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Conscious Aging 8 Week Workshop with Kathy Shimpock

  • Categories: Creative Aging

About This Event

  • Event Type:Classes

Conscious Aging is a program designed to offer those 60+ hope and meaning to better cope with the stresses of aging, and to harvest the gifts of aging to grow in wisdom, depth and creativity. The goals for this eight-session program are to:

  • Explore unexamined, self-limiting beliefs, stereotypes and assumptions about aging and make positive, more conscious choices about our worldviews on aging;
  • Develop self-compassion to cope more effectively with change, worry, and stresses associated with aging;
  • Discover and reflect on what has given heart and meaning to our lives and how that informs our intentions for our aging process;
  • Enhance connection and reduce isolation from others and the web of life by understanding our shared humanity in the aging process and;
  • Reduce fear and increase acceptance in the presence of death and dying for ourselves and our loved ones.

Each session we will focus on a different topic: starting with an introduction to conscious aging, then moving on to self-compassion, forgiveness, life review, transformative practices, death makes life possible, surrender – letting go, and creating a new vision of aging. Together we will explore new ideas and practices, engage in journaling and reflection, and share in small group discussions.

Kathy Shimpock Bio

Kathy Shimpock is a transpersonal practitioner, artist, and storyteller. She came to the holistic field through a career in law, working in both the academic and private sectors for over 30 years. At age 60, Kathy shifted gears and created a new life. She acquired an MA in Celtic Studies and several holistic certifications. She now teaches the art of storytelling at South Mountain Community College's Storytelling Institute and hypnosis at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Kathy explores the wise old woman archetype at her "Wise Crone Cottage" blog and podcast. She is also an approved facilitator for SoulCollage and IONS Conscious Aging.

  • Price: $60.00
  • Registration Instructions: Third party