What About Me? (Virtual, 11/13)

What? Virtual Workshop

When? Monday November 13, 7 to 8:30pm

For? Spouses/Partners; anyone navigating couplehood and dual careers interested in reflecting on choices made and building blocks to the future.

Are you the flexible spouse/ partner in a dual career relationship? If so, you have probably shifted your professional plans, education, or even your daily schedule to support the career of a partner. While there are upsides to this arrangement, there are definite downsides, including negative feelings: guilt, resentment, anger, insecurity, fear.

In this session with psycho-coach Betsy Burris, participants get to talk about these downsides frankly and constructively. In particular, we’ll spend time on the concept of “individual gardens” and how to cultivate them while co-existing with another, sometimes very different, ecosystem. We will practice honoring our own and others’ realities, communicating across differences, and figuring out how to co-create mutual understanding and agency. All in an hour and a half!

Registration is essential, via the Plus One Network platform

About our presenter and facilitator:

Betsy Burris has a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University, a MSW from Smith College, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has over 20 years of experience as a therapist, teacher, and individual coach, most recently for teachers and administrators.

She founded Teaching Through Emotions, a coaching base from which she supports educators deal with the relationship dynamics at play in their work, and turn “negative emotions into understanding and compassion and effective plans of action.”  She refers to us working our “psychodynamic muscles,”: “By ‘psycho,’ I mean having to do with emotions and unconscious expectations of ourselves and the world; by ‘dynamic,’ I mean having to do with relationships and the ways we fit together with other people, for better and for worse. ”