- Being Gentle With Yourself
We will look at what gentleness means for each of us, what it looks like, why it has been lacking, what it would mean to be gentler with ourselves, and how that would change your life. This meetup includes presentation and discussion. You may pay at the meetup. We will meet in the lobby of the Union Bank Tower Building at the corner of Washington and Broadway. I'll bring you up at 7pm since the elevators are often locked after business hours.
- Getting to Still
Getting to Still is essential for our peace of mind and yet it can be elusive. We have an extraordinary opportunity at this meetup to be joined by Isabelle D'Arcy, L.Ac. who will be doing acupuncture, while you are fully clothed sitting in your seats, in a few areas to drop you into deeper stillness. If you would rather not have acupuncture, no problem. You may pay at the event. Notice this meetup is on Sunday, not our usual Saturday. We will meet at the Union Bank Tower Lobby (corner Broadway and Washington, facing Washington) and I will bring you up to Nedspace on the 11th floor at 10am. The elevators are often locked on weekends for our safety..
- Your Tender, Complex, and Intimate Relationship with Money
When it comes to money, our relationship can be complex indeed, sometimes a source of comfort, fear, peace, shame, etc. We'll take a nonjudgmental psychological look at that relationship, how it developed, its current manifestation, and how you would like to be more aware in this area of your life. This is not a financial seminar rather an opportunity to look at your own beliefs and relationship with money. We will meet in the Union Bank Tower Lobby at 1pm and I will bring you up to the 11th Floor, Nedspace, where we'll meet in the conference room. You may pay for the meetup at the event.
- Surviving Betrayal and Using it to Grow
Experiencing betrayal, in any form, can cut us to the quick. Heartbreak, confusion, loneliness, the pain of loss, fear of the future are some of the consequences we can suffer. As we discuss betrayal, we will talk of the emotions and how one's process can evolve over time, eventually leading to personal growth. Meet in the Union Bank Tower Lobby and I will bring you up to Nedspace on the 11th floor. The elevators are often locked outside of regular business hours. You may pay at the event.
- The Difference Between Feelings and Behavior: On the Road to Integrity
We'll define integrity and how the ability to differentiate between feelings and behavior will help us become more congruent, effective, and authentic. We will have a presentation and discussion. You may pay at the event. Underground parking is $3 for the first hour, $5 for the whole day until 5pm. We'll meet in the Union Bank Tower lobby and I will bring you up to Nedspace on the 11th floor at 10am. The elevators are usually locked on weekends for our safety.
- Reducing Conflict Within and Without
We will look at how conflict resides within us and how we are in conflict with others. In moving this information from subconscious to more conscious, we can more effectively make decisions having a positive effect on our relationships. There will be presentation and discussion. You may pay at the event. Since the elevators are often locked on weekends, I'll come down at 1pm to bring you up to Nedspace on the 11th floor.
- Monthly Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families Meetup
This meetup has an open format in which adult children of dysfunctional families may discuss various issues brought up by the group's participants at each monthly meeting. We will continue to "connect the dots," seeing how our family of origin issues still affect us today. We will meet in the Union Bank Tower Lobby at 3pm to go up to Nedspace on the 11th floor together. The elevator is locked on weekends for our safety. You are welcome to pay at the meetup.
- Beginning a Conversation on the Enneagram
The enneagram is a personality typing system, as are others such as the Meyers-Briggs, though it is entirely different in its foundation. It has personally affected me, not only in my work, but creating a happier, more understanding household as my adult children and I have known our enneagram types for years. It can lead to greater insight as well as more compassion with yourself and others. Since there is much desire to explore the enneagram, we will talk about it, how it can be helpful to understanding yourself and your needs, as well as understanding others in your life. The nine enneagram types will be described at the meetup. This meetup will last two hours rather than our usual time so the fee is increased slightly. You may pay at the meetup. We will meet in the Union Bank Tower Lobby (facing Washington near the cross street of Broadway). I will come down at 7pm to bring everyone up to Nedspace on the 11th floor because the elevators are locked after hours for our safety.
- Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Therapy
Albert Ellis was one of the fathers of psychology with his Rational Emotive Therapy. It is a brilliant and useful cognitive behavioral approach to improving mental and emotional health and happiness. During this meetup, Ellis' theory and method will be presented and you can experience how it can be applied to you personally. We will meet in the lobby of the Union Bank Tower Lobby (at the corner of Broadway and Washington, entrance facing Washington) in front of the elevators. The elevators are usually locked on the weekends for our safety so I will come down and get you at 10am and bring you to the 11th floor, Nedspace. You may pay at the meetup.
- Codependency: What It Is and How to Become Less Codependent
Out of love or lack of understanding, we often behave in ways that are not healthy for ourselves. In this meetup, we will clearly define codependency, how it manifests, and how to deal with relationships or situations in a non-codependent way. We will meet in the Union Bank Tower Lobby (corner of Washington and Broadway, facing Washington) at 1:00pm and ride up to the 11th floor together. Otherwise, the elevator is locked on the weekends for our safety. You are welcome to pay at the meetup.