How We Show Up: Moving From Annoying Interruptions to Glimpses of Grace A Community Care Training
Let’s face it - human relationships are complicated and people, whether they are our children, family members, or those we meet at food distribution sites, can be annoying. Our buttons get pushed and we find ourselves irritated. How do we move from annoyance or aggravation to presence?From a defensive posture to embodying a place of grounding and grace even on the most difficult days? Join us in this training to develop a greater understanding of what the people we are interacting with are carrying, what each of us is carrying, and ways to build relationships across differences.
Dates and Times: Saturdays: Gather in person, 9:00 am-1:00 pm; coffee and goodies offered at 8:30 am. Thursdays: via Zoom, from 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost for the Training: $150.00. Initial deposit: $50.00. Payments can be made over 4-5 months with completion by the end of January. If finances are a hardship, please speak to Rev. Jenny Gregg or Becky Crane We want this to be accessible to all who are interested.
Applications and deposit are due by Sept. 1st
Payments can be made online via Paypal. Checks can be made out to Cathedral of the Beloved and sent to: Cathedral of the Beloved; 67 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Trainers The Rev. Dr. Claire W. Bamberg is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (in three states), specializing in systems and human development theory. She is a certified mediator and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. She is on the national circuit in church vitality, & conflict transformation. She works with clergy and congregations and corporations in the US and Canada focusing on communications, grief, structural reorganizations and various other topics of interest in developing practical resources, mission and vision in communities.
The Rev. Jennifer Gregg is an Episcopal priest and founder/pastor of Cathedral of the Beloved, an outdoor worshiping community in Pittsfield, MA. She received her M.Div from Berkley Divinity School at Yale. She is a trained professional coach and passionate about organizing. She is a natural collaborator and believes there is a divine spark within each of us. She enjoys working with individuals and groups to both listen with and ask questions that uncover and call forth who each person and community is called to be.
Becky Crane, LICSW is an independently licensed clinical social worker. She lives at the intersection of her faith and her social work training. She has a background in community mental health, working with families and children, and spiritually integrated psychotherapy. She serves as pastoral assistant at South Congregational Church, UCC, and as community care coordinator with Cathedral of the Beloved.