UW Extension: It’s been a tough last year… WeCOPE Program to be offered FREE virtually!

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by UW-Madison Extension.

WeCOPE is designed to help you discover strategies that will help you to become more aware of the mind-body connection and gain skills to respond to stress you may experience in your daily life. You will learn several skills such as mindfulness, positive reappraisal, savoring, and gratitude, among others.  

WeCOPE is a 7 session, evidence-based program that helps adults cope with life stress.  WeCOPE is based on the work of Dr. Judith Moskowitz and has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve health behaviors in randomized trials.  Dr. Moskowitz’s work is based on the research that even in the context of life stress such as serious illness or death of a loved one, positive emotions can and do occur and have unique coping correlates and adaptive consequences.

Our workshops are designed with you in mind. We offer multiple opportunities for you to reflect on your personal life and circumstances and share with other participants if you would like. You will never be asked to disclose anything that you do not want to share. We also offer opportunities for you to practice with mindful breathing and meditation. We encourage you to engage where you feel comfortable. There is no role playing or mandatory sharing in our workshop. We welcome you to attend just as you are for each session. 

You can attend this FREE classes from the comfort of your home or wherever you are, as the class will be offered via Zoom, and participants will be able to connect via computer or dial in by phone. The program will take place Mondays and Thursdays 11 am – Noon September 9th – 30th 2021. Please register at go.wisc.edu/WeCOPEkrw​.

If you have any questions please contact:

  • Walworth County – Amanda Kostman – amanda.kostman@wisc.edu​

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in education, programming and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, gender, creed, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental, arrest or conviction record or veteran status. To get additional contact information for your local Extension office, go to http://counties.extension.wisc.edu.

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