Groups

*Please note that due to current COVID-related concerns and state mandate, all group members must provide proof full vaccination or negative COVID test no more than 72 hours prior to group meeting. Cases are rising in this area and we want to keep each other as safe as possible. Group size is limited and masks are required indoors.

Writing & Witnessing

Journal Porcupine
A well-spring for discovery, compassion, and generativity.

Writing in this format is an exercise of tapping into your unconscious, courageous sharing, diving play, and letting go. Witnessing the raw writing and nature shared by others is a beautiful, alchemical act where all involved are transformed in myriad ways. Inspired by play and willingness, deepened by your participation, and supported by the other group members, this group can help you:

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  • Discover more of yourself through writing prompts
  • Draw out courage and offer healing through sharing and witnessing
  • Allow you to be present for whatever arises
  • Increase resilience
  • Open your heart and mind to the experiences of others
  • Develop generativity within the group and within yourself as you witness.

This powerful group meets monthly in person in Edmonds, WA. The group has a closed format, meaning there will be a set group from beginning to end. It is requested that you commit to the entire series and honor the group by missing no more than on or two, if any.

img_2607Take the time to let your soul flow through the pen. Let yourself and others become witness to the raw beauty that unfolds as you share. And allow yourself to receive the gift of silent witnessing by others.

Hot tea and water is provided. Snacks are discouraged for distraction reasons, but do what you need to be present (maybe skip the crunchy and noisy snacks) and try to plan ahead when you can.

Date: Next series begins in January 2022 and will run for 7-9 weeks depending on the dates.

Time: Groups run from 7:00 pm to approximately 9 pm PST (group close will be complete by 9:15 PM latest), on the 4th Monday of each month.

Location: 144 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020

Cost: The cost for this group will be on a sliding scale basis between $35-70 per person/per session. Please do pay what you can so that it can be kept accessible.

Contact us using the form below to be added to the notification list if you are interested in enrolling in the Winter 2022 Writing & Witnessing group. Potential group members will need to complete a brief intake process. Please note in your message which group you are interested in from this page.


Nature-based Growth Group

2nd and 4th Thursdays

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Discover your true nature outdoors.

Go outside!

By exploring our strengths, weaknesses, fears, and coping skills in nature, with others, we are able to gain valuable insights about ourselves while also exploring and reducing anxiety, increasing self-compassion, self-understanding, and uncovering blind spots. As we try new approaches, shift perspective, and allow ourselves to receive support from others, our minds and bodies learn new ways to cope, view, and be with who and how we are. During these sessions, we will walk, hike, balance, discuss, reflect, pause, brainstorm, play, create, question, explore, problem-solve, practice mindfulness, experience accountability and respect, and offer and receive support.

This group leans on nature and expressive and creative arts modalities to explore and learn about ourselves and our relationship with others and our environment. This may include writing prompts, movement (such as dance, a yoga pose, or physical expression), music, warm-up and ice-breaker games and activities, sounds (making them or noticing them), art making with natural objects, role play/enactment, reflective writing and/or sharing, and more. We will explore topics that matter to us, and these topics will emerge based on the collection of participants that show up for each group meeting.

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Local Parks offer accessibility and a change in perspective.

This powerful group meets twice monthly in person near Shoreline (2nd Thursday) and Kenmore (4th Thursday), WA. The group has a semi-open format, meaning members can choose to come to one or two sessions a month, and new members can join at any time with a commitment to attend at least one of the two monthly sessions.

IMG_4127Take the time to get to know yourself in ways that promote unfolding, exploring, curiosity. Let yourself and others get to know you better. Learn to lean on others for support, learn how to listen more broadly, closely, and experience all of your senses in new ways.

Please bring what you need to be present, such as water, a snack, the proper attire to keep you safe and comfortable, a journal or notebook and pen/cil, and try to plan as best you can for any weather. I always recommend checking the hourly weather forecast for the time period we will meet so you can dress accordingly. We meet in most weather circumstances. Wind and rain can provide some exciting experiences! Sunblock is also useful during warmer weather.

Date: Next series begins in January 2022 and will run through early spring.

Time: Groups run from 4:00 pm to approximately 6:00 pm PST on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Location: Near Kenmore, WA – exact location provided upon registration.

Cost: The cost for this group will be on a sliding scale basis between $35-70 per person/per session. Please do pay what you can so that it can be kept accessible.

Contact us using the form below to be added to the notification list if you are interested in enrolling in the Winter-Spring 2022 Nature-based Growth Group. Potential group members will need to complete a brief intake process.Please note in your message which group you are interested in from this page.

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