Come Home to the Life You Long For: Special Holiday Stress Edition

A workshop for highly sensitive people, empaths, & anyone else who wants to find spiritual grounding and make positive changes during the holidays.

When: Sunday, December 3, 2023, 5:30-7 p.m. Eastern/2:30-4 p.m. Pacific

Do you feel anxious about visiting family members, because in the past you’ve always fallen back into old relationship patterns that leave you feeling small, unskillful, and misunderstood?

Or do you long for deeper conversations with the people you love, but they seem happy to stay on the surface and chat about everything but what’s really going on?

Maybe  your grief over old losses kicks up extra-hard around this time of year, so that it’s hard to feel festive.

Or you may feel pressured to spend more money during the holidays than you can really afford, because you don’t want to disappoint your family and friends. 

And do you ever find yourself hiding in the bathroom during a holiday party that’s supposed to be fun, because it’s all just a little too much? (I know I have!)

For intuitive folks—highly sensitive people, empaths, and more—the holidays can be so stressful when we don’t feel able to be ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to be like that. What if you could approach this season in a way that’s just right for you, taking it at your pace and in your own way? 

If this resonates, I invite you to join me for a special 90-minute Zoom-based workshop…

…to help you get ready for the holiday season in your way, so you feel grounded and ready to try out new, more life-giving habits.

What you’ll experience

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn principles to help you navigate the unique stresses of the holidays, in ways that honor your sensitive nature.
  • Be in community with others with similar gifts and challenges.
  • Get to try out two simple spiritual practices to get in touch with your own inner wisdom around what you need this holiday season.
  • Leave with a plan for this holiday season that really works for you. 

In the first part of the workshop, I’ll invite everyone to say hello and introduce themselves. Then, I’ll share a bit about my own story and introduce you to four key principles at the heart of my work. 

After that, we’ll move right into an experience of two spiritual practices designed to help you get clear on what your soul really needs and wants during this holiday season. 

After each practice, you’ll have the opportunity to share a little about what you experienced.

Then, based on what you’ve discovered so far, you’ll have the chance to create your own plan for yourself this holiday season, and share it with the group if you wish.

We’ll close with a few minutes for questions and conversation, plus a bit of info from me about ways I can support you in delving deeper into this kind of work.

Throughout the workshop, we’ll emphasize safety and care for one another. You’ll be encouraged to trust your own instincts about what level of participation is right for you.  

As a workshop participant, you’ll be invited to:

  • Participate as much as is comfortable for you.
  • Hold in confidence your fellow participants’ stories and experiences.
  • Support the rest of the group, and receive their support in return, by asking open questions, sharing your experiences, and honoring the experiences of others.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll gain:

  • First-hand insight into your own spirit and your connection to the holy. 
  • The experience of practicing with other spiritual seekers.
  • Tools to help you continue and deepen your practice if you wish.

Everyone who registers will also receive the workshop recording and slides to keep. 

My background

As a Unitarian Universalist minister, spiritual director, life coach, and shamanic practitioner, I’ve been creating and leading small-group workshops on spirituality and spiritual practices for nearly 20 years. And as a highly sensitive person & an empath, I’m passionate about helping fellow intuitives draw on their own deep wisdom to make positive changes in their lives.

What past workshop participants are saying

“The sessions with Laura were a joy. Laura is an enthusiastic and welcoming facilitator.”

–Sara Goldsberry, spiritual practice workshop participant

“A very thoughtful dive with others into…a new technique..”

–Ellen Kaczmarek, spiritual practice workshop participant

“I appreciated Laura’s kind and gentle sharing of her wisdom and experience, and gentle and enthusiastic responding to questions. The explanations and slides were beautiful and clear.”

–A. C., shamanic journeying workshop participant

The practical details

When: Sunday, December 3, 2023, 5:30-7 p.m. Eastern/2:30-4 p.m. Pacific. 

Where: on Zoom (join by video if you can, but phone will work too).

Cost: The early-bird rate is $30 through Sunday, Nov. 26, and $37 after that. 

How to sign up: Just click the button below to go to the registration page.


Please contact me with any questions about the workshop, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I hope to see you there!

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