New! Harvesting Your Wisdom- Series III: Creativity, Giving & Receiving, Optimism, Meaning in Life
Beginning March 3, 2021- act now!
Senior life coach, facilitator, Certified Sage-ing Leader Intern
Following a very successful Series I and Series II of "Harvesting your Wisdom", I am pleased to announce a new series with fascinating and inspiring topics for all of you who are committed to personal and spiritual development in your "Wisdom Years", in the second half of life! Registration is open and space is limited. For details and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
The feedback from the first two series has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive, please read below what participants have been sharing about the first "Harvesting Your Wisdom" series. I am pleased to be offering new topics and opportunities to "continue the magic" together with you!
This new workshop series, "Harvesting Wisdom" is a series that is geared both to people who have already experienced the power of Sage-ing as a "looking within/reflecting" process in cultivating our wisdom with our years, as well as for people who are new to "Sage-ing" who wish to embark on a journey to grow in wisdom and discover new possibilities for our wisdom with aging years. Welcome!
We will meet for 4 sessions of 2.5 hours on topics which will call out your insight, motivation and inspiration at seeing the opportunities that present themselves at this time of our lives. All the more needed at this difficult pandemic time, which has affected us all over the world. Workshop meeting dates: (Please note the times as well as your local time).
Wednesday, March 3, 18:30- 21:00, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (11:30 AM-2:00 PM, EST; 08:30-11:00 PST):
"Creativity: how to thrive with INCREASED CREATIVITY in your second half of life?
Wednesday, March 10, 18:30- 21:00, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (11:30 AM-2:00 PM, EST; 08:30-11:00 PST):
"Giving IS receiving!", "We only have what we give." - Isabel Allende
Wednesday, March 17, 18:30- 21:00, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (11:30 AM-2:00 PM, EST; 08:30-11:00 PST):
"Leveraging Optimism for Creating your Optimum Life"
Wednesday, March 24, 18:30- 21:00, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (11:30 AM-2:00 PM, EST; 08:30-11:00 PST):
"Finding YOUR Meaning in Life: the Inner Path"
The program will open with a minimum registration of 8 participants, maximum will be 20. Please register soon to save your place!
Session 1- : "Creativity: how to thrive with INCREASED CREATIVITY in your second half of life?
· Did you know that as we grow older some of our creative powers actually Increase?
· Are you aware of your innate creativity? How are you creative?
· Exercises at identifying and expanding our creative awareness.
· Exercises and dialogue in developing a creative mindset, practice and motivation for daily life.
Session 2- "Giving IS receiving!", "We only have what we give." - Isabel Allende
· What and who are "givers" and "takers"?
· What is the connection between happiness and "giving"?
· Where is it easy for you to give? Where is it more difficult?
· Exercises and dialogue for focusing "giving" awareness and increasing motivation.
Session 3- "Leveraging Optimism for Creating your Optimum Life"
· Do we become less or more optimistic with age?
· Why is optimism important in our lives?
· Who are you when you are optimistic? And when you are not?
· Exercises and dialogue to increase and apply optimism in our Wisdom Years.
Session 4- : "Finding YOUR Meaning in Life: the Inner Path"
· "Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible." (Viktor E. Frankl)
· What are the things that bring meaning to your life? Are you sustaining and nurturing them?
· How has "meaning in life" changed for you as you have become older? How have you responded to this challenge?
· Exercises and dialogue at putting awareness of "meaning in our lives" at the center of our existence. Registration is open and space is limited…For details and registration- please contact Ronnie: email@example.com
What participants in Ronnie's Harvesting Your Wisdom workshops have been saying?
