We, Judy Bousquin and Elise Brenner, were looking for inspiration on ways to serve our community having witnessed many people suffering in response to these uncertain times.
‘What do people need right now?’ we wondered and felt strongly that people are seeking learning, growth, and experiences around the theme of cultivating presence as a way to feel strong within themselves and better able to helm their personal journeys.
‘Cultivating Presence’ is a 5-week participatory and interactive program offered on Zoom, that includes breakout room sharing, meditations, contemplations, journaling, and exercises. Participants engage in mindfulness and compassion practices that cultivate a deep presencing and connection with all things, beings, and processes.
Brief week-by-week synopsis: