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 to reduce stress, self-judgment and criticism. We can often get lost in our thoughts and feelings of frustration, failure, and disappointment in life and lose connection to our own strengths and positive qualities. Mindful Self-Compassion is an evidenced-based program that teaches core principles and practices to enable participants to take a more supportive stance with themselves during difficult moments in their lives.
A growing body of research indicates regularly using these skills has been associated with less anxiety and depression, and greater ability to maintain healthy habits and relationships.

This 8-week course includes: short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussions and home practices. MSC participants are asked to practice at home for up to 30 minutes per day during the course.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Monday Evenings 6:15pm - 8:45pm
Aug. 20th - Oct. 15th (no class Monday 9/3) plus 1/2 day retreat Sunday 9/30 9a-1p

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 mindful, intuitive, nutrition rich eating experience coming in 2018.

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

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

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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

VISIONS ANEW DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP

PRESENTER
Annie Garry, MSW, LCSW, CCTP

DESCRIPTION
Divorce can be feel like you're traveling down a dark tunnel while juggling many balls in the air. It's usually very painful, frustrating, confusing and wrought with uncertainties. No matter where you are in the process, it's easy to feel like you're all alone. Support, information and connection are very important to find the courage to go forward, and enhance your ability to move through the divorce process and recover well.

Visions Anew divorce support can help those feelings of isolation and insanity melt as others share similar concerns, experiences and perspectives while you transition toward new opportunities and empowerment.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
First and third Monday of the month.
7:30-8:30
Ongoing

COST/FEE
FREE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Annie Garry at (770) 598-0496 or anniegarry@gmail.com

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YOGA & MEDITATION

PRESENTER
Hannah Hawkins-Esther RYT 200, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Yoga is more than simply exercise. It is an integrative practice that not only builds physical strength and balance but also emotional, mental, and spiritual strength and balance. This class will offer varied approaches. In some, we will bring focused attention to breath and body as we move through postures and end with a short sitting meditation. Other times yin yoga, (stretching postures which are held for a longer time) will be offered as a moving meditation. Consider this an opportunity to learn or practice, find ease and bring a pleasant end to the day.This class is designed for all levels and is both trauma and recovery informed. All are welcome.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Mondays 5:00-6:00 starting April 2nd, 2018
All are welcome. Please bring your own mat, if you don’t have one we do have a few available.

COST/FEE
15.00 cash or check only
Sign up is encouraged: text: 770-595-4510 or email: Hannah@hhe-therapy.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Hannah Hawkins-Esther, 770-595-4510; hannah@hhe-therapy.com

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