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Weekly Online Meeting Format

Monthly Study Guides are uploaded to www.janrigsby.org as soon as they are completed. Subscribers receive a monthly newsletter with highlights from each of the 4 weekly sub-topics, plus links to related materials. 

 

Weekly Self-Study notices are a separate subscription option. Each weekly notice contains one of the four weekly subtopics from the study guide, along with access codes for all 3 weekly meetings.  Anyone who receives the access codes is welcome to listen in. Email Jan to get a sample copy of the weekly self-study notice.

 

The purpose of the meetings is to hear the experiences of others and share our personal experiences working with Pathwork concepts, and how we apply them to our lives. Join via the Internet, using a computer, tablet,  or mobile phone. Or call in using international access lines.

 

We introduce ourselves, then share in turn. In order to participate, you must have read at least one segment of the current monthly study guide (included in the Weekly Self-Study notice) or any Pathwork lecture.  The monthly topic and weekly self-study portions are meant to inspire exploration; exploration of any Pathwork lecture or concept is welcomed. You may simply listen in or, as a starting point, share how you discovered the Pathwork Lectures or what you are currently studying.

 

By listening to others, we practice hearing on a deeper level than in ordinary conversation. Listening without interacting can be a form of active meditation.

 

Being heard is a form of intimacy.  Words spoken within a safe, respectful container can echo back to us, so that we hear ourselves more clearly. We speak truth more often than we may realize, yet in casual conversation, we can bury moments of self-revelation or underlying currents by changing topics or adding superficial or distracting details.

 

Facilitation on our understanding can be useful, as Pathwork involves working through misconceptions, defenses, and resistance.  Jan Rigsby offers suggestions and feedback.  

 

Zoom software allows the meetings to be recorded (audio only).  Confidentiality is expected, and the recordings are only for use by participants for review.  You may request to have the recording paused during your turn.  Handwritten notes are scanned and emailed with a link to the audio file and an automated transcript after the meeting, along with any additional materials that may be useful.

 

Jan creates monthly YouTube video presentations to share aspects of the lecture that inspired her to select that topic, plus feedback from participants during the month.