November 7, 2020
10:00 am CST - 12:00 pm CST
Held via Zoom
Meg Rondenet, MSW and Elaine Rosenblatt
The Circles of women around us weave invisible
Nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and
Sing with us when we are strong. ~Sark
Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes in her timeless letter to a young activist, “Do not lose heart, we were made for these times.” If we were indeed made for these times, why do so many of us feel more rudderless and adrift than ever before? While these periods of groundlessness and uncertainty can be scary and unsettling, they can also set the stage for profound personal and spiritual growth, both individually and collectively.
The current state of the world during this pandemic, the required social distancing and self-quarantining have created conditions with which we are not familiar nor comfortable. As a result, we may be meeting (for the first time perhaps) parts of ourselves we not only do not recognize but long ago rejected. Deeply buried family wounds, worthiness issues, guilt around racism and white privilege, dreams we’ve let die without ever having spoken them out loud, etc. are for some of us, the loudest voices staking a claim on our daily thoughts. This internal reckoning is often happening without the habitual buffers we once used.
We’ve each lost something this year: a loved one, our own health, a job, social connections with friends, a way of life, a sense of “normalcy” to our days (for better or worse). There is much for us to learn when we speak to and name all that we are feeling both individually and collectively.
“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” ~Carl Jung
About the Instructors
Meg has worked as a school social worker for the past fourteen years. As an early champion for working to incorporate social emotional learning as an essential component of the school day, Meg has come to understand it is literally the foundation for all learning. Meg has described herself as a compassion warrior and passionate advocate for teacher well-being. Meg attributes her mindfulness in schools training as the catalyst for her focus on “the inner life of the teacher” and how this affects student learning.
Elaine has been a psychotherapist and life coach for over 18 years. She utilizes her personal and professional experience to help couples, families, women and men navigate through life’s transitions. She believes the relationship between the client and therapist is germane to emotional well-being, resilience, growth and the capacity for change.
*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.
Venue: Zoom: The C.G. Jung Center
This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
Further info will be provided after registration.