Tools for Stress Management, Belonging, and Virtual Work:
New Quotes Interaction Activity

Thursday, July 9th, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm EST, via Zoom*

Sales for this training are closed! Watch for more new Micro-Trainings in the weeks to come! 

Join us in this open online Micro-Training from NSRF!  You will experience and learn a new online activity to help your community of adults and students connect via Zoom or in-person during this stressful time. You will also find other uses for it in your environment, using different quotes.  

With us, you will:

  • reflect on your present stress level and sense of belonging or isolation,
  • select a quote about stress and belonging that resonates with you
  • share the quote in a breakout group of 3 or 4 and tell the small group your reasons for selecting it,
  • listen deeply (without judgment) to others’ quotes and reasons, 
  • share insights (if desired) in the larger space as we debrief.

After your participation in the 60-minute event, we will ask you to write a brief reflection about this Micro-Training. You will receive a PDF of the Virtual Quotes Interactions Activity for your own use after the event is complete.

Promoting feelings of empathy, this activity can reveal ways we can connect with each other even virtually. We can be stronger together through difficult times we’re experiencing in this country and around the world, and also during more local or temporary challenges.

This virtual protocol was modified (in structure and in the quotes) from the “Quotes Introduction Activity” and is a brand-new addition to NSRF’s vast library of protocols and activities. As such, even people who are familiar with the “Quotes Intro Activity” will gain a new tool after experiencing this Micro-Training. (This is a repeat of the Micro-Training from June 25, but with a new facilitator and new participants, so the content may vary somewhat.)  You may learn some “new Zoom tricks” as well as insights about translating protocols from on-site settings into virtual settingsIt isn’t always as direct as you might think! And the new Quotes artwork that comes with this training provides quotes around Stress and Belonging, so you can see how the activity can be very different depending upon the quotes you select.

This hour-long session is open to anyone but has limited “seating.”

Don’t delay!  Registration will close approximately 30 minutes before the training begins.

Because we will be using breakout rooms and debriefing as a larger group, this is NOT a webinar but a collaborative training experience that will be familiar to those who are accustomed to Critical Friends Group work. Please arrive on time!  Previous CFG experience is NOT required, however.

Please join us!


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We hope to soon have more online materials and virtual trainings available, and you are also invited to become a Trained CFG Coach at one of our upcoming Open Trainings. Thank you for your interest!


*Please prepare for your camera to be on and to interact via your microphone. It is helpful to have a headset with mic to avoid background noises. We will be utilizing Zoom’s “breakout room” feature. Your registration for this event is documentation of your permission for us to record the group activity (not the breakout rooms). 

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