At Life Skills Resource Group Orlando, we offer Life Coaching Groups 4-5 times a year. Some of the topics we have covered include “Creating the Life You Want”, “Quantum Success”, “You Can Heal Your Life”, “The 7 Levels of Intimacy”, and starting April 15th, 2010, our newest group, “Secrets of Success” (limited registration available in morning group, evening sold out).
But sharing the titles of the groups does not begin to explain the life changing experiences these groups have been for the participants. For if I told you there was a special place in Orlando, with a special group of people, who came together once a week for 8 weeks, and though most were strangers at the beginning, they came away “family”- would you believe me? Would you believe it’s possible to bring together strangers, and in 8 short weeks, find a community with an incredible bond?
Well, I am here to tell you I have had the honor to witness this creation of strangers becoming friends and then transforming into a community.
In case you think this is a “reality show” setting, I will tell you it’s the total opposite. This is a group of imperfect people just like you and I, coming together to find acceptance and understanding. We all share in hope of finding answers, but also in the hope we can offer healing. It is sharing as a gift to one another.
I came across an article by Ajanti Bhattacharrpa on the importance of community. These were the benefits of community. Community gives us a sense of TOGETHERNESS, COOPERATION,and DIVISION OF WORK. This is the reality of our Orlando life coaching groups. We feel the bonds of TOGETHERNESS as we share our thoughts and feelings, we COOPERATE by respecting differing opinions and also respecting boundaries, and we share the WORK of helping each other feel accepted and understood.
There are tears at times, but much more often there is laughter! Oh how we laugh! Maybe that laughter is the secret ingredient to building a happy, healthy community. You can only let go and laugh when you feel loved and accepted.
Cindy and I look forward to starting another journey with our next “community” beginning April 15th. We have learned so much from all the wonderful souls who have touched our life these last few years in our Orlando life coaching groups. We thank you for touching our life, and the lives of each person in the groups. We have all been changed for the better by our being brought together in our community of friendship and acceptance. It is the true gift to all who join us!