Aging Gracefully...or Not! Part 2 - September 28-30, 2018 (Women’s Work and Empowerment Series)


Aging Gracefully...or Not! Part 2 - September 28-30, 2018 (Women’s Work and Empowerment Series)


(Part 1 not required)
Date: September 28-30, 2018
Time: Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm;
Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm (break between 12:30pm-2:00pm);
Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuition: $241.23
Early Bird: $219.30 (before 8/17/2018) - use promo code: aging2

Continuing Education (CE): 10.75 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Gail Feinstein, LCSW

In this Part 2 of the Aging Gracefully workshop, we continue broadening a culture among women that celebrates and amplifies each other's power and beauty in the aging process. Together we hold the space to mirror, support, challenge and champion each other through compassion, kindness and healing.

Using a relational Gestalt approach, we slow down to explore the collective beliefs and expectations of our ageist culture. We experiment with breath, sensory awareness, mindfulness, movement and touch to transform our relationship with our bodies and the grief, shame, fear and depression that inhabit them. We deepen our conversation and expand our vision about growing older as we root and ground in our courage, trust, maturing bodies and intuitive knowing. Let us celebrate the art and empowerment of aging wisely! 

We will construct practices to support each other and creatively choose to affirm and uplift our sensual, wild womanly natures, transforming our experience from one of fear and anxiety to one of enthusiasm, joy and beauty.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Describe Gestalt “introjects” and how they become embodied;
  • Articulate the ways cultural beliefs affect a woman's behavior;
  • Prepare to age with confidence and pride;
  • Create practices to talk about aging process;
  • Discover how women can support each other during this challenging time through connection and collaboration;
  • Practice a new, joyful and enthusiastic approach to aging;
  • Explore the concept of 'sacred partnership; and
  • Recognize the ways sacred partnership emboldens the maturing woman.