Hopeful Living

Pema Chodron writes, “Things come together, things fall apart.” Many of us discover that our effort is to maintain a sense of self as we move through the “coming togethers” and the “falling aparts” of our lives.  What part does hope play in this quest? This workshop presents “hope” as a process of fostering a centered sense of self, within the “coming togethers” and the “falling aparts” of life.   

Please join us for this collaborative workshop with four movements:

  1. Hope and imagination:  lifting the veil of appearance to see what is truly real and possible.
  2. Hope, grounded in human experience and Ancient Wisdom:  engaging teaching and practice from Jewish, Christian and Buddhist texts.
  3. The neuroscience of Hope:  learning to work with fear and anxiety in the here and now.  
  4. Active hope:  the practice of hopeful living in the personal daily round and in community action.  


Friday January 24 6:00 – 9:00 pm AND Saturday January 25 8:30 am to 3:30 pm 

South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT.

 Call:  860-653-7289 for more details or to register.  



Dr. David Hawkinson: IFS Therapist and founder of City Gates, an interfaith teaching institute in Minneapolis, MN.

Ms. Ingrid Helander: L.M.F.T., approved AAMFT supervisor, Author, Level 3 Trained Internal Family Systems, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training and 52 hr. of Rhythm of Regulation Polyvagal Training.   

Rev. Dennis Moon: minister at South Church, storyteller, songwriter, counselor; IFS level 1 Training, graduate of Bristol Family Institute, Worcester Pastoral Counseling Center.