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Mon, Jun 05


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Three days--June 5,7 and 9,2023- of activities that emphasis ending the trauma of estrangement between family and friends, including a public conversation with therapists and other experts.

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Jun 05, 2023, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

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About the event

Right now, are you wishing you could reconnect with a family member or a friend from whom you have been separated or estranged? Are you uncertain about how to reconcile with that person?

Maybe you looking more internally. Are you reflecting on how much you have separated from your core self--your values, your personal mission, the things that matter to you? Are you how to return to you, to your original path ? Are you trying to figure out how to reconcile with yourself?

The National Reconciliation Week, presented by Esther Productions Inc.,  is designed to help participants answer those and other questions while navigating to a place of healing, empowerment and self-actualization.

The week begins with a provocative conversation: ESTRANGEMENT & RECONCILIATION: The Wound and The Balm.  The panel features three dynamic, seasoned and emerging experts:

Dr. Nic Hardy is a psychotherapist in Houston, Texas who operates a popular counseling service. This will be his second, extending his presentation around family dynamics. In his practice, Dr. Hardy helps adult, individuals and couples improve their relationships and grow as individuals. His authenticity and relatability have allowed him to help people from all walks of life. He has been featured in national publications such as HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, NBC, PsychCentral, AskMen, Fatherly, and many others. Dr. Hardy is married and has a beautiful daughter named Brooklyn.

Tasha Smith, LCPC-S, LPC, CCTP-II, CTMH, CMC-1, NCC established Rejuvenating Hearts & Minds in 2016, a mental health and wellness organization that focuses on strengthening the family unit; she is its CEO. It aims to transform the lives of ethnic families and their approach to financial decision-making. After working 18 years in corporate America, Mrs. Smith recognized her mission was to combat societal norms and systemic challenges that contribute to mental illness and maintain financial inequality in marginalized communities. Mrs. Smith aims to bridge the gap by improving emotional d financial literacy through education, practical skills, application procedures, and support. In her work, Mrs. Smith helps individuals understand the emotional and psychological relationship they have with money. Mrs. Smith’s goal is to help create generational wealth that extends beyond finances and assets.

Myla Johnson is a recent graduate from Trinity Washington University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology. During her college career, she was inducted into the International Honor Society in Psychology and Phi Beta Kappa. Myla has also interned at the Child Guidance Clinic in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Johnson is a recipient of the Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (APPLE) Program Award by the American Psychology-Law Society’s (AP-LS) Broadening Representation, Inclusion, Diversity, and Global Equity (BRIDGE) Committee for her research on “ Predicting Emotional and Behavior Functioning of African American Boys: The Impact of Absentee Father’s from the Home.”

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