ACT and EvoS, April 2020

April 3, Noon to 1:00-1:30 pm. A Video Love Letter from Kelly to SMACT: A Nano Workshop
Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Description: Kelly Wilson invites you: “Let’s have it be a conversation, a nano workshop. Ask members to just bring themselves, their whole selves. I will also.”  Check email for Zoom link.

April 3, Late afternoon TBD. SMACT Board Meeting.
Please check back for time. Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom. (Link to be generated and listed here or shared via email.  Please check back here and watch your email.)

April 6, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group.
Group usually meets on the 1st Monday of each month. Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Agenda: This month’s topic will be Rituals, for Good and for Ill: An ACT Perspective in which we will discuss useful rituals (rules and behavioral consistency and constraint in contexts where that works) and ritualistic behavior in OCD.

April 8, 7-8:00 pm. EvoS Book Club Weekly Meeting! 
A pandemic-era experiment in staying connected!  For those who want to join us, we will be reading Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by Nicholas Christakis. Sounds like a good science-y antidote to the tribalism, isolation, and fear many people are experiencing right now.

If you want to participate, even sometimes:

  1. Send an email to me so I know to include you about updates.
  2. Order or download the book to be delivered by Amazon, shop local through Longfellow Books (yes, they are still placing orders for pick-up), or order for curbside pick-up through BAM. Or whichever bookseller you prefer.
  3. Just listen!  I doubt most of you will have the book in time (I’m expecting mine by April 9th) so, instead, listen to one or both of these two interviews (interviewed by Sam Harris | Krista Tippett) by meeting time. We will then plan to read 1-2 chapters per week. It is OK if you cannot commit to the weekly schedule–just make it when you can.
  4. Connect with us via Zoom and share your thoughts. That’s it!

We hope to see you there.

April 15, 6:30-7:30 pm. EvoS Book Club Weekly Meeting.
Agenda: Purchase, download, or borrow the book  (see April 8) and read chapters 1 & 2. While reading, look for a provocative, interesting or integrating question to bring back to instigate and organize the discussion.

April 17, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group.
Group usually meets on the 3rd Friday of each month. Agenda: TBD.  Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

April 22, 6:30-7:30 pm. EvoS Book Club Weekly Meeting.
Agenda: Chapter 3.

April 27, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group.
Group usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month. Agenda: Coping with pandemic stress as a helper and healer. Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom

April 29, 6:30-7:30 pm. EvoS Book Club Weekly Meeting.
Agenda: Read chapter 4. While reading, look for a provocative, interesting or integrating question and other observations to bring back to instigate and organize the discussion.