#241: [workshop] What Shapes You: Unlocking Your Family System for Hope

workshop, family systems

Generally, what we carry into our childhoods and throughout our adulthood is part of a wider series, even patterns, of behavior, traumas, and worldviews. In this workshop, Dr. Stoker will give a very brief overview of Family Systems theory. You will learn:

  • highlights for Family Systems theory
  • a narrative that will assist you in seeing systems more objectively
  • tools to heal and offer hope for those with whom you live and serve

Dr. Andy Stoker (he/him) is married to Megan, and they are parents to two sons, Alex (20) and Wesley (15). Andy is an ordained United Methodist minister, holds a secular PhD in Family Science, and is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher in the Western Buddhist tradition. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For over two decades, Andy advocated for justice, fairness, equity, and inclusiveness in the Dallas area in the areas of public education, fair employment, healthcare access, and housing justice. In his free time, he co-hosts a parenting podcast with a psychologist and pediatrician called “Parenting for the Present."

Click here to download a transcript for this episode.

Relevant Links

Connect with Andy on Instagram

Parenting for the Present podcast

Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue* by Edwin H. Friedman

Bowen Theory's Secrets* by Michael Kerr

The Bowen Center on Youtube

A Family Genogram Workbook* by by Israel Galindo, Elaine Boomer, and Don Reagan

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