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A Blank Slate: Journal Tips for the New Year (In Person)

January 13 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
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January 13 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Join us in person for this free event, “A Blank Slate: Journal Tips for the New Year”, on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1 PM in Community Conference Room A.

Have you heard? Creativity is the new Vitamin C. Research proves that engaging in small acts of creativity in everyday life increases our overall wellbeing, and The Center for Health & Wellbeing offers ways to do just that. Visit bit.ly/TheNewVitaminC to discover additional upcoming community education programs that serve your dose of Vitamin C.

Journaling is an affordable, very accessible and effective activity that can help you stay focused and committed to a healthier new year. Join Licensed Mental Health Counselor Alison Issen to learn journal tips that will enhance your awareness and understanding of life, giving you the tools for new growth and creativity into the new year. With many of the life-altering stresses of the past couple of years still on our minds, this wellness practice will help you write your story in 2022.

By participating in this session, you can expect to:

  • demonstrate understanding of journal writing as a therapeutic technique.
  • gain knowledge of journal writing techniques to be used for personal and professional enrichment.
  • personally experience journal writing exercises as a tool for growth and creativity.

Special Note: Journals are not required, but participants should bring paper and a pen and pencil for note taking.

This program is presented by Alison Issen and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

A note regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: At this time, all guests at the Center for Health & Wellbeing are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including during our education programs. Presenters may remove their masks in order to be better heard by audience members. Attendees, however, must keep their masks fully in place (covering the nose and mouth) during the entire presentation. In accordance with CHWB guidelines, our programs will also be limited in capacity and rooms set to account for social distancing.

Cancelling Your Reservation: If you are unable to attend a program, cancelling your reservation gives us an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, cancelling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place. Cancelling your reservation for this program is especially important as we are currently limiting capacities as part of our COVID-19 safety regulations. Cancelling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 1, then Option 3 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.

By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.

About the Program Presenter

Alison C. Issen has a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and is a licensed mental health counselor, as well as a registered nurse. She is recently retired as the outpatient counselor at Orlando Health/UF Health Cancer Center. For several years, she coordinated the Sage-ing Center, a program which encourages and supports adults of all ages, but particularly those in the second half of life, to inventory, evaluate and intentionally plan a life of purpose, learning, fulfillment and community service. She brought this comprehensive program to the hospice several years ago and developed Hospice of the Comforter’s Quality of Life Education Program. Issen has taught Psychology at the college level and has worked in the field of health and wellness for more than 35 years, including more than 10 years as a hospice nurse and counselor. Her areas of specialty include Stress Management, Grief and Loss, End-of-Life, Aging and Relationship Issues, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Positive Psychology. Beyond her professional life, Issen is an “extreme gardener,” volunteers at a local animal shelter and performs with local singing and theatre groups.

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