Module 4

Connection: Strengthening Relationships and Support

Chronic stress and challenges have brought complexity to our everyday connections and relationships. Mandy Doria, MS, LPC, NCC, RYT-200, and Justin Logue, MA, MSW will discuss the importance of social connectedness and themes that contribute, such as communication, authenticity, and self-compassion.

Other common struggles have emerged in family relationships, parenting stress, and role management. The supplemental video with Dr. Scott Cypers will review strategies for managing these stressors and improving communication and connection. Additional content with exercises related to these videos can be found in pages 12-18 of the Toolkit.

Part 1

Part 2

Please watch this 3-minute Video on Empathy vs. Sympathy:

Supplemental Video



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  • Books
    • The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman (Find “Learn Your Love Language” quizzes at
    • The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work - John Gottman and Nan Silver
    • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples - Harville Hendrix, PhD
    • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—And Keep—Love - Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A. (Take the Attachment quiz on their website
    • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety - Dr. Tamar Chansky