The PMM Series focuses on issues specifically relating to Pregnancy, Marriage and Motherhood. Initiated in March 2016, the group hosted dinners to connect our community, discuss relevant issues and identify the needs of the community.
In addition to dinners that highlight the backgrounds of our members, the PMM Series also invites speakers to focus on the identified needs and interests of women who work through pregnancy, marriage and motherhood. Topics cover both personal and professional lives of the Beijing PMM community.
It’s an interesting and yet perplexing fact that most of us attend school for at least 12 years, but sometimes many years longer. However, we almost never learn anything about what it takes to create good, healthy relationships. In this talk, Dr. Theo Cope will present some ideas and research findings about creating conscious, intentional and mindful relationships. Through becoming aware of our needs and expectations of others in our life as well as something about the normal stages of relationships, we can create relationships that help us and others thrive. This talk will be interactive and provide useful resources for participants to pursue creating conscious and mindful relationships.
Theo A. Cope holds his MA and Ph.D. in Psychology and a B.A. in Gerontology. He is a certified Family Consultant and a Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapist (PPT), with certification granted by the World Association of Positive Psychotherapy in Wiesbaden, Germany. PPT is a trans-cultural therapeutic method, which began in 1968 by Dr. Nossrat Peseschkian.
In Oct. 2014, Theo began working for International SOS medical group (now Raffles Medical) in Beijing as a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, after collaborating with ISOS in Dalian for many years. He has lived and taught in different regions of China for the past 18 years and written on various themes of psychology and philosophy. He is the author of two books in the field of psychology. He practices mindfulness meditation regularly, uses mindfulness skills professionally and has integrated mindfulness into the topics he lectures on. Theo has given lectures and workshops for international companies in China as well as at international conferences.