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NW Veg Presents: Vancouver Potluck

Come have a great plant-based meal with friends then stay for a presentation with Connie Coquillette and Lisa Fisherman on how to effectively communicate and motivate our friends and loved ones. Many of us in the vegan community become frustrated when our friends, co-workers, and family members don't show an interest in learning the benefits of a plant-based diet. Sometimes they are not only defensive, but hostile toward our chosen lifestyle.

This interactive presentation will discuss the psychology of motivating people and an evidence based treatment model call "Motivational Interviewing" that was developed originally to work with alcohol and drug clients who were in denial. The tools discussed will help you move yourself and other people along in the change process by recognizing where they are and how to communicate effectively with those at different stages.

Connie Coquillette is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and Integrative Nutrition. Lisa Fishman is a master's level counselor with a background in the medical field who has been in private practice for the past 12 years.

The potluck and presentation will be in the Oak/Elm Room at the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663 [see map]. This is just over the I-5 Bridge - very quick to reach from Portland. For the potluck, please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family.

Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email [masked]. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

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