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Developing Emotional Resilience - Even in Times of Difficulty

  • Nov 13, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Ideally a career and job transition would be an exciting time, filled with new experiences and learning. In today's workforce environment it can be a different story. A job seeker deals regularly with feelings of disappointment, uncertainty and the stress of the unknown and it can take a toll on one's spirit. It can be particularly hard for those in long-term unemployment as they are susceptible to falling into a negative mindset.

In this inspirational presentation, Scott Balderson provides participants with neuro-scientific research based techniques that will allow them to shift into a more adaptive and resilient mind state to help overcome the emotional challenges that block the path to change.

Even if you are not currently in a state of struggle, the concepts presented in this seminar will help you promote an increased sense of well-being and appreciation for life.

What you can expect to take away:


• Knowledge of how to pinpoint patterns of emotional rigidity and negativity within yourself
• Skills to help overcome negative self esteem
• Enhanced understanding of the mind and techniques used to change the structure of the brain to be more adaptive to your desired state of being
• Simple techniques used to instantly shift from rigidity to a more resilient mind state

Participants will receive information on web-based resources and additional reading useful for continuing the learning process beyond the seminar.

Speaker Biography

Scott Balderson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has had a private practice in the Castro district of San Francisco for the past fifteen years. Working with both individuals and couples, he helps his clients identify and move past emotional barriers and shift into a state of greater resilience and expansion. In addition to his clinical practice, Scott has an MBA and a strong interest in business and the financial markets. He has focused on cultivating his own understanding of resilience and performance psychology as a professional commodities trader for the past ten years.

Program Schedule

We begin networking at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp and will run 1.5 hours. We finish the program by 11 a.m.

$1.00 donation requested.

Mass Transit / Parking

Please note that Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non-residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your own expense.

The 16th & Mission Street BART stop is two blocks from our location, while the Market & Church Street MUNI stop is four blocks away. Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good explanation of how our brain works for and against us. The group exercise was great. Wish the speaker had more time.

    November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Practical and actionable - great job!

    November 13, 2012

  • Kirthi N.

    Thank you for todays workshop -- it was just what I needed. I especially appreciated the balance between explaining the scientific aspects of mindfulness and the experiential activity. Many lightbulbs and doorways definitely opened for me, thank you Scott for leading this workshop. And to programming team for curating it! Felt like we may not have gone through the entire presentation....come back for more? : )

    November 13, 2012

  • Jim D.

    Thank you for everyone's participation on a very difficult topic. Thank you Scott Balderson for delivering a graceful presentation.

    November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    the presentation was very insightful and the mindfulness exercises were very helpful.

    November 13, 2012

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