“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathic witness.” -Peter Levine, PhD, creator of Somatic Experiencing®
Let's face it, we are living in a unique time in history when many people go through life's challenges without adequate support. I believe that one of the best antidotes to things like anxiety and depression, loneliness, separation, loss, grieving or other life challenges comes through high quality nourishing human to human connections. The intention of these groups is to create social support without any of the pitfalls of normal human relationships. To build empathy we will be avoiding advice-giving, overcare, and unwanted feedback. This will be an opportunity to see and be seen, hear and be heard, face to face, heart to heart, with respect and without judgment. This will also be an opportunity to experience samples of processes which will take place in upcoming retreats. Notes: 1) In order to create a safe space for deep presence and authentic connection, please read these agreements. 2) The entrance gate will close at 7pm, so come a few minutes early. 3) This is a personal growth group and not a mental health service, please read disclaimer here. 4) Cost: $15 ($10 Kama'aina). Cash at the door or by credit card by booking below. 5) The group will be limited to 12 participants, book by clicking the link below or send me a message confirming that you plan to attend.