Cultivating a Therapeutic Presence: Explorations in How You Show Up

Therapeutic presence has been described as a way of being fully present physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually with another in order to accompany them in their journey of healing.   We are all called upon to do this work at one time or another either through professional choice or personal responsibility.  These five consecutive sessions allow for the examination and definition of how you “show up” in therapeutic interactions in a way that is uniquely yours and serves both you and those with whom you interact.

By the end of the series, you will have:
 - Explored and defined how you “show up” with another
 - Acquired specific skill sets for being present physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
 - Established your own approach to preparing for, participating in and processing therapeutic interactions
 - Gained concrete and pragmatic tools for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue

Dates:        April 2—30, 2018 (Monday evening five session series)
Time:       7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Location:  St. Charles Lodge, Level C Conference Room, 600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, KY
Fee:            $125 for all five sessions ($35 for single drop-in session)
Register:   nbloemer@fuse.net or 859-750-6710


Cultivating a Meditation/Mindfulness Practice

  • Would you like to meditate but don’t know where or how to start?
  • Have you been impressed by the reports on the benefits of meditation but don’t know how to incorporate those benefits it into your life?
  • Do you wish you had dedicated time and space to explore what a meditation practice can do for you?

Consider this five week series as a primer for your journey into meditation and mindfulness.  Even if you already have an established or sporadic personal practice, this series can facilitate spending time with your inner stillness, perhaps even experiencing it in novel ways.

Each week’s session will include:

  • Experiential exploration of a specific meditation/mindfulness technique
  • Discussion on variations and suggested uses for the technique practiced
  • Suggested “homework” to practice on your own between sessions

Sessions will build upon techniques and discussions from previous sessions. By the end of the series, you will:

  • have established your own regular meditation “habit”
  • have a variety of techniques for keeping your practice alive and interesting
  • have ideas for sharing the benefits of meditation and mindfulness with others

Dates:        February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 2018 (Five consecutive Monday evenings)
Time:         7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location:    St. Charles Lodge, 600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, KY 41011
Fee:           $125 for all five sessions ($35 for single drop-in session)
Register:   Email nbloemer@fuse.net; text or call 859-750-6710

Instructor for all workshops listed:  Nancy L. Bloemer, ThD, LMT, E-RYT500, C-IAYT
Nancy is a registered yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist (since 1986), is a licensed massage therapist (since 1992), and has earned a doctorate in theology researching the impact of yoga on adolescent women.  Nancy presents workshops and classes regionally, nationally and internationally; produces wellness related newsletters, articles, videos, audio recordings and has authored a book on practical self-care.