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Realizing Growth Through Burnout: Moving From Loneliness to Connection is a Course

Realizing Growth Through Burnout: Moving From Loneliness to Connection

Started Oct 7, 2021

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Full course description

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm (ET)-- Fully Online Workshop


Loneliness has a nick name: ‘the silent killer’. It slowly destroys people because it is a serious risk factor for assorted health problems, early death, as well as anxiety, depression and addiction. There is also a stigma attached to loneliness; this is why people have a hard time to admit it.

In our workshop, we will view loneliness as a survival mechanism that drives us toward the benefits of human companionship. We will look at the different faces of loneliness and focus on creative paths to connecting.

Workshop Description:

The sources of burnout are many and varied such as: lack of control, unfairness, work overload, breakdown of community, loss of meaning, etc. Being well equipped in order to successfully handle these storms in our personal and/or professional life is key.

In this multi-day workshop series, we will explore and work on the 4 cornerstones of our well-being: focus, positive self-talk, connection, and meaning. Our approach to this topic also includes an infusion of Ignatian spirituality.

Participants are encouraged to attend all 4 workshops, however, there is no requirement to do so.

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021.  This workshop is presenter-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm (EST). 

Fees & Policies:

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes October 26th at 5pm. Refunds will be granted only up until registration closes at 5pm on October 26th. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

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Dr. Erika Prijatelj is a professor and coach who focuses her work on integration of psychology and theology, the combination of which she studied, taught and practiced in the USA, Canada and in various European countries. She wrote numerous scientific and professional articles as well as three books on topics such as self-identities (body, sexual, executive, social, individual, spiritual), scapegoating, actualization of human vital strengths and the impact of high stress on relationships. She believes in a holistic approach where every person’s body, mind and spirit are addressed. Dr. Prijatelj most recent courses include Mental Health across the Lifespan, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Marriage and the Family and she currently teaches a course on Trauma. 

As a Professor of Philosophy and Religious studies at Hellenic College and currently an Adjunct Professor at Boston College, as a Psychosynthesis coach and Yoga instructor, Dr. Tone Svetelj looks for positive aspects in our world, both in his teaching and coaching. His professional research focuses on the rediscovery of intellectual and spiritual treasures of the past and non-Western traditions, evaluating them from the latest discoveries in the human sciences. He hopes to implement the ancient-new “Know yourself” principle in a way that it will lead us to a meaningful, flourishing, fulfilling and authentic life. He studied Philosophy and Theology in Italy, Germany and the USA. He is trained in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit pedagogy, and is excited to assist others in discovering and reaching their full potential on a deeper level.