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Saturday morning Soul Circle

“Going on retreat is a time to cocoon, so that we may emerge ready to return to our lives with a new perspective”.  


During this monthly retreat, we will step away from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on an aspect of spirituality.  Each month will offer a different topic.


 Life can be hard and we need support to find our way through the challenging times. This is perfect for anyone who is longing to deepen and renew their faith as we focus on the gifts of life and joy. 


When: Saturday morning's - January 25 and February 22, 2020

Time: 9:00am to 11:30am. 

Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Directions: Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction. 

Cost: $20 suggested donation is appreciated. Exact cash or check payable to the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage can be brought that day.


Pre-registration is required:  email name, phone number to susan@theconservancy.org.  Or call Susan at 414.510.4771.


About the facilitator: Kim Mandelkow is the Director for the Office for Worship at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Kim brings a unique background, having lived a life of work, prayer and service while in the religious community of the Sisters of St. Benedict. She has ministered in Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky in multiple facets of parish and organizational life. She holds a degree in music and religion from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Christian Worship and Spirituality from the Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida. 



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Introduction to Meditation

In this introductory workshop you'll learn simple ways to start practicing meditation - a mind-body approach to life that helps us to relate differently  to life experiences. It involves paying attention to our thoughts and feelings in a way that increases our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices. Learning to practice mindfulness can help you enjoy your life to its fullest, even in the  midst of chaos. 


When: Monday, January 27

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods

Cost:   $20. Please bring exact change (Reiman Cancer Care Center staff, patients and their families are eligible for 50% discount.) 

Registration is required.  EverydayWellnessForYou.com/workshops


About the Presenter:   Jean Fink, OTR, is a licensed occupational therapist, certified Reiki master teacher and owner of Everyday Wellness in Greendale. She has certification in Mental Health First Aid and in Emotional CPR (how to revive our emotional hearts in the midst of crisis, trauma and distress.). Jean provides natural healing therapies for the mind, body and spirit, and workshops that foster positive mental health. For more information see her website EverydayWellnessForYou.com 

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Unplug and Recharge

Step away from the busyness of your life and join me at the Conservancy for Healing & Heritage for a day of self-care, connection, learning and laughter all while surrounded by the beauty and calm of nature. Grab a friend and enjoy the day together!

Indicators that you need to attend this workshop: Throughout the day, you

  • Take on too many tasks.
  • Are reactive, checking your phone compulsively.
  • Feel fatigued early in the day.
  • In your mental and emotional state, you are consumed by negative self-talk.
  • Are easily distracted, unable to focus.
  • You ruminate about the past and hold anxiety about the future.
  • By end of the day you are depleted.
  • You struggle with impulse control with sugar, social media, alcohol, snack, drugs, etc.


If you see yourself in any of the above, you need to sign up for this workshop so you can Unplug & Recharge!
 

This laid-back day will include: 

  • Time for self-reflection
  • Calling a truce with your inner critic
  • Conscious breathing exercises
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Ways to disconnect from stressful situations/people
  • Establishing a healthy self-care plan for 2020
  • Receive a variety of items for your wellness toolkit
  • Lunch, laughter and more!

 
Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Space is limited, so don't hesitate to register. Grab a friend and enjoy the day together!

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 and Saturday, March 7, 2020  (Choose one day)

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Cost:  Only $95*  Registration is required. Payment secures your spot. Cash or check only.  *Part of proceeds will help the Conservancy for Healing & Heritage continue to develop the healing gardens and walking trails. Two wellness scholarships are available for those in need.   

Registration is required!  Register at: EverydayWellnessForYou.com/workshops 

Where:  Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.   


About the Presenter:    Jean Fink, OTR, is a licensed occupational therapist, certified Reiki master teacher and owner of Everyday Wellness in Greendale. She has certification in Mental Health First Aid and in Emotional CPR (how to revive our emotional hearts in the midst of crisis, trauma and distress.). Jean provides natural healing therapies for the mind, body and spirit, and workshops that foster positive mental health. For more information see her website EverydayWellnessForYou.com 


 


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"All My Relations" - Healing Nature, Healing Ourselves

 a public talk by J. Philip Grygny, PhD 


 We often hear about how the natural environment is good for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Could our mindful attention benefit nature as well? The Lakota Sioux saying “all my relations” expresses the idea that we share this earth with many other beings, and that we are related to them. When we practice being in relationship with nature, we discover whole new worlds of beauty, wonder, and meaning. This 75-minute presentation will discuss these topics: 

 

·  The health benefits of “shinrin yoku” (forest bathing).

·  Stories of men and women whose pioneering work articulates new ways of being with nature.

·  How we can create our own ecological culture.


 We will also learn some simple body/mind exercises that can help us deepen our relationship with the natural world. 


 “Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.” -- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass 


When: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Cost: suggested donation of $20 per person

Registration is required!  Email name, phone and number attending to susan@theconservancy.org or call Susan at 414.510.4771.

Where:  Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.    


About the presenter:  J. Philip Grygny, PhD is an independent scholar and theater artist, a long-time Buddhist practitioner, and meditation instructor. He earned his doctorate writing about meditation and performance, and has created and directed many original performance works in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Austin, Texas. For the last few years he has been researching ecological practices, and is a contributing writer for The Center for Humans and Nature. In 2018, he organized The Performance Ecology Project, an ongoing initiative to explore creating ecological culture. This includes an original performance at the Urban Ecology Center, and a series of programs in 2019 called "Adventures in the Deep World."