Upcoming Programs

Spring/Summer 2019 Workshops

Sharing Our Lives 

As women of all ages and from different walks of life, there’s much to talk about, such as who are we, and where are we in our lives? This is a time to mull over with each other the issues and questions that come up for us in daily life, getting a chance to share and hear the wisdom from within ourselves and each other. As we share our joys and concerns, we can count on mutual support and confidentiality. Each meeting will be guided by a theme for that session and set of questions designed to use as a springboard for sharing. New participants invited to join these monthly meetings at any time.
Thursdays April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August TBA • $10 members/$15 non-members per session • 12:30–1:30 pm • Claire Houston, LCMHC  is a licensed psychotherapist, and the director of WSW, and MaryBeth Stemp, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, and teacher of holistic healing methods-sound, color, and meditation.

Celebrating Seasonal RitualsSummer Solstice  

Gathering in this quarterly circle, we honor ancient holy days that women have celebrated for millennia. We feed and strengthen our spirits with many different gifts and directions: Meditation; music and sound; anointing our energy fields with Aura-Soma; color considerations; the gifts of Nature; positive readings; and, of course, the support of each other! If you yearn for a small, peaceful, sacred space in which your soul can be fed, this quarterly gathering is worth experiencing. Enjoy the uplifting effects of shared sacred ritual. The element we will be focusing on is air. The Aura-Soma colors are royal blue and turquoise for this particular circle. Bring a small, sacred object to add to the altar we co-create, if you’d like. 
Sunday, June 23 • 10 am–11:30 am • $15 members/$20 non-members • MaryBeth Stemp & Claire Houston; MaryBeth is a psychotherapist and teacher by profession. Claire is a psychotherapist, an interfaith minister, the founder/director of WSW, and loves sacred space. 

 

Considering Divorce; Learn About the Details

Are you thinking about separating? Or, is someone you love considering it? There are so many things to think about. How does separation or divorce work? What are the 1st steps? What are the different types of processes, such as collaborative divorce, mediation; which is right for you? How is child support calculated? And alimony? How to think about retirement? What is the fastest way to divorce? Or the simplest way? Can I do it myself? Bring your questions, and a notepad, and be empowered through acquiring information!
Date TBA Soon! • 6:30–8:30 pm • $20 members/$25 non-members • Cheryl A. Rocha, is a Certified Family Mediator and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® who has mediated in excess of 2,100 divorce and parenting cases and is additionally trained in Collaborative Practice. Helping her clients navigate the financial intricacies of divorce and providing them with realistic options and strategies that work for their family, today and in the future, Cheryl is passionate about educating her clients so that they are informed and in control of the important parenting and financial decisions that they need to make.

Stories Within [minimum registration not met-will re-run in Fall]

Small group of women who would like to be in a Circle together, sharing and listening as each weaves a short (up to 5 minute) story of herself. Spring story them: Starting Anew.Space limited. No experience necessary, just the interest to hear others’ stories, and to bring out your own. Future dates TBA seasonally, and announced on the website wswcenter.com
Wednesday, May 1 • 6–8 pm • $20 members/$25 non-members • Sofia Haffenreffer and Claire Houston come together as peer leaders, drawing from their many years of women’s circles, knowing that we all have many stories inside us & want to make a space for these stories to be told. Inspired by “The Moth Story Hour.”

Healing Foods ~ Pot Luck & Information Sharing Group

Are you interested in joining in? We meet periodically, at WSW, and each bring a dish to share that is “Real Food” oriented, and healthful. If you would like to learn about the next date, please contact the Center and you will be put on the list!
Dates TBA  • 6:15 pm – 8 pm • $15 members/$20 non-members per session • Claire Houston, LCMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, the director of WSW, and has a special interest in food as medicine, and its impact on mood and behavior.