Share time in a group setting developing personal strategies for growth (This section is still under construction but I wanted to share some upcoming workshop themes with you. If you are interested in any of the titles send me an email in the contact section with the workshop title and once we have a minimum of six participants for any one title I will schedule a time)
PINK SLIP PARENTING Are you an empty nester? Do you feel like you have been fired from the best job you have ever had? Are children still at home but asserting their independence and you find yourself wondering what your role is now? This workshop is for anyone who would like to share experiences and develop a toolkit to help you interact with your children in a new and fulfilling way at this stage in your relationship. What does your "new job" look like? (2-3 hours)
THE POWER OF THE POSITIVE "NO" Tired of always saying "yes" but don't know how to say no in a "nice" way? Feeling guilty about taking on every project and then not having time for everything on your plate? Does saying "no" make you feel like you are not capable? This workshop looks at some of the reasons that you say "yes" to more than you can or want to handle and lets you practice saying "no" in a safe place. What does it mean to say "no"? Let's explore our actions together and come up with strategies to live a more balanced and fulfilling life with the time that a "no" response opens up! (1.5 hours)
DEALING WITH TRAUMA Do you need some strategies to help you through a trauma- either one you are experiencing now or in the past? How can you make sense of your situation, develop perspective and learn some skills for coping and recovery. Using strategies and practices from psychological first aid, skills for psychological recovery and mental health first aid, we will build a toolkit to help you cope in times of stress. Each session is built to address the needs of the group members. (3 hours) THE FOUR AGREEMENTS* IN REAL LIFE What are the Four Agreements* and how do they work in real life application? I will share my experience and help you to understand some of the background for each agreement. This workshop is a prerequisite to working with the Four Agreements in isolation. (1.5 hours)
*Ruiz,d.M., (1997). The Four Agreements. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing.
THE PICTURE IN YOUR HEAD The following quote is attributed to Socrates... "What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how things are supposed to be". Of course he probably did not use these exact words but the message is real. Often we are disappointed when things do not work out the way we expected them to or how we envisioned our reality to be. Who sets these expectations? Society? Family? Our internal voice? What can we do to change the picture? This workshop looks at strategies and skills to identify the pictures in our heads (expectations) and how to determine if these pictures are realistic or achievable. How do we change our inner dialogue to change the pictures to avoid, or at the very least, minimize disappointment. (2 hours)