Conscious Aging Workshop

Here's a Reader's Digest version of the Conscious Aging Workshop Brochure, created by IONS. It will give you a better sense of how the program can benefit you and/or your organization.  It's partly paraphrased and mostly directly quoted.

If you'd like a full copy of the brochure, just shoot me an email and I'll email a copy back to you.

Introduction

Ron Pevny, the Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, has this to say about the workshop:  "An inspiring vision for aging that recognizes the vast potential for life's elder chapters to be infused with purpose, passion, and continual growth!  It is critical that the rapidly increasing number of people approaching their senior years have access to this rich program---helping us shine brightly as we age consciously."






As a graduate of the Institute of Noetic Sciences Conscious Aging Workshop, I'm authorized to set up and conduct this workshop series.  We now have over 600 facilitators worldwide, offering this program in a variety of organizational settings, as well as privately.

Conscious Aging is an emotional wellness program designed to offer seniors hope and meaning to better cope with the stresses of aging and to harvest the opportunities of aging to grow in wisdom, depth and creativity.






It is:

Reseach Based:  IONS has been researching how people experience their world and the factors that create an increased sense of purpose, meaning and positive behavior in their lives.  It explores practices that have assisted people from different cultures, spiritual traditions, religions, and educational backgrounds It incorporates practices to assist seniors to avoid becoming trapped in fear, limitation and lack related to the stresses of aging, while enhancing those practices that help us grow in wisdom and wholeness.

Time Tested: This workshop has been presented for over 7 years, all over the world in a variety of settings, including retirement and assisted living facilities, houses of worship, community centers, complementary healing centers, private practice groups and more.

Has a Conversation Style:  It centers on a conversational cafe style where everyone has an opportunity to speak and relate to the various topics, making for a robust and engaging workshop. 

Includes a Workbook:  Each participant receives a workbook, ensuring the delivery of standardized and discerning content.  The workbook also functions as a writing journal, offers inspirational material on a variety of topics and provides many rich suggestions for further self study, as well as a multitude of additional resources on the topics covered.


Workshop Topics

  1. Introduction to Conscious Aging
  2. Self-Compassion
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Life Review
  5. Transformative Practices
  6. Death Makes Life Possible
  7. Surrender--Letting Go
  8. Creating a New Vision of Aging

Desired Outcomes

  • The desired outcomes of the program are to:
  • explore unexamined, self-limiting beliefs, stereotypes, and assumptions about aging and make better, more conscious choices about our worldviews on aging;
  • develop self-compassion to cope more effectively with change, worry and, 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; and
  • reduce fear and increase acceptance in the presence of death and dying for ourselves and for our loved ones.


Conscious Aging Workshop Final Thoughts

Aging requires us to bring forward our strongest inner core to survive--and thrive--during these life changes.

However, it is also a time of great opportunity for spiritual, emotional and psychological growth.  We have found that seniors are yearning to engage together in dialogue on these issues.  They want guidance, connection and community to help fortify themselves.  This is what the IONS Conscious Aging Workshop is designed to provide.

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