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High Standards Part 2: Self-Acceptance & Self-Forgiveness

January 19, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
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January 19 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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In this two-week workshop, we will explore the effects of High Standards on our wellbeing and accepting the inherent value in all aspects.

One of the amazing capabilities of a human being is the ability to imagine what perfection would be like. This ability often encompasses our downfall, because in imagining perfection we sometimes begin demanding it from ourselves and others. In this two-week workshop, you’ll explore the effects of perfectionism on our wellbeing, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and discover ways of accepting the inherent value in all aspects of our humanness.

Part 2- You Mean I’m Not Perfect: Self-Acceptance & Self-Forgiveness

In order to move towards our greatest potential, we actually must shed the harsh and unrealistic judgments of ourselves and others that are the backbone of perfectionism. In Part 2 of this High Standards series, you’ll focus on the processes of self-forgiveness and setting realistic expectations, in order to encourage and nourish practices that support self-acceptance and compassion and promote whole-person wellbeing.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend both parts of this series, meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, 11 am – Noon, and Thursday, Jan. 19, 11 am – Noon. To register for part one, please click here.

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

About the 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. Alison recently retired as the outpatient counselor at Orlando Health/UFHealth Cancer Center. For several years, Alison coordinated the Sage-ing Center, a program that encourages and supports adults of all ages, and particularly those in the second half of life, to inventory, evaluate, and intentionally plan a life of purpose, learning, fulfillment, and community service. Alison brought this comprehensive program to the hospice several years ago and developed Hospice of the Comforter’s Quality of Life Education Program. Alison has taught psychology at the college level and has worked in the field of health and wellness for over 35 years, including over 10 years as a hospice nurse and counselor. Her specialty areas include stress management, grief and loss, end-of-life, aging and relationship issues, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and Positive Psychology. Beyond her professional life, Alison is an “extreme gardener,” volunteers at a local animal shelter, and performs with local singing and theatre groups.

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