This small group workshop is an opportunity to dive into deeper personal work. We will engage with specific themes brought by the participants, such as unresolved dilemmas, past hurts, fears about the future and relationship struggles. This work involves compassionately and constructively engaging with inner challenges in a safe and supportive group environment – in order to gain emotional and intellectual clarity, to process life experiences and to create a new way forward.
This 5-hour guided workshop is for people who seek to engage in deeper emotional processing. Participants are encouraged to either bring a question or inner dilemma to work on, or to come with an open mind and see what emerges on the day. Depending on the size of the group we may or may not be able to work with what everyone brings, but being part of the group experience will nonetheless be enriching for every participant because the themes in different people’s lives often have a lot in common. There will be multiple breaks throughout the afternoon and a cup of tea served at the end to gently ease into the evening.
Please note that strong emotions may surface as a result of engaging in emotional processing work and sometimes emotions may continue to surface beyond the duration of the workshop. There are two important recommendations: 1. Leave Saturday evening and a good part of Sunday set aside for rest, processing and relaxation. 2. Make sure that you have either an understanding spouse, close friend who can listen, good therapist or a supportive community for ongoing support – to support you with anything that may surface after you leave the supportive environment of the workshop.
You can read participant feedback from a previous emotional processing workshop here.
Time: 1pm to 6pm on Saturday 22nd of June.
Suggested koha: $40 standard / $20 low income / $10 financially struggling. Koha is a Maori custom of making a voluntary gift to the hosts of the gathering in accordance with the guest’s means. Koha is not a fee and therefore not a requirement and nobody is excluded for financial reasons.
What to bring: just yourself and an open mind. Wear layered clothing comfortable for sitting and movement. Pen and paper is ok if you feel like writing during the breaks. No electronic devices, cellphones and smartwatches must be left in your car. There will be filtered water and cups + some healthy vegan snacks will be provided during the breaks to keep your energy up (check with us if you have additional dietary requirements).
UPDATE: this workshop was cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of participants.