SELF ENRICHMENT GROUPS

ASTROLOGY FOR FUN

PRESENTER
Kim Asher

DESCRIPTION

Your birth chart is a picture of the hour you were born. You will learn about the planets, what signs they were in, and the houses they occupied in your own chart. You will learn how to interpret your birth chart and positive ways to make use of the energies of the planets in your life.

*Participants must bring with them their date of birth, exact time they were born, and place they were born in order to form an accurate reading of their chart.

Kim Asher, LPC, has been studying astrology for over 10 years. As a student of the American Federation of Astrologers, where she completed the Superstar Course in Astrology, Kim has worked with other astrologers to help hone her skills and

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Tuesday, July 11 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, July 18 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, July 25 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

COST/FEE
$50 per class or $140 for all three classes if paid in advance

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Kim Asher at (404) 610-8625 or kimasher@comcast.net

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MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION

PRESENTER
Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW and Amy Stern, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Mindful Self-Compassion provides a powerful tool for emotional resilience. This empirically supported program teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding as opposed to judgement and self-criticism.

This 8-week course includes: short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. MSC participants are asked to practice mindfulness and self-compassion at home for up to 30 minutes per day during the course.

All are welcome: This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Thursdays 10a-12:30p (first class 10a-1p)
October 26th through December 21st ( no class November 23rd)
1/2 day retreat Sunday December 3rd. 1p-5p

COST/FEE
$525 (a limited number of scholarships are available)

VISIT
hhe-therapy.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Hannah Hawkins-Esther LCSW at 770-595-7465 or hannah@hhe-therapy.com or amysternwh@yahoo.com

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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION

PRESENTER
Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week program developed by mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn 1979. Extensive research over the past 30 years has shown that MBSR is extremely helpful in improving quality of life. It is proven to alleviate many common mental and physical health problems:

  • stress and stress-related illnesses
  • depression and other mood disorders
  • anxiety and panic disorders
  • chronic pain
  • insomnia
  • coping with cancer
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • type-2 diabetes
  • attention deficit disorder
  • eating disorders
  • heart disease
  • addiction
  • autoimmune diseases
  • and others

This course can also help you improve concentration and attention, regulate your emotions, and enhance your relationships. You will learn how to focus on the present moment and be open to things just as they are. Over eight weeks, you will develop your ability to experience greater joy, compassion, and kindness.
No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of realizing the benefits of the course.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Begins August 24, 2017 and meets 8 consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
(Next 8 week program is January 25 - March 15, 2018 -- see flyer #2 below for details)

COST/FEE
$525

VISIT
http://www.atlantamindfulness.com/programs/stress-reduction/
Pre-registration is required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Stephanie Swann
Atlanta Mindfulness Institute
404-906-1862
info@atlantamindfulness.com

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NOURISH - A MONTHLY THERAPEUTIC MEAL SUPPORT GROUP FOCUSING ON MINDFUL, SELF-COMPASSIONATE & INTUITIVE EATING

PRESENTER
Hannah Sabella, MS, RD, LD & Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
What is food to you?... comforting? threatening? frustrating? boring?

Discover mindful eating – the practice of being present with your food while processing the emotional response in the presence of a supportive community. Whether in recovery from an eating disorder, working through food traumas, or improving your physical well-being, this group can help to guide your food choices and challenge automatic judgments on foods. Hannah Sabella, a Registered Dietitian, will provide education and support on choosing foods for mood stabilization and improvement, physical well-being, and dietary exposure work using mindful and intentional eating practices, in addition to therapeutic processing led by Hannah Hawkins-Esther, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In this way, we can explore how our physical and emotional selves are nourished by food.

This monthly meal group is centered on young adult recovery and wellness, and will focus on therapeutic techniques to alleviate anxiety, depression, and shame surrounding food and eating. Group members must be willing to participate in a meal, with guidance from an RD and Psychotherapist on meal appropriateness.

Benefits of Nourish at Atlanta Center for Wellness:

  • Provides a recovery community in a safe environment, with feedback and support from a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Decreases anxiety around eating fear foods, eating socially, and eating out in restaurants
  • Alleviates anxiety, depression, and shame associated with food and eating
  • Challenges disordered eating rules & rituals
  • Increases mindful eating and listening to one's body
  • Supports meal plan accountability

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Nourish dinner is held from 6-7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Conference Room at Atlanta Center for Wellness

COST/FEE
$90 for this 90 minute group includes therapeutic support and dietary guidance through Mindful Eating. Each participant must bring a well balanced meal to the group.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Please contact Hannah Hawkins-Esther at (770) 595-4510 or hannah@hhe-therapy.com if you are interested in this group for specific information. Pre-registration and screening is required.

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THE ENNEAGRAM IN RELATIONSHIPS
(AN ENNEAGRAM INSTITUTE AUTHORIZED WORKSHOP)

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
Relationships are one of the most rewarding—as well as the most frustrating aspects of our existence. Whether in intimate or work settings, the quality of our relationships has an enormous impact on the quality of our lives, on our self-esteem, and on our careers. Yet, we often find the behavior of others baffling—even if we have known them intimately for many years.

