Emotional Well-Being

Art of Becoming – One story at a time

Fridays Sept 13th - Nov 22nd | 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM |  And/Or  Saturdays Sept 14th - Nov 23rd |  1:00 PM -4:00 PM | Save My Seat

Art Journaling

Connect with your personal story through art journaling with mixed media collage. This method uses printed images, written words, drawing and other materials that can be glued to paper. It is user friendly for both beginners and those with art experience; all supplies are provided. The focus is not on the finished product, but on the process of discovery and self-expression, engaging both heart and mind. Optional small group sharing follows the creative time. There is a sliding scale fee of $6-10 per week, and you can sign up for as many of the sessions as you wish by clicking 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.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 5 | 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. 

Grief Coaching

Tuesday, Oct. 1 | 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. Pre-registration required. 

Imperfect and Enough!

Coming Winter 2020

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

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.

Moving from Grief to Joy with Coach Lisa K

Tues., Nov. 12 | 7-8:30 PM | Single Session | $10 

Join us for an interactive workshop, which focuses on empowering you with intentional tools and strategies to help you on your way back toward joy. You will walk away with a variety of concepts and skills that you can access at any time to help move you toward greater joy. Pre-registration required. 

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. 

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 Winter 2020!

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.