A Deepening course led by Lynn Fraser and Lisa Meuser
Holidays can feel like TOO MUCH! For many people the holidays in December are highly charged with too much travel, visitors or visiting, presents to buy, shortage of time, anxiety, food, sugar, alcohol, celebrating, family, money and over-stimulation of the senses. Add in pressure to feel jolly and be a big happy family and it’s no wonder we’re stressed.
We’ll explore ways to support ourselves and our families. Inquiry will include looking at words and images of how we think we should feel at this time of year and what these sensations, energies and feelings in the body seem to mean. We’ll cover practical strategies, positive self-care, guided inquiry, breathing and in-the-moment ways to calm down and be present.
Family issues could include the delicate negotiations around how time is allocated over the holidays with in-laws and blended families. There may be people we don’t want to see but feel we should or we may be missing people who have passed or can’t be with us. We may have a partner who isn’t accepted or welcomed or we may be estranged from our family of origin. Memories of fighting in prior years may create a sense of dread about this one. It might be the first time we’re away from home or the first holiday after a major change like divorce or death. Or we may love being around family but still feel stressed.
Many of us feel pressure around time and money. Routines of self-care may fall away due to travel, lack of time, disrupted sleep patterns or having company in the house. Our moods will be affected by sugar, food and alcohol and by recrimination and judgments around our behavior and that of others. The joy of the holidays can be lost in the pressure to create a certain type of experience or to feel a certain way.
This is fruitful ground for inquiry. There are some patterns we can change. Others may be more tolerable or enjoyable when we see through what it seems to mean, about ourselves or others.
Two hours of guided practice, discussion and support could make a real difference this year. We’ll hold two classes before Christmas and one just after the New Year. In every class we explore self-care through breathing and guided practices that calm and release triggers, allowing us to finally relax.
Group calls will be held Sundays December 14, 21 and January 4 at 1PM Eastern (New York). Let us know if you would like to come but those times don’t work.
We are offering two ways for you to participate:
Three two-hour group classes Sundays December 14, 21 and January 4 at 1PM Eastern.
Four facilitations, two each with Senior Facilitator Trainers Lisa Meuser and Lynn Fraser
Two facilitations with Certified Living Inquiries facilitators
Complimentary admittance to a weekly online guided Natural Rest meditation
A pdf copy of Scott Kiloby’s Living Relationship book
Cost $425. This counts as a prerequisite for Living Inquiries facilitator training.
Three two-hour group classes Sundays December 14, 21 and January 4 at 1PM Eastern (New York).
Cost from $99 depending on what you include. Private facilitations are available at a reduced rate. Please contact Lisa and Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this and other payment options.