What's a Girl To Do? Our culture thrives on mixed signals and contradictions. We tell our daughters how to act and what we expect of them. And, we give them few, if any, tools and models, to guide them on their journey from girlhood to womanhood Often, we tell them to think and behave one way, when all around them what they see in the media, at school, on the street, and at home is something quite different. What's a girl to do? How does she learn to take flight? How does she learn to thrive as a self-empowered young woman?
How Does a Girl Go About Finding Her Own Power As a Young Woman? How does she get in touch with how she is feeling in a way that empowers her to respond authentically, in alignment with her values? Does she even really know what her personal values are? Or does she just go along with the crowd because she is wanting to belong, even if she is unsure what that means to her?
This experiential workshop for girls in the 6th–8th grades uses the latest research in neuroscience and pulls from the ancient wisdom traditions. The curriculum gives each participant time to get to know:
• What fits for her and what does not;
• What brings joy and what does not;
• What she is really wanting in her life right now;
• How to be with her emotions without pushing them away or merging with them
• How to tap into her own power to safely explore her world and those around her in order to discover who she really is.
Each girl receives a set of inner tools to use as she experiences the world. These include:
• Inner awareness & contemplative exercises
• Energy directing techniques
• Movement and drawing activities
• Vision board building
These tools help her to choose among the possibilities she finds in her daily life. She knows what feels right for her. She learns she can be both open to new feelings and experiences while also being authentic and respectful of her feelings and values.
Girl to Woman: The Journey Within
Two Saturdays, March 1 and 8, 2014
Transitions, 961 Laurel Street, Suite 204, San Carlos
Early Bird: $201.44 when registered by February 15. $222.54 thereafter. Registration closes February 26.
Contact Patty McLucas @ 650.593.3484
About the Instructors:
A health professional for over 20 years, Patty McLucas teaches meditation and
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Stanford’s Cancer Supportive Care
Program, Stanford's Health Improvement Program (HIP), and other Bay Area locations.
In 2011 she rolled out the Eating With Intent program, a unique curriculum
combining mindful eating practice with healthy nutrition, as part of the HIP at
Stanford. Patty is a founding partner in Click! Consciousness at Work consulting group.
She has practiced meditation for 30 years and is experienced in the Zen, vipassana
and advaita traditions, attending retreats yearly since 2001. Patty is a Certified
Personal Trainer, instructing women and men individually and in small groups in
strength training and weight control. Her wellness advising consultancy is called
Breathing Room (www.breathingroomstudio.com). She is also the proud mother of a fifteen year-old daughter,
who is her role model for living in the present moment.
Dorote earned a Master's degree in international management and worked for many years in business alternating between international corporate and entrepreneurship throughout the world. She certified in various healing methods and coaching and started her own business in 2012 specializing in hypnosis, intuitive life coaching, Bodytalk and weight loss coaching to facilitate self awareness in times of change, crisis and healing. She holds a Master certification in hypnosis from the US board of Hypnotherapists, is a coach trainer for the MICU Institute and has completed the highest level of Bodytalk studies. She treats clients in her private practice in Los Altos or by use of Skype and gives workshops and classes throughout the year. She has rolled out a new limited program of fully comprehensive alternative care for those interested in exclusively tailored on-call support.
Mary is a healing and wellness professional in private practice who facilitates her clients' transformation to new levels of health and well-being allowing them to live their lives forward with a sense of just-rightness. Passionate and compassionate in her work, she weaves together the mind-body healing of BodyTalk, the life-forward energy of Inner Relationship Focusing, and the attention and regulation of Mindfulness, helping her clients heal, engage in new perspectives, and find their personal power in the moment at work, at home, and at play. She also leads workshops in mindbody topics and teaches focusing to the public and groups.