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Resilience and Trauma in Daily Life

January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019


Donna Carnes, a trained psychologist and survivor of major life trauma, has developed this four-part workshop for women who are open to exploring the relationship between the individual self, life trauma and resilience—all in the context of our current cultural surroundings. During the 90-minute sessions, members of this small group are invited to share their personal experiences and coping strategies, including “favorite things” such as food, music, books, storytelling, and spirituality. The guiding questions for these sessions are:

  • What do we expect of ourselves?
  • What do others expect of us?
  • How do those expectations play out and shape our choices and behavior in daily life and in our relationships with others?

Through this supportive and relational group discovery process, participants are guided to help each other gain insight and begin integrating new ideas for coping with trauma in their own lives, and in the lives of those around them.

Donna Carnes grew up in Middleton, Wisconsin and then went out into the wide world where she gained experience and education abroad and in California. She has had three different, but ultimately inter-related career paths: clinical psychology, teaching and high-tech startups. When she is not traveling, she resides in the Madison area with two Zen greyhounds, spending her days writing poetry, cooking, running, cross country skiing, and helping people when and where she can.

January 16, 23, 30; February 13, 2019
6:30-8:00 pm

$75 for the 4 part series

Registration closed. Registration deadline: January 7, 2019
There is a 50% refund until the registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.


January 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery*
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States


Amanda Conway
608-836-1631, x100

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4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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