Share Your Talent Guest Amy Mihyang Ginther (USA)
How to Voice Our Identities:
An empowerment and communication workshop
When negotiating our sense of self as adoptees living in Korea or our adopted countries, many of us have anxiety over meeting people, speaking our minds, and developing meaningful relationships. This workshop will be an exploration of how aspects of our adoptee experience - issues of racism, trauma, trust, self-worth - affect how we communicate in addition to how others perceive us.
The afternoon will be about listening to each other openly and exploring straightforward and practical exercises that explore who we are as adoptees and how we can become more powerful and present in all aspects of our lives.
In this workshop, you will:
learn clear strategies for improving your communication skills with confidence and ease
discuss the idea of code-switching and how it applies to our lives and relationships
discover the relationship and connection between our state of mind and the state of our body
explore ways of introducing yourself and describing your background that cause less anxiety and stress
have fun and be heard!
This workshop is for adoptees who would like to:
be more comfortable and confident in both social and professional settings
explore their adoptee experiences in relation to their right to speak, communicate, and foster meaningful relationships
become more powerful when speaking to others while increasing their ability to be vulnerable
“I had a session with Amy after experiencing soreness in my throat from teaching. I wasn't sure how to alleviate the pain, but she taught me several different vocal exercises and breathing techniques to ease the tension in my throat. In addition, there were psychological ties to the way I was speaking in class and Amy and I explored that a bit as well. It was a really positive experience and I felt totally comfortable with her.” - Krystal Stock, adoptee
“Amy’s passion for learning and teaching is evident through her eagerness to engage and connect with others through various forms of discussion. Her diverse life experiences and enthusiastic spirit allow her to comfortably challenge perceptions and encourage others to broaden the ways they perceive themselves as well as those around them.” - Mee Joo Kim, adoptee, Mental Health Services Program Coordinator at GOA’L
WHO All adoptees are encouraged to attend - from all backgrounds and those living here long term, short term, or just passing through. (In order to better serve adoptee clients, our partners at Family Counseling Center (FCC) may join the session as observers)
WHERE Sinchon Artreon TOZ (CGV building, 14th FL)
DATE / TIME Sunday May 18 / 1pm - 4pm
SUPPORT FEE includes workshop & free select beverages (with unlimited refills)
Early signup discount: Member 15,000 KRW / Non Member 25,000 KRW
Regular support fee from May 10: Member 25,000 KRW / Non Member 35,000 KRW
REGISTRATION Please register by May 15 by clicking on the Register Now button in the top right corner. Maximum capacity 10 participants.
INQUIRIES firstname.lastname@example.org / 02-325-6585 / email@example.com
VISIT vocalcontext.com to find out more about Amy and the work she is doing
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