Ongoing 9 week Relational and Emotional Therapy Groups
ALL GROUPS HELD CONVENIENTLY & CONCURRENTLY BOTH AT AN EAST SIDE & A NORTH-WEST SIDE CHURCH; (call Jane for further info)
Start your journey to wholeness by participating in one of Jane St. Pierre’s (MSW,LCSW) uplifting, life enhancing Women’s therapy groups. Choose today to begin your journey by taking the currently led class – then go deeper and further by taking the next class. The four carefully chosen classes listed below are led year round by Jane St. Pierre to help you grow in a crescendoing purposeful way in your relationships with others, in your spiritual life, and in fulfilling your special, God ordained unique destiny.
Each nine week class, in a full-bodied, laser sharp way, opens a specific major growth point, with each being fully self-contained and highly life impacting unto itself. Yet each class, in an ongoing manner, adds more & more practical insights and builds on the content of the others. Whether participants have started with either Boundaries I, Boundaries II, Would-A, Could-A, Should-A, or Search for Significance, they invariably state time and again, “This was the perfect class that I so needed to start with!” So why wait? Come jump in with whatever class is being currently offered! Start your own personal deep improvement journey where you will be opening up & then launching an exciting new, more fulfilling chapter of your life!
We women as nurturers often lose ourselves over time, which leads to emotional & relational distress. In this class we begin learning how to get more in touch with who we truly are, who God made us to be, and what our legitimate unmet needs are – becoming increasingly aware of our unique value and expectations. We also learn how to discern the difference between reasonable and unreasonable demands of others. As a result, we come to clearly know where and how the expectations of people around us are inappropriate & in conflict with our legitimate God given needs. Then, from a warm base of weekly support, we encourage one another to speak up courageously, lovingly and truthfully about our preferences and needs. These skills help us to continually solidify & define what we want, and enable us – maybe for the first time – to let the people around us know how to make the relationship more satisfying for all parties. This leads to much healthier and happier successful relationships, leading to “that life and life more abundantly” that God promised. We also focus on becoming good stewards of our own gifts, talents & resources by developing ourselves more on all fronts; emotionally, spiritually, physically, and relationally…Read More
(Boundaries I class NOT a necessity for enrolling in this class)
In this class we look at such things as the fine dividing line between our responsibilities for demonstrating Christian kindness by helping others, versus our compulsion to do too much – to over function in ways that actually harm those around us. When we women over-function it handicaps the others we are trying to help , keeping them from being motivated to find their own skills, talents, drives, capacities and consequently hampers them from achieving a successful life of their own. The very practical Biblical Christian workbook utilized in this class presents week after week a wide variety of vignettes that describe common family problems and distressing issues in other relationships. Each chapter imparts a new “tried and true” practical way to bring any similar relationship up to a more rewarding level of satisfaction. In this class we examine such things as the unspoken ‘contracts’ driving our relationships into troubled waters, rescuing, enabling, healthy detachment with love & grace, among many other healing and empowering techniques for overall greater relational satisfaction…Read More
The curriculum for this class uses an easy-to-read, fun loving book that helps us look more wisely and closely at the distress we bring on ourselves by holding onto our negative perspectives and our give-up-before-we -start attitude. Using a lighthearted lens, this class makes us more aware of our own old unproductive thoughts and behaviors and shows us how we’re actually sabotaging our own success and happiness. For the purpose of learning – and getting rid of our old ensnaring wounds, misbeliefs and their resulting erroneous behaviors – we look directly and bravely at several things going on in the secret chambers of our minds. For instance, in one of these areas we have the opportunity to bring to the surface a little more, between us & God, some past regrets that might still be haunting us. Once more aware, we then work together to resolve them more thoroughly, by developing and steadily applying anecdotal, strengths -focused and biblical truths. We also look for those common misbeliefs and discouraging untruths that might be holding us back, then we go on to focus our freshly cleared lens on the promising path to our future success, setting up some brand new exciting God ordained goals!…Read More
This class is a support group for believers who are tired of the “same old, same old” churchy routine and are getting disheartened because they are not able to actualize in real life the victorious, overcoming Christianity taught in the Word of God. They know there’s more to be found in drinking deeper and drawing on the power of the Scriptures, in their prayer life & in following God in real affairs of everyday living. They’re longing for the joy and the wonder they once knew, or may never have yet tasted. If you’re stuck spiritually at this level of frustration, you’re not alone. Jane St. Pierre’s skills, wisdom & insight, accompanied by this rich curriculum and the warm regular weekly support of other fellow sisters in Christ can help you move ahead at a much more rapid rate. Using the book Search for Significance, we take an honest look at who God Almighty, The Maker of Heaven and Earth, truly is & what He thinks of you and me. A deeper more activated realization of these two truths changes the “coloring” of every event of our future life path. We also look a little more closely at where the personal “disconnects” are for each of us, between what God does clearly say and what we in fact really believe about ourselves. We look briefly at the negative forces that led to these “disconnects” blocking our growth, in order to actively combat those erroneous and toxic misbeliefs. And we’ll discover and actively apply a fresh invigorating perspective based on reliable Biblical truths. We’ll then find our stifling, legalistic performance-oriented Christianity adjusted to a refreshing grace-based Christianity; our spirits will open again deeply to the growth producing sunshine of His true, trustworthy, steadfast love. …Read More