Patient Events

Calm in Every Storm: Resolve to be Spiritually Resilient in 2023

This workshop is presented at no charge as part of Thrive’s 2023 Flourishing Discipleship series.

Don’t let the storms of life sweep you under.

  • Learn to Recognize and accept your stress response
  • Develop ways to Resource your faith for inner resilience
  • Gain strength through Relating with others
Are you stressed? Tired? Feel like bad things will never stop happening? Make 2023 your year to regain your hope, energy and purpose. In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll gain strength and strategies for staying resilient through the storms of life. We’ll be drawing forth reassurance, realistic optimism, meaning, and perspective as we are refreshed by connecting with others. Give us two hours and we’ll give you a flourishing 2023!
Suggested Reading: Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness, by Charles Hansen

Day and time: Saturday, Feb 4, 9:30-11:30 am

Location: First Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 2230 13th St and on Zoom

Cost: Free, but you must sign up to reserve your spot!

Weekly Care Group

Reflect with an opening time of quiet
Share your challenges and victories
Receive Compassion from others

Join us for this weekly gathering to support and care for one another. Each week begins with a 3 minute time of silent reflection, followed by a time of circle participants sharing and supporting one another. We’ll end with a meditative closing. Sessions are 60 minutes long.

Recommended reading: radical compassion, by tara brach

Day and time: Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon weekly, beginning Mar 2, 2022
Cost: $40 per month
Email with questions: svarley@comcast.net

 

Truth in Love 8-Week Group for Women

  • Practice Fierce self-compassion by protecting, providing for and motivating yourself in the world with others
  • Experience Nurturing compassion for others as you deepen significant relationships through respectful truth-telling
  • Learn about Tender self-compassion by being with yourself fully
Join us for this weekly gathering to strengthen the practice of mindful compassion through greater knowing of yourself, and clear speaking of the truth in love with others. Each session begins with a brief compassion meditation, followed by a time of circle participants sharing and supporting one another. Sessions are 90 minutes long.

The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything about ourselves and our lives, by embracing with care our moment-to moment experience.

Suggested Reading:
Fierce Self-Compassion, by Kristen Neff

Day and time: Tuesdays from 8:30-10:00 am every week, Oct. 11-Nov 29

Cost: $30 per week, or $225 for the entire 8 weeks