Like so many others, the first thing I learned about retirement, both as an event and an evolving new life style, is that it is not what I expected. This surprise evolved into a significant challenge widely shared across all walks of life, irrespective of socio-economic status, educational attainment, or career choice. Moreover, research and[…]
Research demonstrates that one-third of retirees suffer psycho-emotional stress as they disengage from their career identity and struggle to establish and adjust to a new normal in retirement. Adding to the challenges of adjusting to retirement is the fact that effective transitions typically take more time, psycho-emotional-spiritual energy, and commitment than people generally perceive. Especially[…]
Our April 2 Wisdom Circle retreat was fantastic. Ten people, aged 54 – 74, male and female, gathered at St. Brigid’s Villa, at the Ignatius Retreat Centre. One of the participants said: “Today has given me a sense of a whole new world widening for me in retirement. Aging is hard work with no return.[…]
April 2, 2016 9:30 am – 4 pm Ignatius Retreat Centre Guelph Rethink your midlife expectations at this Interactive Retreat April 2, 2016. We will explore the view of midlife and beyond that others have experienced as their most meaningful and rewarding time of life. Through presentation and group discussions discover a way to[…]
Is your self talk limiting your growth? Explore how your life stories impact and shape your experience of life at our Oct. 24 retreat in Guelph Ontario. Check out consciousaging.ca to register for the morning event that will encourage participants to discover how we acquire self-talk, and how to change it to enrich our second half of life.
Is your self talk limiting your growth? Explore how your life stories impact and shape your experience of life at our Sept. 19 retreat in Guelph Ontario. Check out consciousaging.ca to register for the interactive day long session that will encourage participants to discover how we acquire self-talk, and how to change it to enrich[…]
Dealing with Change & Managing Transitions is our successful small group program aimed at helping participants recognize and deal more effectively with the realities of their life situation. Resources and facilitated exercises guide participants to recognize life’s enriching and challenging aspects then to recognize and use their existing strengths and abilities to thrive in the reality[…]
The focus of transition coaching and consulting is three fold: individuals, the groups they form, and the values, processes, and/or systems that link them. Most often, people seek to change group structure and/or processes. However, groups, church congregations, agencies etc. are a collection of individuals who share a certain sense of purpose and/or mission. For[…]
They are both about intentional change to generate a NEW FUTURE. The deeper commonality is that individuals are encouraged to recognize the need to adopt new modes of thinking and behaving in order to obtain a NEW FUTURE, different from the one they are currently headed toward. The focus of older adults is on individuals[…]
New Futures is a counselling, coaching and consultation practice helping groups and agencies deal with changes impacting their mission.