WHAT: A monthly (virtual offering to invest in your own healing and wellbeing. Karen Iverson-Riggers and Lynn McLaughlin, with Ebb & Flow Connections Cooperative, will lead the monthly sessions.
WHY: Because remaining in a state of languishing and burnout is unsustainable, and we care about your wellbeing.
WHEN: Monthly, on the 3rd Thursday, on Zoom. Choose from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: On Zoom! Here’s the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96147135643?pwd=REk4NjA2M01yS1lLVTloVXBXMkd1Zz09
Meeting ID: 961 4713 5643
We are excited to announce a new wellness series for YOU to invest in your own healing and wellbeing. The Connection has partnered with Ebb & Flow Connections Cooperative to bring a monthly (virtual) series to help us heal in the wake of the pandemic.
Click here to save the 7:30 a.m. sessions to your calendar.
Click here to save the 11:30 am. sessions to your calendar.
Ebb & Flow Connections Cooperative is committed to expanding opportunities for social connection and emotional wellness that improve the quality of life for people in our communities. Karen Iverson-Riggers, co-founder of Ebb & Flow, joined us at our Jan. 12 member meeting to share information about the series and Ebb & Flow, which offers training, listening healing spaces and consultation to offer opportunities for people to learn about and experience emotional wellness and healing.
CONNECTION CARE SESSIONS:
- Jan. 19 – MeCPR/Self & Community Care
There is so much talk around self care and taking responsibility for our well-being. This becomes detrimental when the burden of well-being is put on the individual exclusively. Learn about the revolution of meCPR and healing through connection. Click here for the slides from this session!
- Feb. 16 – Rest & Radical Rest
What would it be like to live in a well rested world? Far too many of us have claimed productivity as the cornerstone of success. Explore the liberating practices of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice.
- COMING UP! March 16 – Pandemic Recovery & Grief
Grief is a constant in life. Whether it’s a small change or the loss of a loved one, our lives are impacted and we experience the process of letting go… and it looks different for everyone. In the context of pandemic recovery, what grief are you holding…and what’s holding you?
- April 20 – Imagination & Curiosity
We can learn so much from the lens through which children see our world. Let’s imagine together and lean into the practice of curiosity instead of judgment – for our experiences, emotions, and the other humans around us!
- May 18 – Science/Biology of Emotion
We live in a culture that values thought and logic over emotion, but science has proven the detrimental physical and mental effects of pushing emotion aside and suppressing them. Emotions are the missing piece in our wellness journey.
- June 15 – Personal Processing of Emotion
What’s your relationship with emotion? Are some emotions more comfortable to express? Come explore our awkward, messy relationship with emotion and embrace a new way of being present with emotion.
- July 20 – Discomfort
One of the most important lessons in life is recognizing that it is often uncomfortable. This is especially true when it comes to sitting with emotion. What are the ways you avoid discomfort (social media, food, alcohol, “doing,”…)? Becoming aware of our discomfort and pausing long enough to recognize it builds self awareness and growth.
- Aug. 17 – Both/And
Break the binary! Our brains are conditioned to work in either/or and try to put things into boxes. This has served us as a survival instinct, but doesn’t work well for most of our human experience. Come explore the practice of both/and in processing our experiences and honoring emotion.
- Sept. 28 – Mistake Making
Find the power in the vulnerability of mistakes! Our value does not come from being perfect. When we embrace our raw humanness and share vulnerably with others, we learn how to embrace mistakes and find courage to take risks.
- Oct. 26 – Healthy Boundaries
We often hear about the importance of setting boundaries as a way of practicing self-care, but what about emotional boundaries? How do you intentionally create space for awareness of your emotion as well as recognizing how your body reacts to the emotions of others? This exploration of boundaries allows for individual awareness and intention.
- Nov. 16 – Supporting Others
Brené Brown said “We cannot be more connected to others than we are to ourselves.” Over the past year, we’ve explored deepening connection within ourselves. Learn how this connection serves us in supporting others to connect within themselves.
- Dec. 21 – Connection is Prevention
Connection within ourselves to hear our own voice can be life saving. Deep connection where we feel seen and heard is empowering and revitalizing. Connection is prevention, and continuing practice.