Emotional Well-Being: Winter-Spring Trimester

Note: All groups are offered in a Blended Style: in-person and via Zoom | Pre-registration required

Caregivers’ Support Group

1st Sunday of the month, 3:30-5:30 PM |via Zoom | Save My Seat

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.

Imperfect and Enough: The Gifts of Imperfection

Thurs., June 16 | 7-9 PM | 6 weeks | $30 for supplies  Save My Seat 

No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I AM ENOUGH. It's going to bed at night thinking, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.

Join us for an experiential workshop around the 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living. What does that mean? It means to engage with the world from a place of worthiness so that we can move from "What will people think?" to "I am imperfect and I am enough."

In the process, we will find our truest gifts: Courage, Compassion, and Connection. Led by Certified Daring Way Facilitator: Diane Kinsella

The Joy of Paying Attention

2nd Monday, March - October | 7-8:30 PM |Blended (Zoom and In Person) | $15 | Limit: 14 | See below to save your seat for each month

We all pay attention to something.

  • Are you giving your attention to what you care about most or to the endless to-dos, depressing news, and ever-present screens around us?

What we focus on grows stronger.

  • Mindfulness is the practice of getting clearer on where we put our attention and how.
  • How we pay attention determines the way we experience the world within and around us.

In this monthly workshop series, we will practice different approaches to paying attention. Each class will explore a mindfulness topic through interactive strategies, creative play, and engaging discussion. Rediscover the joy and fulfillment that can come from choosing where and how you place your attention while enjoying the many physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits of a mindfulness practice.

Monthly topics include: Attention, Body Awareness, Emotions, Self-Compassion, Amusement & Neutrality, Joy & Gratitude, Language & The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and Imagination.

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Life Coaching [Anxiety, Burnout & Stress]

4th Mondays | March - June | 7-8:30 PM | Save My Seat 

We're all struggling with anxiety, burnout and stress! Experience a new way of clearing those and other emotions with Certified RIM Facilitator, Diane Kinsella. After a guided RIM meditation, receive coaching around what you discovered.

RIM is a process for staying in the present moment, rather than the future or the past, that quickly and easily releases stuck negative emotions and regenerates them into positive ones. RIM stands for Regenerating Images in Memory: a closed eye, verbal, whole brain and body transformational tool. You can learn more about RIM at www.riminstitute.com or by reading Dr. Deborah Sandella's book: Goodbye Hurt & Pain.

Grief Coaching Group

Tues., Feb. 22 | 7-8:30 PM | 5 weeks | Limited to 8 | 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.

The High 5 Habit

Tues., March 15 | 7-9 PM | 6 weeks | Limit: 10 | Save My Seat

~Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit!

This is for you if you struggle with self-doubt, you're tired of the nagging critic in your head,  you're focused on what's wrong vs. what's right, and you are sick of watching everyone else get ahead. Based on the book of the same name by Mel Robbins.

Join us for this inspirational, interactive, and motivational program that will also provide accountability for making substantive changes in your life!

Loss Coaching Group

NEW DATE: Tues., June 7 | 7-8:30 PM | 5 weeks | Limit: 10 | Save My Seat

All of us experience losses on a regular basis. The last two years have multiplied our losses and isolation has amplified the impact.

Whether you have lost relationships at work, the ability to travel, face-time with family near and far, or are missing any other element of your life, this group will provide the tools and resources to rebound and cope with the grief you feel from what is missing.

Rising Strong: Resiliency for Life

NEW Date: Thurs., Apr. 21 | 7-9 PM | 7 weeks | $30 | Save My Seat

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 authentically YOU. Live with more gratitude, self-compassion, and creativity!

Done with the Crying: Help and Healing for Parents of Estranged Adult Children

Thurs., April 7 | 7-8:30 PM | 8 weeks | $40

A discussion group based on the book of the same name by Sheri McGregor, MA. Find helpful activities on a path toward healing. Break free from the emotional pain and move forward in your life. Facilitated by Janice Dovel, ATR-BC, LISW. Supplies needed: Done with the Crying by Sheri McGregor, MA and a journal or notebook. 

Emotional Well-Being Groups: Offered at other times in the year

Burnout! Unlock the Stress Cycle

What’s creating YOUR sense of burnout?

  • COVID 19?
  • Isolation?
  • Caregiving?
  • Job Searching?
  • WFH?
  • WFH AND supervising your kids’ e-learning?

Whatever the cause, this group is for you!

Ever feel overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you need to do, and yet still worry you're not doing enough? It's not a lack of trying, either, to follow all of the "should" advice.

Join us to figure out what wellness can look like in your actual/real life, confront the barriers that stand between you and your own well-being, put those barriers in context and map out paths around and over or through them - and blow them to smithereens. With science.

Leave empowered to create positive change for yourself!

Coping with Grief Through the Holidays

November 2022

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. Walk away with specific tools and techniques to survive the holidays well! Pre-registration required. 

Courage and Resiliency

The struggle of isolation, physical distancing, and economic challenges all create more opportunities than ever to be hooked by an emotion that can bring out the worst of us.

In a job search? It's more challenging than ever before! Get clear of any "baggage" you carry from the last job, the job search process, and free yourself to LAND that job!

We’re going to explore both The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ materials by Brené Brown to find a path to more wholehearted living, where we can Show Up | Be Seen | Live Brave. Led by Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Diane Kinsella.  Pre-registration required. 

Everyday Spirituality

While some of the physical distancing requirements are loosening, we are still in challenging times. One way to find peace with the chaos, shortages of goods and services, and limited contact with others, is to search for spirituality in the ordinary. This program is about developing the practice of spirituality in everyday life. Therefore, it is not merely informational (in the head), but inspirational (heart) and transformational (practical living). Come, explore, and lean into the sacred – and leave refreshed with a new perspective to take on your journey.

Forgiveness – a Four Fold Path for Healing

We will use Archbishop Desmond Tutu's book, The Book of Forgiving: The Four-Fold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, on forgiveness to uncover our personal paths for forgiving others and ourselves, which liberates us into all that we can be! Discover a model of forgiveness and why forgiving is one of the best things you can for your own health and well-being. Led by Laura Battenberg and Diane Kinsella.

Imperfect and Enough!

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.