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Adams County Arts Council Offers Resilience Skills Workshop

As part of its Healing Arts initiative, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) has invited Karen W. Jones, LPC, of Cognitive Health Solutions (www.cognitivehealthsolutions.com) to present interactive workshops that empower participants to practice resilience skills and manage stress. ACAC instructors are invited to participate in the workshops, which will include lunch, at no cost. The workshops are also open for public participation, including lunch, for $20 per person. The program is supported by a grant from the Partnership for Better Health.

“This is a particularly timely program as more and more businesses are able to resume activity,” said Arts Outreach Coordinator Lisa Cadigan. “As more and more Adams County residents are vaccinated and able to begin to ‘re-enter the world,’ many may still experience fear and anxiety in areas of life that were once navigated with ease. We hope this program will help to facilitate that transition.” In her presentation, Jones will demonstrate useful tools for managing these moments, big and small, with mindfulness.

In her 20+ years of providing therapeutic services, Jones has worked with a variety of populations to address anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other trauma and stress-related issues. She has served in a variety of mental health settings and is skilled in cognitive behavioral and person-centered therapies. She uses motivational, collaborative, and integrative approaches such as mindfulness and narrative techniques to assist her clients. In 2019, she completed the intensive training and application process through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society in Massachusetts and became a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher.

ACAC will offer two identical sessions on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from which participants can choose: one in the morning from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., followed by lunch, and a second, which will begin with lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by the workshop from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Space is limited to accommodate social distancing and health safety policies. Attendees will be required to wear a mask unless seated and eating.  For more information, contact ACAC at (717) 334-5006 or reserve your spot online at www.adamsarts.org.

The mission of the Adams County Arts Council is to cultivate an arts-rich community.

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