Adoption Support Group
We hope to offer in 2021
What: A welcoming and compassionate environment where parents can share stories, support, and resources from other adoptive parents to benefit you and your children!
Who: Any current adoptive or foster parent is welcome! Support group is facilitated by an adoptive parent and professional who works with trauma.
Art of Becoming – One story at a time
Leader Maggie Beckjord is a Practitioner of Creative Listening and Expressive Activities. The Art of Becoming is a tool she has developed to empower individuals while they discover their personal truth. Using 4 questions; a person will have a flexible grid to consider their belief systems - Worldview.
During a typical session an individual will: * Explore images and Learn Visual Language; *Perspective is Developed, even Crystallized; *Experience a Safe Environment; *Enhance the Ability to Navigate Decision Making.
Optional small group sharing follows the creative time. Sign up for as many sessions as you like ">here. Led by Maggie Beckjord, artist and spiritual director.
Caregivers’ Support Group
1st Sunday of the month, 3:30-5:30 PM. No need to pre-register. Meeting via Google; email ">Diane Kinsella for link to join.
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
Tues., Nov. 10 | 7-8:30 PM | Single Session | Save My Seat
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 for Today
Coming in Winter 2021
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. 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. Pre-registration required.
Coming in Summer 2021
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. Pre-registration required.
Forgiveness – a Four Fold Path for Healing
Coming Fall 2020 | 7-8:30 PM | 5 weeks | $12 for book | Via ZOOM | Save My Seat
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. Pre-registration required.
Grief Coaching Group
Tuesday, Sept. 29 | 7-8:30 PM | 5 weeks | Via Zoom |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. Pre-registration required.
Imperfect and Enough!
Coming Summer 2021
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. Pre-registration required.
Memories in the Making – On Hold due to COVID-19
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.
Rising Strong: Resiliency for Life
Wed., Sept. 23 | 7-9 PM | Limited to 10 | $25 | Via ZOOM | 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 authenitcally YOU. Live with more gratitude, self-compassion, and creativity! Pre-registration required.
Single Parent Support Group
We hope to offer in 2021
Being a single parent is not anything that most of us ever anticipated for ourselves. Yet, here we are. Parenting is demanding enough on its own, but when it is done solo, it presents other sets of challenges. Single parents can feel isolated, overwhelmed, and lonely, not knowing where to begin at times. Know you are not alone. Being a single parent requires courage, resilience, honesty, strength, and community.. Just because you are parenting solo does not mean that you can’t create a life for you and your children that you love, where all of you are thriving. During this 4 week coaching group, you will be guided through steps that will allow you to face your fears, honestly assess your current situation, and be a part of a supportive community.
Kristine Lassen, MPT is a certified coach who is passionate about supporting single parents as they navigate their career and parenting. A single parent for over 15 years, Kristine ushered her two children from toddlerhood into young adulthood. She has firsthand knowledge of the challenges single parents face, and it is her mission to help these families thrive.