Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. —Romans 12:2

Spiritual Health

Ever find yourself running on autopilot, mind racing, body exhausted and tense, spirit dull and distracted, inundated with information, pressured into busyness, never enough? 

 

With increasing fear, uncertainty, and division in our world, we can “be the change we wish to see” through healthy mind renewal. Our brains are malleable and continually shaped by our experience, so let’s be intentional about training our minds! What you practice grows stronger! 

 

Together we will engage practices that will enliven the human spirit and strengthen our capacity for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. 

An Invitation to “Inner Work” in Community

Some journeys are direct, and some are circuitous; some are heroic, and some are fearful and muddled. But every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need. —Parker Palmer

 

SFCC Inner WorkShops offer a place of refuge to slow down and listen deeply to ourselves and each other. Our Inner Workshops are guided by research at the intersection of ancient contemplative wisdom and modern western neuroscience and psychology. Our offerings are informed by various evidence-based practices — from trauma research to mindfulness to emotional intelligence.

 

Whether in person or on-line, our Inner Workshops align lived experience alongside spiritual practices and disciplines known to be foundational and supportive of living faithfully, choosing hope, and sharing love.  

 

As co-facilitators, Robby and Kay know the importance of inner work as a regular practice. It’s a journey, so they want to offer a regular rhythm of slowing down and gathering in community, encouraging one another to stay in conversation with life as we listen deeply for what matters most. Whether virtually or in person, we co-create  safe space for heart and soul to show up, allowing inner wisdom to emerge. Our process of learning and growth integrates three experiential ways of knowing … attending, reflecting, and contemplating.  

All three invite and engage various practices rooted in the foundational attitude of non-judgment and the practice of mindfulness.  

 

With loving awareness, we embrace a relational approach to embodied learning and spiritual growth through various on-line and in person gatherings.  Our approach to spiritual health and education is rooted in the deep meaning of education – from the Latin, Educare -- to call forth that which is within. 

We want to move from being informed to being transformed, so that our knowing becomes embodied. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. —Romans 12:2 

Current Classes

Join Robby & Kay, Wednesdays from 1-2pm ET

September 9 -- December 9, 2020

What you practice grows stronger!!  Science offers much evidence to support the knowing that well-being is a discipline and a skill, and with regular practice, we can literally rewire our brains to strengthen compassion, care, and connectedness. 

 

Join us as we set aside time, in community, to explore practices to ground us in presence and sustain us as we move through unprecedented and unsettling times Our intention is to invite a regular rhythm of practice as we offer a safe place of refuge to slow down and listen deeply to ourselves and each other.  Each week, we’ll guide you as together explore various practices, including meditation, mindful dialogue, gentle chair yoga, and poetic inquiry.  Let’s wake up our best selves by strengthening our human capacity for loving awareness, connection, compassion, and embodied peace.  

 

Our practice circle is offered tuition free, yet donations to Shallowford Family Counseling Center are welcome as we seek to illuminate and sustain the inner work of well-being as a spiritual foundation for a more grace-filled, loving world. 

Through this time of grief and social distance in the midst of this pandemic, we invite you to join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on virtual offerings and resources.

 

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Bringing Our Best Selves to This Time ... A Practice Circle

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