Created for Connection:
Fostering Relational Attachments
with Melissa Skelton & Eric Stroo
ATTACHMENT THEORY, emerged in psychology as a way of understanding how our relationships are strongly shaped by our patterns of relating to our primary caregivers.
These crucial lifelong patterns affect not only our family ties, but our romantic relationships and our way of connecting with important groups: workplaces, churches, social groups.
In this session we will explore the significance of attachment and identify our own attachment styles.
We will encourage new insight into our own styles and to expand the choices available to us as parents, spouses, friends, workers and leaders within the Church.
MELISSA SKELTON is the Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster and has done significant work in parish development and leadership training.
Founder of the College for Congregational Development in the United States and The School for Parish Development in Canada, she has served as rector of a turn-around parish in Seattle, as consultant to parishes and dioceses throughout the church, and as trainer of clergy and laity in congregational development.
ERIC STROO is a therapist with the Samaritan Center in Seattle, Washington and is a deacon serving in the Diocese of New Westminster with permission of the Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia.
Eric’s counselling practice focuses on individuals and couples, using models of treatment that are holistic and emotionally focused.
At Samaritan Center, he coordinates and assists with therapist training for a staff of 35 clinicians.
- Course Fee: $320
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