Are you having difficulty focusing, feeling a lack of motivation, and/or guilt around not accomplishing “enough”? You’re not alone. Many of us are experiencing despair and anxiety over COVID-19 including being furloughed, laid off or just feeling stress about the future. Although it may sound surprising, what you’re experiencing is grief and these genuine feelings of loss are completely normal. A deeper understanding of non-death related grief may help you navigate the challenges you’re facing or at least relieve some of the anxiety. In this intimate 90 minute workshop we will take a look at any sadness and anxiety that you may be currently experiencing and learn some new processing tools.  All to help give ourselves access and permission to feel joy! Due to the experiential nature of the workshop, enrollment is capped at 20 people. Wednesday, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:30 pm.  Please bring a journal or have writing tools available -- there will be a short writing exercise.

Zoom info to follow. Check out this powerful essay from entitled That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief.

Wednesday May 13th | 6PM PT

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Our Zoom webinar link will be sent to all registrants via email one hour before event time 



Laverne is a film and television producer with more than 20 years of successful programming experience in premium cable, broadcast and digital platforms. She is the Executive Producer of the Netflix series GIRLBOSS, and co-founder of K&L Productions, a film & television company created with Kay Cannon (writer of the PITCH PERFECT franchise and director of BLOCKERS).

For a significant part of her career, Laverne was a successful programming executive with stints as Senior Vice-President of Drama Development at CBS, and as Executive Vice-President of Original Programming & Development at EPIX. She was also Head of Television at Charlize Theron’s production company, Denver and Delilah. Her work has encompassed scripted comedy and drama series, documentaries, web series, animation, music events, comedy specials, and children’s programs. K&L Productions has a first look production deal at Sony Television with multiple projects sold including Amazon, Quibi, NBC, ABC, CBS, FBC and TBS. Laverne and Kay are passionate about championing underdog and underserved stories. Additionally, Laverne is a leadership and personal coach, certified grief counselor, and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's MS Leadership for Creative Enterprises program and Cal State Fullerton’s MFA Screenwriting program. She has coached a wide variety of clients including tech and entertainment executives as well as writers, producers, directors, actors, people from the military, non-profit and small business.