*Seasonal offerings* PAUSED
This is an offering a dear friend and colleague, Krista Gaston, LMFT, and I have cross-pollinated on. Designed to be ongoing, accessible, radical spaces for healing, community, and skill building. Participants will grow their knowledge in earth-centered knowledge, connect with others in supported ways, and engage with therapeutic themes. Participants can take workshops individually or as a self-care series. These workshops are not therapy, but designed to be therapeutic. Participation is flexible and more low-stakes than a traditional therapy group. These are open to all 18+ with access to internet and technology.
Spring dates: 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13 2nd & 4th Monday 5:00-6:30pm PST CLOSED
Summer dates and topics:
7/5 Intuitive Card Reading and the Abundance of Summer
7/18 The Wisdom of Fire and Living in a Fire Ecology
8/8 Accessing Play and Rest in the Summer Sun
8/22 Keeping Time: Self-Organization around Nature's Cycles
9/12 In Full Bloom: Redefining Thanks Giving
twice monthly 5:00-6:30pm PST OPEN
Fall dates: TBA
Winter dates: TBA
$75-$30 sliding scale
Purchase full price ticket or access sliding scale through donation option on Eventbrite
*Contact for accessibility needs or questions*
*Grief Cafe (QUEER SPACE)* PAUSED
Krista Gaston, LMFT facilitating / Sara will be present and logistical support
One simple question: What brought you here? A grief cafe is a loving, centering, and honoring of the grief we carry so that we may move through the heaviness with others. This is a 16+ intergenerational space to share our grief for the world. Most recently we have experienced deep collective grief following a series of shootings in community spaces across the nation in Buffalo, NY, in Laguna Woods, CA, and in Uvalde, TX. These experiences may have you filled with sadness and pain, on top of our own personal experiences such as family deaths, accidents, losses, etc. If you feel limited in spaces to express your pain, this is the place for you.
How it works:
Join in a community process group in which we will practice deep listening and sharing. We are listening to alchemize pain. We never say, "it will be okay" because we know it will never be okay. After a gratitude and resourcing practice and intro from Krista, we will take turns “pinning” one another and sharing our grief for 2 minutes or less. There will be no responses. Only deep listening.
Who is holding this space:
Krista (Krista/She/They) is a 37 White Queer Femme and is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, certified in trauma-informed systems eco-therapy, and is a group facilitator for The Work That Reconnects. She has been holding grief and community process spaces professionally for over 2 years. I will be present and supporting Krista with logistics as needed.
1st Wednesday of every month, starting June 1st, 2022 5:30-6:30PM PST
Zoom ID: 844 1104 2109
Zoom password: grief
FREE (donations can be sent to Krista directly via her Venmo)