At The Grounding Stone, we make efforts to bring like-minded folks together with intention for education, collaboration, and community connection. We welcome you to contact us if you have a workshop that you would like to facilitate in our Gathering Space.
By bringing therapists together in this space, we witness the process of one another, and we support one another in our creative discoveries and expressions. We value community, and we believe that we are capable of far more, united.
We regularly host workshops for therapists to come together to learn and to remain supported by, and accountable to one another in our practice.
Let’s Get Racey
Facilitated by Isha Saini and Ginelle Foskin
July 13, 2018
BDSM For Health Care Professionals
Facilitated by Robin Beatch
September 13, 2018
Beyond The Research: Supporting Poly, Kinky, Queer Folks
Facilitated by Megan Jespersen, Guest Speaker: Robin Beatch
October 19, 2018
LGBTQ Therapists Gatherings
We host bi-monthly gatherings for queer and trans identified therapists to support one another through the joys and struggles of working within our very own small community.
December 4th, 2018
Facilitated by Megan Jespersen
We guide folks in simply and safely taking pause from the busyness of brimming schedules, and in developing a reconnection to the living spaces that exist all around us. This restorative pause seems to have a calming, grounding effect for many people, whether it be 4 minutes under a Western Red Cedar, or 4 days on a sea kayaking journey. We believe that our healing often arrives as we become aware that we are not alone; we are nature.
We are grateful for the privilege of having settled in this green pocket of the world, with it’s abundance of naturally restorative spaces. A portion of the therapeutic work that we do is Nature-Based, and we have joined with local sea-kayaking outfit, Wild Root Journeys to offer Inner Journeys, a therapeutic retreat for folks seeking a more natural balance. We created Inner Journeys as a response to our recognition of a growing need to get away from the stimulation of the city and to reconnect with the grounding and soothing presence of nature.
Broken Group Islands / 4 Day Sea Kayak Journey
LGBTQ+ Pre-Pride on the Tide – July 29th – Aug 1st, 2018
LGBTQ+ Post-Pride on the Tide – Aug 17th – 20th. 2018
For more information and to book: http://wildrootjourneys.com/journeys/multi-day-journeys/broken-group-islands-4-days/
Future Inner Journeys
This past Summer, we facilitated two Inner Journeys specifically for LGBTQ+ folks and their allies, before and after Vancouver’s Gay Pride 2018. We plan to facilitate these specific journeys again next Summer, and will release date in the new year.