Conscious Aging Program from IONS –
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Cultivate Wisdom, Connect with Others, Celebrate Life!
Life matters – all ages and stages and the way we write our own stories is important!
I was on the Institute of Noetic Sciences website reading articles and doing research a few months ago when I noticed they were offering a brand new program. Conscious Aging is designed to work with people that are moving towards or are in their afternoon stages of life, and are ready to embrace these stages of the journey. I instantly knew we wanted to be a part of facilitating this program. I have a tendency to get pretty excited about all kinds of awesome things I find on the internet and in life, and once in awhile I feel compelled to go for it. This was one of those times! We also knew that it would be yet another way to explore our own lives more deeply and expand ourselves further as we worked through the programs excellent workbook and facilitator guide. It is amazing!
I studied, absorbed, grew and then I took and passed the test for the certification – yeah! I am now offering this dynamic and exceptionally designed program into our community.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about the program and workshops for your facility – Wellness or Learning Center, Adult Community Center, private group, or Institution or organization with an interest and focus on living life to the fullest and best, we would love to meet with you and find out what your needs and the needs of your community are! Individuals interested in learning more should also contact us. I would love to meet with you and discuss the program and possibilities!
From the IONS website-
Conscious Aging Workshops
The program content was developed over four years then codified into an 8-session workshop series and field tested in 2012 and 2013. It has been successfully and effectively conducted across a broad range of settings.
People assume that the solutions we’re seeking come from outside ourselves, but it’s important to recognize that some of the problems—as well as their solutions—arise from within us. In other words, it’s about consciousness. The focus of the Conscious Aging workshop series is to invite shifts in consciousness away from self-limitation, lack, isolation, and fear and toward expansiveness, inclusiveness, wholeness, connection, and compassion.
The Conscious Aging Workshop Experience
A 118-page workbook has been produced as a companion to the Conscious Aging program and workshop.
The program consists of eight facilitated sessions designed to transform your expectations of aging from self-limitation, lack, isolation, and fear towards expansiveness, inclusiveness, wholeness, connection, and compassion.
Facilitator guide workshop participants as they:
- Explore their unexamined, self-limiting beliefs and assumptions about aging and learn to make better choices about how to age more consciously;
- Develop the skills of self-compassion to cope more effectively with the stresses associated with aging;
- Discover what has given heart and meaning to their lives and how that can enrich their intentions for a healthy aging process;
- Identify the regrets, sufferings, and negative self-concepts that have kept them from more fully appreciating themselves and their lives;
- Minimize any feelings of isolation from others and deepen their relationship with the world around them;
- Learn to manage their fears and those of their loved ones in the presence of death through the transformative power of surrender and acceptance; and
- Cultivate a personal roadmap for their own aging journey by deepening their spiritual life and learning to make each moment matter.
Introduction to Conscious Aging
Death Makes Life Possible
Surrender – Letting Go
Creating a New Vision of Aging
Key Components of Conscious Aging Workshops
To help foster growth, connection, and learning, each Conscious Aging workshop session features an interplay of activities that includes listening to one’s inner wisdom and guidance, integrating inspirational ideas and best practices, sharing in intimate conversation circles, and harvesting the collective wisdom of the group.
Inner Guidance: We provide opportunities for participants to tap into their own inner guidance and wisdom, and bring hidden beliefs and assumptions into conscious awareness. Research shows that reflection tools can improve our psychological and biological well-being. These activities help shift attention from external to internal forces.
Inspirational Ideas: We present inspirational ideas from trusted sources that help to seed learning and spark new understanding. Key ideas are followed by questions designed to encourage reflection and self-discovery, prompting a shift in focus from outer to inner authority.
Collective Wisdom: These activities help the group listen to one another’s insights, perceive patterns, connect diverse perspectives, and experience a sense of wholeness and community.
Conversation Circles: The workshop is designed to be a receptive space of deep listening and speaking from the heart. The goal is to draw out what truly has meaning and to bring that forward via thoughtful speaking and listening. This is facilitated by creating small groups of no more than three to four participants. These small groups are conducive to intimate conversation and allow time for each participant to share thoughts and ideas, regardless of how many participants are in the larger group.
I am currently looking for organizations in Sarasota Florida to facilitate this 8 week Course!
If you are a Wellness or Learning Center, Adult Community Center, or Institution or organization with an interest and focus on living life to the fullest and best, I would love to meet with you and find out what your needs and the needs of your community are!
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about the program and workshops for your facility – Wellness or Learning Center, Adult Community Center, private group, or Institution or organization with an interest and focus on living life to the fullest and best, I would love to meet with you and find out what your needs and the needs of your community are! Individuals interested in learning more should also contact us. I would love to meet with you and discuss the program and possibilities!