Grow With Me

Women's Meditation Group

Thursday Evenings 8pmEST - 9pmEST via Zoom

Who: Anyone who identifies as a woman and is seeking a safe, supportive group to explore meditation practice and how it can support one’s inner healing or growth. 

What: This is a drop-in group, so come when your schedule allows. To maintain a safe and supportive space for each participant, I request that anyone new to the group either connect with me beforehand or arrive 10 minutes early. 

Each group begins with a brief introduction to the theme or focus of the meditation. I guide us in a 20-30 minute meditation. Then there is time for sharing one’s experience with the meditation, how practice is showing up in daily life, questions about practice. Sharing is always optional.

A reminder email with login is sent Thursday morning. A follow-up email sent on Friday to those who attended the night before.

Why:  In a world that tells us we need to be different than we are right now, that the moment we are in is never good enough, taking time to reconnect and listen deeply to our inner wisdom is empowering and radical. Practicing the cultivation of mindfulness (aka loving awareness or presence) and (self) compassion in community helps us to connect to our shared humanity. This group will encourage trusting in ourselves, growing self-love and acceptance, relating kindly and nonjudgmentally to the busyness and habitual patterns of the mind, bringing kind curiosity to our inner experience as we deepen and widen our field of awareness, and so much more!

Cost: Free

One-on-One Mentoring

This is for anyone interested in exploring how cultivating mindfulness and compassion can support and inspire one’s life, both personally and professionally.  This is also for those interested in beginning or deepening their meditation practice. These sessions can range from 30-90 minutes with frequency based on your unique life situation. Reach out to schedule a free 15 minute virtual exploration. 

Workshops

Workshops tend to be a one time event or a shortened version of a course. Scope and sequence will be personalized to particular audience and topics can vary widely. Below are just examples.

  • Mindfulness 101: Listen! Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something
  • What is Meditation? Wandering Minds Want to Know
  • Open the Heart: Lovingkindness Practice
  • Meditation: Building a Daily Practice
  • Self-Compassion as Radical Self-Care
  • Mindful Parenting or Caregiver Group – Press Pause & Respond with Presence 

Courses

Courses tend to be multiple weeks. Scope and sequence will be personalized to particular audience and topics can vary widely. Below are just examples.

  • Compassion Cultivation Training (link to more information)– This evidenced-based 8 week course (developed by Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) brings one through a 6 step meditation process to deepen and strengthen one’s capacity to be compassionate. It provides depth and breadth beyond any single workshop. 
  • Engaged Mindfulness Meditation Group – This 8 week series (45 minutes – 1.5 hours, depends on group) that helps build or strengthen one’s mindfulness practice, introducing compassion cultivation practices.
  • Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 4 week course, meets 1 hour/week or a day-long workshop (6 hours to include breaks & mindful movement)
    • Sample Description:
      What if, when faced with difficulty and stress, we could meet life with steadiness and respond from a place of presence and compassion? Mindfulness practice is the deliberate act of paying attention to the present moment without expectations or judgment. It cultivates a deeper awareness of our inner landscape so that we have more choice in how we relate and respond to our experiences. Being present with things just as they are, even when it is unpleasant, can lessen stress and anxiety, improve relationships, and increase resiliency, joy and gratitude to name a few benefits.
  • Compassion for Others – Cultivating Common Humanity in These Challenging Times
    • Sample Description:
      Compassion is an action arising from our natural inclination to care for and connect with others. It requires us to turn toward suffering. With the demands of our daily lives, this action can feel overwhelming, so our tendency is to pull or look away. Yet, as Sharon Salzberg writes, “In order to do anything about the suffering of the world we must have the strength to face it without turning away.” Through meditation and dyadic exercises, this workshop will provide the space for you to begin exploring what compassion is and is not, how it arises within, and ways to strengthen your capacity to turn towards others. Cultivating compassion deepens our connection with others and the world, gifting us with the beauty of our common humanity.

Cost

Pricing depends on the scope and sequence of the engagement. Please do not let financial constraints prevent you from reaching out.

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