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Journey Center of Chicago
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  • Helen Cepero
    Helen Cepero

    Helen Cepero is a wife, mother and grandmother as well as a spiritual director and teacher. She teaches spiritual direction students at The Journey Center in Santa Rosa, CA and at the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. A spiritual director for over twenty years, she is always excited to see lives transformed by the work of the Spirit.

    Helen lives in Berkeley, CA and she is author of two books: Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing and Christ-Shaped Character: Choosing Love, Faith and Hope. Both books are published by InterVarsity Press.

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  • Expanding Hearts
  • Date
    Sep 23 2019 - Nov 18 2019
  • Time
    Central Time
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date

Oct 01 2019 - Nov 18 2019

Cost

$60.00

Writing Your Way Home: Journaling Together

Online Journaling Group

This course is an online opportunity to use journaling as  pathway to deepen your understanding of where you are on your life’s journey. The eight-week course will focus on where you are, where you’ve been, and where you hope to be.

From October 1 to Nov 18, every other week will be a week of journal practice from the exercises in a chapter in Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing by Helen Cepero. On the alternate weeks, participants will be in a small confidential online group to share from their journal writing or from their experience of journal practice. Each group member will respond to at least one other person. These online contemplative listening groups will provide both accountability for the practice as well as an online community

The instructor will post a one-page reflection for the journaling week and respond to each participant in the groups during the online week. Each participant must agree to shared listening and responding guidelines before beginning the course.

About Helen Cepero

Helen Cepero is a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a  spiritual director and teacher. She teaches spiritual direction students at The Journey Center in Santa Rosa, CA and at the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. A spiritual director for over twenty years, she is always excited to see lives transformed by the work of the Spirit.

Helen lives in Berkeley, CA and she is author of two books: Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing and Christ-Shaped Character: Choosing Love, Faith and Hope. Both books are published by InterVarsity Press.

Hourly Schedule

Week 1, Chapter 3: Looking Intently: Paying Attention to My Life

Week 2: Posting and responding in online listening groups

Week 3, Chapter 7: Looking Backward: Reflecting on the Past

Week 4: Posting and responding in online listening groups

Week 5, Chapter 8: Looking Forward: Where Does This Lead

Week 6: Posting and responding in online listening groups

Week 7, Reorienting in the Present: Where Am I Now?

Week 8: Posting and responding in online listening groups

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