If you've been in the same relationship or job several times, or are determined not to pass what you went through on to your children, this workshop can help you release negative holding patterns and live the life you want instead of the life you've been stuck in.
"What to do with your past when it just won't go away"
In this workshop, we will employ the healing power of community as we work through The Inner Child Workbook: What to do with your past when it just won't go away by Cathryn L. Taylor. A 13 week workshop begins this February. If you have 6 - 8 friends/neighbors that are interested in having a class at a different time or place, please contact me.
Please purchase the book at your local bookseller or by clicking the link to the left before the start of your workshop.
In this workshop, the developmental stages as laid out by Erik Erikson will be our framework. According to Erikson, each stage of development has a crisis that has to be successfully resolved. If we don't successfully resolve that crisis, issues arise. The workbook has a quiz for each of the stages of development to help us see where we need to focus our attention. After we see where we need to focus, we'll use group activities, creative projects, and writing exercises to address those issues and shift the emotions and energy that's kept us in a holding pattern.
Participants can expect:
to raise self-awareness
to learn how the mind and body work together to store memories and emotions
to learn how to release trapped emotions
to learn tools for taking care of their own emotional needs (self-parenting)
to expand their compassion for themself and others
to build healthy bonds within the healing community that can help them build healthy, emotionally intimate relationships with others
to receive a journal for the workshop ($20 value)
The stages of development are:
1. Infancy: Birth to 18 Months Trust vs. Mistrust Basic strength: Drive and Hope
2. Early Childhood: 18 Months to 3 Years Autonomy vs. Shame Basic Strengths: Self-control, Courage, and Will
3. Play Age: 3 to 5 Years Initiative vs. Guilt Basic Strength: Purpose
4. School Age: 6 to 12 Years Industry vs. Inferiority Basic Strengths: Method and Competence
5. Adolescence: 12 to 18 Years Identity vs. Role Confusion Basic Strengths: Devotion and Fidelity
6. Young Adulthood: 18 to 35 Intimacy vs. Isolation Basic Strengths: Affiliation and Love
Though our work in the workshop will stop at this stage, since we're focusing on working with our inner children, I'm including the remaining two stages for your information:
7. Middle Adulthood: 35 to 55 or 65 Generativity vs. Self absorption or Stagnation Basic Strengths: Production and Care
8. Late Adulthood: 55 or 65 to Death Integrity vs. Despair Basic Strengths: Wisdom