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April 2018

Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations

Monday, April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$39

Do you have a psychopathic boss?  A sassy teenager?  An impossible subordinate? Do you have a hard time starting tough conversations? Do you get overwhelmed by emotions (yours, or theirs)? Are you often at a loss for words? Do they refuse to listen? The tools and techniques we'll cover in this workshop may not completely solve your problems, but they will make them better!  We'll look at six components of difficult conversations, and you'll learn to apply them to your…

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May 2018

Plein Air Writing Workshops

Wednesday, May 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00am

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$49 - $199

Leave behind your desk and office to paint with words outside! Attend one or all of these sessions, where you'll complete writing assignments inspired by your surroundings. These are hands-on writing labs, where we'll discuss elements of fiction and creative non-fiction, such as dialogue, setting, physical description, and sensory details, and then complete writing exercises that emphasize these creative writing techniques. You'll leave each session with a new segment, scene, chapter, story, or poem written during the session, as well…

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From Struggle to Strength: Rewriting Your Story

Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$197

Have you struggled through and endured a life-changing experience? Your story is your strength! In this writing class, you will learn how to hone your "narrative identity" - a science backed way to process and interpret your challenging experiences to create positive shifts in well-being. You’ll learn how reframing this story can transform your perspective to one of empowerment and growth. Each week you will get lessons, tools and resources. By the end of the six weeks you will have…

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Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, May 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Please join us on Sunday mornings at our drop-in meditation group in Vienna.  Our intention is to provide a relaxed place for you to come learn or practice Vipassana meditation with a group of like-minded individuals.  Class will typically consist of appx. 30 minutes of guided sitting meditation, followed by a dharma talk, and Q&A.  Chairs are provided; feel free to bring your own cushion. There is no need to Rsvp; just come as you are able! Beginners and advanced…

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Make the Most of Your Travel Journal!

Sunday, May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$59

As you anticipate summer travel pack your journal!  Join Deborah Ross, Certified Journal Therapist, for a guide to successful travel journaling.  We'll cover several techniques, including prompts to enhance the memories you want to preserve, and using special materials that can make the experience fun.  If your travel is often a combination of business and personal, you'll get suggestions for how to use your journal to record your unique adventures. And if you're traveling with children or young adults, we'll cover…

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Death Café (Free)

Sunday, May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
Free

With a thriving presence in Europe, The Death Café movement is spreading through the US. What is this, you ask? It's pretty simple...  At a Death Café, people of all stripes gather to drink coffee and tea, eat snacks and cake, and share thoughts and feelings about death. There is no set agenda, and the discussion might range from the philosophical (death rituals around the world, what happens after we die?) to the practical (end-of-life care, funeral preferences, etc.) and…

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From Writer to Author

Monday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$39

Writing is largely a solitary act focused on creating. But after that creation is published, the writer must be public, and focus on the business of writing. This panel of published authors, publishing and marketing experts, will share strategies for mapping the path from writer to author by capitalizing on your individual, personal and professional strengths. We offer practical advice and strategies for how to manage the shock of the transition and create steps for selling your book and your…

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Intuitive Painting (Four-Week Series)

Thursday, May 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$149

Intuitive painting is a form of mindfulness practice that encourages you to step beyond the world of words and intellect into the deep wisdom of your heart. Rather than being an “art class” focused on technique and product, this is an experience of welcoming anything that shows up. In this way, Intuitive Painting is an art-making class that invites you to be alive in your senses and aware of the amazing stream of emotions and thoughts that flow through you…

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“Story Type” Holistic Personality Inventory

Saturday, May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$97

Do you know who you are at the core of the story of your life? Do you know when you are at your absolute best and how can you intentionally create purposeful experiences for yourself? How can you let others know, see and appreciate the best parts of you? Can you see and hear the best parts of others that are not at all like you? This workshop provides a holistic way of looking at who we are by measuring…

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June 2018

Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$85

Spotlight on You! is your opportunity to take that great, true story you have, and turn it into something captivating - whether it's for an audience of one, or one-thousand.  In this half-day workshop, you'll hone some of the skills unique to live storytelling: the structure and arc of an oral story, building the characters, and how to win the audience over. For storytellers of all levels. Just come with an idea for a story and will leave with a…

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