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  January / February 2019
Tips to Help Nurture Healthy Relationships
Relationships can be a source of joy... and a source of frustration. Some relationships are very easily maintained, while others take work and effort to be fruitful and enjoyable. Whatever efforts you make toward nurturing and nourishing your important relationships will have far-reaching benefits.

Here are 3 tips to help nurture healthy relationships and strengthen your connections with others:

1. Breathe into a difficult conversation

Breathing into your diaphragm actually switches you into a calmer mode which makes communication a lot easier. If you hold hands with loved ones and family members when having difficult conversations it makes it easier to stay positive in the midst of conflict. Focus on your heart when communicating with others. Avoid blaming and projecting (assigning your unmet needs and feelings on others). In his book on parenting with intention, Dan Siegel writes about how caring communication supports the development of healthy attachment, and that it is a critical element in building trusting relationships. Caring communication is a worthy goal, no matter what connections you are working to strengthen. 

If you're not on myStrength, you should be!
Check out their new and improved mobile app
We are excited to announce the launch of myStrength's new and improved mobile app! 

myStrength allows us to extend FREE and unlimited accounts to Jefferson Center clients, our community, and our friends and family. 

With myStrength you can: 

- Learn techniques to reduce stress
- Track your mood online
- Manage depressive or anxious thoughts
- Access and share inspirations
- Get help on the go with the mobile app
- Explore hundreds of articles and activities

Community access code: BeWell

Save the Date for our Annual Spring Gala  
Mark your calendars for May 2, 2019 for a Tuscan themed evening celebrating Jefferson Center. You won't want to miss it!

Stay tuned for more details. 
Get Your 2019 Art of Hope Calendar While Supplies Last! 
We are so excited to share our
2019 Art of Hope Calendar with you! 

This is the 13 th  annual Art of Hope Calendar that we have created thanks to our clients who continue to amaze us with their talent, resiliency, and generosity. We produce this annual calendar to honor our client artists and as a thank you to our community members for their support,  donations are welcome .
Join us for a Mental Health First Aid Class
Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an innovative, 8-hour course designed to give you the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. 
Romeo wants you to become a
Mental Health First Aider
We offer FREE MHFA classes to our community - join us for an upcoming session!
Wednesday, February 27
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Jefferson Center
4851 Independence St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Monday, March 11 &  Monday, March 18
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Community First Foundation
5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003

Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider. We offer hope and support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders.
Serving our community is at the core of everything we do.

Jefferson Center
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