Community Grief Support

Group Peer Support Events & Series:

Inspired by pandemic-related grieving and the autumn's invitation to turn within, I’m remembering what Frances Weller in The Wild Edge of Sorrow calls “undigested sorrows,” their “growing weight…unattended,” their physical and emotional consequences, and his encouragement that “community can be the holding space for our most painful stories.”  I’d like to offer our local community a Group-Peer-Support-facilitated, cost-effective 6-week virtual and/or in-person support group this fall and/or winter for titrating grief, new or old. And a virtual sampling of it Sunday, Oct 31st, 6:30-8pm. Confidentiality offered. A safe, trauma-informed gathering.

Event Date: Sunday, October 31st, 2021
Venue: Zoom
Cost: $5-$20 donation
RSVP by 5pm Saturday, October 30th: Contact Me Below 
Community Grief Support Group Series To Be Announced
Contact Me Below If Interested

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Sampling Wholeness Energetics

Group Healing Experiences:

Come learn if this energy medicine modality may be a fit for you. Or just come as an affordable way to bask in the glow of collective healing. Open to everyone. The event may involve a theme. We’ll use muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology) to select a member most representative of group needs for a Wholeness Energetics session demo, with the possibility that as one heals, we all heal. Event not suited for processing trauma. Confidentiality offered. An intimate, safe gathering. Typically limited to 6 participants.  Typically public and announced, but private parties may also be arranged.

Event Date: Sunday, November 14th, 2021
Venue: Zoom
Cost: $20-$30 donation
RSVP by 5pm Saturday, November 13th: Contact Me Below 

Consultation at Returning Home Healing with Jennifer Dorfield

Transforming Into Your Best Self

Tools of the Trade Workshops:

Bring your curiosity and willingness to venture beyond the norm. And if the workshop is also a  "Girls' Night In," bring a woman dear to you: girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, mentor, mentee. Share an introduction to one or more foundational concepts to Wholeness Energetics:  muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology), ego vs. higher Self, goal writing, chakras, energy bodies. Learn how there may be more to us than there seems and how we may better tap these resources, especially for the purpose of getting more out of our own ways and transforming into our highest and best selves. Confidentiality offered. An intimate, safe gathering. Typically limited to 8 participants. Typically scheduled First Fridays of the month, my availability permitting. Typically public and announced, but private parties may also be arranged.

Event Dates: Friday Evenings or Sunday Afternoons
To Be Announced
Venue: Mountain Medical Arts or Elsewhere
Cost: Donation 

Intention Map at Returning Home Healin

New Year’s Intention Mapping Celebrations


Bring your favorite magazines from last year, your wants for this year, and collage your heart’s desire. Since 2013, I've been hosting this reflective process among kindred spirits early January.  With our family's courageous relocation to Burnsville in 2018, I wanted to share this tradition with my new community: starting with blank poster board, unsure really of what I want for myself for the new year, then after perusing magazines together, talking, and ripping out images and words that resonate, direction becomes clearer... and so do I. Curious? See this page for more.


New Year's Intention Mapping Celebrations:
Saturday, January 9th vs. Sunday, January 10th, 2021
Venue: via Zoom 
Cost: FREE vs. Donation
2022 Celebrations 
To Be Announced

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way  Series

Julia Cameron's

For over 25 years, Julia Cameron's renown book The Artist's Way has offered a tried and true path toward creative recovery: in essence how likewise to get more out of our own ways so that we may better serve our highest purpose. Cameron's 12-step program involves a 7-10 hour commitment per week: Sunday reading a chapter of Cameron’s book and speed-writing through creative exercises at about 1-2 hours, then daily "Morning Pages" at about 45 minutes, and a weekly "Artist Date” of 2 hours for solo self-care play time.  Our Celo Cabin Fever University series would add “Sacred Circle Cluster Groups” of 2 hours weekly, Thursday afternoons, to share our exercises, deepen our relationships, and support each other. For the brave who are ready to step up, perhaps as a New Year's Intention, sign on to this semester-like series, forge precious connections with fellow travelers, and invite your own transformation. BYOBook: Cameron's The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition.

Event Dates: Thursdays January 17th - April 25th, 2019

Venue: Celo Community Center

Cabin Fever University 2019


Future Series To Be Announced

"I had been troubled with what was to come and not feeling prepared and ready for the change. Doing this session I wanted to explore these mixed emotions and the fears that were troubling me. Change has always been difficult for me. Learning to trust the process of life and be patient is always something that comes up for me. This session made me realize that my body is always connected with my soul, and knows exactly what I need. Since our session I have learned to listen to my body and ask myself what I need , and what feels right at the moment. I am doing my best to remind myself of patience and trust."

- S., newly graduated nurse and anxiety/depression survivor