The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will present a free session on breaking the habit of accommodation. The lecture will be held on Friday, February 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Hodges University Science and Technology building, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, just off I-75, in Naples.
There is a danger in giving in just to avoid conflict. We accommodate too often, or too quickly, and when we do, we risk losing ourselves and the integrity of our relationships in the process. This workshop will introduce a system for assessing your accommodation habits. We learn to negotiate from a position of “belief” in ourselves, and from a system of values instead of simply giving in as the path of least resistance. Participants will see where resentment gets us, and face our own needs to always be right. Accommodation sounds like cooperation, but there are profound differences. Attendees will learn something about speaking our truths, while listening to someone else’s truths as well.
Leading the session will be Dr. Sidney Simon, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an internationally and nationally recognized authority in the areas of values clarification and values realization, self-esteem and negative criticism. He has published numerous books and has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Ladies Home Journal and Glamour, among others. Dr. Simon is a popular guest speaker who has spoken at The Betty Ford Center and has appeared on various television programs, including Oprah, and The Donahue Show. Dr. Simon has led seminars for over 25 years and is often described as one of the most dynamic, yet at the same time caring and tender, seminar facilitators offering workshops today.
The session is free of charge but reservations are requested. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.