2019 Coming of Age Group

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Change of Dates and Times:

The 2019 Winter/Spring
Coming of Age Group for Women 60+
will meet on

Wednesdays 3 PM – 5 PM
March 20th – December 4th

Explore the spiritual and psychological
effects on our souls to be an older woman in today’s culture.

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.

Some of the tools used for self-exploration in the group are:
Body-centered Inquiry, Interpersonal Exercises, Group Sharing, Creative Expression and Ceremony.

The Group will meet every other Thursday
March 20th – December 4th
3 PM – 5 PM
North Berkeley
Cost: $45 per meeting (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Facilitator: Barbara Reiner

To register, call or email Barbara Reiner at 510-506-3902
barbara@spiritualawarenesscounseling.com

For more detailed information about the Coming of Age Group, visit:
https://embodyingspirit.org/embodying-spirit/coming-of-age-group-for-women-60/coming-of-age-group-a-pilot-group-for-women-60-and-over/

For information about Barbara and her work, visit:
https://embodyingspirit.org

Adopt a Homeless Senior Project

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“ADOPT A HOMELESS SENIOR”, A BERKELEY, CA NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT

LABOR DAY BLOCK-LONG GARAGE SALE
SILENT AUCTION
KEELER AVENUE, BERKELEY

If you live in the Bay Area, it is hard to miss seeing and being affected by the numbers of people who are living on the streets. They sleep in doorways, on benches and in tent communities that are cropping up under our overpasses, railways and freeways. Our shelters are at maximum capacity. The main cause of homelessness here in the Bay Area is a lack of affordable housing. According to St. Mary’s Center located in downtown Oakland, an agency that works with very poor and at-risk seniors, over 50% of the homeless in the Bay Area are seniors.

Several neighbors in Berkeley who live on Keeler Avenue have gathered together to do something to make a difference. I am one of those neighbors who has committed themselves to raising 17K, the average cost of getting one homeless senior off the streets and into housing. On Labor Day, Monday 9/3, we are going to have a BLOCK-LONG GARAGE SALE. At least a portion of the proceeds will be given to St. Mary’s Center in support of our “Adopt a Homeless Senior Project”.

I invite you to come and enjoy the Garage Sale or simply give a cash donation to St. Mary’s Center. You can donate on-line at stmaryscenter.org. If you do, please acknowledge the Keeler Neighborhood Fund so that your donation will go directly to support our project.

Thank you for helping us make a difference.

Barbara

LABOR DAY BLOCK-LONG GARAGE SALE & SILENT AUCTION

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“ADOPT A HOMELESS SENIOR” PROJECT
Keeler Avenue
Labor Day Garage Sale & Silent Auction
September 3
Garage Sale: 9 AM – 1 PM, between Grizzly Peak & Marin Ave
Silent Auction: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, between Forest & Miller
Proceeds to support the Keeler Avenue “Adopt A Homeless Senior Project”

COMING OF AGE GROUP, a group for women 60+

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via COMING OF AGE GROUP, a group for women 60+

COMING OF AGE GROUP, a group for women 60+

The next group cycle will begin on June 13th and end on November 28th

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The Coming of Age Group is a safe place for women 60+ to explore their issues and enjoy the openings and connections that accompany such work.  The circle is now open to new members for the 2018 Summer/Fall cycle.

The 2018 Summer/Fall 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  important to each individual via a combination of spiritual and psychological inquiry.

TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED
How do you see yourself? What is your relationship to aging?  What are your fears about aging?
How are you recognizing and nourishing your vibrancy and aliveness?
What devaluing beliefs do you carry about women your age? How do you limit yourself as a result?
What is your experience of grief and loss?
What is your Soul’s desire and purpose?
How do you live a life of truth, beauty and wisdom?
What is important to you?

THE GROUP FORMAT
Group Sharing and Feedback
Body-centered inquiry
Interpersonal Exercises
Creative expression (no artistic talent necessary)

2018 SUMMER/FALL COMING OF AGE GROUP MEETING TIMES
The Coming of Age Group will meet 11 times for 2 hours every other Wednesday evening.
Dates: June13, 2018 through November 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Berkeley
Cost: $45 per person per meeting
Facilitator: Barbara Reiner
Website: http://www.embodyingspirit.org
To Register: Call or email Barbara Reiner at 510-506-3902
barbara@spiritualawarenesscounseling.com