Loving Connected Presence...a timely caring response

Weekly on Friday 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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"What the world needs now..."
Those of us old enough to remember already have those lyrics running through our heads, while those with no experience with that epic song no doubt also notice deeply seeded responses bubbling up inside.  In a world consumed with power, status, accumulation and control, not to mention rampant fear, THIS is what's needed and needed now... "no not just for some but for everyone."

What is THIS?  Loving Connected Presence...a timely response of transformational care.

We appear well-practiced in our capacity to see and react to what needs fixing, the problem, the dis-ease.  Unfortunately we are less practiced in our capacity to interrupt reaction and engage with change-inducing care.  Loving Connected Presence is learning to engage the gift of care from the inside out.  Compulsions of power, fear and control lock down our hearts and can trigger unproductive reactions.  Loving Connected Presence widens our hearts and empowers us to hold difficulties with caring resources and to offer life-altering responses.

Join us for six Friday mornings for conversations and practical exercises that blend pertinent research, ancient wisdom traditions, and personal experience.  Together we will regain confidence and skills to be resourceful in places that matter to us, and to encourage transformation for ourselves, our relationships and our contexts through Loving Connected Presence.

Fridays from 10:30am-12:30pm

February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31

Registration Fee: $300 

About the leader(s)

John Kiemele

John Kiemele is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center.  With a focus on contemplative soul care, John gratefully walks alongside individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.