THE COMING OF AGE GROUP FOR WOMEN 60+ WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 1ST AND MEET EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY FOR 9 MEETINGS, BEGINNING AT 6:45 PM AND ENDING AT 8:45 PM.
Explore the spiritual and psychological effects on our souls to be an older woman in today’s culture.
This December the pilot Coming of Age Group completed its 7 meeting cycle. We explored stereotypes and how we are affected by them, our sense of value and where it comes from, the current political culture and its affects on us as well as our personal experiences of grief and loss. We ended the series with a Rite of Passage ceremony.
Among many things I have learned during this pilot program, one of the most important is how personally enriching it has been to do inner exploration in the company of women in my age group. For the most part, the issues and experiences we addressed reflected the issues and concerns experienced by everyone in the group.
The 2017 Coming of Age Group will be structured so that participants can delve into topics related specifically to aging as well as other issues that are are important to each individual via a combination of spiritual and psychological inquiry.
Some of the tools used for self-exploration in the group are:
Body-centered Inquiry, Interpersonal Exercises, Group Sharing, Creative Expression and Ceremony.
As with all transitions, aging requires a continuous integration of the changes we are experiencing in our bodies, within our families, our communities and within our lives in general.
Grief and loss, physical challenges, devaluing cultural beliefs, changes in self-image, feeling without purpose and approaching death are some of the difficult issues that we face as aging women. Addressing these issues in a supportive environment can help us to re-engage with our deepest nature, discover our purpose, uncover our vitality and express the beauty and the wisdom of our unfolding souls.
The Coming of Age group provides a kind and loving environment in which to identify and dismantle the false and debilitating beliefs we carry about aging and allow for a spiritual unfoldment into the deeper truths of our lives.
I have found that groups like this one are best developed through word-of-mouth referrals from and to the people we know and love. Would you please pass this email onto the women in your life who might benefit from participating in the group. Thank you!
For more detailed information about the Coming of Age Group, visit:https://www.embodyingspirit.org/groups/coming-of-age-group
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9 Meetings, March 1, 2017 through June 21, 2017