Each day offers its own unique challenges. Learning to age with grace and purpose requires our strongest inner core to come forward to help us survive — and thrive — as we transition through the many stages of life. Every day we are fortunate enough to wake with the rising sun, we are also presented with opportunities for spiritual, emotional and psychological growth.
Research conducted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) has found that mature adults yearn to engage in dialogue together on issues such as self-compassion, forgiveness, making sense of the past and learning from transformational experiences as well as learning to surrender to what is and creating a future of their own design. They are looking for guidance, connection, and community to help fortify themselves for their present situation as well as their aging years. In an effort to address the challenges and opportunities we face as we age, the Institute of Noetic Sciences has developed the Conscious Aging Program. This Program consists of a series of workshops to bring together mature adults in an effort to cultivate wisdom, connect with others and celebrate life.
Conscious Aging as defined by the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Conscious Aging consists of examining our emotional, psychological and spiritual responses to the challenges and opportunities of aging so that we live with an open and accessible heart, regardless of the external circumstances we may encounter.
A certified IONS Conscious Aging facilitator guides workshop participants through exploratory processes and enriching activities. The workshop is designed to assist mature adults in harvesting and cultivating wisdom, connecting with others, and celebrating the bounty of life. The workshops focus on the following outcomes.
• Explore unexamined, self-limiting beliefs, assumptions and stereotypes, and learn to make better, more conscious choices about our worldviews;
• Develop self-compassion to cope more effectively with change, worry, stresses and life challenges;
• Discover and reflect on what has given heart and meaning to our lives and how that informs our intentions for our lives as we age;
• Enhance connection and reduce isolation from others and the web of life by understanding our shared humanity; and
• Reduce our fears about the impermanence of life and increase acceptance of the inevitable arrival of the end of life ~ an experience all living beings must confront.
Hudson Holistic Health & Chiropractic
3540 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
Individual Workshops $39
Entire Series $219 (all 7 workshops, includes workbook)
Workshops facilitated by Denise Whalin, M.A., Certified Conscious Aging Facilitator
To Thine Own Self Be Kind
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Learn to recognize suffering and develop the skills to practice self-compassion. More Details
Step Into Your Future By Letting Go of the Past
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Learn the nine steps to forgiving yourself and others. More Details
Memoirs of Your Soul
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Your life in review ~ exploring what makes you, YOU. More Details
From the Cocoon Emerges the Butterfly
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Consciously create a positive shift in your life experience. More Details
The Journey That Follows
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Confronting our impermanence on this earth so we may fully savor life and all it has to offer. More Details
Accepting Our Reality
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Surrendering to what is ~ physically, mentally, emotionally. More Details
Tools of Consciousness
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon.
Conquer your life ~ shift your mindset and create a new vision for your life. More Details