Writing Our #MeToo Stories

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Date(s) - 03/10/2018 - 03/24/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Unitarian Portland Buchan Building


Writing Our #MeToo Stories In the ongoing effort to provide a spiritual response to First Unitarian Portland congregants regarding the #MeToo movement, this class for women will provide a confidential, supportive circle in which to safely write the experiences that need to be told. The focus of the first session will be to create a safe place within which to begin writing. Meditation techniques will be utilized for self care. Opportunities will be given to read personal stories, but but no one will be required to read, only to write, to listen deeply, and to hold others’ stories with loving regard. With self care, self expression and the support of beloved community, our intention is that participants will begin the process of spiritual healing and empowerment that will enable them to support themselves and others in their quest towards full humanity. Together we can learn to hold ourselves and each other in the cupped hands of our beloved community.

Facilitators: Patty Clement is a member of First Unitarian Portland where she serves on the Adult Programs Committee and as chair of Friends of the Labyrinth. She is an author, poet, and Spiritual Director. Sheryl Eldene is a therapist (retired) who specialized in treatment of trauma, a Wellspring facilitator, and is a member of First Unitarian Portland. Her skills can support healing and provide ways to look at our wounds and to heal the pains without rewounding by what we hear and/or what we remember.

Details: Three Saturdays: Mar. 10, 17, and 24; 1 – 3 p.m. Fee: None

Reference #: C12WS18

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