Often, the very things that we do not understand in others are the greatest sources of problems and conflicts in our relationships. Clearly, the better we know ourselves and the people in our lives, the more harmonious and satisfying our relationships will be.

The Enneagram can help us tremendously in understanding our relationships. It is a remarkable system of nine basic personality types that sheds light on the most important psychological dynamics in our personality, as well as on the deeper spiritual yearnings of our soul.

Each type has its own set of strengths, vulnerabilities, and perceptions of the world. The Enneagram can help us to realize who we are and what our greatest potentials might be, as well as to make sense of the sometimes confusing behavior of others.

Participants will be guided to use the Enneagram as a profound and immensely practical way to understand their relationships with others, both intimate and professional. Particular dynamics between the different types, effective methods for communicating with each type, and the ways in which the three Instinctual Variants (Subtypes) affect our main motivations in relationships will be covered.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
August 25th 6pm - 9pm
August 26th 9am - 5pm
August 27th 9am - 5pm
*To complete your registration please go to the Workshop Registration page to register & pay

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (Until August 10th, 2017)
Standard Price  $295

VISIT
www.EnneagramAtlanta.com/workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com

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THE JOURNEY OF GROWTH WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
We are all aware there are times in every day we are more or less responsive and times when we are more or less reactive. We wish we would mindfully respond to all situations….but, we don’t!

Learning about the Enneagram’s Levels of Development, how we move from reacting to responding and back again, can help us understand our Type’s Journey towards growth. The Levels show us the specific places we get stuck and point us to greater health and transformation.

This is an important workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about the structure of the Enneagram, how it all fits together, and how it can lead to transformation.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Friday, September 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, September 23rd, 9am - 6pm
Sunday, September 24th, 9am - 5pm

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (until September 7th, 2017)
Standard Price $295

VISIT
www.enneagramatlanta.com/workshops/#journeyofgrowth

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com

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THE THREE INSTINCTS AND THE ENNEAGRAM 

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
Our instinctual nature, while extremely powerful in our decision-making processes, lifestyle choices, and orientation to day-to- day reality, is often given little emphasis in many spiritual paths, and the Instincts are often treated as an inherent problem - a distortion to be eliminated. This is understandable since this part of our nature is usually little interested in our spiritual or psychological development. Yet, without a clear and viable relationship with this aspect of our souls, it is extremely difficult to maintain an integrated approach to our path.

The Enneagram deals very directly with this aspect of the Self through teachings about the Three Instincts - Self-Preservation, Sexual (Attraction), and Social (Adaptation).  Seminal ideas about the three Instincts go back at least as far as Gurdjieff's teachings about the Centers and have equivalents in other spiritual traditions. In recent years, many Enneagram students have discovered the explanatory power of seeing how their instinctual bias operates in combination with their dominant Enneagram type. Learning how their type plays itself out through one of these instincts can be as exciting as when we first learn about the Enneagram.

In this workshop, we will first clarify and deepen our understanding of the Instincts, seeing them at work in our personal experience. We will also examine how our particular instinctual "stack" - the way we prioritize our basic human needs and values - is the pattern that most keeps us locked in the repetitive habits of our personality.  (One of the quickest ways to unlock the Passion and Fixation of our type is to understand and work on the imbalance in our Instincts.) Recognizing the way we give energy to certain needs while neglecting others brings balance and helps us integrate the deeper experiences of Essence and Being that we may have had. Without such Inner Work, even profound experiences of Spirit and Oneness cannot affect our lives the way they could.

This Workshop will employ experiential dyads and triads, meditation, movement work, and music to help participants recognize the ways that these patterns express themselves in their lives.  We will also explore concrete ways in which to bring greater balance in our approach to our instinctual life.  Our approach is relaxed and conversational, with an emphasis on the development of our capacity to remain in Presence.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
March 9, 10 & 11, 2017

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (Until February 22nd, 2017)
Standard Price  $295
*To complete your registration please go to the Workshop Registration page to register & pay

VISIT
www.EnneagramAtlanta.com/workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com

WIDSOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM 

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
At a deeper level, the Enneagram tells us about the relationship between our personality and our Essence, or spirit. This Workshop will focus on exercises to help us see through the veils of our personality structures to have a more direct experience of our Essence, our true spiritual nature. We will look at the personality types as nine distinct aspects of human nature that can be found in all of us regardless of our type. We will see how these different parts of ourselves manifest personally in our lives, and how, rightly understood they can lead us to deeper inner resources and lasting joy.

This Workshop will feature exercises for each type, as well as music, meditations, and practices that will help bring our Centers of intelligence (Thinking, feeling, and Instinct) into greater alignment, thus opening us to the transformative action of Spirit. We will focus primarily on the spiritual gifts of each type. If you are interested in finding more effective ways of using the Enneagram in your spiritual practice, or if you are interested in exploring the underlying meaning and Wisdom of the Enneagram, this workshop will be highly relevant to you.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
November 10, 11 & 12, 2017

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (Until October 26th, 2017)
Standard Price  $295
*To complete your registration please go to the Workshop Registration page to register & pay

VISIT
www.EnneagramAtlanta.com/workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com