Workshops & Presentations
Workshops & Presentations

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
~ Martha Graham

Workshops & Presentations

In addition to individual work, I enjoy group teaching and presentations on various topics from practical education to inspiring and experiential offerings. These range from single offerings to weekly classes that run for 6 to 8 weeks. Topics can be modified to fit your interests/needs.

Feel free to contact me to discuss an offering for your staff, church, support group or women’s group. In addition to the topics below, I welcome speaking with you about creating an offering that meets your specific interest/need, including facilitated retreats.

I Have Taught and Presented in the Following Venues:

  • Senior centers
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Spirituality and Retreat Centers
  • Retirement Communities
  • Skilled Nursing/Rehab Facilities

Topic Titles Have Included:

  • Guided Autobiography: Write Your Story – Two Pages at a Time*
  • Collaged Journaling for Meaning-Making and Wellness
  • Earth Praise: Celebrating Nature’s Gifts
  • Mandala Self-Exploration
  • Clear Seeing, Deep Listening: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
  • Open Heart, Broken Heart: Poems of Love and Loss
  • Listening with the Ear of the Heart
  • Anxiety: Name It, Tame It, Reframe It!
  • Interfaith Principles for Peaceful Leadership
  • Compassion Fatigue: The High Cost of Caring
  • Journaling Through Grief
  • Catching Story: Life Review at End of Life
  • The Healing Art of Poem-Making
  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Guided Imagery
  • Healing Loss, Grief and Disappointment
  • The Healing Art of Collage
  • Humor: Laughter’s Healing Medicine
  • Embracing the Darkness, Welcoming the Light: A Winter Solstice Ceremony
  • Thankfulness: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

*Note: Guided Autobiography (an 8-week class) will soon be available for interested participants around the U.S. in a live Webinar format, easily accessed from your home computer! Please contact me if you wish to learn more and be added to the interest list.

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