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      00011 Instructor Training Module 1 -- Living Well With a Serious Medical Condition in Richmond

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      January 15, 2020

      Wednesday   1:00 PM

      Sharp Turn Institute
      Richmond, Indiana

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      00011 Instructor Training Module 1 -- Living Well With a Serious Medical Condition

      This class is offered by video conference only. If the class is full, try registering for a different class, then sign up for the waiting list!  We are comitted to accomodating as many instructor trainees as possible and will add as many classes as demand dictates. Registration ends 36 hours before the first session of class begins. If you are trying to register arter that time, we encourage you to contact sharp turn institute at or 414-899-5195. We will meet weekly on 6 consecutive Wednesday afternoons: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19.  The first 1.75 hour will be instruction. The remainder of class is optional and is reserved for private coaching and participant work on class materials. The automatic calendaring feature of this registration software will only notate the first date on your calendar.  Be sure you have noted all 6 dates in your calendar! Class fees include all class materialsand 20 minutes of expert consulting after each session. Although no refunds are offered, you can contact us at and arrange to attend the same class at a different time. Material covered in this class is based on the contents of Pantoga's book, "A Sharp Turn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating the First Year of a Serious Medical Condition.”  Worksheets from the book will be used.  You can purchase the entire book, in print or electronic versions, at the book website: CLASS DESCRIPTION This class: Dispels prevailing myths about serious medical conditions that hold you back Identifies life-changing practices to enjoy your life Advises of tools and resources you can use to create and maintain a powerful support network   Serious medical conditions are often considered MEDICAL concerns with SOCIAL aspects. In fact, Serious medical conditions are SOCIAL concerns with MEDICAL aspects. Caring for emotional health when you experience a serious medical condition, whether as the one with the condition or the one caring for him or her, has multiple and complex facets. You have to take care of yourself, but you also have to take care of all sorts of details for life adjustments that you are unfamiliar with. The good news is that many people not only survive this transition, they thrive. You can thrive too. In this class devoted to your emotional health the first thing we’ll cover is how you’re going to “self-manage.” How will you function with so many conflicting thoughts at once? How will you set your priorities and decide what to do next? Next we’ll talk about how to deal with all different kinds of people around us. What do we tell them? How do we ask for help and receive the help we need? Finally, we’ll share our tips and experiences with the outside world: health care professionals, hospitals and other care facilities, workplaces, the Social Security Administration, etc. Through it all, you’ll be held safe and supported. You’ll be working through your own challenges using the materials provided. You will be accompanied on this journey by your classmates and your instructors, who have been through, or have worked with, this life altering transition.   FAQs What do I need to bring into the event? A pen, the workbook (sent to you in advance of class), and your beautiful open mind. It is desirable to have access to the Internet via a smart phone, tablet, or laptop during class. My e-mail address was collected at registration. Why? Do you share it? We do not share your e-mail address; not even with other participants in your class. We need your e-mail address to contact you about technical issues and to send class materials to you. What precautions do you take for confidentiality? We take confidentiality very seriously. We do not share participant contact information and a confidentiality guideline is read in every session. Participants are prohibited from making recordings of class.  Violators will be prosecuted. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No.  Do I need to attend all 6 sessions? To be an instructor for this class, attendance to all 6 sessions is required.  Once you attend 4 sessions, including the first, you will earn a completion certificate that you can use for Continuing Education credit.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can always contact us at or 414-899-5195.

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