Five Skills for Making and Keeping Adult Friendships
What you'll learn
- How to make and keep healthy, lasting adult friendships
- No prerequisites
In this online, self-paced course, Gina Handley Schmitt, MA, LMHC, will present 5 skills, that when used together, offer us the best chance for increasingly healthy and fulfilling friendships.
Learn to be available, the skill of “showing-up” for our friends, which is the foundation of friendship. Learn to be authentic, the skill of fostering deep connections with our friends, which allows us to commit to mutual honesty and vulnerability. Learn to be affirming, the skill that ensures that our friendships ultimately become safe and encouraging spaces. Learn to be assertive, the skill that ensures that we are getting what we need from our friendships, while also serving to protect and preserve them. Lastly, learn to be accepting, the skill which helps us recognize the potential in new friendships, while also assisting us in offering our existing friends more grace, within the context of our potential differences.
Life is better with good friends by our side!
Who this course is for:
- Adults looking to create friendship connections or enhance their existing friendship connections.
With her extensive experience, as a psychotherapist, adjunct professor of psychology, researcher, author, and speaker, Gina Handley Schmitt (aka. Counselor Gina) has a lot to contribute to our collective conversations about healthy relationships, specifically the importance of friendships in our lives.
Because of her expertise, Gina has been a featured speaker at a number of conferences and workshops, in addition to being a regular contributor to articles, radio shows, podcasts, and other media programming.
Gina’s debut book, Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships, was chosen as a 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Finalist, as well as being a strong seller for her publisher. It has been widely praised for offering a practical path to creating and maintaining meaningful, lasting friendships, utilizing the author’s unique 5 skill approach, which is the foundation of this course.