Do you love being a mom, but wonder when it's your turn to take a break?
Are you stretched thin taking care of everyone else?
Many of us are drawn to the idea of self-care, yet feel blocked from making time for ourselves.
The good news is this: we have a Good Shepherd who cares for us. When we follow Him, he leads us beside quiet waters, makes us lie down in green pastures, and restores our souls. Being cared for by God is PART of our walk with Him. When we connect to what brings us joy, not only are we filled up for the journey, but God uses us to change the world.
Self Care 101 is a workshop for moms of young kids. Explore your personal definition of self care, get space to dream about what you'd do with time to yourself every week, and walk away with 3 strategies to feel like yourself again and have energy to do what you were made to do.
Through story-telling, reflection and sharing, you'll get the space to identify what brings you life, what prevents you from making time for it, and the first steps you can take in the next week to be cared for by God.
Perfect for moms' nights out, women's retreats, and MOPS-type groups!
She's worked with groups at Japanese Presbyterian Church, University Presbyterian Church, Quest Church, and moms' night out groups both in the Seattle area and in Australia.
What women are saying
"Thank you!!! Biggest takeaway: Self care takes real intention and will not happen naturally for most moms."
"What a precious time we all had with you that day. Thank you for giving me so much to think and pray about."
"Honestly, this workshop was great!! Thank you for the thoughtful questions and space to reflect with friends. I hope to make some changes and I found encouragement here. Thank you!" "The workshop was instrumental for bringing resolution to a situation I wasn't sure was honoring to God or not. (Re)learning that God blesses and provides rest was the best takeaway from the workshop."
Who is Self Care 101 for? A group of 8 or more who are open to learning about self care from a believer's point of view. Not only does this number help me connect with more moms, but it brings an energy to the discussion that is really life-giving. The biggest group I've facilitated was 19 - so, the more the merrier! You'll break into pairs to discuss so everyone gets a chance to talk.
How long is it? The workshop content runs about 90 minutes, but please budget at least two hours for people to arrive, settle in, and fellowship afterwards.
What do I need to provide?
A quiet space where participants can share freely. Homes are lovely, or your church works, too!
Participants will need to bring a notebook or journal to write in. Having pens/paper available as backup is recommended.
Some groups provide refreshments, but I encourage you to keep things simple if you do. The focus and fun really comes from the group conversation. It's a wonderful experience!