“Building Resilience” A Series Of Workshops Coming To WCH

Personal resilience is the ability to “bounce back” when life throws you a curve.

That “curve ball” may be the result of an unplanned loss of income, a car accident, the death of someone near to you, developing a chronic illness, losing your home in a tornado or fire – the list goes on and on. Life is all about challenges, choices, and facing the unexpected. Learning from these experiences and then finding the personal resilience – the tools and skills – necessary to carry on, are what give each of us the opportunity to grow, excel and ultimately win at this game called life.


Starting Jan 9, 2017, Washington County Hospital at 705 S. Grand Avenue in Nashville, will be offering a series of interactive workshops on building personal resilience in the face of life’s challenges. You might be dealing with a chronic health condition (or know someone else who is – a family member or friend) and want to learn new ways to manage adversity, pain, anger or frustration. Maybe you are feeling isolated due to the death of a loved one and want to make new connections and friends. Perhaps you are struggling to maintain or improve your health, strength and flexibility or even your access to healthcare. Maybe you just want to learn how to communicate more effectively with family members or health care providers.


Join us on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Jan 9 – Feb 6, for classes that will offer some new ideas and skills for building a personal “tool box” for resilience. We are all “at risk” at different times in our life. We may face problems that test our ability to carry on and move forward with grace and understanding so having a personal tool box is a great way to start off the New Year.


Classes are open to the public and are being sponsored by the Washington County Health Department, the South Central Illinois Medical Reserve Corps and Washington County Hospital. To register or get more information, contact September McAdoo at (618) 594-2723, ext. 330.


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