Blooming in the Dark: Helping Clients Transform Through Adversity
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In this experiential workshop, you will learn what it means to “bloom in the dark” and will be provided with empirically-based principles and strategies for transforming through adversity. Just as some flowers require the dark to bloom, there are some people who do their best growing and becoming during dark and challenging times. Dr. Pearce calls these individuals “Night Bloomers.” The workshop is based on the hope-inspiring book, “Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity,” in which clinical psychologist, Michelle Pearce, PhD, provides practical tools and wisdom for transforming and thriving in adversity and loss.
In this 60-minute online workshop, you will learn the importance of your perspective during adversity, how blooming in the dark differs from resilience, and 12 empirically-based principles for blooming in the dark. You will also learn why journaling is a powerful tool for healing and transforming and will have the opportunity to try some blooming in the dark journaling prompts yourself. We will finish with some tips for your own journaling practice and Q&A.
Presented by Professor and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michelle Pearce. Michelle Pearce, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Maryland Graduate School and a clinical psychologist. She is also a board-certified health and wellness coach, a writing for wellness facilitator, a researcher, and a Night Bloomer. She is passionate about helping people achieve their wellness goals and live balanced, thriving lives. Her clinical and coaching practices focus on using the connection between mind, body and spirit to improve health and obtain optimal well-being. Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity is her third book. When Dr. Pearce isn’t writing, you can find her salsa dancing or hiking in the woods.