COMING OF AGE GROUP, a group for women 60+

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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

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The Spirituallooking-at-the-tops-of-trees-3 Awareness Group is a year-long training for individuals interested in personal exploration, healing and empowerment. It provides a gentle holding environment within which to learn how to face the unexplored and often tender places inside of ourselves with support and compassion.  Simultaneously, participants discover and reclaim their essential capacities such  as strength, spaciousness, pleasure and joy.

WHAT MEMBERS HAVE SAID…
“The comfort and security and the love of this group have allowed me to just be me, to learn more about who I am and how I show up in the world, and to deepen my relationship with myself and others.”

“I am a big believer in the work that Barbara does.  I love how she cuts through the stories to get right to the “heart” and “soul” of the matter.  I have worked with her for many years now and never hesitate to recommend her to anyone.”

“This group has been immensely helpful and supportive for me. I have been going through a difficult transition time and found I was encouraged to be with whatever was true for me. Barbara creates a very safe and caring space to go inside, open to ourselves and be witnessed.”

WHAT WE DO…
Body-Centered Inquiry      Sharing     Interpersonal Exercises    Group Feedback     Creative Expression     Ceremony

2018 GROUP MEETING DATES & TIMES
The Spiritual Awareness Group meets for 2 1/4 hours every other Tuesday evening.

Dates: January 23, 2018 through December 12, 2018
Time: 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Berkeley
Cost: $65 per person per meeting
Facilitator: Barbara Reiner
Website: http://www.embodyingspirit.com
To Apply: Call or email Barbara Reiner at 510-506-3902
barbara@spiritualawarenesscounseling.com

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COMING OF AGE GROUP, a group for women 60+

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COMING OF AGE GROUP, a group for women 60+

IN 2018, THERE WILL TWO COMING OF AGE GROUPS:
The first group will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 2 PM – 4 PM.
The second group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 PM – 9 PM.
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The Coming of Age Group is in its 3rd cycle and the work continues to deepen.  The 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 Winter/Spring Season.

The 2018 Winter/Spring 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.

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 WINTER/SPRING COMING OF AGE GROUP HAS 2 MEETING TIMES
The Coming of Age Group will meet 9 times for 2 hours every other Wednesday afternoon or evening.
Dates: January 24, 2018 through May 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  or 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


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Pier said: August 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Hi Barbara. I am interested in this group and a 74-year-old lesbian who has certainly been feeling the challenges of aging!
I believe that a group for women of our age group is very essential to not only learning more about excepting where we are in life.
I can attend these sessions but find the $45 a little high so would like to suggest a more doable fee of $25-$30. What do you think about this? PIer

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Barbara Reiner responded: August 14, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Hi Pler,
Glad to hear you are interested in the Coming of Age Group and would love to talk with you about. I have been talking with each of the women I don’t yet know who are interested in the group over the phone. We can talk about the group fee at that time. I am amenable to a fee that is doable for you. Are you available for a brief phone conversation in the near future?
Warmly,
Barbara

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Lala said: August 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Hi Barbara,
I am interested in the group and have two questions. How large will the group be? and is this a drop-in group or full commitment for the entire time? I’m asking because I would be missing about 3 of the meetings (intermittent, not 3 consecutive weeks) and I don’t want to pay for meetings I am unable to attend. Thanks.

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Barbara Reiner responded: August 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Hi Lala,
Thanks for your email and interest in the Coming of Age group. The group consists of 7 meetings and is not a drop-in group. Every participant commits to pay for all of the meetings, like a tuition. If the group continues after this first pilot round, maybe the dates will work out better for you the next time. I hope so. If you like, we can arrange a telephone conversation to talk about the group and see if it is what you are looking for.

Please let me know if you have any other questions about this group or about my work in general.
Warmly,
Barbara

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Lala said: August 24, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Thanks the quick reply. I’ll have to pass for this session but would like to know if you schedule another one.

