- June 11, 2020
- 7:00 pm
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As social distancing becomes a new way of life, connecting with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors can be difficult and stressful. Suddenly we find ourselves in a new social landscape at a time when we need our communities most. Many are experiencing feelings of isolation and depression. All over the world, from balcony sing-alongs to Zoom graduation parties, people are finding new ways to connect to each other. What does this new normal mean for our mental health? How can we cultivate, maintain, and grow our relationships in these difficult times?
Join CIIS faculty Christine Brooks and author Hannah Paasch for a conversation exploring human connection in COVID-19 and beyond. Hannah and Christine take the temperature on connection right now—are we more connected or less? Drawing upon their knowledge of the enneagram and other tools for understanding yourself and those around you, Christine and Hannah discuss ways to cultivate meaningful connection.
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Christine Brooks, PhD, is a coach and educator with over 20 years experience integrating creativity and self-awareness practices into her own work and in supporting the work of others. She has a doctorate in psychology with specializations in clinical psychology and transformative education and research from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is a professor in the Expressive Arts Therapy program at CIIS. Christine co-founded the Science of Friendship Project in 2012 because she believes that our capacities for interaction and connection are our greatest commodities.
Hannah Paasch is a blogger whose Twitter thread #Millenneagram went viral in December 2017. She is also credited with starting the #churchtoo movement, drawing attention to sexual misconduct within places of worship. She has been featured in Jezebel, Religion & Politics, Religion Dispatches, Vox, America, Bustle, Teen Vogue, Time, Mother Jones, HelloGiggles and on ABC. She has also written for the Huffington Post. She lives in Northern California.