Village Gathering #12 // Topic: Going back to the foundation: Positive Communication // Wednesday July 10th @ 6pm EST.
This week we’re going back to the beginning. Back to the foundation for any change we want to see, we’re covering:
Positive Communication : At the core of every relationship is communication. If you missed this topic the first time around, it’s back by popular demand and you’ll definitely want to tune in this week to learn the skills to transform any conversation you have in any relationship - especially when there’s a loved one in addiction or recovery. During this meetup you’ll get the exact CRAFT formula to create the conversations your dying to have and finally connect with your audience to begin the behavior changes you want to see for the better.
Join us Wednesday 10th July @ 6pm EST - RSVP now for our group meetup hosted online - to share and learn together.
See the agenda below to know exactly what to expect and insight into why this knowledge is useful no matter where you and your loved one are in the recovery journey.
Learn skills to help heal, recovery and shift harmful substance use habits or old unhealthy behaviors in someone we love.
Join us for a gathering of likeminded peers, also loving someone through addiction. We’ll learn from one another as well as from our group guide Erica, who will teach us Positive Communication skills to take into our relationships.
Erica is not only a licensed mental health counselor with years of experience working in top and pioneering clinics she also has hard-earned personal experience of addiction within her family.
Gain practical tools and the optimism needed to shift roadblocks ahead when a loved one is in the grips of active addiction.
Using the power of the group we learn from each other’s experiences and foster a sense of community and connection.
Why Focus on Communication First?
At the core of every relationship is communication.
If we can’t tell each other what we need, what we want, how we feel, and what we appreciate about each other change is unlikely to occur. When we communicate with our loved ones in a positive way, we’re more likely to get what we want: some positive change! (We catch more flies with honey!)
Positive communication is contagious, and can not only positively influence our loved one, but also help us reach out for support and connect with others deeply.
- 6.00pm - Welcome and group check in
- 6.20pm - Positive Communication explained
- 6.30pm - Workshop a real conversation
- 7.00pm - Open sharing
- 7.25pm - Session close
Gathering purpose - in our weekly meetings We The Village will:
- Hold space for much needed conversation and community around the rollercoaster of loving someone through addiction
- As well as guide the group through game-changing tools to use in that relationship to influence healthy behavior change
- Each meetup we dive into a topic decided by the voices and votes of Village community members.
Your Village Guides:
Erica Lubetkin, LMHC,
We The Village
Erica Lubetkin is a psychotherapist working with individuals and families to manage and navigate the world of addiction. Erica works with clients to learn coping skills and gain deeper meaning and purpose. She received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the City College of New York and has additional training in behavioral therapies including CRAFT. She is a pioneer in the space and has helped hundreds of Village members in the past year.
Jane Macky, Founder and CEO, We The Village
Jane Macky founded Village in 2018 as the brainchild of her own fight to recover her husband’s life from addiction. Jane is trained by Dr. Robert Meyers in his method, Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), which is proven in multiple clinical trials to be 70% effective at getting treatment resistant loved ones the help they need. Participated in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) on Drugs in 2016. And holds a Yale BA in Psychology.