3 COMPONENTS OF THE SELF-CARE CIRCLE
1. Group Meetings
Each month, we will have two virtual 90-minute meetings for the circle to meet together. Our meetings are meant to be a sanctuary that you can visit every two weeks to get a break from everything else that is going on, and where you can receive support, process your current stressors, and realign with yourself.
Starting on February 8, 2021, we will meet every other week (scroll down for the complete schedule). You have a choice of attending either our Monday or Tuesday evening meeting. These live virtual meetings will be held in a private Zoom meeting room. Each meeting will consist of guided self-care practices with Ami, self-care education on specific topics, and time for support, discussion, and connection.
The Self-Care Circle also involves one hour per week of independent self-care practice and reflection. This will include practical mind-body and stress management techniques that research has shown to be effective, yet are simple enough to do in less than ten minutes per day. We’ll stay consistent with these practices together. These practices will add up to a complete personalized self-care toolbox that you can take with you after this experience is over.
Members of The Self-Care Circle will have access to an online portal with our community discussion board, recordings of the group meetings, and self-care assignments. This portal will contain all the information you need to stay on track. Each member will receive a unique username and password to access the portal on a secure site (this is not on social media).
Enrollment is limited to 15 members, and connecting with other members of The Self-Care Circle will also be encouraged with group practices and discussions to build cohesion, accountability, and harmony within a sacred and safe space. Ami will be there for support and step by step guidance throughout the process.
Meetings are held every other week and we have two meeting time options: Mondays at 7:00 pm ET or Tuesdays at 8:30 pm ET. You can choose what works best for your schedule. In case you miss a meeting, a recording will be provided.
Month 1 –
WEEK 1 & 2 – ALIGNMENT
Focus: Realigning with Yourself
Meeting #1: Mon 2/8/21 @ 7 pm ET or Tues 2/9/21 @ 8:30 pm ET
WEEK 3 & 4 – HEART
Focus: Emotional Wellness & Support
Meeting #2: Mon 2/22/21 @ 7 pm ET or Tues 2/23/21 @ 8:30 pm ET
Month 2 –
WEEK 5 & 6 – BODY
Focus: Stress Relief for Your Body
Meeting #3: Mon 3/8/21 @ 7 pm ET or Tues 3/9/21 @ 8:30 pm ET
WEEKS 7 & 8 – MIND
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness
Meeting #4: Mon 3/22/21 @ 7 pm ET or Tues 3/23/21 @ 8:30 pm ET
Month 3 –
WEEK 9 & 10 – SPIRIT
Focus: Spiritual Self-Care
Meeting #5: Mon 4/5/21 @ 7 pm ET or Tues 4/6/21 @ 8:30 pm ET
WEEK 11 & 12 – HARMONY
Focus: Harmony with Work and Life
Meeting #6: Mon 4/19/21 @ 7 pm ET or Tues 4/20/21 @ 8:30 pm ET
Meetings are 90 min long and are held in a private Zoom meeting room.
In case you’re tired of using Zoom, you’ll also have the option of calling in on your phone.
We’ll start by creating an intention
Here are some examples of intentions or goals that you can focus on during your time in The Self-Care Circle –
- Recovering from the stress that has built up this year while managing current stressors
- Creating a new self-care habit or eliminating an unhealthy habit
- Working through the challenges of a transition, loss, or major life change
- Managing stress and/or burnout
- Recommitting to your mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual health
- Working through a professional issue or challenge
- Showing up for yourself and for what you need
- Working through feelings of guilt, shame, doubt, or limited self-worth
- Committing to your self-care in a community of support rather than in isolation
- Working through blocks to your self-care
- To stop thinking about about how you need self-care and actually do it
- To stop neglecting yourself and give yourself the same care you give to others
And then we’ll work towards achieving results
Each week, we’ll work towards –
- Feeling stronger and more confident about managing stress, work, and life
- A sense of being grounded and centered
- Trusting yourself
- Improved stress resilience
- A healthier relationship with your work
- Being aligned with your inner strength and wisdom
- A feeling of compassion for yourself rather than being so hard on yourself
- A sense of accomplishment for being consistent with your self-care
- Improved mental, emotional, and spiritual health
- Having concrete self-care tools to use even after the circle has ended
25 CMTE CREDITS
Approved by CBMT
Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC
Ami is the founder of The Self-Care Institute and your guide in The Self-Care Circle.
Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout and has presented on self-care and professional burnout at international events and conferences.
Ami has been a board-certified music therapist since 2006, specializing in mental health, trauma, and addictions treatment. Ami also holds certifications in yoga education and first and second degree reiki, with training in mindfulness and meditation. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University.
