Cultivating a Soulful Life is an online group for women.
Whether you are working from home or an office, you are likely struggling to balance many aspects of your life. You have competing career, personal, family, and social demands. You may be wondering if the time and energy you are putting into your job is worth it. You may be wondering:
- Is it worth my aspirations?
- Does it have to be a struggle?
- How do I know when to keep going?
- When do I know it’s time to walk away?
As a licensed mental health clinician, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families to help them heal so they can make the changes they need to create the life they want. I often work weekly and more with my clients. Not everyone needs the time and money commitment of extensive psychotherapy to change their lives. Many people need a holding space that offers reflection, support, and feedback from like-minded peers.
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I am creating that holding space for you.
I am holding this space for women only because I know the challenges we face.The higher we climb in our careers, the more resistance we face. No matter how supportive our partners, the challenges are multiplied when they have their own career aspirations. And, especially when children are in the picture. We are often left wondering if the work is worth it. I want to help you figure out where the struggle is and how to release it AND create the life you want.
What we will discuss in this group:
Expectations. The higher you climb, more is expected of you. We’ll discuss how to streamline your time in part by saying no to expectations put on you and those you put on yourself.
Gender roles in the workplace (and at home). Society expects different things from men and women. Learn to draw boundaries that take care of you.
It’s not up to you alone! If it is, it might be a sinking ship. Get comfortable with letting things fall, especially when they lie outside of your scope of work.
Relationships. Whether your children are young or in their teen years, they need you. Maybe your aging parents are needing you. Learn how to prioritize the competing demands in life.
Connect! (May require you to disconnect from unimportant distractions.) We need to connect … with ourselves, others, the world around us, our soul, and a higher power. In fact, in my experience, women lean more on these as we age. Learn to prioritize time to foster the connections that will give your life meaning now and that will sustain you as you grow into the future.
You have one life. It’s time to stop trying to pack all of the important things into the space left over after work, especially when those demands are unnecessarily expected of women. It’s time to get in touch with the things that matter most to you (soul) and build your life around them (steady).
Meeting time & space:
This group will meet online twice a month for three months. Members will have an opportunity to re-enroll at the end of each three-month period.
What this group isn’t:
This is not a psychotherapy group. Even though I am a licensed counselor trained in working with individuals, couples, children, and families, I will not be your therapist. I will draw on my experience facilitating groups, supporting self-exploration, offering soft confrontation, and of how we as people get in our own way to help you explore what you are wanting and how to get it.