Sasha Pierce, Shippo III, 2021, watercolour and ink on handmade Kurotani #52 kozo paper, 22 x 17.32 inches

THE PRESENCE PROCESS: PEER SUPPORT GROUP
Facilitated by Lana Lontos and Sasha Pierce

Fall 2022
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET

Please log in on Zoom a few minutes before the call

Please join Lana Lontos and Sasha Pierce for The Presence Process Peer Support Group. The Process Process is a well-known and respected book written in 1989 by Michael Brown. It is a ten-week program that incorporates breathwork, reading and observing your day-to-day experience. We will be offering twelve-week processing, which will include an introductory week and a closing week. 

What does this mean?
You will be responsible for your weekly reading and breathwork practice. The weekly group would focus on each chapter and provide a place to land in what is occurring for your process. The concept is together and alone in this.

This group serves as a place of support for curious minds who have heard of this book and have wanted to take part in it. Therapists, teachers, healers, and people working with chronic pain tend to be drawn to this well-known book. Also, people who are going through some personal transformation. This book tends to open us up to seeing and being present.

Lana is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) in Toronto; Sasha is a healer, meditation teacher and artist. We have been processing and working on this book in our own lives, and it has been so rewarding to have a friend to connect to about it.

This is not intended as a teaching of the presence process but of processing what is emerging on a heart and body level. People are encouraged to share what they are working with or confused about. We will be holding space for this process.

Each session will include a mindfulness grounding and closing and an opportunity to check in about the process. Agreements will be made in regards to confidentiality and the way we share. Everyone will have a chance to share as much or as little as they like. 

Investment:

Sliding scale ($220 – $300) for all 12 sessions. This works out to $18 – $25 per session.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please speak to us about it if you are curious about joining. We are so excited to be sharing this with you this Fall.

To enroll please send an email and e-transfer to sasha@sashapierce.ca or use PayPal link below.

Please borrow or purchase Michael Brown’s The Presence Process before the session start. You can also listen to The Presence Process on Audible.

THE GUEST HOUSE
Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Coleman Barks

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.