Do we have the right to be happy?
May 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
A workshop day with Anna-Stina Ponsford and sister Marie-Christine
A peace that passes all understanding! All is well, all will be well, all manner of things will be well. As we face challenging situations, we may wonder if these promises are an impossible dream.
This workshop will address some of the issues we may have when we don’t believe enough that we have the right to be happy, such as difficulty to set boundaries, saying no, believing that we deserve to be treated fairly and in the importance to take care of ourselves… Elements discerned in attitudes of ‘Co-dependency’ may help us to move towards a greater inner freedom and contentment, and to better root ourselves in the love of God.
Anna-Stina is a co-dependent who has worked actively to recover from this disease for the last 25years. After years of being in a harmful relationship she broke free and learnt that loving herself and caring for her own needs has led to growing peace and happiness for herself and in her relationships with her family and friends.
In recent years she has discovered the resources needed to develop her creative side, she weaves, plays a number of instruments and has an unruly allotment, She trained as a Spiritual Director at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction.
Marie-Christine is a sister of St Andrew. In meeting people for spiritual accompaniment, she become aware of difficulties experienced by people in ministry or care. She found that co-dependency gives helpful tools to understand patterns of thinking and behaving and may help initiate changes for the better. She acknowledges co-dependent’s traits in herself.
Textile Art and picture : Rosmarie Hammer
10 arrivals, 10.30 start, 1.00 end.
Suggested donationl £15-£25