I can't believe the new school year has already begun. I still get butterflies in my stomach the night before the first day back.
The self esteem group I led for Sistering ( a downtown community agency caring for women between 18 and 60 plus who are living with the challenges of poverty as well as mental and physical health issues). It's an incredible agency. I felt privileged to meet with such interesting and "real" women each week and I think we all felt a bit sad when the 10 weeks were concluded.
I volunteer at the Mississauga branch of Bereaved Families of Ontario and that's another very special place. The long drive is more than made up for by the warm welcome and appreciation I receive from the small staff. The groups continually impress upon me the strength and support the participants are somehow able to give each other even while living with their own heart break.
I am currently expanding my practice to offer workshops, lectures and groups which I can design specially on request. I figure that with 27 years in education, it would be a shame not to offer more of my educational skills. Since I am so comfortable with culturally diverse clients, I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with others. Let me know if I can plan anything special for your group.
If you have any ideas or creative projects you would like to share, please pass them on and I will try to include them.