Come to the conversation and mediation meetup to find support in a safe space. The intention of this group is to help in transforming, healing and growing after a breakup, infidelity or a long time of feeling alone. Find support and connect with others.
In order to ensure a safe space, there are some rules we will need to agree on. If you can't agree on them now this meetup may not be for you. You can always speak to me privately instead. The agreements are as follows:
#1 Maintain Confidentiality
#2 Listening to hear not to respond.
#3 Open to mind and heart - I agree to “try on” and wear information I hear for a while as it stands. I release the need to evaluate, compare what I am learning, and tell people what I think they should do. Instead, I'll ask if they're open to a suggestion/different perspective.
#4 Responsibility - I agree to be open to creating new possibilities in my life by taking responsibility for my creations, reactions, experiences, and relationships.
Everyone will share a bit about themselves and what they'd like to gain from attending the group.
I will share some resources I've used to help move forward based on the conversation we have as a group and as needed by each person in the meeting space.
This space sells food and beverages; so if you'd like to come and enjoy time connect over food for the first 15-20 minutes.
I look forward to meeting you there!!
ABOUT THE GROUP ORGANIZER & FAQ:
I received a question from a group member and thought I'd share a bit more about myself, why I've started this group, what is the desired outcome.
Virginia who are you and is there anyone with mental health background?
I am a transformational coach with my own experience with infidelity, and my work of self-awareness, discovery, evolution, and transformation which began in 2009. I started my personal work of growth to move forward in relationships at first by seeking therapists support (sex therapist, marriage counseling, and family therapist). I found that my growth actually took place when I hired a coach, attended group seminars that allowed me to connect with people and learn skills to . The approach is a bit different. I've participated in Robbin-Maddens Strategic Intervention as well as Gottman Relationship Training, and I have completed the mental health first aid training which is provided to civil servants (police officers, fire fighter, paramedics). If someone in the group needs more than group support, then I will suggest other resources such as more in-depth group approaches and/or one-on-one with either a licensed therapist or with a coach.
Over 7 years ago when I experienced my bout of feeling betrayed, alone and guarded, I would have wanted a group that felt safe and heard. I'm facilitating this group with the goal of creating a safe space to connect, share and so that discovery and transformation can take place. It's something I would have wanted when I was in the painful trenches. It's what I'd like to create for you.
What's the dynamic of the group?
Too soon to tell, but this group has a code of conduct to ensure that members feel safe. All those attending must agree to the rules to ensure everyone feels the space is non-judgemental, that members feel a sense of confidentiality and support. I will ask us all to agree to them verbally at the start of the meeting to the code.
What is the agreement we as members would have to make?
Maintain Confidentiality - I agree that what is shared in the group will stay in the group.
Listening - I agree to respectfully listen to the communication of other. To listen to understand instead of to respond.
Open to mind and heart - I agree to “try on” and wear information I hear for a while as it stands. I release the need to evaluate or compare what I am learning."
Responsibility - I agree to be open to creating new possibilities in my life by taking responsibility for my creations, reactions, experiences and relationships.
The intention of the group is to connect, share and allow for a safe space for healing hearts to step into their power, overcome limiting beliefs, grow and transform. To ensure this a truly safe, a commitment by members to create a trusting group environment is needed. This provides the basis for powerful transformation, empowering exploration, inspired collaboration and vibrant living.come together for the purpose of learning, creating, communicating or working are well supported when the creation and maintenance of a safe, trusting space is established.
As a member, each person agrees to practice these standards to the best of his or her ability.
You will commit to the below:
* Maintain confidentiality. "What I see and hear that is personal or specific to another will stay here."
* Have an open and innocent mind and heart. "I allow myself to “try on” and wear the information for a while as it stands. I release the need to evaluate or compare what I am learning."
* Practice a positive focus. "I focus on what is working and what is right in a situation. I will fill my tank with the power of positivity."
This will be taking place at the Pinecrest Library.