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Sep 14 2024


9:30 am - 11:30 am





Sparking Self-Reflection Through Exploring Family Systems

The intention of this workshop is to introduce a systems perspective on the complex emotional functioning of families by exploring the Bowen Family Systems (BFS) theory, a leading family therapy theory, and to increase awareness of how our own experiences may impact our work. Families have the most important role and influence on their children’s well-being and learning. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of families as an emotional unit, emotional systems, anxiety binding behaviors families can fall into to manage emotions, how these patterns can affect family systems and the individuals in them along with much more. In the Early Learning field we are constantly engaging in family systems, an awareness of how family systems may be functioning emotionally can help us be more intentional in our work. All concepts in BFS theory apply to non-family groups such as work and social groups. This workshop will provide opportunities for both self-reflection and active engagement.

Although this workshop introduces a therapeutic theory it is meant for awareness only and is not meant to provide a therapeutic experience.

  • Capacity: Spaces Available
  • Is this a single event or an ongoing course?: Single Event
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