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april 2021

2021fri23apr9:00 amfri11:00 amChanging Perspective: A Self-Care SeminarVia SOCHE Zoom Platform

Event Details


Friday, April 23, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


ONLINE – Login information will be shared with registrants prior to the seminar.


This is a FREE event

About the Seminar

With the arrival of the one-year anniversary of the pandemic in the U.S. comes new hope in the form of dropping case numbers and increased vaccinations. There’s no doubt that the last year has been difficult, challenging, and for some, devastating, but out of negative things can come growth and transformation. How we look at suffering and trauma is important to recovery from it.

SOCHE invites all employees from member institutions to another FREE virtual mental health seminar, “Changing Perspective: A Self-Care Seminar,” on Friday, April 23, beginning at 9 a.m. This seminar, led by Southern State’s Tom Payton, M.S., Ed., will help participants understand resilience and how the practice of gratitude can be transformational in everyday life. Learn how to walk away from a traumatic event with long-lasting, positive effects, both in how we see ourselves and the world around us. We’ll explore self-care techniques and exercises to assist in areas of life where we’re feeling “stuck” and discover ways to begin moving forward.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants approximately 48 hours before the event.

About the Presenter

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants approximately 48 hours before the event.

Tom Payton, M.S., Ed.

Tom Payton serves as a Career and Mental Health Counselor at Southern State Community College, where he has been employed for the past ten years. In addition, he teaches Psychology at SSCC and has been an adjunct professor, teaching Career Counseling to graduate-level counseling students at both Xavier University and the University of Dayton for the past few years. His teaching philosophy is that learning takes place when we all learn together. Tom is a graduate of the UD Counselor Education program and is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in Reality Therapy. He is married to Julie and has two daughters, Amanda and Heather. Both he and Julie live in Kettering.


(Friday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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