Coming out of Hibernation. Moving Forward with Intention
Coming out of Hibernation: A self-awareness workshop for this moment in time.
6 weekly sessions beginning May 18
LIVE ONLINE via zoom
When we come out of this pandemic in a few months, will you be ready? Who will you be?
Now is the perfect time for some creative self-examination to reboot and reimagine anything—or everything! If you value self knowledge, good relationships, happiness, feeling confident, hearty laughter, and a generally peaceful existence, this workshop will help you fine tune your thoughts and actions to point you in the direction of living and working the way you want.
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."
This workshop is an invitation to take an intentional pause and to notice yourself and how you actually spend your days.
Cuddle up with yourself and recalibrate what you want in your life; like a cozy hand-knitted sweater that’s maybe slightly scratchy but you still love it. You can take action right now. You don't have to wait for the pandemic to be over. Join us for six weeks of thought-provoking, creative arts therapy and writing activities dreamed up during these many months of self-reflection and a deep-dive researching how our habits and personal stories impact our emotional wellbeing, relationships, and life satisfaction.
The workshop will be a hybrid of didactic learning and creative interactive activities that includes cherry-picked favorite lessons from thought leaders in the fields of psychology, habit formation, emotional wellbeing, and behavior change.
Would you like to move towards a life that is deeply fulfilling, aligned with your values?
Do you even know what your values are? (most of us never stop to think about this). This workshop will synthesize twenty years of clinical experience by applying the therapeutic concepts of creative play, mindfulness, metacognition, relational psychotherapy, and art therapy to deepen our understanding of ourselves, to reduce anxiety and minimize re-entry stress. Plus, we'll be borrowing a ton of inspiration from these famous folks:
- Russ Harris, psychologist, The Happiness Trap
- James Clear, Atomic Habits
- Angela Duckworth, GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
- Glennon Doyle, Untamed
- Adam Grant, Think Again
- Alain de Botton, creator of The School of Life
- Steven Hayes, PhD, creator of ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- and more...
Your guide and collaborator for this unique group experience is Drena Fagen, LCSW-R, LCAT, ATR-BC
"What ONE thing would you like to change or tweak in your life this year? I ask myself this question all the time, more than once a year. Unfortunately, these last two years, 2019 and 2020, needed more than a little tweak. For my whole life I have been comfortably relying on rules and strategies for living that were set in motion and had worked for me since high school. I had well-established ways of being and doing. My version was goal-directed, success-oriented, people-pleasing; designed to get shit done and make other people happy. I also had an uncanny ability to see the best in every situation (which turned out to not be as useful as it sounds). Living through a rough divorce, four years of Trump, pandemic isolation, and the painful urgency of BLM protests, these tried and true ways of living failed me. I was overwhelmed and bereft. “Have no fear,” I thought. “You should know what to do.” This was my job for goodness sakes. So, I threw myself a rescue buoy and applied all my therapist know-how, plus some new tricks, to my own life. In the midst of this global pause on life, I took a deep-dive reading, researching and experimenting with how our long standing habits, automatic behaviors, and the personal stories we tell ourselves can both help us and hurt us. I discovered that our emotional wellbeing, relationships, and life satisfaction truly depends on us paying much closer attention to exactly what we are doing (not what we are thinking) at every moment. I hope you'll join me to notice something you haven't seen about yourself before." — Drena.
Amie A. February 2021