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Resilience Re-imagined | Webinar

When we begin to see failure and challenges as opportunities or the beginning of a journey, we can transform difficult times and create better outcomes for both ourselves and our children. In this episode of Let’s Talk, The Family Institute's Dawn Livorsi, D.S.W., LCSW, and Gail Francis, LMFT, discuss the importance of grit, a growth mindset and raising resilient children (and adults) within the context of a global pandemic. 

Anxiety and Returning to Work | Facebook Live

Across the United States, there are varying levels of stay-at-home orders as well as plans in place or already in motion to re-open businesses. According to a recent Gallup poll, seven in ten Americans are hesitant to return to normal activities, while across the world, mental health conditions including acute anxiety and depression are on the rise (according to the World Health Organization).

Guided Meditation

Michael Maslar, Psy.D., and Director of Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies at The Family Institute leads a guided meditation practice.

Motherhood | Facebook Live

Few things, if any, can rival the strength of the bond of motherhood. The significance of this relationship is what imbues it with an array of powerful experiences and emotions. Such emotional experiences with or as mothers form over time our unique and shared meanings of motherhood. Transitions to Parenthood Clinical Director Nikki Lively, LCSW, hosted a discussion around themes of motherhood and took questions alongside colleagues Allen Sabey, Ph.D., and Heather Lofton, Ph…

Strategies for Couples in Quarantine | Facebook Live

In this time of quarantine, not only do new struggles arise, but old ones can be exacerbated with the shattering of routines and a lack of personal space and distance. Even in the best of circumstances, spending 24 hours a day together in the same space can present difficulties, and when we add anxiety, upended routines, new responsibilities and financial and domestic stressors into the mix, many couples are navigating uncharted waters. Emily Klear, LMFT, Donna Baptiste, Ed…

Navigating Life in Quarantine with Adult Children | Facebook Live

Jacob Goldsmith, Ph.D., LCP, Casey Gamboni, Ph.D., LMFT, and Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, Ph.D., LCP, talk and take questions about ways that parents and emerging adults can navigate living together in an age of quarantine.

The Art of Listening

How might generous listening make space for courageous conversations? Watch Dr. Nancy Burgoyne and Dr. Jacob Goldsmith discuss “The Art of Listening.” Active listening with less judgment and more curiosity, humility and empathy is a skill that takes training & practice. Presented by Urban Consulate at Barrington’s White House.

Relational Self-Awareness: The Key to Navigating Modern Love

Alexandra Solomon, licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, delivers a TEDx Talk on the topic “Relational Self-Awareness: The Key to Navigating Modern Love.” She discusses how modern romantic relationships are not “plug and play” as they were for our grandparents. In her talk, she explores how cultural shifts shape what we want and need from partners and how relational…