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SOS Saving Our Sanity
More often than not, keeping things together in a special needs household requires constant ongoing maintenance. In this series we are going to have some fun with metaphors of construction to look at a few tools for quickly figuring out where the house is coming apart and what tools we need to grab. We will also throw in a few tools for ongoing maintenance to build a house where hopes and dreams live!

Topics:
Oct 13th -Session One: The Toolbox—Mind Brain Relationship tools to help us stay connected when our emotions are running high
Oct 20th - Session Two: Job Prep—The Foundation and Framing of Healthy Conversations in Challenging Circumstances
Oct 27th Session Three: Assembly Instructions—Recognizing and Acknowledging the Emotions That are Unique to Caregiving Children and Adults with Special Needs
Nov 3rd Session Four: Plunger—Tools to Create Healthy Conversation when Emotions Run High
Nov 10th Session Five: The Unexpected Damage Behind the Wall—Tools for Dealing with the Unexpected and Unwelcome News That Changes Our Plans for Building
Nov 17th- Session Six: Choosing the Right Finishes—Seasonal Stressors and Picking the Right Finish.. Year-End Special, Part One
Nov 24th- No session
Dec 1st -Session Seven: The Right Ladder—Tools for Finding What is Certain in an Increasingly Uncertain World, especially for our kids..Year End Special, Part Two
Dec 8th Session Eight: Hammer, Nails, Drill, Screwdriver—Tools for Finding Meaning, Reasonable Hope and Acceptance in Hard Places

The group is facilitated by Laura Beth DeHority, LMFT, parent to special needs young adults, and former corporate communicator. Her goal is to establish practical skills to lower parental stress in a time period unlike any other.

This program is funded by The County of Santa Clara and El Camino Healthcare District.
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