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What does it mean to Love yourself?

All meetings are currently via Zoom.

We may start Zoom and in-person soon.

This group started in 2013. After years of therapy and personal healing, this group was started to share what it means to Love ourselves.

The meetings are free, and led by myself, Pat Vulk. I am not a therapist. I've participated in 8 years of personal therapy, I lead other Group Therapy meetings, especially Living With Awareness Courage and Love (ACL), and am currently in my 3rd year grad school to become a Psychotherapist. I host these meetings to learn about myself, to help others as I have been helped, to get practice for my future career, and because I find fulfillment in this role.

Each meeting is an open discussion amongst participants - either sharing or listening...above all we share a space that is welcoming and accepting without judgement.

The last week of the month, the format is a program from the ACL format - a protocol developed by Dr Mavis Tsai and her husband, both professors of Psychology at the University of Washington.

The goal is for each and every participant to learn something about how to Love themselves.

By Loving ourselves completely and unconditionally, we can discover and experience true happiness and joy. As we learn to Love ourselves, we begin to 'awaken' to the essence of our existence. We learn to shed the expectations society has placed on us (Ego), and we grow to understand our own and others' inherent worth and beauty.

The modality of this group is similar to group therapy. It incorporates principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Meditation, and secular Spirituality. All people, all issues, all beliefs are welcome! Several of our regular attendees are Christian. Myself, I believe in God - defined as Love. We often discuss our spirituality or lack thereof without judgement.

Feel free to contact me, Pat Vulk with any questions or concerns regarding this group, either via phone (425-295-9533) or messaging through this site.

Learning to Love ourselves is generally taught is by discussing how we are NOT loving ourselves. Below are examples and clues which open the door to the ideas.

Why should you attend?

- Have you taken the ACEs test?

- Were you severely punished as a child?

- Did you witness scary things as a child?

- Does your partner know everything about you or do you have a lot of secrets?

- Do your children overwhelm you?

- Are you in an unhappy marriage?

- Are you looking at porn every night?

- Is work stressing you out regularly?

- Are you drinking every day?

- Do you do things you know you should not?

- Are you overwhelmed with grief?

- Are you sad and/or depressed and crying frequently?

- Are you being abused or are you abusing someone?

- Are you trapped in the sex industry?

- Are you making money as a stripper, sex worker, or online via some sexual method?

- Are you afraid?

If you answered yes to ANY of the above, you might learn something in the meetings.

There are no fees, no gimmicks, no secrets.

Here are a few resources:

- https://www.psychologytoday.com/

- good source regarding anxiety (https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/therapy-for-anxiety-disorders.htm)

- herohouse.org (http://herohouse.org/) - mental illness resource for jobs

- Warm line (http://crisisclinic.org/find-help/washington-warm-line/) King County Crisis LIne - 206-461-3222 - Resource help - dial 211

- Genesis.org (http://genesisnow.org/explore-our-program-to-end-sex-trafficking-in-seattle/) - help for women trapped in the sex industry or abusive relationships

Upcoming events (4+)

Weekly Meeting

Location visible to members

Welcome!

The purpose of this group is to have open, safe, and authentic communication about life. How can we Love ourselves more? How are we not Loving ourselves?

We currently also meet via Zoom:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/964148642

Password: awakelove

The meetings are a safe place to share what's happening - both good and bad in your life.

Most often we talk about the problems we are experiencing in life.

ALL are welcome!!

Contact me -[masked] if you have any questions or are curious about the format etc.

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Where in the building will we meet?

When you pull into the EBC driveway, you will see the building in front of you. Pull forward and into the garage. You may park in the parking lot for free.

Once parked, walk back toward the entrance you just drove through. On the left as you face the exit to the garage, there are some doors - they are grey. Open them, go in, and use the elevator to your left or walk up the stairs also at your left. Go up to the next floor.

As you exit the elevator or stairs there will be a little library/store in front of you. Turn right.

There will be a long hall in front of you, walk forward about 40ft, there is a room on the right - room number 1. That is where we meet.

