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People Will Do Well If They Can: Surviving the Pandemic through Caring, Community, and Kindness (5/12)

by | Apr 28, 2020

The Tuesday Evening Lane Lyceum Series continues on May 12th, with a presentation and discussion led by Dr. Janet Price, PsyD, LMHC, MEd. This event will be held at 7:30 on Tuesday, May 12th. Please refer to BellNotes for the Zoom link and password.

This time in our world and our communities is requiring all of us to adjust to a very new and unfamiliar “normal”, as both individuals and as families. Change often brings the experience of disorientation, anxieties, and the sometimes painful process of readjusting to the change- both externally and internally. These responses to change can come even when the change is a desired one! For all of us, in this moment, our ability to be our best selves is being challenged, both individually, and as parents, grandparents, and members of the community. There are no road maps provided for something so completely new, unexpected, and scary.

This Lyceum will provide an opportunity to come together and look at these issues. The goals of this forum include building understanding of how the coronavirus is impacting our ability to be caring, towards ourselves and our family members; building awareness of how our communities are more crucial than ever to our mental health; and gaining strategies for how kindness can save the day- in helping us all survive and possibly even thrive in this topsy-turvy time of not knowing. Dr. Price will be both presenting and facilitating a discussion among the participants. There will be time to ask questions and learn from each other.

Dr. Janet Price is a psychotherapist in private practice. Her office is in Stoughton, though at this time she is providing therapy through video conferencing from home while sheltering-in-place. Dr. Price has worked with children and families for over 40 years, both as an educator, with a focus on special education, and as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Price’s work is grounded in the belief that children, and people in general, do well if they can. She is a parent and grandparent. As a parent, Dr. Price has experienced the typical joys and challenges of parenting, as well as the additional layers of parenting children with academic and mental health challenges. She is thrilled to be a grandparent, while also adjusting to long-distance grandparenting.