What is
The Artist’s Way
?

It’s a book and process aimed at recovering our creative dreams, desires and passions. No artistic experience is necessary. Learn more and hear from those who’ve used it to change their lives here.

What is
Positive Psychology?

It’s the science and practice of cultivating optimism, resilience, self-esteem and well-being to thrive in life. Leaders in the field include Martin Seligman, Sojna Lyubormirski and Tal Ben-Shahar. Learn more in this five-minute video and try some practices right now here.

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Finding the Deep River Within:
Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life
(for women)
October – November 2017 in Arlington, MA; $345

We live in crazy-busy, distracted times, but we don’t have to follow that pace. This 8-week small group program is based on Abby Seixas’ book, Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life and offers simple ways to access the resources of our deeper nature/river within for a life that truly satisfies. The practices will help you reclaim your life from the tyranny of your to-do list, slow down, unplug, and restore time and energy for what truly matters to you. The 8-week program takes place in my Arlington office on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm or 7-9pm beginning October 3 and the fee is $345. We’ll learn and apply such life-reclaiming practices as:

–Taking “time-in” to access our inner peace and wisdom
–Setting boundaries to create space for ourselves
–Befriending feelings that may arise when we slow down
–Taming self-expectations to live with more peace, joy and self-acceptance
–Practicing presence to break the trance of constant distraction
–Remembering what we love, and cultivating time and space for it
–Keeping a victory journal for small and big steps toward reclaiming our lives

As a trained facilitator of this program and a certified life coach, I’ll offer additional coaching, wisdom and resources as applicable. I also offer individualized coaching in this powerful work. To explore which option may be right for you, please contact me.

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again
10-week course in Arlington, MA

September – December 2017; $395

Are you over the age of 55, an empty nester, approaching retirement or in retirement and wondering “What do I want to do now?” If so, I invite you to my 10-week class based on Julia Cameron’s book, It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond. The author of the life-changing book, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Cameron says that her new book addresses the question, “What’s next?” for those embarking on their “second act in life.” The book shows us how cultivating our creative, authentic selves helps us navigate the new terrain of midlife and retirement, featuring inspiring stories of people who discovered new pursuits and passions that filled their days and nurtured their souls. Says one former student, “This class helped me regain my creative impulse, overcome inertia, and feel a sense of joie de vivre again. Through the tools and tasks in each chapter, and under Kim’s wise and gentle guidance, I renewed my vigor. I now actively seek out adventure!
The next 10-week class will begin September 27 or 28 in my Arlington office and the investment is $395. We’ll aim to define the life you now desire, and appreciate the life you’ve lived, using such tools as:

–  Memoir writing – offering an opportunity to reflect on—and honor—past experience and write our own stories
–  Morning Pages – private, stream-of-consciousness writing done daily to clarify, purge and bring truths to the surface
–  Artist Dates – which encourage fun, play, self-care and spontaneity
–  Solo Walks to quell anxiety, clear the mind and inspire us in life and nature

As a certified life and career coach, I’ll offer additional coaching, wisdom and resources as applicable. Interested in joining us or receiving individualized coaching in this work? Please contact me. I’d love to help you make this one of the richest chapters of your life!

artistswayThe Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
10-week course in Arlington, MA
September – December 2017; $395
This life-changing course, based on Julia Cameron’s international bestseller, is for anyone who wishes to uncover, recover and explore creative (and other kinds of) dreams and desires…whether or not you consider yourself an artist! My next 11-week intensive workshops on The Artist’s Way begin in September 27 or 28 in Arlington, MA, with a maximum of six students per group. The investment is $395 and payment plans are available. To join us contact me. Wondering if it’s for you? Learn more and see student testimonials here. I’m also presenting an “Intro to The Artist’s Way” on September 16 at The Arlington Center for $18.

Joyful Like Buddha – a 10-week fusion of Positive
Psychology and Mindfulness
Next class: TBA

This 10-week program can help you cultivate greater naturally arising joy, peace of mind and other positive emotions using the book Awakening Joy, by James Baraz, and selected Positive Psychology and mindfulness practices. We’ll become greater observers and stewards of our thoughts to guide them in ways that incline our minds toward appreciation and wiser choices for richer relationships and more authentic happiness. The next program in Arlington, MA, is TBA. Our weekly meetings include guided meditation and exercises, and discussion of the week’s homework. The investment is $395, and I enroll a maximum of six students in the group and include a 30-minute private coaching call for each participant. To see if it’s right for you, please contact me. Says one student, Before I took this class, happiness always seemed to outpace me. Now I understand that happiness is an achievable state of mind…Rather than waiting to experience joy in the future, we need to awaken to its existence within and all around us.”
Note: This is not a therapy group, nor a program for those needing the help of a mental health professional. It may, however, complement such treatment. Read more student testimonials here.

Happier from the Inside Out! gratitude rock
9-week Positive Psychology program in Arlington, MA
Next class: TBA

This 9-week group coaching program is based on the book Happy for No Reason, by Marci Shimoff, and other resources and research-based practices from Positive Psychology, the science of happiness and well-being, that can boost our optimism, resilience and well-being amid life’s inevitable ups and downs. The next 9-week program in Arlington, MA, is TBA. The investment is $395. As a Certified Positive Psychology Coach, I’ll guide you through the practices and include a 30-minute private phone coaching session during the course. Our weekly group meetings include discussion, experiential exercises and sharing of the homework. Says one former student: I looked forward to going every week and practicing how to be a happier person. It’s a real help in finding positive solutions…and I have all these new tools to use!To learn more and register, contact me. Click here for more student testimonials, and here to receive my free audio class on the power of gratitude.
Note: This is not a therapy group, nor a program for those needing the help of a mental health professional. It may, however, complement such treatment.

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