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When You're Too Busy Taking Care of Other People

There is nothing wrong with helping others, with volunteering, with care-taking children, aging parents, and those who need us. But sometimes this can go too far, and all of a sudden we think: "What about me?"

That's a good thought: "What about me?"

Finding and maintaining this balance of care for self and others is a real assignment for our self, an assignment which can create physical and emotional health and greater serenity.

To help you with this balancing act, Nancy L Johnston will be reading from her books Disentangle: When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else (Central Recovery Press, 2011) and My Life as a Border Collie: Freedom from Codependency (Central Recovery Press, 2012) and inviting comments, questions, and discussions about this important self-care work. Books will be provided by Winchester Book Gallery and available for purchase.

About the Author:  Nancy L. Johnston is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in private practice in Lexington, VA, USA treating adolescents and adults. She is a Diplomate and a Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders Counseling through the American Mental Health Counselors Association.She earned a BA in Psychology at the College of William and Mary and an MS in Counseling Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nancy has practiced mental health and substance abuse counseling for 37 years. She has worked in public and private psychiatric hospitals, juvenile corrections, public mental health, colleges, and private practice. She has done private practice exclusively since 2000. This has enhanced her opportunities to expand her work and writing on codependence.

Nancy‘s work in codependence has roots in both personal and professional work. Knowing the experience of relationship tangles, she has studied through her clinical work the dynamics that either feed the tangle or help to loosen and eventually undo it.Her work in codependence allows her to combine interests and skills that include counseling theory and techniques, 12-step wisdom, and mindfulness.A wife, mother, dancer, writer, and generally inspired person, Nancy mindfully and gratefully continues to learn, create, and share ideas that can foster a healthy self.

Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Handley Robinson Auditorium
Campus:
Handley Library

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Barbara Dickinson

Executive Director, Friends of HRL

Phone 540/662-9041 Ext 31

Email friends@handleyregional.org