Participants are invited to share their stories and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
Dr. Jane Ginsberg, Founder and President of AskAnAlly.com, the provider of free online advice from a psychologist, announces workshops in the Denver area, titled, Coping With Being Older and Wiser Than Everyone Else – A Series.
The ten part series focuses on many of the struggles people face during this often difficult stage of life. Workshops include: Creating the Next Chapter, Family Dynamics, Transitions, Coping With the Holidays, Anxiety and Depression. Participants are invited to share their stories and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. The series will be held during ten consecutive weeks to encourage a sense of community amongst attendees.
Dr. Ginsberg recently facilitated the series at a retirement home where she consults, and they were hugely popular. She has developed a follow up series called, Coping With Being Older and Wiser Than Everyone Else – Forever Young. This builds on the original and introduces some new themes, including: Celebrating Life, How to Create the Support You Need, and Telling Our Stories. She is thrilled to now be able to make them both available to the general public.
Jane Ginsberg is quickly becoming one of the go-to experts on Elder Care in the industry. She not only sees elderly clients and their families in her private practice, but she also consults for elder care facilities, runs workshops, and acts as a mediator for families dealing with the trials and tribulations of having a loved one grow older.
As a mediator, Dr. Ginsberg wears a different hat, “The goal is to make decisions. It’s not necessarily to mend a relationship.” She suggests that families “shop around” to find a mediator who is right for them. The AskAnAlly.com Elder Care Resources page offers many options.
Dr. Ginsberg is also featured in the May 2012 issue of More Magazine in the article, Quibbling Siblings: Elder Care Edition by Lise Funderburg. The author shares her personal story of caring for her ailing father as he battled stage 4 prostate cancer, and how this shared responsibility permanently changed her relationship with her two sisters. She calls the process a “monumental rite of passage”.
Dr. Ginsberg, along with several other experts in the field, is quoted throughout the article. She speaks to the fact that these situations often bring us right back to childhood, “If you were a kid who felt left out a lot, you tend to experience whatever happens with your siblings now as if that were still going on,” she says. Luckily, she says, “As an adult, you come to the table with many more skills than you did as a child.”
The May issue of More Magazine is on newsstands now. Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Her latest book is Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home.
For more information on the upcoming workshops and the possibility of holding workshops in your area, visit the AskAnAlly.com/Events page.
Jane Ginsberg is a psychologist and the founder and creator of AskAnAlly.com. She has been helping people reach their full potential for over 28 years. She currently divides her time between Denver, Colorado, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her daughter, Hannah and their dog, Chester.
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