Second Ripening Group - for Women in the Second Half of Life

What Are You Incubating?

As women age they have a resurgence of energy, passion for new ideas, and the capacity to re-create themselves in new ways. This group provides an opportunity for a collaborative and generative process of discovering what you woul;d like to incubate, ripen and manifest at this stage of your life. Discover your path of joy, engagement, meaning and purpose. Identify blocks and beliefs that no longer serve you and move beyond them with courage to speak and act from your mind and heart. Illuminate your magnificence and wisdom. From stillness and a process of inquiry, move towards that which is calling you. This emergence into new or deeper ventures can relate to any area of life: health, spirituality, creativity, work, relationships, travel, community service.

Join this group to explore, identify, and anchor:

  • an unlived dream or passion from an earlier stage of your life that you want to revisit and pursue now
  • something new and surprising that you suddenly feel drawn towards
  • a secret yearning you haven’t said out loud
  • a seed idea (conscious or unconcious) waiting to take form
  • ways you can create a more balanced and joyful life

Through mindfulness, creativity and positive psychology, you will engage in experiential activities that help you identify and harness your intentions and goals, and anchor them by taking a step towards action in an area that nurtures and energizes you. The expressive modalities include journaling, autobiographical storytelling, visual arts, sandplay and body wisdom. Strength-based assessment tools, ritual and nature will be used as additional resources.

An onsite outdoor labyrinth will be used as a mindfulness process, weather and light permitting.

CEUs are available for MFTs and LCSWs for an additional fee of $35.

This group offers a safe and supportive, playful and non-judgmental setting, and is held in the spirit of compassion and gratitude for self and others. Dive in, take a leap, be courageous! Join us and share your journey with a group of wise and wonderful women.

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