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This group is only about healing and Loving ourselves unconditionally. Please read the rules before attending.

Awake Love Rules (https://awakelove.org/group-therapy-rules/)

Together, we will create a safe and welcoming place for all who attend.

Weekly Meeting

Location visible to members

Welcome!

The purpose of this group is to have open, safe, and authentic communication about life. How can we Love ourselves more? How are we not Loving ourselves?

We currently also meet via Zoom:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/964148642

Password: awakelove

The meetings are a safe place to share what's happening - both good and bad in your life.

Most often we talk about the problems we are experiencing in life.

ALL are welcome!!

Contact me -[masked] if you have any questions or are curious about the format etc.

________________________________

Where in the building will we meet?

When you pull into the EBC driveway, you will see the building in front of you. Pull forward and into the garage. You may park in the parking lot for free.

Once parked, walk back toward the entrance you just drove through. On the left as you face the exit to the garage, there are some doors - they are grey. Open them, go in, and use the elevator to your left or walk up the stairs also at your left. Go up to the next floor.

As you exit the elevator or stairs there will be a little library/store in front of you. Turn right.

There will be a long hall in front of you, walk forward about 40ft, there is a room on the right - room number 1. That is where we meet.

--------------------------------------

This group is only about healing and Loving ourselves unconditionally. Please read the rules before attending.

Awake Love Rules (https://awakelove.org/group-therapy-rules/)

Together, we will create a safe and welcoming place for all who attend.

Weekly Meeting

Location visible to members

Welcome!

The purpose of this group is to have open, safe, and authentic communication about life. How can we Love ourselves more? How are we not Loving ourselves?

We currently also meet via Zoom:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/964148642

Password: awakelove

The meetings are a safe place to share what's happening - both good and bad in your life.

Most often we talk about the problems we are experiencing in life.

ALL are welcome!!

Contact me -[masked] if you have any questions or are curious about the format etc.

________________________________

Where in the building will we meet?

When you pull into the EBC driveway, you will see the building in front of you. Pull forward and into the garage. You may park in the parking lot for free.

Once parked, walk back toward the entrance you just drove through. On the left as you face the exit to the garage, there are some doors - they are grey. Open them, go in, and use the elevator to your left or walk up the stairs also at your left. Go up to the next floor.

As you exit the elevator or stairs there will be a little library/store in front of you. Turn right.

There will be a long hall in front of you, walk forward about 40ft, there is a room on the right - room number 1. That is where we meet.

--------------------------------------

This group is only about healing and Loving ourselves unconditionally. Please read the rules before attending.

Awake Love Rules (https://awakelove.org/group-therapy-rules/)

Together, we will create a safe and welcoming place for all who attend.

Weekly Meeting

Location visible to members

Welcome!

The purpose of this group is to have open, safe, and authentic communication about life. How can we Love ourselves more? How are we not Loving ourselves?

We currently also meet via Zoom:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/964148642

Password: awakelove

The meetings are a safe place to share what's happening - both good and bad in your life.

Most often we talk about the problems we are experiencing in life.

ALL are welcome!!

Contact me -[masked] if you have any questions or are curious about the format etc.

________________________________

Where in the building will we meet?

When you pull into the EBC driveway, you will see the building in front of you. Pull forward and into the garage. You may park in the parking lot for free.

Once parked, walk back toward the entrance you just drove through. On the left as you face the exit to the garage, there are some doors - they are grey. Open them, go in, and use the elevator to your left or walk up the stairs also at your left. Go up to the next floor.

As you exit the elevator or stairs there will be a little library/store in front of you. Turn right.

There will be a long hall in front of you, walk forward about 40ft, there is a room on the right - room number 1. That is where we meet.

--------------------------------------

This group is only about healing and Loving ourselves unconditionally. Please read the rules before attending.

Awake Love Rules (https://awakelove.org/group-therapy-rules/)

Together, we will create a safe and welcoming place for all who attend.

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