Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being

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

Regular Offerings at the Center
Grief Support Group
Spiritual Life Coaching
Premarital Seminar

Chronic Illness Support Group
Men's Group

Drop-In Sessions
Meditation: Sacred Pause

Strengthening Communication through the Enneagram

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Spiritual Life Coaching

Spiritual Life Coaching, also referred to as spiritual direction, seeks to awaken us to the presence of the divine or sacred in our lives. A spiritual life coach or director is a companion on the journey of discovering how God or the transcendent is present in our day-to-day lives, as well as in moments of prayer and meditation. Spiritual Life Coaching is open to persons of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their relationship with the divine, to know their true self, and to be in right relationship with others.

To arrange for a spiritual director, call the Center at 312.787.8425.

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Premarital Seminar

   Saturdays, January 18; March 21; May 16; and October 17, 2020
   8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
   Boyle Conference Room  

A Premarital Saturday Seminar is a one-morning workshop. You will want to plan to attend a Premarital Saturday Seminar at least four months before your wedding, since space is limited, please sign up early!

Preregistration is required. Contact Darlene Cunneen (312.787.8425) for more information, including details about future dates, or to register.

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Strengthening Communication through the Enneagram

   Saturday, February 8, 2020
   9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
   Boyle Conference Room

Led by: Marci Madary

Registration: $40 per person

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Relationships can be a complicated adventure full of both sunshine and rain. With communication as a major component of a healthy relationship, time spent on understanding effective and compassionate communication is a worthwhile investment for both home and work. The Enneagram helps us learn about ourselves and appreciate how we experience the world differently than others. This includes our communication styles.

In this four-hour workshop, we will learn how we naturally express ourselves as well as our blind spots and how we distort what others say to us. We will consider why talking to one person is simpler than talking to another.

Using the lens of the Enneagram, we will take an honest look at how we communicate with those in our lives without judgment or blame. This workshop will have long-lasting benefits for co-workers, family, friends, and most importantly, ourselves.

Marci Madary is nationally certified Enneagram teacher through the Palmer/Daniels school in the narrative tradition. She has taught the Enneagram in a variety of settings as well as worked one-on-one with individuals, using the Enneagram to help them understand themselves and interpersonal dynamics. She is also a spiritual director and Reiki practitioner. With a doctorate of ministry, she has worked in the area of spirituality for more than twenty years and has a passion for poetry.

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SoulCollage and Poetry: Making Space for Your Soul

   March 7, 2020
   1:00-4:00 p.m.
   Boyle Conference Room

Led by: Elise Magers and Margaret Bennan

Registration: $25 per person

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Experience the power of SoulCollage® and poetry as doors to greater self-understanding and self-care.

Through the magical and intuitive use of images, informed by poetry, you will discover what delights, calls, and engages your soul.

Elise Magers, Assistant Director of the Replogle Center, is an experienced pastoral psychotherapist and SoulCollage® facilitator.

Margaret Brennan, also a pastoral psychotherapist at the Replogle Center, is a lover of poetry and uses poetry as a tool for healing and self-discovery.

For more information call the Center at 312.787.8425

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Chronic Illness Support Group- CANCELED

Coping with chronic illness can be challenging. Such conditions may lead one to feel overwhelmed—emotionally, physically, or spiritually. This group will offer individuals living with an ongoing illness a safe space to connect with others facing similar challenges. Participants will cultivate skills that foster resilience, acceptance, and deepen self-compassion for themselves and others.


Men’s Group

Second Tuesday of each month, beginning on January 14
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Boyle Conference Room

$10 per session requested

The Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-being is excited to announce the beginning of a group focused on the needs of men. The goal of the group is to provide a place for men to come together, in a place of safety and respect, to share their experiences, explore the meaning of being a man in today’s world, experience the support of a respectful group, and develop a sense of supportive community with other men.

The group is open to all who identify as men. Men of all ages, races, sexual orientation, and ethnic background are welcome and encouraged to join this new community. Our time together, and learning from each other, will be enriched by diversity.

The format will be

• Welcome
• Opening check-in: what is true for you in this moment?
• Presentation of text, poem, or image selected by the leader or a member to prompt discussion
• Open conversation
• Closing check-in: reflection on the experience

Please call group facilitator Jacob Kaufman at 312.787.8425, ext.1704 for more information.

Jacob Kaufman, a twenty-year veteran of the world of law and real estate development. He realized that his success in business arose from his ability to create positive connections among the people with whom he worked, and his great joy was supporting the growth and development of the people he encountered every day. He has since graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in mental health counseling and devotes his professional life to supporting clients in their movement towards thriving. Jacob works closely with men, guiding them towards lives that are more fulfilling, where feelings are honored and experienced in ways that create closer relationships and deeper meaning.

Register for an event: 312.787.8425