WORKSHOPS

Midlife: What's Next?


Come learn how you can transition from the first half of life to the second half with renewed purpose and passion. Adults 45-65 at pivotal trigger points of transition will benefit from a process of self-discovery in support of becoming a wise elder. 


A midlife renewal reflection workbook that each student will receive is the cornerstone of this workshop. The workbook invites students to capture their thoughts in a sequential order reflecting the cadence of the workshop. At the end, learners keep their workbook, and can turn to their personalized content and marvel at their newfound knowledge and wisdom for years to come. 


By offering a structured course of action with educational rigor, I will illuminate the way forward. The beauty of this workshop is that learners will connect with their classmates and learn from each other. Together we will deconstruct midlife renewal as a rite of passage to guide learners in a energetic classroom setting, towards a healthy and vital second half of life. 


Target Audience

Adults between 45 and 65-years-old who are at pivotal points of transition:


  • Relationship review: separation, divorce, death, unhealthy bonding
  • Health challenges: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, cancer 
  • Career conclusion: retirement, layoff, fired, dissatisfaction 
  • Empty nest: children leaving the home 
  • Aging parents: responsibilities and roles  

Contact: ingrid@midliferenew.com

workshop STRUCTURE

CHECK-IN

We gather in a circle at the beginning of class, do a quick check-in, and ask  "what brings you here today?" This time of connection deepens the commitment to listen and then be heard by the group collective. 

TOPICS

  • Introduction

What is midlife renewal? The three-step process of transition. 


  • The Hero's Journey

Where are you on the path?  Writing your "new" story. What action steps will ease the transition into the second half of life?


  • Six Pillars of Health 

Deep dive assessment  in support of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and financial health. Where are you on the scale?


  • The Elixir

Symbolic rite of passage initiation.  Creating a roadmap of what your life could look like.


REFLECTION ~ WORKBOOK

The midlife renewal reflection workbook is the cornerstone of this class. The workbook invites adult learners to capture their thoughts in a sequential order reflecting the cadence of the class. At the course conclusion, learners keep their workbook, and can turn to their personalized content and marvel at their newfound knowledge and wisdom for years to come.     

GROUP EXERCISE

The goal of group exercise is to provide a context where like-minded students can learn from each other.  This interactive time will result in a strong group dynamic keeping learners engaged and productive.

SHARING

Time for sharing is an opt-in basis. Learners may choose to share their class experience, or the challenges they've overcome, or simply listen as others share their learning.

FEEDBACK

The facilitator will invite learners to provide feedback in the form of a handout to improve each class.  The end goal is to iterate a custom-crafted midlife renewal series that resonates with learners.