Know any narcissists? LOACC program focuses on managing them
At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center we are interested in learning about all sorts of topics.
Narcissism is a topic getting a lot of attention currently, so we have invited Elizabeth Trautwein to share her knowledge with us.
It is believed that narcissism begins in childhood but some of the traits of a narcissist are a part of typical child development. So narcissism isn't something that should be diagnosed until adulthood.
According to an article by Jordan Rosenfeld published by mentalfloss.com, narcissists believe they are special, exceptional and are only truly understood by other extraordinary people.
Narcissists lack empathy, and will only pretend to care if doing so benefits them in some way. But, dang it, they can be charming and suck you into a relationship. When you have a relationship with a narcissist, the repetitive self-centeredness wears you down.
A specialist in narcissistic relationships, Elizabeth Trautwein will present at the center at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. The purpose of the presentation is to learn how to manage a narcissist, learn to trust yourself and others in order to have healthier relationships.
Trautwein will share tips on how to set boundaries, break patterns and learn to understand and heal from the past relationships with narcissists.
She has a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from George Fox University and currently teaches at Lewis and Clark College's Graduate School of Counseling and Education as an adjunct professor.
Registration is required. The cost of the program is $5 per person.
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The lunch menu this week features reuben sandwiches on Friday, Sept. 27; fettucini alfredo on Monday, Sept. 30, and cashew pork on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.
Suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.
The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details.
Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.
Maria Bigelow is a program supervisor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
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