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A Bookclub that's not a Bookclub!

A monthly gathering to reflect, share, learn and grow.

Have you ever read a self-help/psychology-oriented book and had unanswered questions?

Perhaps you had an intense emotional reaction to parts of the book without anyone to discuss it with. The book may have even inspired you to dig deeper, but you don’t know where to start.

This group has been created to first build community and to help you explore intentional themes in a safe space and with like-minded others, yet it is relaxed enough to adapt as the group grows.

We will work with dedicated reflective tools for the book we are studying and utilise the authors' available resources when we can, exploring themes, developing greater self-awareness, and learning to apply the knowledge to our real-life experiences. Come to all sessions as you want, or as they pique your interest, either in person or online.
 

Be prepared for an in-depth, vulnerable, productive conversation around emotional reactions, personal reflections, and a therapeutic perspective on what to explore further.

 

Please note, that this is not group therapy, but my hope is that it will support deeper personal reflection and growth, and like most successful and authentic gatherings, you leave more attuned
and hopefully having more clarity and understanding, as a therapeutic outcome.

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2023-Book 1

Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

https://brenebrown.com/book/atlas-of-the-heart/

Brene says, "Finding the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear. In Atlas of the Heart, we explore eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human and walk through a new framework for cultivating meaningful connection."

Brene Brown's research and writing have brought insight and healing to many. When I read this work, my first thought was this would be great for a therapeutic group. To explore our unique experiences and helps us celebrate, or more importantly, reframe the lives we've lived.

Come and explore her unfolding of language, helping us describe and name our emotions and experience, and discover where they show up in our bodies as default patterns and behaviour. Cultivate curiosity, and self-compassion, and recognise the context of your feeling and thinking. 

This might be a book club with a difference, but I promise it will be meaningful, compassionate, connected and most of all creative,
and I suspect there'll be a little laughing and crying! 

Dates and times

Saturday: 3 pm - 5 pm
Monthly, The whole year, 
approx.
 - 4/02, 4/03, 15/04, 6/05, 3/06, 01/07, 29/07, 28/08, 30/09, 28/10, 25/11. 

Note: these dates have been pencilled in, but of course, we realise life can get in the way.
So once the group forms we can negotiate individual needs. 

Depending on numbers and responses, the groups will be held in my clinic space near Cockburn Central,
but again, once the group forms we can meet in the agreed locations. 

Cost? It's FREE! But there is an opportunity to donate toward supporting Cambodian families. 
The only cost is your book, a journal, and the occasional snack to share. 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY EMAIL HERE

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