CULTIVATE WISDOM, CONNECT WITH OTHERS, CELEBRATE LIFE!
As a woman well into my “third act” I have discovered that others age 55 and onwards are eager to have a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities we all experience as we navigate this phase of life. In the Conscious Aging Program developed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, I have found a wonderful source of guidance in this exploration, one that I am grateful to share, as a Certified Conscious Aging Facilitator.
“Aging is not merely about the body losing it’s poise, strength and self-trust. Aging also invites you to become aware of the sacred circle that shelters your life.” from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue
The final third of life is a great opportunity for spiritual, emotional and psychological growth. And yet in our youth-obsessed culture, there is fear and anxiety about growing older, especially for those who enter their later years alone.
In the IONS Conscious Aging Program, participants learn to:
>Exploretheir unexamined, self-limiting beliefs and assumptions about aging and learn to make better choices about how to age more consciously.
>Develop the skills of self-compassion to cope more effectively with the stresses associated with aging.
>Discoverwhat has given heart and meaning to their lives and how that can enrich their intentions for a healthy aging process.
>Identifythe regrets, sufferings, and negative self-concepts that have kept them from more fully appreciating themselves and their lives;
>Minimizeany feelings of isolation from others and deepen their relationship with the world around them;
>Learnto manage their fears and those of their loved ones in the presence of death through the transformative power of surrender and acceptance; and
>Cultivatea personal roadmap for their own aging journey by deepening their spiritual life and learning to make each moment matter.
Please know that the workshops are interactive and experiential and are not therapy groups; the facilitator’s role is to guide and support only.
You are welcome to contact me directly for additional information, or to inquire about upcoming online experiential courses; arranging for workshops hosted for a group of 9 or more friends in your home, or for your organization or workplace. Program cost varies based on the time and format.