Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Anam Cara Room at the Spiritual Life Center 
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

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Bonnie Zaman 
Spiritual Life Center 

Spiritual Companions Group 3rd Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm, 9 sessions, from September through May 

Join with other spiritual companions in exploring the ways the Sacred is present in your life and theirs. We will be using the methods of spiritual direction, including deep listening and respectful interaction. Gina Flanagan and Janet Novins, experienced spiritual directors and group facilitators, will lead the group.

Janet Raphael Novins, co-facilitator

Janet has led many spiritually focused groups for over 25 years, fostering deep listening and communication among members. She has participated in groups and trainings at the Spiritual Life Center since 1998. She became a spiritual director in 2003 through Lev Shomea, a Jewish Renewal sponsored trans-denominational training program for companioning people of all (and no) religions and spiritual paths. Professionally she works as a licensed social worker therapist, using holistic therapies, and having special interest and experience in helping clients with spiritual and/or religious concerns. Janet is enthusiastic to be co-leading this group and anticipating the variety of spiritual and personal discoveries we’ll have from companioning each other.


Gina Flanagan, co-facilitator

Gina is a spiritual director as well as a physical therapist.  She has facilitated women's groups for several years, informed by the needs and challenges she has faced throughout the seasons of her own life.  One of her greatest passions is to help people come together to witness the many graces that occur "when we simply show up in an open-hearted way for one another".  Aside from the Thursday morning Spiritual Companions Group, Gina provides a service called "Spiritual Companioning Through Integrative Bodywork", to individuals.