• Women’s Resource Center Offers Two New Programs: “Get Connected” and “Challenge”

    These programs offer area women opportunities to navigate life transitions, discover new skill sets, explore effective communicating, and meet new people.  

     

    (Sarasota-Manatee, FL) The Women’s Resource Center is offering two new programs starting in May. “Get Connected” is an opportunity for people new to the area, empty nesters and women going through life transitions to meet new friends, learn new skills and explore the community. The Center’s newly revamped “Challenge” program teaches new skills for women to become better equipped to embrace and celebrate their life. For information on both programs, visit www.thewomensresourcecenter.org or contact Chris Braun, WRC’s program director, at 941-747-6797 or cbraun@wrcmanatee.org.

    According to Ashley Brown, president and CEO of the Women’s Resource Center, the “Get Connected” program, facilitated by Dr. Gaye Freedman, an author and life coach, is designed to help women “navigate transition, overcome obstacles, and focus on moving forward. We want to build a strong network of women and connect them to the surrounding community.” The program meets on Tuesdays, May 2-June 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 1926 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton. The fee per session is $2. Call 941-747-6797 for more information; www.wrcmanatee.org.

    The “Challenge” program, facilitated by Dr. Ellen Akhavein, is divided into six units. The first two units are “Who Am I?” and “What is Causing Me Stress?”  Topics covered in “Who Am I?” include navigating difficult relationships, handling challenging emotions, finding peace within, and creating a commitment to self-care of body and mind. Topics covered in “What is Causing Me Stress?” include exploring body types, learning about the power of positive thinking, discussing healthy relationships, and discovering the kind of work that brings inner satisfaction. “Who Am I” meets on Wednesdays, May 3-June 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 1926 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton; call 941-747-6797 to register. It also meets Tuesdays, May 2-June 6, 1-2 p.m., at 340 S. Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota; call 941-366-1700 to register. The cost per session is $2. “What is Causing Me Stress?” meets Wednesdays, June 21-July 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 1926 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton; call 941-747-6797 to register. It also meets on Tuesdays, June 20-August 1, 1-2 p.m., at 340 S. Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota; call 941-366-1700 to register.

     

    About the Women’s Resource Center

    The Women’s Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women during all life stages and circumstances. Ongoing programs are offered in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice and include career coaching and development, mental health counseling, peer resource advising, mentoring, health and wellness workshops, yoga, guided meditation, and family law consultations. To learn more, visit: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org or www.wrcmanatee.org.

     

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