Archive for October, 2020


Self-Care 101: Creating my own “Pleaser’s List”

October 12, 2020

We are in a marathon and not a sprint– in a dual pandemic (Covid 19 and our challenging political context near and far…)

If we learn to use skills to help us get from “here to there” to the other side of this dual pandemic to be healthy on the journey and on our arrival, here’s one thing we can do starting right now!

Join the workshop to create your own Self-Care 101 Pleaser’s List. This workshop will give you ways to improve your own self-care starting immediately. This is a new workshop which was launched Friday, October 23rd.

This one hour workshop will be offered a few times during these next few months. New dates will be posted here by Saturday, 10/31 6 pm.

Instructions & an example of my own Pleaser’s List will be emailed immediately before the workshop and reviewed during the workshop. Questions posed will be responded to immediately. As part of this workshop participants will receive an invitation to email their first draft for feedback and editing from Barbara.

REGISTRATION: contact Barbara at (at least 48 hours before the workshop begins).

Tuition: $10 (sliding scale for low income).

Questions to:


Workshop Schedules

October 9, 2020

FYI: ALL workshops from April 2020 – September 2021 have been or will be via Zoom.

Listed by dates in chronological order:



Friday, October 23rd 2 – 3 pm (Pacific) SELF-CARE: Creating my own Pleaser’s List

Sunday, October 25th 1 – 4 pm (Pacific) Deep Compassionate Listening: Micro-paraphrasing

Wednesday, 10/28 1 – 3 pm (Pacific) Friendly Clinic (Prerequisite: Tools)


Thursday, November 5th, 1 – 3:30 “Justice-With-Healing”

Wednesday, 11/17, 5 – 7 pm, Friendly Clinic (Prerequisite: Tools)

Friday, November 20th, 10 am – 2:15 pm, PART 1, Tools for Harmony Within Diversity. (Preregistration required, Registration prep assignment deadline/due: 11/13, 5 pm) (NOTE: one may take Part 2 on either, the same day, Friday, 11/20, or Saturday, 11/21 noon to 4 pm OR by request you may join Saturday, December 5th, (about) 2 pm – 6 pm.

Friday, November 20th, PART 2, 2:30 – 6:30, Tools for Harmony Within Diversity (Part 1 is Prerequisite)

Saturday, November 21st, PART 2, 12 noon to 4 pm, Tools for Harmony Within Diversity (Part 1 is Prerequisite)


Saturday, December 5th, 10 am- 6 pm (Pacific) (with short lunch break) Tools for Harmony Within Diversity, PART 1 & PART 2 (Preregistration required, preparation assignment deadline due: November 27th)

Saturday, December 12, 10 am – 1 pm (Pacific) Justice-With-Healing

FYI: 2021 workshops so far have been by requests by groups/organizations…