Jul
17
to Jul 31

Eco-Grief Support Group

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Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the daily news of the ways humans are hurting our earth? Do you want to do something helpful but can't figure out what and so you collapse and try not to think about it or do you push yourself so hard to do helpful things you aren't tending to yourself? We are in a crisis and we need to be able to stay present to both the pain and grief of that and be open to the possibilities that exist in how to address this crisis. This group will be a supported and facilitated place to explore our own grief for the world while also learning helpful tools and practices that allow us to sit with and allow our grief to move and change into something else. The inspiration and some of the content of this course is from the work of Joanna Macy as well as my training in Hakomi.

Visit the online payment page to register.

This group will meet in person on the following Wednesdays: July 17, 24, and 31, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm.

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Apr
12
to Apr 13

Spring Introductory Hakomi Workshop: Power with Wisdom, Power with Heart

This is an introductory workshop offered by the Hakomi Institute Midwest. For technical reasons, payments are being accepted through this website. Please click here to register and pay. Please contact Rachael Koeson, Organizer for the Hakomi Institute Midwest at 616-818-8628 or hakomimidwest@gmail.com. If you would like CEs, please register for those in addition to the workshop.

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May
4
to May 25

Women Mindfully Exploring Anger Together

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It can be scary or overwhelming to even approach our anger and this course will go slowly and gently as we come closer to the anger we feel inside ourselves. But the beauty of what anger can be awaits us when we mindfully attend to our relationship with anger. This is the potential available to us-

"Anger is a mobilization of energy that allows us to assert ourselves in the face of impediments to our progress, or violations of our boundaries or sense of self.

We can use this energy to take ourselves from the formlessness of the unknown into manifesting our plans, decisions, and intentions. With our anger intact and available, we can cultivate a strong sense of ourselves, our needs, our boundaries, and rights of others.

Anger is where our fierceness, our sense of what is right, and our benevolence live. The capacity for anger enables us to have the strength and energy for the curiosity, spontaneity, and surprise which make up the experience of joy."
-Lorena Monda, The Practice of Wholeness

In this 4 week course we will spend time establishing safety, getting more clear on our boundaries, learning to tolerate the feeling of anger, experiment with mindful expression of this powerful feeling and develop individualized grounding resources. 

This course will be held on 4 Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 12:30-2:30pm $120
1324 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
This will be a small class so claim your space today!
Pre-registration required visit the payment page to register

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Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

FREE HAKOMI INFORMATION SESSION

Are you curious about Hakomi? Would you like to know more about the method, how it works or what it looks like? If so, please come eat some yummy snacks while you learn about this incredibly respectful, gentle and effective method of mindfulness-based self discovery. 

We will discuss the principles behind the method (mindfulness, mind-body holism, non-violence, organicity and unity) as well as the flow of the method. We will also either have a demonstration or do a guided meditation that grows from the principles. 

Please RSVP by completing this form.

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Eco-Grief Mindful Support Group

Do you find yourself feeling weighed down by the degradation of our earth? Do you feel overwhelmed about the future of the planet? Hopeless? This group is for you. We will provide a safe and supportive environment to mindfully explore your emotions including your fears and worries in a way that makes space for them to move through you and allow for what else wants to happen. This event is $25 per person, please visit the online payments page to register. If you would like to attend but experience financial hardship, please contact me directly to discuss scholarship options (contact@makingspace.com). This group will meet at my office; 1324 Lake Drive, suite 7, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Mindful Mothering Support Group

This is an opportunity for you to make some time and space for yourself. This is a gentle, respectful, loving, non-judgemental space for mindfully connecting with yourself and other mothers. There will be a guided meditation and time to share and explore the issues you are struggling with as a person who is also a mother. It is not a place for advice or shaming or prescribing solutions. The goal is to slow down, to get in touch with your actual present experience and gain some insight about what is happening inside of you in a spacious, loving context. This event is $25 per person, please visit the online payments page to register. If you would like to attend but experience financial hardship, please contact me directly to discuss scholarship options (contact@makingspace.com). This group will meet at my office; 1324 Lake Drive, suite 7, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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