6th, The Gift of Comforting, at the Cancer Community Center, S. Portland, Maine, 6:30-8:30 pm
Overjoyed to find out Penguin Random House has listed The Art of Comforting as a featured title for There’s a Book for That: Hope, Healing and Doing Good.
I’m happy to announce I’m contributing to The Health Story Collaborative with a series called Brave New Normal. It’s all about keeping conversations vital in healthcare. I am proud to be collaborating with Annie Brewster, MD, who founded this program and also launched the Sharing Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital Check out  Health Story Collaborative
I am contributing to The Stories Between Site on their blog.
2016 NEWS
Coping with Cancer Magazine has my article, What Being There Really Means in their March/April issue, 2016
Men’s Health Magazine interviewed me about how to reach out to someone grieving for their article by Steve Calechman in their May 2016 Issue
2015 Events:
  • I am pleased to announce that The Art of Comforting was listed as recommended reading by the Boston Public Health Commission in their Resource and Recovery Guide for the Boston Marathon Bombing.
  • The Art of Comforting is now published in Chinese by Business Weekly in Taiwan