Ojai – Walking on Eggshells

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on Sun, 02/03/2019 - 13:48
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Communications consultant, attorney, and senior peer counselor Judy Devore will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Friday, February 22, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “Walking on Eggshells and Communicating with Adult Kids.”

Senior parents often feel uncomfortable talking with their adult kids. Describing their discomfort, they say it’s like “walking on eggshells,” a phrase suggesting an atmosphere of fear—fear of saying the “wrong thing”; fear of causing a blow-up of some sort. This climate of anxiety makes the kind of open, honest, safe, and nourishing communications they want with their adult kids completely impossible.

Judy Devore, attorney and communications consultant, will discuss a powerful method she developed to address the “eggshell” issue. Neither mediation nor therapy, her method enlists seniors’ willingness to look carefully at, and make use of, their own life experience. Although she developed her method with the maternal mind and skill-sets in mind, all seniors are welcome to listen and learn.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

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