Well Beings (Community Care)
MINDFUL MENSTRUATION Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 10 am–12 pm at Highlands Church
Facilitator: Jenni Kay Long
Do the days before your period turn your life upside down? Have cramps, bloating, mood swings, and conflict become an unfortunate premenstrual norm? Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the menstrual cycle. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) causes emotional and physical symptoms, like PMS, but women with PMDD find their symptoms debilitating, often interfering with their daily lives, including work, school, social life and relationships. Join us to…
• Learn the ins and outs of the menstrual cycle
• Gain practical tips on how to mindfully navigate hormone shifts
• Create a practical, holistic, self-care plan that will work for you
Jenni Kay Long, RYT, LCSW, ADS, is a holistic psychotherapist who integrates relational counseling with auricular acupuncture, trauma-sensitive yoga, and mindfulness. As a PMDD survivor, she is passionate about women’s reproductive wellness and specializes in working with issues such as PMS/PMDD, perinatal and postpartum struggles, anxiety and panic disorders, and complex trauma. She is a clinical suicidologist with experience working on a statewide suicide hotline as well as providing intensive training and supervision to mental health professionals in the crisis field. She is a nationally recognized speaker and the author of “Trimesters 3 & 4: A reflective journal for new moms.”
VISION, GOALS & SELF-EVALUATION Workshop
Saturday, June 23, 9 am–1 pm at Highlands Church
Facilitator: Danny Ballard, Business Coach & Entrepreneur
In order to live the life you want with fulfillment and purpose, you must have a vision. A vision is a plan, a mission, and a direction for life.
It is seen in your mind in vivid detail as your subconscious mind works endlessly to achieve the desired result.
The purpose of this workshop is to help you uncover the vision you have for your life and support you in coming up with practical steps that you can take to achieve your dreams and goals.
Each participant will get a copy of the book, “Vision, Goals & Self Evaluation” and experience the 6 elements to self assessment and personal growth.
2. Self Awareness & Self Assessment
3. Spirituality & Identity
4. Life, Vocation, & Choices
5. Lifestyle & Financial Goals
6. Interpersonal Relationships & Self Esteem
Danny Ballard – Certified Catalyft Coach, is a Business Coach and works with clients to help them Achieve Extraordinary Success in Business AND Life. He and his business partner John Zentgraf are Founders and Creators of the Catalyft Success System, a National Coaching Certification Program. Danny’s Pinnacle Gift is bringing out the full potential of others. He enjoys speaking, training, coaching and helping others uncover vocational success and personal fulfillment.
A Ministry of Care and Presence
As a congregation, we all play a part in promoting a community of compassion, care and support. Sometimes, we need more than words of encouragement or a hug from a friend. The Well Beings Care Team (WBCT) is available to help at such times. Team members are volunteers from our congregation that are skilled in compassionate listening and care.
Team members may:
• visit persons who are ill at home or in the hospital;
• support those going through a major life transition or personal challenge;
• make contact with individuals unable to attend church due to illness/other;
• support family and friends involved in care giving;
• comfort the bereaved;
• assist with spiritual support;
• connect individuals to community resources (therapy, support group)
Contact the WBCT:
Cindy Wells can be reached by phone/text at 720.989.5695 or by email. If a staff member is contacted he/she will direct the request to Cindy and she will communicate this to the WBCT team.
Why a Care Team?
In a large congregation it is not possible for the pastors to give full attention to each member who might need additional care. Caring for each other in a conscious and healthy way is important to the life of the church. The care team believes that supporting individuals to function and live more fully helps to create a more loving, healthy and authentic community.
WBCT Principles Grounded in Community Covenant
BE SELF AWARE
Self-Care — Team members know that the best caregivers are those that practice good self-care, establish good boundaries and know their strengths and limitations. They are aware of the difference between offering support and care vs. enabling and interfering.
Opportunities to Grow — Well Beings offers a wide variety of groups and workshops designed to enhance education, awareness and personal growth.
COMMUNICATE TRUST TOGETHER
Active Listening — There is healing power in telling one’s story. Team members listen with compassion as they hear what the person is telling them through the use of words, body language and, at times, the absence of words.
Trust and Confidentiality — Caring relationships are built on a foundation of trust. The care team recognizes the importance of treating this opportunity with the utmost confidentiality when providing support and after.
SEEK GOD TOGETHER
Presence of Partnership — Providing emotional and spiritual care is a process of working together with another individual. As such, members encourage those they support to recognize, value, and use their own inner wisdom to help navigate their spiritual, emotional and relational journey.
Honour the Beliefs and Doubts of Others — We know that persons have varied faith and spiritual backgrounds. We seek to acknowledge, understand and affirm this process.
RESPECT EACH OTHER
Non-judgmental Presence — Respect is foundational to Highlands and this team, and allows and encourages one to listen and respond without judgment, accepting and affirming people as they are.
Equality and Wholeness — Healthy care recognizes that we’re all valuable – that each and all of us share human/spiritual experiences that are both unique and common. Team members know that the time shared with another is a blessing and gift to both persons in the relationship.
UPCOMING WELL BEINGS WORKSHOPS
Watch for details coming soon!…
May 5, 9 am–1 pm
Facilitator, Jenni Kay Long
Vision, Goals and Self-Evaluation
June 23 9 am–1 pm
Facilitator, Danny Ballard