Emotional & Spiritual Support

Art of Becoming

Fridays, 11:30 - 2:30 through the School Year. 

This group is a time for self-discovery and exploring the multiple ways you know yourself, through simple collage and journaling.

Through collage and journaling, you will come to understand your beliefs, your inner struggles, your desires to grow and take risks, the fears that are holding you back, as well as learn a symbolic intuitive language.

You will cut, tear and paste images and words on paper. Together we will look at your images and discern what they seem to represent to you. Your personal gallery of images will reveal themselves to you and through you. In this way, you will develop an understanding and comfort with the language of symbol.

Many times an image has more power to speak to the heart of a matter than just words alone. Also, the image can reference much without the limitation of precise words. Other times the marriage of image and words is exactly what your heart needs to see clearly.

Cost: $6 or $10/session, according to what works in your budget 

All materials provided. 

RSVP requested: maggiebeckjord [at] gmail [.] com

 

Caregivers’ Support Group

1st Sunday of the month, 3:30-5:30 PM. No need to pre-register.

Caregivers invest a lot of themselves, as daily living presents new challenges and requires physical, mental, and emotional energy for more than just one’s self. Regardless of proximity — whether your loved one is close to home, or across the country — caregiving is a lot of work. It’s a journey you shouldn’t have to face alone. Journey to Hope offers monthly meetings for caregivers of all kinds. Each session begins with a short presentation from an outside professional on a topic related to caregiving. It's a way to learn new tips and ways of thinking, or doing. It’s also a way to practice self-care and ease one another’s burdens. Group members grow together and become friends as they listen and share their sometimes joyful, sometimes challenging experiences of all that encompasses caregiving. We invite you to join us from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.

Note: We do not meet in July.

Coping with Grief Through the Holidays

Coming in November 2019, 7-8:30 PM. Pre-registration is required.

Celebrating the holidays following a loss can present unique challenges. Learn how to honor this grief and support your well being during the holiday season. This single session will cover coping strategies developed through lived experience. 

Grief Coaching

Tuesday, June 4 | 7-8:30 PM | 5 weeks (Save My Seat)

While we all experience grief at certain points in our lives, it can oftentimes feel isolating — like no one understands exactly what we’re going through. Stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance come and go. It’s a scattered process with ups and downs, but it’s normal — especially after facing a loss of any kind. Know that you’re not alone. Your experience is unique; it is special — near and dear to your heart. Whether attempting to cope with the loss of a failed relationship, the death of a loved one, the distancing of a child or friend, there are tools at your disposal. Our coaches are equipped to help you discover your strength and ability to recover. You deserve to feel good again, and you will, as the grieving process gets easier with acknowledgement, time, and action. Sharing your story takes courage, and perhaps the most difficult part of confronting your grief head-on is walking through our doors. We are here to support one another, however, as we focus on the present moment and the freedom that comes when we refuse to allow ourselves to get caught up in “what ifs” and fears loss presents.

Imperfect and Enough! **New This Summer**

Tuesday, July 9 | 7-9 PM | 7 weeks | Limited to 8 (Save My Seat)

Let go of who you think you are supposed to be - and embrace who you ARE! 

Are you engaging in the world from a place of worthiness? 

This group is about learning to be wholehearted and exploring why we focus so much on what other people think. It's about steeping into the belief, I AM IMPERFECT and I AM ENOUGH! DIG Deep (Get Deliberate; Get Inspired; Get Going ) and make commitments to incorporate what you learn. We'll use The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brené  Brown and a brand new workbook. Work with coach Diane Kinsella, Certified Daring Way Facilitator. 

Memories in the Making

Journey to Hope is pleased to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and its Memories in the Making program, in which individuals in the early-middle stages of dementia engage in painting and drawing as a form of self-expression to recreate fond memories they may have. Group members and their art facilitators meet Monday mornings, while caregivers have a chance to connect and receive support on Journey to Hope’s campus at the same time. The program is free to anyone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia; however, registration is required through the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Contact Joan Hock for more information — jhock@alz.org / (800) 272-3900.

Organizing Life Series with Polly Giblin

2nd Tuesdays of Even Months | 7-8 PM | $10 each session | Registration Links Below with Each Session's Description

Organizing is our theme for 2019! Come to any or all of these workshops, guided by your interest and need. 

June 11: It's Time to Get Organized! Learn how to manage your calendar and your clutter (Save My Seat)

If you're trying to figure out how to find more time in  your schedule, come learn some of the most effective ways to use time wisely. You'll also learn the 5-step process for organizing any space so you can finally manage to get rid of your clutter! 

August 13: Overcoming Emotional Attachment to Things (Save My Seat)

Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to let go of something? Come explore the emotions behind why we can't let go of our many possessions and solutions for how to navigate them. 

October 8: Creating a Functional Home Office (Save My Seat)

Learn techniques for arranging your space to more effectively control your paper and manage your time. 

December 10: The Upsides of Downsizing (Save My Seat)

There are many advantages to reducing what we own. But what's the best way to get started? Learn why it's a good idea to start reducing your possessions now and how to actually go about doing it. 

Rising Strong: Resiliency for Life

Coming Fall 2019! 

What would it feel like to create a brave new ending to your story of struggle? 

Any struggle qualifies: 

  • I'll never get ahead because...

  • I'm not good enough...

  • I'll never find a job...

Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of strugles gives us the power to write a daring new ending. 

Let go of messages like "I'm not _________ enough," to move beyond comparison and embrace the freedom of being authenitcally YOU. Live with more gratitude, self-compassion, and creativity! Pre-registration required.