If You Met My Family You’d Understand

ALL1357-HC     First 6 Weeks      Mondays 1:30pm-2:50pm          Start Date 29-Jan
Grossman  115            Limit 18

ALL1357-HZ     First 6 Weeks      Mondays 1:30pm-2:50pm        Start Date 29-Jan
Zoom                   Limit 10

This course will be an exploration of chronic anxiety through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory. Through a book study of Jack Shitama’s book If You Met My Family You’d Understand, we will explore a framework for understanding emotional systems in the family, workplace and society. We will discuss the mechanisms by which anxiety is spread through emotional systems (any group of two or more people) and ways in which we can act in more mature ways to alleviate that anxiety in ourselves and those around us. This class will be mostly discussion with some mindfulness practices.

Read David Mullen’s article in Connections Quarterly Fall 2021, Vol. XLI for a brief taste of the theory.

Coordinator: David Mullen 
Dave has taught Bowen Family Systems Theory in professional development courses for over a decade and is currently co-teaching a Zoom class through the Non-Anxious Leader Network. He is a retired educator with over 40 years of experience, 30 of those as a Head of School in Maryland.