12 weeks of dating as a spiritual path:
Level up your love life intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually
“If we succumb to fear, we start holding back, and do that all-to-common dance of getting close, then pulling away. When we remember that our safe harbor depends on our awareness and honesty, we're less likely to make internal compromises, put on masks, or act like a chameleon to attract a partner or keep a hurtful relationship together. If we live by truth, we may have pain, but we will always rest securely in ourselves.”
Are you dating currently or thinking about getting back into the game, and feel like you could use more support?
Are you sick of going at it alone - managing ghosting, miscommunications, isolation, and the constant hits to your self-esteem and sense of value? Are you about to throw in the towel after working harder than you feel you should to find a genuine connection?
If the Buddha Dated, by Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D. is a book about how to walk through your dating life like it's a spiritual path. The book inspires many on their dating and spiritual paths. If the Buddha Dated Book Club is a transformational 12 week group focused on mindfulness and dating and designed to support you in realizing your dating goals. We will set dating goals, and create weekly action steps to support our intentions.
Join Lauren and a group of mindful, committed singles to dive deeper into the insights and wisdom of this best selling book and learn and experience how self-knowledge can help create more joy, connection, and love in your life.
In this life-changing group for singles ready for love and transformation, you will take the wisdom and insights from the book into your life as you learn and practice tools for creating real, meaningful relationships that will nurture the development and growth of you and those around you.
Group discussion will be guided by themes and topics brought up by participants in response to the book and their own lives.
If The Buddha Dated Book Club is a weekly support group for deep daters who experience :
• Wanting support to get over a breakup
• Feeling ready to start dating but facing feelings of inertia, stuckness, or overwhelm
• Feeling jaded and "over" dating
• Feelings of isolation, anxiety and/or low self-esteem related to dating
• Repetitive patterns in dating and a feeling of "stuckness"
• Difficulty getting or staying motivated to date
• Lack of clarity about how to proceed with dating
• Feelings of isolation, disconnection, and missing a sense of community
• Feelings of frustration that no matter how much you "try," the results don't seem to change
Benefits to daters include:
+Build connections with others who share your values
+Get support around moving on and letting go
+Feel more motivation to go deeper in your dating and growth process
+Increase clarity in your love life
+Amplify your intention to bring more love into your life
+Feel more connection in your relationships and in your life
+Establish healthy supportive relationships and community where you can relate more deeply and authentically with people who share your values
“Staying loyal to your journey means you never abandon yourself by compromising your integrity or discounting your intuition or the signals that come from your body—the knot in the gut, emotional detachment, or loss of energy that signals something is amiss.”
Facilitated by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lauren Korshak, this book club will run for 12 weeks and cover a variety of topics based on the needs of its participants.
An intake is required for new clients and space is limited. The group is a 12 week commitment (no class on Halloween and Thanksgiving) and costs 780.00, payable by cash, check or credit card. $80 off if you sign up before August 16th ($700 for 12 weeks). Some sliding scale slots available for those in financial need. The group will likely start in September and be held Thursday evenings from 5-6:30 or Fridays from 2-3:30. Please let me know your time preferences/availability when joining the interest list!
*Due to the holidays, if there are enough requests, the group may run for 10 weeks instead of 12.
"You will begin to recognize long-held beliefs that have been shaping much of your behavior, and you will move beyond them with a new awareness that frees you from the past and allows you to see others clearly, so you can create a spiritual union that you can trust." -Charlotte Kasl