WSW  Center 2016

sprng Summer schedule

**weather cancellations, or schedule changes
will be communicated via email
to those who have pre-registered for the program**

 
In no particular order...

* Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This workshop introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation as it is taught at the world-renowned Stress Reduction Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. We begin with a a formal guided meditation that is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, followed by an overview of the scientific research findings that have emerged since the Center’s founding in 1979. Resources for establishing a home practice will be shared. All dates will be the same class. Come as often as you’d like. Held at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATE: Tuesday, July 5 9-11 am  OR  Wednesday, July 6 6:30-8:30 pm
TIME: 9-11 am or 6:30 – 8:30 pm
FEE:  $15 members; $25 non-members per meeting
LEADER: Elana Peled, EdD
Elana is a life coach trained in the teaching of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has practiced meditation for more than 25 years.

* Sharing Our Lives
As women of all ages and from different walks of life, there’s much to talk about. Such as who and where are we in our lives? This is a time to  mull over with each other the issues and questions that come up for us in day to day life, getting a chance to share and hear the wisdom from within ourselves and each other. Of course, as we share our joys and concerns, we can count on mutual support and confidentiality. Each meeting will guided by a theme for that session, and a set of questions designed to use a springboard for sharing. Held at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATE: Thursdays, June 16, July 21
TIME: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
FEE:  $10 per meeting for WSW members; $12 per meeting for  non-members
LEADER: MaryBeth Stemp & Claire Houston
MaryBeth Stemp is a licensed psychotherapist, and teacher of holistic healing methods - sound, color, and meditation. Claire is a licensed psychotherapist, and the founder/director of WSW.

* Celebrating Seasonal Rituals: Temple Space For Women
Gathering in this quarterly circle, we honor ancient holy days that women have celebrated for millenia. We feed and strengthen our spirits with many different gifts and directions: Meditation; music and sound; anointing our energy fields with Aura-Soma; color considerations; the gifts of Nature; positive readings; and, of course, the support of each other! If you yearn for an small, peaceful, sacred space in which your soul can be fed, this quarterly gathering is worth experiencing. Enjoy the uplifting effects of shared sacred ritual. Held at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form. 
DATE:  Sunday, June 12 “Summer Solstice” (Fall Equinox Date TBA)
TIME:  10 – 11:30 am
FEE:  $10 Love Offering
LEADER:  MaryBeth Stemp & Claire Houston
MaryBeth is a psychotherapist and teacher by profession, a mother, wife and lover of plants, animals, music and color, especially enjoys and appreciates the power of praying, meditating, and sharing in a supportive circle of women. Claire is a psychotherapist, an independently ordained interfaith minister, the founder/director of WSW, and loves sacred space. 

* Healing Foods & Pot Luck Study Group
We will explore foods designed to heal the digestive tract.  Lifestyle changes, supporting adrenal health, and other healing protocols will be studied. No prior experience necessary, nor is it necessary to commit to this lifestyle in order to participate. Each meeting participants choose a dish to make and bring, and we share delicious food together as we learn. Held at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATE:   Wednesday, June 29  New Dates TBA - Put your name on the list!
TIME: 6:15 – 8 pm
FEE:  $15 members; $20 non-members per meeting
LEADER: Claire Houston, LCMHC
Claire is a licensed clinical mental health counselor with a special interest in food as chemistry, and its impact on mood and behavior.

* Grown Up Coloring Books
Recent research has shown that giving the hands something to do, like coloring in geometric shapes, flowers, mandalas, etc elicits calming, stress-reducing chemicals in the brain. Do you need to feel more focused? Do you need to calm more? Sleep better? Reduce your overall stress? Here is another valuable tool you can use. We will learn about the benefits of grown-up coloring  books and enjoy coloring together. Come learn about and experience what all the buzz in the news is about! Each participant will be given a coloring book to keep. Held at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATE: Tuesday, July 26   
TIME: 6:30–8:30 pm 
FEE:  $15 members; $25 non-members per meeting (all supplies included)
LEADER: Claire Houston
Claire is a licensed  psychotherapist, and loves practicing active meditation with color.

* Ins & Outs of Naturopathic Medicine
Come enjoy tea & snacks, and learn about  Naturopathic Medicine and the benefits of preventive care. Naturopathic Medicine and Insurance Coverage - what do they cover? What is the Naturopathic Doctor Training like as compared to other medical practitioner? Explore the benefits of collaboration between a Naturopathic Doctor and your MD for your treatment. Come with questions. Dr. Trojano is excited to answer any that you may have! Held at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATE: Wednesday, July 13
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
FEE:  $5 Love Offering
LEADER: Hilary Trojano, ND
Hilary is a licensed primary care Naturopathic Doctor (ND) practicing in Exeter, NH, who strives to treat all her patients, young and old, as individuals. She has a particular interest in treating endocrine imbalances, autoimmune diseases, weight management issues, and gastrointestinal disorders.





Leadership Skills for a Changing World
Create the kind of community you want to live in. Be an effective,  
authentic, appealing leader, offering the kind of leadership you're  
looking for. Strengthen your own self-worth so you can value others'  
worth. Learn alternatives to sarcasm. Replace self-deprecating humor  
with empowered humor. Distinguish the difference between aggressive  
power and empowered leadership. Practice constructive validation  
rather than "constructive" criticism. Reap what you sow, and enjoy the
more peaceful, alive world you yearn for. 12 CEUs available to mental health professionals through the NH-NASW. Both women and men  
welcome. This class is taught both on and off site. If you would like  
to arrange to bring it to your setting, contact the leader. "When I signed up for this class, I thought I might learn a thing or two. Instead, this class has changed my life." PG, retired psychotherapist. Held at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, 12 Elm Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATES: To Be Arranged (please email Center to put your name on list)
TIME: 9 – 12 noon
LOCATION: To Be Arranged
FEE: TBA 
LEADER: Claire Houston, MS, LCMHC
Claire is the founder and director of WSW, a licensed mental health counselor, and has been using & teaching this model of leadership for 25 years.





Leaders in a Changing World: A Support Group For Leaders
Now that you've taken the basic Leadership class, deepen your  
insights and understanding. Come meet with other leaders committed to  
a different approach to leading. Give and receive support, share  
leadership stories of challenges and victories. Explore questions and  
answers. Create the kind of community you want to live in. Be a  
constructive participant, offering the kind of participation you're looking for from others. Be an effective, authentic, appealing leader, offering the kind of leadership you're looking for. Shore up your own self-worth so you can value others' worth. Learn alternatives to sarcasm. Replace self-deprecating humor with empowered humor. Distinguish the difference between aggressive power and empowered leadership; the limitless power of vulnerable leadership. Practice constructive validation rather than  
"constructive" criticism. Reap what you sow, as you enjoy the more  
peaceful, alive world you yearn for. Both women and men welcome. Held  at Women Supporting Women Center, located at 111 Water Street, Exeter, NH. For registration or information, contact 603-772-0799 or click here for registration form.
DATES: TBA
TIME: TBA
FEE: $14 members; $28 non-members per meeting
LEADER: Claire Houston, MS, LCMHC
Claire is the founder and director of WSW and has been using and teaching this model of leadership for 20 years.




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