"Ronnie's workshops are a dear gift for me, I am "hooked!" I have met and shared with so many wonderful people from all over the world, they have become like trusted friends. Ronnie is a very professional and sensitive facilitator, conducting the "orchestra" such that everybody is actively participating and sharing from their vast experience in life. I can't wait for the next series!" (Shoshana, Israel)
"Your workshops give me inspiration for the conscious aging classes that I myself run for others. I very much appreciate YOU and the dedication and topics you are bringing to our group. You are inspiring me to inspire others, and I want you to know and feel that this ripple effect is occurring- thank-you- put me down for your next series!" (Janet, US)
" Dear Ronnie, I’m so thankful for all the new opportunities that have come to me just having just by joining your workshops! The atmosphere is great, you are a wonderful facilitator and the people are so open, deep and compassionate. And you are a great storyteller too!" (A., Germany)
" I want to thank you for the meaningful time full of wisdom and joy with you and our wonderful group during the workshop series I have attended. I feel that you have guided us from one station to another, enriching our souls and teaching how to rule our present and future in order to be happy." (T, Belarus)
"Your workshops have been immensely useful to me to learn to help myself and others to have the right "soul" in the second half of life! You have brought such special people together from all over the world and they have all made such wonderful contributions." (Sundar- India)
"It was a most enjoyable experience to interact via Zoom with so many like-minded souls from so many different cultural backgrounds in so many countries.
There was a great variety of content provided in a variety of formats, all of which were stimulating, enjoyable and thought provoking. I particularly enjoyed the ‘breakout rooms’ and the opportunity to chat ‘one-to-one’ on a specific topic. The series most certainly confirmed for me that ‘Spirit works in mysterious ways her marvels to perform’. (MaryAnne, Ireland)
" Ronnie, last night after the workshop meeting I was so excited I could hardly sleep. You are amazing. You did it. And I am enjoying very much. Thank-you!" (J., Taiwan)
"Thank-you, I feel that through you and your workshop the universe is opening up so many new opportunities for me. You have a very impressive facilitation style- I like it! And I am really enjoying the international group". (S., India)
" Meeting people from around the world, talking about significant events in my life and the meaning they had, all wonderful. Also mulling over what aging is like, my belief systems….I particularly like the use of writing freely to the questions you asked, which were very thought-provoking…Really good use of different techniques, using poetry, writing, breakout groups, frontal speaking, even the rituals at the beginning of the candle and setting the ground rules. Really Ronnie, I think it was fantastic!" (Rachel- Israel)
" You created a safe place for us all to do a deep soul searching about the many aspects of the ageing journey, and share the many insights with our fellow travelers in an authentic, respectful and touching way… Thank you Ronnie for your skillful, compassionate, focused and insightful way of leading this workshop, sharing your world and life stories with us, bringing much inspiration from the many wisdom traditions of the world, and leading us to welcome the next phase of our life with curiosity, joy and serenity." (Yehudit, Israel)
" This group has been so meaningful and important for me- I have been a psychotherapist for so many years, but I myself did not have the time, place and people to really share with, and gain insights from different kinds of people and cultures. I so look forward to these sessions. Ronnie, I am with you, will walk through the desert with you!" (A., Israel)
"Ronnie, No need to ask me if I am interested. Like A., I will walk through the desert with you. You are an excellent and persuasive educator." (Susan- US)
These workshops will be offered under a "Dana" framework.
You may or may not be familiar with this concept which comes from the Asian Buddhist tradition and has been integrated in many places in the West. Dana is an ancient Pali word that means generosity of heart, or the process of cultivating generosity or giving. In "Dana", no set price is asked for, and participants are asked to give from their hearts, according to their ability and desire. This was the way Asian monasteries and monks were supported, the "exchange" being that of mutual reciprocity and gift-giving, so much a part of Asian culture. In the West, this concept is still not fully understood by all but the general spirit is something I think we can all identify with.
I would like to be able to offer these workshops to people regardless of one's financial situation, thus, I would like to experiment with this manner of offering the following workshops. Please consider this as an honest and open offer to you!
Oftentimes people are uncomfortable because they do not have any frame of reference for this. Thus, I would add that if I were to offer these programs on the free market, I would offer the series of 4 workshops for a price of $100- 200. Please use this just as a reference, your payment in the spirit of Dana will be what you decide it will be and whatever you will offer will be heartfully appreciated.
Since we have no "virtual" "Dana Bowl", payment will need to be by Paypal or by Bit/bank transfer in Israel- details upon registration- thank-you!
Registration is open and space is limited…For details and registration- please contact Ronnie: firstname.lastname@example.org