Do you feel like once again you’re about to be sucked into the vortex of the Christmas machine, making choices based on habit and external pressure, and not on your own needs and values?
On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. – noon, the Comox Valley Unitarians are offering an adapted workshop based on the popular book, Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli.
“I’m not surprised that thousands of these workshops have been held across North America,” said event facilitator Heather Kennedy-MacNeill.
“This workshop helped me clarify my values and make the important changes that turned the season into a much calmer and happier time.”
Leaving all the ‘shoulds’ at the door, this workshop helps people reduce their stress and increase their enjoyment by making simple changes in the celebration. Through individual reflection and writing, and in discussion with others, participants will be given a chance to examine their current practices, define their values, create a fantasy Christmas or other kind of celebration, and then combine all their insights into a workable plan for the coming holiday season.
The workshop will be held at 250 Beach Ave. (Comox United Church) and please bring some paper and a pen since part of the workshop involves writing. Although we are not taking registrations, we would like a rough idea of how many people to expect, so please leave your name on our answering machine at 250-890-9262. We will offer free childcare if needed but please leave your name, phone number and the age(s) of the child(ren) preferably by Nov. 3. There is no cost for the workshop although we will happily accept donations.
For more information about the Comox Valley Unitarians, visit our website at www.cvuf.ca.