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Managing Emotions Growing Up in Asian Households

Date: June 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Community Events

In this session, Jess Song will guide us to a conversation about emotional navigation as Asian Americans. What kind of conflicts and challenges have you had as Americans growing up in Asian households? How do your parents cope with their emotions?

We are bringing on Jess Song from Back To Self again to continue the conversation and bring us to a journey of understanding our emotion and feelings. Attendance to the first session is not required. 

Bring a cup of tea, find your quiet space away from your close quarter, and open up Zoom to chat with us!

Event Details

Where: Zoom virtual meeting (Link will be sent out once you register)

5:00 pm – Intros

5:10 – Conflict between Asian households and American life around emotions

5:20 – Triggers & Compassion

5:40 – Discussions / Q&A

6:00 – Wrap up & Resources

About Jess Song:

Jess spent 10+ years incorporating counseling and emotional development frameworks into non-profit and education programs for underserved / immigrant / 2nd generation / trauma-surviving youth (and the adults working with them).  She focuses her curriculum on emotional language, core values, communication/advocacy, and healthy relationships. 

Jess founded Back to Self to help shift how we approach our emotional selves through journaling, aiming to provide perspective-shifting frameworks in an affordable, practical, and applicable way. She invites a much-needed dialogue on the relationship between culture, community, identity, and the impact intersecting worlds have on our emotional and mental well-being.

Once you register, you will get a Zoom link from us on the day of the event.

If you can’t attend this session, we will have ongoing weekly sessions around different topics for COVID-19 and more throughout the month of May. 

Here are some more Mental Health Resources for AAPI Community

50% of the proceeds goes to #GetUsPPE, a community that raises funds to get PPE (personal protective equipment) for the medical workers that are facing a severe shortage of PPE. 

If you’d like to attend this session but need some financial assistance, email and we’ll try our best to help.  

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