Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being
Events

At the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, we are committed to providing programs that promote the healing of body, mind, and spirit. As part of this initiative, we are pleased to offer a variety of learning opportunities
to help you cultivate a deeper, calmer, and more fulfilling life.

All of these seminars, workshops, and drop-in sessions take place in the Boyle Conference Room on the third floor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church Parish House (126 E. Chestnut St.) unless otherwise noted.

Register for an event: 312.787.8425

Attend the 2017 Gala of Hope and support the work
the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being!
Friday, February 24 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago
Tickets available now online.


Tuesday Evenings: Meditation
“Caring for the Caregiver” Seminar
Grief Group | Premarital Seminar

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Tuesday Evenings at Replogle
: Drop-In Sessions

Tired? Stressed? Overworked? Longing for a sense of peace but don’t have time to schedule it? At the Replogle Center we have an answer. Join us for “Tuesday Evenings at Replogle”—a way to drop in whenever you like to get a jolt of healing and spiritual renewal. All faiths are welcome as are all levels of experience (including none at all!). Come as often or as little as works for you—no pressure, no expectations. Life has enough of that already!

Please note that there will be no meditation program on Tuesday, December 27 due to the Christmas holiday.


Sacred Pause

   Tuesdays
   7:458:15 a.m.
   Stone Chapel
   Free and open to all

In the midst of your busy life, take a few minutes on Tuesday morning to find some stillness and experience silence. Take a break from the relentless pace and stress of daily life.

You don't have to be an experienced meditator to attend, and you're free to use the silence of our Sacred Pause in any way you like. We'll have resources to help you practice if you need help (poetry, readings, inspirational photography), but the format will be simple and open: a greeting, a candle, a bell, twenty minutes of silence.

In the spiritual traditions of the West and the East, meditation is an essential way to make us fully present to God, to ourselves, and to creation. Christian contemplation is attuning ourselves to God's presence by simply being fully conscious in the present moment.

Whether you call it meditation or contemplation, you are welcome to join us for a Sacred Pause.

Sacred Pause is supported by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, committed to supporting contemplative practice as it awakens us to the sacredness of all life and to the inner stillness that reveals God's presence in us. 


Open Meditation
Group

   Tuesdays, January 3, 17, and 24
   6:30–7:00 p.m. Introduction

   7:00–9:00 p.m. Regular session

   Boyle Conference Room
   Session fee: $10 per person at the door

Join us for a thirty-minute meditation followed by a talk and opportunity to share. We have chairs and a few cushions, but feel free to bring your own.


Sacred Sound Meditation

   Tuesday, January 10
   7:00–9:00 p.m.
   Boyle Conference Room

   Session fee: $10 per person at the door

Participants will experience the mystical power of chanting and the powerful vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls. 


Yoga Nidra

   Tuesday, January 31
   7:00–9:00 p.m.
   Boyle Conference Room

   Session fee: $15 per person at the door

Led by Charles Staples, participants will explore Yoga Nidra (literally, "yoga sleep"), one of the most effective and least explored techniques for unleashing the power of your deep unconscious in this dynamic state.

By immersing their brains in the healing rhythms of the alpha state, participants will simultaneously access the power of the logical left brain and the intuitive, insightful right brain, aligning the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to restore the body and mind to homeostasis. This is a state of oneness, where one can tap into creative powers beyond the ego mind and have access to healing on physical, mental, and emotional planes. 

Please bring a blanket or a mat to this meditation session. 

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“Caring for the Caregiver” Seminar

   Mondays, February 27–March 20 
   1:00–3:00 p.m. 
   Register online here
   Please note that this series is limited to 28 participants.

Joint event with the Center for Life and Learning and Pastoral Care at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Do you know anyone caring for a family member or friend who is chronically ill, disabled, or has dementia? Care-giving takes many shapes and forms in today’s society and can be stress-inducing for the caregiver.

The Center for Life and Learning, the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, and Fourth Church Pastoral Care are teaming up to offer a four-week seminar on how caregivers can care for themselves during these difficult times. Each week a professional will discuss topics such as long-distance care-giving, care-giving strategies for success and redirecting difficult behaviors, family involvement, and end-of-life issues. The goal of this seminar is to offer spiritual and personal self-care tools and communication for the caregiver on their journey.

$30 for all registrants

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Grief Support Group

When there are six or more individuals to form a group—
   Mondays,
   7:00–8:15 p.m.

For those dealing with significant losses, a Grief Support Group meets for five weeks on Mondays, several times during the year from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. on the third floor of the Parish House. Those who would like to participate in a Grief Group are asked to call the Center at 312.787.8425. When six or more individuals have expressed interest, a new group will begin.

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Premarital Seminar

The Premarital Seminar, which is offered five times a year, provides couples the opportunity to learn and practice some of the most important skills necessary to building a healthy marital relationship that will endure and grow.

Premarital Seminars will be held in Boyle Conference Room on the following Saturdays in 2017

January 21
March 25
May 20
July 22
October 21

Space is limited; please sign up early. Plan to attend a Premarital Saturday Seminar at least four months before your wedding.

For more information, download a copy of our Premarital Seminar brochure or call the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being at 312.787.8425.

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Register for an event: 312.787.8425