Brown Bag Lunch Series: Being an Ally, Caring for Those in Conflict
The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center in Hilo will host a free talk on Oct. 19 as part of its “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” brown bag lunch series.
The talks are held on the third Thursday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
This month’s speaker is Darlene Viggiano on the topic “Being an Ally: Caring for Those in Conflict.”
Darlene Viggiano, in Marriage and Family Therapy, is board vice president for Puna Community Medical Center Foundation and adjunct Faculty of the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University. She is an online therapist licensed in marriage and family counseling and a psycho-educator who is dedicated to helping adults grow psychologically and spiritually.
Viggiano has authored two books, been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented internationally.
In this talk, attendees can learn what it means and how it feels to be an ally- at home, school, work, and in the larger community.
“Anyone can end up at odds with themselves or others over an issue or decision,” said Viggiano. “Being an ally is a way to accompany yourself or another during times of conflict when resolution seems far off and unclear. Allying can help you and those you care about by offering a source of hope and support.”
The brown bag lunch series is free and open to the public.
Attendees are encouraged to enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session and connect with others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”
To get the Zoom link, register online at: https://freebrownbagtalk.eventbrite.com.