Personal/Prof Renewal

  Staff Development

  Healing and Wellness

  Honoring Grief

  Community Building

  Themed Retreats

  Ceremony/Ritual

  About the Facilitators
Presentations and Workshops

   We tailor presentations and workshops to your group or organization's needs and desires. We offer dynamic presentations about the Labyrinth, its history, uses, and applicability to your organization.

   Presentations are generally one to two hours in length. Workshops that include opportunities to walk the Labyrinth can range from half-day sessions to retreats of two or more days.

Personal and Professional Renewal

   Our lives are busy, complicated and hurried. We often do not make the time and space for our own personal and professional renewal. We experience stress and we risk burnout when we do not take this time to tend to ourselves. This neglect may lead to physical and emotional distress.

   We design workshops that provide time and space for quiet reflection and meditative labyrinth walks, with an emphasis on how to refocus our thoughts and energy and reconnect with what is important in our lives.

   Workshops include individual reflection, small group discussion, journaling, and other creative practices.

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Staff Development Workshops

   Our staff development workshops provide opportunities for individuals and groups to re-vision goals, assess talents and abilities, make decisions, and evaluate progress in their organizations. Using the labyrinth as a tool for creative exploration, we provide half-day, one-day, and two-day workshops that incorporate individual and group activities with focused discussions that allow the group to process and plan for professional and organizational development. The workshops allow us to refocus our thoughts and energy to reconnect with our innovative and creative selves.

   Some examples of staff development workshops include Building Community with Co-Workers, Re-visioning the Mission of the Organization, Assessing Progress and Planning for the Future, and Leadership Development.

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Healing and Wellness Workshops

   These workshops are designed for individuals facing acute, chronic, or life-changing illness and/or for their families, friends, and caregivers. We respectfully seek to create a safe place and space for people to "put down" some of the emotional weight that often accompanies illness. The relational and spiritual dimensions of living with or being affected by illness are also addressed.

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Honoring Grief

The experience of grieving the loss of a loved one through death, divorce, or other transition is physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenging. After a significant loss, many people feel isolated, uncertain, and vulnerable. We conduct workshops that incorporate the Labyrinth and allow the participants to explore the complex dimensions of bereavement without judgment and begin the transformation that, in time, is possible for those who have experienced loss and grief.

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Community Building

In these workshops, members of neighborhoods, community groups, or other constituencies, gather together to acknowledge differences and challenges and to build bridges as they walk the same path.

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Themed Retreats

We design and facilitate workshops that use the Labyrinth and are tailored specifically for your group's interests. Sample topics might include: Balancing Home and Work, Women's Journey, Men at Midlife, Families in Transition, and Sacred Dance: The Labyrinth as Movement Meditation.

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Ceremonies and Rituals

We design and conduct a variety of ceremonies and rituals for individuals, couples, families, and communities. The Labyrinth is incorporated in events such as graduations, weddings, commitment ceremonies, coming-of-age rituals, and other life transitions.

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About the Facilitators

Janine Mariscotti, MSW, LCSW.

Janine is a trained Labyrinth facilitator with more than 20 years experience working with individuals, families and groups. She is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and a psychotherapist specializing in issues of spirituality and loss and grief. Janine writes, presents, and conducts workshops on the role of ritual in everyday life, holistic healing, disenfranchised grief and transpersonal issues.

Lynne Texter, Ph.D.

Lynne is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. An award winning educator with more than 20 years of university teaching experience, Lynne is an Author of Advanced Interpersonal Communication and articles on professional renewal, the role of ritual in times of illness and other areas. She has extensive experience consulting with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

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