Events

Events

Two ways to engage with group conversation:

  • Drop in Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 (a good way to find support in the moment; a good way to get a sense of how Still Lake might serve you)

  • Join an 8 session Group Conversation (an opportunity to deepen your own healing and growth in the company of a small group of companions)

Explore the toggle list beneath the series’ title to get the details for that event!

Spring Group Events

Wednesday Drop-in group - until the end of June 2022

Anyone who is struggling with the effects grief (including deaths of despair, suicide, a loved one, a child), anger, loneliness, fear, and sadness on their daily lives.

Anyone who is curious about what Still Lake Listening offers, or about participating in group care. 

Groups provide support.  Hearing from others in a similar situation helps us see that we are not alone and may help us to become unstuck.

The drop-in group will meet in Cochrane, Alberta.  Please contact us for meet-up location.

Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm until the end of June 2022

Accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed.

Drop-ins are not offered online.  If this is your preference, please contact Still Lake Listening at still.lake.listening@gmail.com (403.613.5241).

Michelle Copithorne and Sandra McDonald, certified Spiritual Directors with Still Lake Listening

$10.00/drop-in is appreciated.

If payment is a concern, please reach out (see our fees page for more on how we manage this sensitive subject).

No registration required. If you would like to connect for more information, click the button below, or call/text 403.613.5241. We look forward to hearing from you!

Unstuck: Big Emotions -- Coming Fall '22

Anyone who is struggling with the effects of big emotions like grief, anger, loneliness, fear, and sadness on their daily lives.

Groups provide support.  Hearing from others in a similar situation helps us see that we are not alone and may help us to become unstuck.

One complementary individual (one-on-one) session with either Michelle or Sandra is included. This can be booked at any time after the first group session.

3 – 5 people

The group will meet in Cochrane, Alberta.  Location info will be provided upon registration.

To be determined – stay tuned!

Accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed.

Absolutely.  If this is your preference, please contact Still Lake Listening at still.lake.listening@gmail.com (403.613.5241).

Michelle Copithorne and Sandra McDonald, certified Spiritual Directors with Still Lake Listening

Eight, weekly 2 hour sessions (Please note, accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed)

$160/person due upon registration via e-transfer to still.lake.listening@gmail.com

If payment is a concern, please reach out (see our fees page for more on how we manage this sensitive subject).

One individual (one-on-one) session with either Michelle or Sandra is included. This can be booked at any time after the first group session.

Participants may cancel anytime up to 7 days prior for a full refund, less a $10 administrative fee.

Limited to a maximum of 5 participants per offering.  To register click the button below, or call/text 403.613.5241. We look forward to hearing from you!

Unstuck: Separation & Divorce -- Coming Fall '22

This is a group conversation exploring process, shifting identity, and contemplative practice throughout the crisis of separation and divorce.  It is for anyone who is struggling with the effects of big emotions like grief, anger, loneliness, fear, and sadness related to their process of separation and divorce.

Groups provide support.  Hearing from others in a similar situation helps us see that we are not alone and may help us to become unstuck.

This session offering will be unique in its exploration of how we might move through crisis using contemplative practices.

One individual (one-on-one) session with either Michelle or Sandra is included. This can be booked at any time after the first group session.

3 – 5 people

The group will meet in Cochrane, Alberta.  Location info will be provided upon registration.

To be determined – stay tuned!

Accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed.

Absolutely.  If this is your preference, please contact Still Lake Listening at still.lake.listening@gmail.com (403.613.5241).

Michelle Copithorne and Sandra McDonald, certified Spiritual Directors with Still Lake Listening

Eight, weekly 2 hour sessions (Please note, accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed)

$160/person due upon registration via e-transfer to still.lake.listening@gmail.com

If payment is a concern, please reach out (see our fees page for more on how we manage this sensitive subject).

One individual (one-on-one) session with either Michelle or Sandra is included. This can be booked at any time after the first group session. Complementary copy of In The Absence of Experience included.

Participants may cancel anytime up to 7 days prior for a full refund, less a $10 administrative fee.

Limited to a maximum of 5 participants per offering.  To register, click the button below, or call/text 403.613.5241. We look forward to hearing from you!

Untangling: Women & Patriarchy -- Coming Fall '22

Are you feeling ready to disentangle from the effects of patriarchy in your life?  The sometimes subtle and sometimes not so subtle experiences of subjugation, silence, oppression, abuse, manipulation, power, and control? 

This is a group conversation exploring those effects on our daily lives — at home, in the workplace, in our faith communities, and beyond.  What would it be like to delve into your current lived experience, trusting your inner wisdom as you face into the wounds of oppressive systems?  

Together, we will get curious about:

  • how the patriarchy has affected me (home, work, religion, etc.)
  • Self as Woman and Woman as Self — embracing all of who I am as a woman
  • standing firmly on the uneven ground of patriarchy 
  • living from a place of grounded peace

Groups provide support.  Hearing from others in a similar situation helps us see that we are not alone and may help us to become untangled.

One complementary individual (one-on-one) session with either Michelle or Sandra is included. This can be booked at any time after the first group session.

3 – 8 people

The group will meet in Cochrane, Alberta.  Location info will be provided upon registration.

To be determined – stay tuned!

Accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed.

Absolutely.  If this is your preference, please contact Still Lake Listening at still.lake.listening@gmail.com (403.613.5241).

Pearl Nieuwenhuis, Michelle Copithorne, and Sandra McDonald, certified Spiritual Directors with SoulStream and Still Lake Listening.

About Pearl…

Pearl Nieuwenhuis

I live in Calgary but come from the north and from a long line of women who came from the north.  They were women who lived close to the land; who always cooked a little extra so others would be welcome and fed; who had an eye for the least, the last and the lonely; and who knew the time for a hearty laugh but also bore the emotional weight of a religious doctrine focused on human depravity.

After years of teaching middle school students, I reoriented my work life towards being with people in quieter, one-on-one ways.  In that same time I woke up to a more expansive and lovingly present God, hence my spiritual life reoriented towards a wider embrace of people.  I now offer spiritual direction from my home and to students, staff and faculty through the Faith and Spirituality Centre at the University of Calgary.  I also co-facilitate retreats and workshop as well as a training course in Spiritual Direction.

 I am married to a very good man and we are parents to 2 beloved, open-hearted adult daughters, and a beloved son-in-law.  I love the soil, mucking about in small gardens, reading, and riding my motorcycle.

Click here for more about Pearl.

Eight, weekly 2 hour sessions (Please note, accommodations will be made for calendar disruptions as needed)

$160.00/person due upon registration via e-transfer to still.lake.listening@gmail.com.

If payment is a concern, please reach out (see our fees page for more on how we manage this sensitive subject).

One complementary individual (one-on-one) session with either Michelle or Sandra is included. This can be booked at any time after the first group session.

Participants may cancel anytime up to 7 days prior for a full refund, less a $10 administrative fee.

Limited to a maximum of 8 participants per offering.  To register, click the button below, or call/text 403.613.5241. We look forward to hearing from you!

All are welcome.
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