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Webinar: Parental Estrangement: How Your Past Affects Your Present Behavior

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The best tools that estranged parents can have in their arsenals is the ability to forgive themselves, develop self-compassion and remember what they did right as parents. That's because the ability to deal with an estranged child, the estranged child's spouse, or other contributing family members requires a LOT of emotional resilience--and resilience is based on these properties.

Sadly, parents who were neglected, abused, or mistreated in their childhoods (or adulthoods) often have the most trouble holding onto those feelings. They are typically far more vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed with feelings of guilt, regret, even self-hatred. They also get more confused by their children's accusations.

Reasons to attend the webinar:
  • Learn how to manage painful feelings from your past

  • Develop new and better strategies of communicating with your estranged child

  • Develop more self-compassion and self-forgiveness for parenting mistakes

Speakers:
Dr. Joshua Coleman
Joshua Coleman, Psychologist/Speaker/Author
Dr. Coleman is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and Co-Chair of the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-partisan organization of leading sociologists, historians, psychologists and demographers dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. He has lectured at Harvard University and The University of California at Berkeley and blogs on parent-adult child relationships for the U.C. Berkeley publication, Greater Good Magazine.

Dr. Coleman is frequently contacted by the media for opinions and commentary about changes in the American family. He has been a frequent guest on the Today Show, NPR, and The BBC, and has also been featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, America Online Coaches, PBS, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television. His advice has appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London, Fortune, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Psychology Today, U.S. World and News Report, Parenting Magazine, The Baltimore Sun and many others.

He has served on the clinical faculties of The University of California at San Francisco, The Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology, and the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters and has written four books: The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony (St. Martin's Press); The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework (St. Martin's Press); When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along (HarperCollins); and Married with Twins: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Marital Harmony. His books have been translated into Chinese, Croatian, and Korean, and are also available in the U.K., Canada, and Australia.

He is co-editor, along with historian Stephanie Coontz of the yearly online volume, Unconventional Wisdom: News You Can Use, a compendium of noteworthy research on the contemporary family, gender, sexuality, poverty, and work-family issues.
13

Oct

2015

5:30 - 6:30 PM
(GMT -8)

(Duration - 60 minutes)

ATTENDANCE FEE - $39

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