Hello from guest blogger, Lisa Robinson! In this final quarter of the year, my posts on mindfulness will focus on how it can be used for healing and renewal. I want to share information about the work of the Center for Courage & Renewal. This organization was founded by Parker J. Palmer, a speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. The Center’s mission is to “create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity, and the courage to act on it.”
How does this work? Through mindful practices and programs that enhance awareness and intention, the Center’s Circle of Trust® approach provides a process of shared exploration where people can find safe space to nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. Many resources are available on the web site: Center for Courage & Renewal Site
Although mindfulness can be viewed as a solitary practice where each individual discovers it alone, the Center for Courage & Renewal’s group programs show that there can be wonderful support and shared growth when groups come together to enhance their awareness of what’s most important and how to more effectively express it in their life and work.
In addition to programs for individuals, the Center provides profession-specific offerings for:
• Clergy & people of faith
• Health care professionals
Here’s a video from the Center’s blog: Parable Video. The Parable of the Trapeze serves as a reminder that for personal transition and transformation, it’s necessary to overcome one’s own fears to step forward. That process is supported through the Center for Courage & Renewal’s work.
I hope you enjoy a mindful week! I look forward to connecting with you again in my next post.