#TakeCarePHL 7 "Life on Pause: Becoming More Present" Free Virtual Cafe

Free Online Virtual Cafe

Destress with this Virtual Free CafeFree Virtual Cafe, learning how reflective poetry can help us become more focused & creative during the pause that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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“Life on Pause: Becoming More Present with Reflective Poetry”

Reflective poetry can be one of the doorways into a more mindful appreciation of our world. Indeed certain kinds of poetry can help us to focus our awareness and assist us in exploring new ways of coping and being creative. Poems by such poets as Maya Angelou, Wendell Berry, Lynn Unger will be selected for our examination and inquiry.

This relaxed session will offer an opportunity for any participants who choose to do so too break into small groups/ rooms during the final 20 minutes of the session in order to share their thoughts with each other.

Cafe Presenter & Facilitator

Vic Compher is a licensed clinical social worker, filmmaker, and poet.


The Virtual Free Cafe is a part of a series brought to you by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force Secondary Traumatic Stress Workgroup. The workgroup is gathering tools that are used by City Departments, Unions, and other Workplaces that can be shared across our city to help build wellness in our workforce, caregivers, and community and to reduce the risk of traumatic stress. As we all navigate the current pandemic and its aftermath, the workgroup members are sponsoring a series of virtual cafes that help now and #BeyondCOVID to #TakeCarePHL.

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