Is today’s chaos—the Covid pandemic, mass shootings, war in Ukraine, an overwhelming workload—making your anxiety skyrocket? Has it been so long since you’ve mingled outside your home that the thought of dealing with strangers makes your hands shake, your heart race, and your voice squeak? Fortunately, learning to use effective tools to manage and take hold of your anxiety is easier than you’d think. In this workshop, you will learn to:
Overcome general and social anxiety
Improve life/work/study balance
Set a plan to meet your goals
Through the testimony of experts who will share concrete advice and then take your questions, you will learn how to become a more relaxed, outgoing, and productive person. This is news you can use!
Robyn Jardine, is an Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC, and NCC who owns and operates Life Solutions Counseling
and Family Therapy, PLLC in Dallas, TX. As an entrepreneur, educator, researcher, activist, student
services practitioner, and mental health professional, she focuses on social justice and racial
relational equity through dismantling systems of oppression. For over 20 years of clinical and
student success experience, Dr. Jardine has worked within this context helping students
work through experiences of pressure, performance, perfectionism, and project management. With each
student, Dr. Jardine takes an integrative, nonpathological, student centered approach when
contextualizing students’ anxiety, validating any experiences of microaggressions and secondary
trauma that impact students in their daily academic lives. Her approach includes identifying
students’ social location, understanding family dynamics, exploring the use of body work through
self-care, and developing supports to address students’ needs for community and belonging.
Nancy Gallegos Newman spends her days coaching attorneys, paralegals, and assistants at Robins
Kaplan LLP, a national law firm. She works with the firm’s employees to develop self-confidence,
allay general and social anxiety, cope with the many stressors of today’s chaotic world, and
achieve a balance between work and life. Her goal is to help her “clients” be successful in their
comfortable in their skin. How does Nancy do it? She uses the many techniques for relaxation,
self-encouragement, and time management that she either developed herself or learned from the
experts she brings in for business development and client relations training.
Nancy Newman comes to her current position with years of experience in legal marketing, business
development, and management. Earlier in her career, she was a top salesperson for the Xerox
Corporation. As a volunteer, Nancy has provided leadership at the Westside Food Bank, United Way,
and the Hispanic Association for Professional Advancement. Thanks to these efforts, she garnered
the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Who Make a Difference” and the YWCA’s “Phenomenal Woman”
awards. A resident of Venice, CA, Nancy mentors young Hispanic women and has performed stand-up at
various Los Angeles comedy venues.
Barbara Greenleaf – Moderator: is the author of nine books and numerous articles, corporate pieces, website
content, blogs, and speeches, two of which were published in Vital Speeches of the Day. Upon
graduation from Vassar College, she worked at The New York Times. From there she went on to a long
career in the business and nonprofit worlds, most recently serving as associate vice chancellor of
Antioch University Santa Barbara.