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Patricia Patton, Ph.D.

Patricia Patton, Ph.D.

Zonta Club of SCV’s September ‘LifeForward’ workshop for women, focusing on how to better deal with conflict and anger issues, is set for the Savia Community Center in Newhall on Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The free workshop will help participants deal with conflict and anger issues at home and with resolving personal anger problems.

The presenter, Patricia Patton, Ph.D., is a local clinical psychologist, marriage and family counselor. She is a staff member with Emerge from Anger and co-author of numerous books and workbooks on anger management.

The workshop will offer participants ten quick tips to manage daily frustration and avoid angry outburst, and seven meditative techniques and creative activities to de-stress.

Dr. Patton also will present five practical ways to cope with family conflict and challenging parenting situations, and essential steps to replace resentment and grudges with genuine forgiveness.

Previous workshops in the series have helped women select career options and pursue meaningful employment, work on goal setting and time management, set budgets and file taxes, deal with drug and cyber bullying issues, establish a career path and get a job, maintain healthy eating and exercise habits, and go after financial support after a divorce.

Workshops are designed to help participants believe in their unlimited power and potential, build the skills necessary to succeed, and be the powerful women they are meant to be.

Zonta offers the free LifeForward workshops, usually on a monthly basis (although the series is dark during July and December), in collaboration with Single Mothers Outreach, Domestic Violence Center, Returning Women Veterans and Veterans’ Wives, and the Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family Services serving foster mothers. KHTS AM-1220 is a co-sponsor of the series with Zonta.

Workshops are organized by topics in which women express interest. A schedule of upcoming workshops is posted on www.scvzonta.org for women who are interested in a particular topic.

Pre-registration or further information on the upcoming workshop is available at 661-288-0117.

Free childcare is available through Single Mothers Outreach for women who register in advance at 661-288-0117. Spanish translation also can be provided with advance request. The topic is expected to be a popular one.

The Savia Community Center is located at 23780 Newhall Avenue, Newhall 91321.

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