Counseling/Healing/Recovery Gatherings, Groups, Classes & Workshops

photo of candles in shape of heartAll these events are held at the Journey Center. Costs are listed below. Please register for the workshops by calling the Journey Center or using our online registration form. Drop in as your schedule allows at our gatherings.


Discovering Your Spiritual Career Path- a Introductory Workshop with Cynthia H. Stringer, Master Coach

Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.–noon
The rich and sometimes complex road map of vocation and career is a place where is God speaking to us in our lives. In this introductory workshop we will explore how listening to your intuition, working with silence and daily practices can assist us to be more in alignment and open to our next steps in our career. Come listen for how God is presenting new insights and nudges forward in your career or towards a transition type vocation. More>

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Radiating Your Brilliance: An Introduction to Inspirational Coaching

CANCELLED! Saturday, August 9, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
In this experiential introductory class we will explore together what it means to be in alignment and expressing your dreams. Change is constantly impacting us and we may experience confusion, pain, and misalignment. Explore what alignment can provide for you, learn your best ways to tap into your gifts & blessings, become your own champion & inspirer and gain confidence in deepening and generating relationships. More>

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The Healing and Growth Book Study Group, with Individual Sessions

Free introductory meeting: Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Six group sessions: Thursdays, September 22–October 27, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
and individual sessions by appointment

Experiences of healing and growth are essential in developing a better, more abundant life. Understanding these issues and seasons is often complex, especially when approaching them on our own. We will explore the dynamics and the details of our lives in spiritual and practical dimensions as we seek encouraging new perspectives. The experience includes both group and individual sessions in order to receive optimal support towards change. We will use the book and workbook “Changes That Heal – The Four Shifts That Make Everything Better… And That Everyone Can Do” by Dr. Henry Cloud. More>

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CANCELLED! LIFE AFTER GRIEF:
A series of monthly seminars with Debbie Barker,
Grief Recovery Specialist™

CANCELLED! Wednesdays, September 21, October 19 and November 16, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Grief is a normal reaction to losses we experience in day–to–day life. Did you know that for us to experience grief, someone doesn’t have to die…we don’t have to lose a relationship or get a divorce? There are 43+ causes of grief and most people experience a good number of them in the course of a lifetime. These seminars, held once a month, will help you identify grief in your life and in the lives of those whom you love, and find some practical tools for dealing with that grief. More>

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CANCELLED! Aligning Yourself To Your Truth

CANCELLED! Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will discover specific tools and resources for your personal and professional success. The power and elegance of the integration of integrity into all of your decisions and goals will be explored. This interactive and fun course will provide content, coaching and connection, as well as time for reflection and relaxing. Be amazed and inspired! You will receive handouts and one 30 - minute follow up coaching consultation. More>

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New Book Study! Our Dad is Not Mad: Trust Reclaimed

Thursday evenings, January 28-February 25, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Do you ever ask, "How could God allow this? or, "How could God do this?" We are not alone. People throughout the ages have wrestled with these very questions. Come to discover God as one who is willing to jump into the places of our lives where we can feel as if we are drowning. ? This book study will include teaching, small group exploration and experiential response as we discover God’s good gifts to us! More>

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CANCELLED! Becoming Financially Aligned with Your Purpose

Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
In this interactive, inspiring and step–by–step workshop you will learn how to work with the spiritual principles of money to brighten and clarify your path. Become present to your relationship with the energy of money and learn practical action steps to understand and create a plan for financial expansion and service which is in alignment with who you are and how the Spirit is working in your life at this season. More>

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Discovering Your Spiritual Career Path– a workshop with Cynthia H. Stringer, Master Coach

CANCELLED! Saturday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The rich and sometimes complex road map of vocation and career is a place where is God speaking to us in our lives. Our life affirming skills and values most often are not defined nor integrated into our careers. Come listen for how God may be presenting new insights and nudges forward in your career. You will learn aligning practices and strategies to develop an ongoing receptivity to your Spiritual Career. More>

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Be Blessed By Your Life

CANCELLED! Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.–noon
You are a blessing and your life’s activities, daily expression and goals are an extension of that. Explore together in this evening presentation how to synergize and align who you are with what you do. Be present in the moment to reflect, journal and allow the Spirit to bring you inner clarity on living fully and abundantly. Let go of the need to “do”. More>

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Come Away... To A Quiet Time

An evening experience of quiet, meditative time

3rd Fridays Cancelled!September 21, October 19, Cancelled!November 16
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This is a drop- in group with a mixture of contemplative guided experiences. We welcome members of all 12 Step groups and those living in sobriety and recovery, and offer this group time as an opportunity to practice the 11th step: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God…” Facilitated by Alexandra Montoya, Spiritual Director and Counselor. See the Prayer and Meditation Gatherings page for more info.


Joy, Trauma and Healing

Cancelled!Friday, February 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

Joy, and joyful relationships with God and others, are foundational for healing because our brain is unable to process pain that exceeds its capacity for joy. Let's look together at some ways that our brain might heal from past pain. More>

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Designing a Loving Legacy: Estate Planning with a Purpose

Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
In this workshop, attorney Roy Johnston guides us in exploring legal and financial issues and discerning the path that is best for us to take in our estate planning. More>

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Points of Life presents The Stages of Real Life

Wednesday, October 3, 2012; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Plan the Stages of your life now with a collaborative of real life experts. AN EDUTAINING PRESENTATION: Enjoy our real-life vignettes and hear from experts in their fields. More>

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Contemplative Healing Prayer Gathering

Friday, April 19; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Once every quarter we gather on a Friday evening for a time of reflection and healing prayer. All are welcome to this peaceful, candlelit gathering where prayer is offered for physical, emotional, mental, relational and spiritual healing, as well as prayer for our community and our world.

Facilitator: Joanna Quintrell
Cost: Free
Location: The Journey Center, Santa Rosa

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NEW!! Aramaic Jesus - An Introduction to the Teachings of Jesus in His Native Language

Friday, March 22, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This workshop offers an opportunity to explore the sound and substance of some of the teachings of Jesus in Aramaic. We will experience simple, traditional practices of chant, prayer, and contemplation common to Jesus, his disciples, and the people of ancient Palestine. Using our own voice to speak and chant the words of Jesus can bring each of us into a direct and immediate experience of his healing message. More>

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Re–envisioning the Second Half of Life: Embracing the Shadow

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.–noon
According to Franciscan contemplative Fr. Richard Rohr, one of the tasks of second half of life is to overcome the four splits that occurred in the process of individuation. This workshop is an invitation to explore, recognize and integrate what Rohr calls the Fourth Split, namely the shadow––those rejected, exiled aspects of self once deemed unlovable that can cause us to feel separated from God, Love, Wholeness. More>

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