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GT Parent/Family Learning Night

November 18, 2019

6:15 p.m. - 8:00 pm

Please join us in the Jeffco Public School Board Room as we welcome Jenny Hecht.

Jenny Hecht

A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships: Building Resiliency and Creativity

Stress management and distress tolerance are challenging for many of us, not just for young people. In this presentation, we will discuss


  • How stress affects our brains and bodies and how to begin speaking more openly about these challenges in a way that will create space for young people to feel safe joining in that conversation
  • Effective strategies to downshift our nervous systems and to manage stress and anxiety through engagement, rather than distraction
  • The difference between "settling down" and "settling in"
  • The paradigm of "means to an end" thinking in which everything we do becomes something to strengthen our resume or college applications


Jenny Hecht is an LCSW with a passion for supporting the specific social-emotional needs of gifted individuals.  She is the owner of Karuna Healing, a private psychotherapy practice, which focuses on strengthening the distress tolerance skills of those whom she works with through mindfulness practice. Visit for additional information.

Cancellations will be posted on our website. Parents do not need to RSVP. Babysitting is not available. Age appropriate attendance is encouraged
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