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Barbara Reiner responded: August 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm

I will notify you if the group continues or a new one starts.
Take care,
Barbara

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Barbara Reiner responded: January 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hi Lala,
There is another Coming of Age Group scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 15th. Here is a link to more information about the group on my website: https://embodyingspirit.org/category/counseling/barbara-reiner/
Please contact me with any questions you may have and let me know if you are interested.
Happy New Year!
Warmly,
Barbara

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ellen said: August 31, 2016 at 4:36 am

I am possibly interested. I need to know if you are near public transportation? thank you.
ellen

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Barbara Reiner responded: August 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Hi Ellen,
Happy to hear from you.
I am 1/2 block away from the 65 bus stop, however, I think it only runs until around 8:45 PM and the group goes until 9:30 PM.
Warmly,
Barbara

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Jocelyn Hampton said: August 31, 2016 at 7:18 pm

I am most interested in this group. I have a few questions and would appreciate as short chat over the phone if possible. Thank you for wanting to share your learnings with us.

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Barbara Reiner responded: August 31, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Hi Jocelyn,
I would love a “short chat” over the phone with you to talk about the group. Are you available today (Wednesday, 8/31)?
Warmly,
Barbara

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Jocelyn Hampton said: August 31, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Yes…I will be around until about 4 pm. Jocelyn Hampton cell:415-793-6400

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Linda Stephens said: September 2, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Hi Barbara, Linda Stephens from Walnut Creek here,, I am very interested in your group, and Tuesday night are good for me. Are you having an introductory night? Also,, like Pier, a fee of $25 or $30 per class would be better for the budget. Hope that does work for you. Warmly Linda

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Barbara Reiner responded: September 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Hi Linda,
Great to hear from you. Are you available for a phone conversation this weekend? Later in the afternoon today (Saturday, 9/3) would work for me or let me know what other times might work for you. I look forward to talking with you.
Warmly,
Barbara

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Jordan Lyn Hogan said: September 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Barbara – I am interested in this group if there is still room. Let me know. Perfect timing. Thanks, as always, with love, Lyn

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Barbara Reiner responded: September 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Hi Lyn,
I would love your presence in this group. Just mail me a $45 deposit which will cover the cost of your first session scheduled for 9/20/16. Once I get the deposit, I will mail you a confirmation letter. Much love, B

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Jordan Lyn Hogan said: September 6, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Great….but I did notice that I misunderstood the dates, and I will be gone for the 2nd and 3rd meeting. If that’s poor timing for the group, I certainly understand, and could bow out. We will be selling the house and moving in early 2017 (Feb/Mar), so this just seemed a perfect send-off, but let me know. Love, L

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Barbara Reiner responded: September 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Wow. Major transition. Let me sit with this. How do you feel about missing 2 of the groups?

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Jordan Lyn Hogan said: September 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Yes, please sit with it. I think I’m OK with missing two, esp #2 and #3 because then I have the last 4 continuously. But from your perspective, if the group is all women new to you or the group setting, it might be odd for them?? We could also talk about some individual sessions where you could share some of the spirit of the group. My last day of work (retirement) was last Wednesday, so I do feel the desire for a transition conversation that is both about aging and the next journey. Give it a few days and let me know where you land. Love, L

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Barbara Reiner responded: September 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Lyn, feel free to respond to my direct email (not public) at barbara@barbarareiner.com. Love, b

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Barbara Reiner responded: September 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm

I’ll get back to you soon. Congratulations!!!! on your retirement!

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Fall 2017 Coming of Age Group for Women 60+

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The Coming of Age Group is in its 2nd cycle and the work is deepening.  The group has become 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 Fall Season.

The Fall 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!

Warmly,

Barbara

Every other Tuesday evening, July 19th – November 8th
9 Meetings
6:45 PM – 8:45 PM
North Berkeley
Cost: $45 per meeting
Facilitator: Barbara Reiner
Website: http://www.embodyingspirit.org

To Register: Call or email Barbara Reiner at 510-506-3902
barbara@spiritualawarenesscounseling.com

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Date Change for the Coming of Age Group for Women 60+

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