We have been gathering every other Sunday for three months and are gaining members and diving deep and making new connections and friendships!!
Oasis is an intergenerational group that has formed in response to these intense times we are living through. Many teens and young adults are grappling with the whole range of potent feelings from excitement to hopelessness, from joy to despair.
THIS MEETING’S TOPIC: Hold the Line – Setting and maintaining better boundaries in work, home, and social relationships
As “olders,” we want to both support and learn from the “youngers.” We recognize the wisdom that the young ones carry and we see this as an intergenerational dialogue and exchange.
Our intention is to weave together a safe space for young people to come and share their worries, their pain, their despair–and also their excitements, breakthroughs, triumphs and wonderings. In this totally non-judgmental space, we will lovingly witness you, reflect what we see in you, offer community and tools to help you feel grounded and connected.
Anyone ages 15-24 who feels this speaks to them, is welcome to attend. As we go forward, we will possibly split into two groups, (15-18) (19-24), but for now, we invite you all.
We will ask you to come a few minutes early so we can begin on time. There is no charge for this event, just your sincerity and willingness to share.
We will begin with a simple grounding visualization, introduce ourselves and then move into a ‘council round,’ where every one gets equal time to speak from the heart. If the group is large, we will go into smaller “clans” (each with an Oasis guide-elder) so everyone gets to share, be heard and affirmed.
In council, we will invite everyone to follow the following guidelines: 1- speak from the heart 2- listen with the ears of the heart 3- get to the heart of the matter (be lean of speech) 4- be spontaneous 5- “What’s said in the circle stays in the circle.”
In council, everyone is equal, everyone is heard, everyone is honored. Just because we are older, doesn’t mean we are in any way “higher” or “above” anyone who is younger. In council, we are all valued, and each person is seen as a sacred being with something worthy to share.
In addition to council gatherings, we are currently putting together online “just-in-time learning” resources to use to help youth feel more centered, more grounded, more in their bodies, more connected to earth and to the natural world.
Tool Session Topics may include: – breathing techniques – myth, story and poetry – grief and empowerment work – easy self-care methods – discussions about pressing topics of concern to participants (racial justice, environment, gender issues) – dream journeys and visualizations – movement (dance, drumming, yoga, qi gong) – connecting to Earth – music making – simple journal/writing – energetics – Emotional Freedom Technique – simple art creation – Stress reduction – cultivating and using herbs/plants …..and so many more!!!
For the foreseeable future, these will be offered in zoom sessions, and when things open up, we hope to have some in-person meeting as well as a summer immersion for interested youth at Spirit Hollow in SW Vermont.
Tool Sessions are currently being recorded and uploaded to a landing page where youth can go whenever they want to watch the video anytime.
If you know a young person who might want to attend, please share this when them. If you ARE a young person, please come if this speaks to you. AND everyone, PLEASE SHARE.
RESOURCES and TOOLS
Here you will find tools you can access any time to learn simple methods for centering, calming, connecting to earth and your inner resources. Our team is full of people with many gifts and techniques to share, from meditation to nature activities to acupressure to movement.
All of these are 10-15 minutes, mostly video, consciously built to be easy-to-access, simple to follow, and rich in their effectiveness.
Co-founding Director of Spirit Hollow, in SW Vermont, Tracey is a shamanic healer and teacher, yoga teacher and singer of soul-stirring songs. With 25 years of experience guiding others, she is currently a guide-in-training in the Soulcraft Apprenticeship and Initiation Program (SAIP) with Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute cultivating more tools to assist in the Wholing and Healing of this broken, beautiful world. Tracey is passionate about helping others step through the doorway into the mystical and the mythical, the sacred and the sublime, the earthy and the erotic, the dark depths and high heights. She is a fearless and compassionate facilitator who has “been to the mountain” and descended into the abyss to lament for the earth, to celebrate the beauty, and who knows the rich gifts that lie in the dark to be mined.
LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Bryan has been working with individuals on spiritual and healing journeys for over 15 years. He began by working with college students as a psychology instructor and meditation facilitator in Western Massachusetts. Since that time he has expanded his service to include work in Core Shamanism following training with Michael Harner and completing Tracey’s Seeing with the Heart Program at Spirit Hollow. He is a Druid Grade member and a mentor in the OBOD Druidry tradition as well as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor. He has a private counseling practice focusing on trauma and healing in the Adirondack Park region of New York.
Hi! My name is Lucía Rose and my pronouns are They/Them and She/Her. I have been learning to heal the roots of my two chronic auto-immune diseases for two years through Qigong, Lifestyle Re-Evaluation, plant medicines, nature connection, gratitude practices, self-directed consciousness evolution, reflective journaling, dream work, somatic exploration and more. I am in the process of designing a method called Subjective Perspective, which will facilitate others’ creation of their own self-directed healing program and paradigm. I study at Mount Holyoke College and I am designing my own major around the Subjective Perspective method. My Self-Designed major is grounded in Anthropology and Economics (Entrepreneurship). I am deeply passionate about making connections, facing fears, and healing all suffering from the roots, up! Please reach out, I love to chat 🙂
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