Learn to ‘Process the Pandemic’ with Holistic Life Coach Online

Posted June 12, 2021 at 5:00 am by

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By Deb Lang­hans, holis­tic life coach, Jour­neys to Healing

Jour­neys to Heal­ings presents “Pro­cess­ing the Pan­dem­ic” Inner Jour­ney Col­lage© Work­shop from 10 a.m.-noon and 3–5 p.m. Sun­day, June 27 online for $50. 

The scourge of COVID-19 has upend­ed our lives as the most hor­rif­ic pan­dem­ic since 1918.

While vac­cines pro­vide hope for even­tu­al­ly defeat­ing the virus, parts of our world com­mu­ni­ty con­tin­ue to expe­ri­ence cat­a­stroph­ic loss­es and despair.

The suf­fer­ing endured (and still being endured) from this coro­n­avirus, whether in our fam­i­lies, com­mu­ni­ties, across our coun­try or plan­et, has reached the deep­est lev­els of loss.

Yet, amidst all that pain, bless­ings have also amaz­ing­ly sur­faced; the best in human­i­ty has revealed itself, as have oppor­tu­ni­ties that oth­er­wise wouldn’t have been envi­sioned or realized.

How do we process all this ongo­ing loss and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly cel­e­brate the bless­ings? What can be learned from all of what this pan­dem­ic has presented?

That’s what the upcom­ing Inner Jour­ney Col­lage© Vir­tu­al Work­shop, “Pro­cess­ing the Pan­dem­ic: Sor­rows, Bless­ings, Lessons,” is all about: Look­ing square­ly and deeply at the full scope of the pan­dem­ic on our lives–both the pain and the gifts—and using ther­a­peu­tic col­lage to dis­cov­er the lessons and mean­ing this extra­or­di­nary time in his­to­ry holds for us.

Col­lage isn’t just a fun activ­i­ty or a way of clev­er­ly recy­cling old mag­a­zines and greet­ing cards. Col­lage can be one form of art ther­a­py that heals!

In 2012, inspired by that research, I cre­at­ed Inner Jour­ney Col­lage© for women.

Since then, IJC work­shops have been held at mul­ti­ple island venues; some “IJCol­lagers” have also par­tic­i­pat­ed in “IJC Pri­vate Par­ties©” (where a host­ess invites a hand­ful of girl­friends to explore a top­ic of choice togeth­er in the pri­va­cy of her home).

Over the years, over a dozen themes have includ­ed “Mater­nal Spir­it,” “Tam­ing Your Inner Crit­ic,” “Ignit­ing Your Inner Light,” “I am Enough.”

As the pan­dem­ic ini­tial­ly start­ed to surge last June 2020, the first vir­tu­al IJC work­shop, “Cul­ti­vat­ing Resilience,” helped island women tap inner wis­dom and redis­cov­er resources that sup­port­ed their abil­i­ty to bounce back after adversity.

What have we learned over this past year about fam­i­ly, com­mu­ni­ty, lone­li­ness, touch of all kinds… trust, divi­sion, human frailty, cor­rup­tion and altru­ism? What have we dis­cov­ered about the best and worst in our­selves? Explor­ing the choic­es that will help min­i­mize the suf­fer­ing and wel­come the good­ness and heal­ing… this is the inten­tion of the upcom­ing vir­tu­al IJC “Pro­cess­ing the Pan­dem­ic…” Workshop.

Ladies, if this top­ic res­onates, reg­is­ter ASAP, as only 12 spaces are avail­able for this all-day work­shop. Instead of an all-day­er watch­ing sports games or receiv­ing social­ly dis­tanced spa ser­vices, I invite you to con­sid­er the truth that we must feel in order to heal.

This work­shop with oth­er like-spir­it­ed women could rep­re­sent a sat­is­fy­ing, cre­ative, illu­mi­nat­ing and even fun way of doing just that.

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