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Wellness Power Hour: The Connection Cure Workshop | Lisa Daron Grossman + Center for Social Change

September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)
Just as we need food and water for survival, humans need connection to stay healthy and live longer. Our evolutionary past proves that our survival is dependent on our collectivity. Today, we no longer live as our ancestors did, but our brains and bodies still remain wired to connect: we need one another to thrive, for our emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing––a sense of belonging deeply rooted within us.

The Connection Cure workshops focus on both the physiological and emotional benefits of connection as well as the effects of loneliness and isolation. There is no substitute for human relationships, and this workshop helps participants find similarities in their experiences, appreciating how loneliness can be a valuable tool, and how interpersonal connections make them happier, more productive, and healthier.

Wellness Power Hour is a special #VCMVirtual series powered by the Center for Social Change to help the community focus on different health and wellness activities each week. Join us every Thursday from 5-6 pm for new content on how to live a better, more active, and more mindful life during this pandemic.

About the Instructor: Lisa Daron Grossman 
Lisa Daron Grossman, founder of The Connection Cure, has made it her life’s work to listen, learn, and engage in conversations around loneliness, connection, and compassion. A native New Yorker, she is currently living on the road full-time as part of her cross-country human engagement journey, exploring face-to-face connection as a catalyst for healing and wellness. For the past three years she has been traveling across the U.S. meeting strangers and listening to stories of loneliness, love, and belonging, challenging people to notice more moments of connection in their daily lives.

Lisa works as a speaker and facilitator on the road, hosting events that aim to take the stigma out of loneliness, while sharing information about the science of connection. She has been a certified Professional Coach for over a decade, and is a practitioner of Positive Psychology. She holds her MFA in creative non-fiction writing, a certificate in Mind-Body Medicine and is currently part of a year-long applied compassion training at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

She has been asked to speak at workshops, wellness seminars, non-profits and Universities across the country, and she was selected to speak at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.Center for the Performing Arts.

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