As Kindred continues to grow, so does our goal to empower women. This goes not only for the health services we provide, but also with the knowledge and resources that our patients can use to make responsible choices surrounding their overall health.
What is Kindred Conversations?
First launched in 2022, Kindred Conversations is a monthly event that provides women with the information they need to feel confident in the choices they make surrounding their health.
Typically held as a free online webinar, Kindred Conversations feature our Kindred doctors or specialists to speak on a particular health topic or concern, together with like-minded partner organizations.
During the event, attendees are also encouraged to ask questions and engage with our specialists. We don’t want discussions on health to feel one-sided, so it’s important that our events like Kindred Conversations are exactly that – an interactive session between you and our Kindred experts so that you feel included in the discussion, too.
By providing a safe space for dialogue within the Kindred community, we’re able to unpack all sorts of topics and issues surrounding our health and well-being together.
In previous Kindred Conversations, we’ve tackled all sorts of topics ranging from PCOS and fertility to diet and social anxiety.
Recap of our 2023 Conversations
So far in 2023, we’ve tackled a few topics, kicking off the year with “Lucky Girl Syndrome”, “Understanding Attachments in Adult Relationships”, and “Gentle Parenting”.
Lucky Girl Syndrome: More Than Just Manifesting Holistic Health
In our first KC installment of the year, we invited Kindred Women’s Coaching Specialist Ms. Angelique Vergara, who specializes in resistance training programs for women in their late 20s to mid-40s, and Mr. Mike Pacifico, who holds a Master’s degree in Clinic Psychology and is the Program Chair of the Psychology Department in San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite.
We learned that “self-care is never a selfish act,” as Mr. Pacifico said himself. Some key points from the talk include:
- Acts as simple as walking can give us mind-body benefits
- A fixed mindset limits us, while a growth mindset sets us free
- Self-care is a healthy response to stress
- We should focus on the process of becoming more aware and connected to our bodies to experience the joy of exercising
As we move forward from our first KC of the year, we left the talk feeling fulfilled and confident in our “lucky girl syndrome” and our powerful abilities to manifest our dream life into existence.
Catch up on what you missed in this KC here.
How We Love: Understanding Attachment in Adult Relationships
Just in time for the month of love, our second installment of KC focused on attachment styles and adult relationships featuring Kindred doctor Marivic M. Awat, LPT, RPm, RPsy.
Dr. Awat introduced to us the four attachment styles namely, secured, anxious-preoccupied, dismissive-avoidant, and fearful. For each attachment style, Dr. Awat provided us with some helpful self-regulation tips to keep in mind as we go through our relationships.
In developing a secure attachment style, Dr. Awat noted that we must first be aware of our current attachment style, develop a desire to move to a more secure attachment and restructure our thoughts through therapy.
Catch up on what you missed in this KC here.
Gentle Parenting: Navigating Parenthood with Kindness and Compassion
In the KC installment of May, Kindred psychologist Marivic M. Awat, LPT, RPm, RPsy on a discussion centered around learning how to navigate parenthood with compassion and kindness.
Acknowledging that “parenthood is a journey between you and your child,” Dr. Awat shared how getting started on gentle parenting included taking the steps to educate yourself and reflect on your own upbringing.
In seeing how we want to raise our children with compassion, we can then connect with our children, practice empathy and validation, use positive discipline techniques, communicate effectively, and take care of ourselves.
Catch up on what you missed in our last KC installment here.
Through conversations, we create space for care
As we continue to foster safe spaces to have groundbreaking conversations on our holistic health, we also aim to continue welcoming more people into our community.
Kindred Conversations is just one of the many ways we want to continue championing holistic health and wellness, and with your involvement, the future of our safe spaces can grow beyond imaginable.
Stay tuned for our future Kindred Conversations on our social media pages!