Ami will be bringing in her knowledge on self-care, stress management, and mental health as well as her skills as a self-care coach, music therapist, mindfulness practitioner, and yoga teacher.
Ami also has extensive experience in facilitating small group therapeutic experiences, and brings her expertise to The Self-Care Circle to provide a safe and sacred space to cultivate personal, professional, emotional and spiritual growth and healing.
Can I earn CMTE credits?
Yes. The Self-Care Circle has been approved by CBMT for 25 CMTE credits. To earn a certificate of completion you’ll submit an evaluation form, a one-page summary of your experience, and your self-care log and reflections form.
What is the cost?
We have two payment options. You can pay $475 in full or we have a payment plan for 3 monthly payments of $175.
How do I access the group meetings?
The group meetings will be held in a private Zoom meeting room and a link will be provided for easy access. You can join from your computer, device, or by phone.
How do the group meetings work?
We will meet every other week, so we’ll have two 90-minute meetings a month. We have two meeting times for you to choose from: Mondays at 7:00 pm ET or Tuesdays at 8:30 pm ET. You can choose what works best with your schedule. The schedule of the group meetings is listed above on this page.
What if I can’t make it to a meeting?
If you can’t make it to a meeting, you will be able to watch a recording of the meeting. It’s suggested that you watch the recording sometime during the same week to stay on track.
Not being able to attend one or two meetings isn’t a big deal, however, you’ll get the most out of this experience if you attend the meetings. A big part of this is being able to connect with others in real-time.
What if something happens in the next few months and I need to leave the circle?
If you need to leave the circle, you’ll have two options:
1. You can request a cancellation and leave the group. Cancellations may be requested under extreme circumstances or emergencies, and a cancellation may be granted a pro-rated refund based on the date of the request. However, partial CMTE credit cannot be granted.
2. You will have access to the course materials (recordings and self-care assignments) for six months and can complete the experience on your own time and still earn CMTE credits.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund may be requested by any participant who completed the course and all assignments and was not satisfied with the experience. Refunds may be requested by emailing your purchase receipt, the reason for a refund, and completed course materials to email@example.com. Refund requests are subject to approval.
How long will I have access to the materials?
You’ll have access for 6 months after The Self-Care Circle ends. In case you missed a meeting or want to revisit the material, you’ll have access to our online portal until October 31, 2021.
Who is The Self-Care Circle a good fit for?
The Self-Care Circle may especially be helpful for someone who is in need of a self-care support system over the next few months to deepen their understanding and practice of self-care. The Self-Care Circle may be a valuable and meaningful experience for anyone who wants to commit to improving their self-care over the next few months in a compassionate community of other big-hearted people.
In the first week, we will start by creating an intention or goal to work on over the three-month period we have together. You may already know what your intention is, or we can work through discovering what it is. Here are some examples of intentions or goals that may be worked on in The Self-Care Circle:
Creating a new self-care habit or eliminating or reducing an unhealthy habit
Working through the challenges of a transition or major life change
Managing stress and/or burnout
Decompressing from the stress that has built up this year
Recommitting to your mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual health
Working through a personal or professional issue
Redefining what it means to care for yourself
To show up for yourself and show up for what you need
Working through feelings of guilt, shame, doubt, or limited self-worth
To commit to your self-care in a community of support rather than in isolation
To make sense of and work through blocks or obstacles to your self-care
To stop thinking about how you need self-care and actually do it
To stop neglecting yourself and give yourself the same care you give to others
Who is the Self-Care Circle NOT a good fit for?
This program is not a good fit for anyone looking for a quick fix to stress or burnout. Our three months together will be a process that will require consistency, compassion, and reflection.
Who can I contact with other questions?
You are welcome to contact Ami directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s everything you get when you join
The Self-Care Circle
Immediate access to our community online portal
You’ll create a unique username and password to access our online portal where you can connect with the circle members anytime
Access to our six live virtual meetings
The Self-Care Circle meetings will be held twice a month on a private and secure Zoom call. These meetings will be a sanctuary that you can visit every two weeks to get a break and realign with yourself.
25 CMTE credits upon completion
The Self-Care Circle is approved for 25 CMTE credits by CBMT
Three months of consistent self-care support
We’ll meet every other Wednesday and you’ll be guided through weekly self-care practices to support your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.
Access to recordings and materials for six months
You’ll be able to access recordings, discussion, and course material for six months after The Self-Care Circle ends
A Comprehensive & Personalized Self-Care Toolbox
Our weekly practices will add up to personalized self-care toolbox that you can take with you after this experience is over
(Pay in full or make 3 monthly payments of $175)
Enrollment closes on Wed. Feb 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET
or when all 15 spots have been taken
Enrollment Is Currently Closed
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