At Center for Richer Living, we offer a variety of groups, all facilitated by Katherine Revoir

Make your brain a happy place to live

Happy Brain Groups


Wednesday Online Group

Happy Brain groups are for anyone who is very motivated to make their brain a happy place to live. If this is your first Happy Brain group, you are welcome to jump in!

Our next 8-week online Happy Brain Group is titled, Practicing Self-Compassion: Self-Retrieval From Our Wholeness Lost and Found and it begins January 18, 2023.

As I do my New Year’s self-reflection, I’m learning that the question is not “How can I be a better me?” but “Where is my innate sense of wholeness not being realized or lived out?” My definition of healing is a natural movement toward wholeness. Unlike what our media promises, healing doesn’t happen in a weekend workshop, or by reading a book, or driving that cool new electric car.
It’s not the end state of being completely whole, or enlightened, or any other psycho-spiritual ideal. It’s a process, not a destination. It’s a line on a map, not a dot.
How do we move forward? By opening ourselves to the truth of our lives, past and present, as plainly and objectively as we can, with self-assessment, self-reflection, and self-compassion.

I’ve been in this process for more than 50 years, not always successfully. I’ve sought out numerous methods to get me to what I now call self-retrieval. Newsflash! I was here all along, longing to hold myself with warmth, resonance, self-compassion, and love. Practice is a noun AND a verb, and it’s within our reach. I believe it’s sweeter and more meaningful to do this practice in a group. It’s all about the love. Join us for our 8-week Happy Brain group on January 18th where we will practice:

~ holding ourselves with exquisite gentleness
~ resonant language (explicit attunement, relational dialogue, body awareness, naming feelings and needs, metaphor, etc.) that allows us to embrace our vulnerable and tender selves and also see others through this lens
~ exploring beliefs about how being judgmental, indifferent, or mean to ourselves fits into our sense of morality
~ widening our “Window of Welcome” for our own and the emotional experience of others
~ releasing unconscious contracts that keep us apart from our original wholeness.

We’ll set an intention for ourselves for the 8 weeks, and enjoy warm community, integrating social neuroscience, and do some constellation work, all in service to making our brains a happy place to live.

Here is a link to an animation of part of Brene Brown's Ted Talk on Vulnerability where she talks about the difference between empathy and sympathy. Empathy is the golden key that unlocks our ability to allow more love in and share it. I hope you join us, and you're welcome to invite others.

  • Prerequisite: No previous experience necessary
  • Where: We'll meet via Zoom
  • When: 8 weeks, Wednesdays, January 18th – March 8th, 2023, 9:00 – 10:45am PDT
  • Facilitated by: Katherine Revoir
  • Cost: $192.20, which includes the PayPal fee. if you are paying from outside the U.S. add $5 to the total. Or you can send a check for $185. Contact us if you need a reduced rate.
  • Reading:  The reading is Your Resonant Self Workbook, by Sarah Peyton.
  • Register: PLEASE register by emailing Christina  – give her your name, phone number, and let her know you want to join the Wednesday Happy Brain group and that you have paid. Use PayPal to pay on our Happy Brain page (or you can send a check).

 

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“Katherine, I’ve been sending my therapy clients to your Happy Brain groups and every 8 weeks, and as I talk with them, I’m getting so much satisfaction as they tell me about the deepening and strengthening they are experiencing. I’m thrilled! I’ve been waiting for a resource like your groups for a long, long time!"
~ Cynthia McReynolds, MFT


Warm Bath Resonance Hour

We've had a Warm Bath Resonance Hour for some years that meets on Mondays, but it has been at capacity for some time now, so I’m excited to announce that we are adding another Warm Bath group on Wednesdays at 11am.

You are welcome to join this ongoing drop-in group if you have participated in a Happy Brain Group sometime during the past 2 years. We practice the resonance skills of empathy, companioning, attunement, naming what is true, and presence, all in warm resonant community. We honor the agreements from our Happy Brain Group. This helps to create a safe container to practice giving and receiving resonance for whatever is on our hearts and minds. We use focused time-keeping, and intend for everyone to have a chance who wishes to speak and receive resonance.

When: Wednesdays, 11:00 –12:15pm, Pacific time

Where: via Zoom – For the link please email Anne

Cost: No cost, donations are welcome

Happy Brain Groups — Sacred Conversation
Family Constellations

Family Constellation Groups


Online Constellation Group: Your Life Makes Sense

I’m excited to be offering this group, as Family Constellations are the most powerful tool I know of for resolving stuck patterns of behavior and harvesting the inherent wisdom in our bodies. The first 6 people who register and pay $150 (+PayPal fee) are guaranteed to receive a constellation (see details below). Or, you can also send me a check for $150. You are also welcome to register as a representative for $40.00 (+PayPal fee). Each week I facilitate one constellation, and others in the group support the constellation as representatives.  I use the whiteboard on Zoom to draw the constellation.

Prerequisite: No previous constellation experience necessary

Where: We'll meet via Zoom

When: 6 weeks, Mondays, January 23rd – February 27th, 2023, 6:30 – 8:15pm PST.

Time: 6:30 – 8:15 pm Pacific Time

Cost: $155.93 if you want to receive a constellation. This includes the PayPal fee. If you pay from outside the U.S., add $6 to the total. Or, if you're within the U.S., you can send a check for $150. To be a representative, the cost is $41.95 (includes PayPal fee) to represent. Contact us if you need a reduced rate. Pay with the secure PayPal button below. Please check with Christina before paying, as we may already have the quota for those who want to receive a constellation. You can join as a representative, even if the group has started.

Register: VERY IMPORTANT : If you want to join as a seeker, FIRST CHECK to see if there's an available spot before paying. PLEASE email Christina – give her your name, phone number, and let her know that you are joining Your Life Makes Sense, and if you are joining as a seeker or representative. Use PayPal to pay on the Constellations page (or you can send a check), and please also let Christina know that you have paid.

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FREE in-person Sunday Group Constellations

I lead a FREE day of constellations every 6 weeks or so. They are currently being held online, via Zoom. Click here for more information. If you’re interested, send me an email at KatherineQ@RicherLiving.org to get on my email list. Upcoming constellation days for the first half of 2023 are:

  • January 15th
  • February 26th
  • April 16th
  • May 28th
  • July 9th
  • August 27th

Please Note: Family constellation work is an opportunity for personal growth and transformation. It offers ways to see the world and yourself with new levels of compassion. This work is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. If you have a sense that you would be destabilized by others speaking about difficult events, it would be better not to join us for these programs.


Individual Constellations — in person or ONLINE

I can facilitate your individual constellation in person in Mill Valley, CA, or online via Zoom (like Skype, but easier). With Zoom I use the whiteboard to draw representatives of different elements in your constellation, e.g., goals, blocks, family members, emotions, countries, and states of mind. The only person in your family needed to be present to do this work is yourself.

Email me for scheduling and rates.

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Other Group Constellations

These can take place in a few ways:

  • In person, where you would supply at least 5 friends and/or family members to participate in your constellation as representatives. Sometimes I can bring one or two representatives.
  • Via Zoom, where you bring together at least 5 friends/family to participate as representatives for you. We can try to schedule your constellation during a time zone that works for everyone. Sometimes I can bring one or two representatives.
  • I’m available to travel to facilitate for you or multiple constellations for your group. If it’s a weekend, I often combine some teaching of relational neuroscience with the constellation facilitation.

Email me for scheduling and rates.

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