Replanting Your Roots: Thriving in a new environment
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
W85 - Basement Lounge
Many of you may be experiencing the sensation of being uprooted, the feeling of being removed from your native place. How do you reestablish roots and make connections in a new environment? Through a coaching exercise called "The Tree of Life", we will explore the changes you are experiencing as well as the strengths and values you have carried with you. The workshop will be a time to reflect and write about your current situation and to think about future plans and ideas. Led by Jennifer Recklet Tassi, Senior Program Manager, MIT Spouses & Partners Connect. From February to May and September to December, these weekly meetings are organized by MIT Spouses & Partners Connect staff and volunteers for the spouses and partners of MIT students, scholars, staff and faculty. Each meeting revolves around a specific topic or activity. We invite speakers from campus, the community, or our group to share their expertise; we visit interesting places in Boston; we socialize around art and fitness. Babies and children are welcome in our meetings. Free optional childcare (sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education) is available first come, first served, in a room close by during our meetings. Our babysitters are MS&PC members who have child care experience and have been CPR/First Aid trained. The youngest children we accept into the childcare room are babies who can sit up on their own, but we may be able to accommodate younger babies, depending on the day.