Harness the power of connection for more stability, hope, and forward momentum to navigate anything that comes in your path this fall.
These are difficult, uncertain times.
Some of us are overwhelmed with more to balance, more to do than we ever imagined.
Some of us are feeling the opposite – lack of purpose or direction, and unable to get moving.
Whether we’re navigating sickness, injustice, unemployment, anxiety about the state of the world, or just plain COVID-fatigue, we could all use a little help this fall.
6 years ago, we created a research-backed framework for accountability partnerships: CoJourn. This program was designed to offer more connection and mutual support as we all strive to live in alignment with our values and what we truly want for ourselves, and the world.
We are now offering a 12 week Cohort-Based Version of CoJourn to prioritize well-being and offer stability during this time of uncertainty.
This program will help you (and your partner):
Reflect on what ‘well-being’ means to you
Identify the necessary steps, and
Set up a structure for success
...to follow through with the changes you want to make in your life.
And best of all, you don’t have to do any of it alone!
Sign up for the 12 week cohort to receive support and paired accountability, cultivating a meaningful relationship and build resilience and ease during COVID-19.
What to Expect:
Join with a group of committed CoJourners
...for a 12 week journey focusing on your well-being.
...on the things you know are good for you, but struggle to implement.
Get inspired and motivated
...by attending our monthly group check-in meetings and being a part of our community on Facebook.
Receive specialized training
...on how to use the CoJourn framework for support and accountability with a compassionate celebration-focused approach.
Experience the value of meaningful connection
...during this time of social isolation.
Discover well-being strategies
...through our “CoJourn for COVID” Resource List
Carve out a designated time each week for YOU
...to connect with a committed accountability partner and take stock of your well-being and decide where to focus your attention and energy.
Learn invaluable skills
...and tips from our expert lectures on aspects of well-being.
...the holidays with intentionality and connection!
12 Week Experience with a Well-Being Focus — use the CoJourn structure and accountability strategies to prioritize your well-being this fall, in a way that works for you
Group Zoom Launch & Closing
with CoJourn founders Molly Keehn and Karl Henricksen
Partner-Matching Options — the program offers both guidance for finding a partner within your family and social circles, as well as the option to be matched with a partner
Monthly Group Process Check-Ins — learn and reflect with the larger group to adjust your program to get the most out of the experience
Weekly Email Support
for friendly reminders and tips to be as successful as possible
Resource Packet (with Tips for Well-Being) — use curated tips on well-being from the founders' research and hundreds of past participants
included for your reference guide throughout the program
Guest Lectures from Wellness Experts
(see below for details)
CoJourn for COVID Community Facebook Group — connect with others in the program to share successes, struggles and different wellness strategies
Note: enrollment for the fall program has ended, but you can sign up to attend the guest lectures below. And stay tuned for future programs!
Standard Price: $145 USD
(less than $50.00 a month, about $12.00 a week!)
Pay-it-forward Price: $195 USD
(help subsidize someone else’s participation)
If you could benefit from this program, but cost is a barrier, please email us at connect @cojourn.org for our subsidized price options
Timeline and Expectations:
** Note: recordings for group launch and wellness lectures will be available for those unable to attend **
Sunday October 18th 7:00–8:30 pm EST:
Launch Day!! Including meeting Partners, full informational session to get going with your partner
Sunday November 15th, 7:00–8:30 pm EST:
1st Process Check-In with the Full Cohort
Sunday December 15th, 7:00–8:30 pm EST:
2nd Process Check-In with the Full Cohort
Sunday, January 10th, 7:00–8:30 pm EST:
Program Close. Celebration, reflections, learnings, and information for those interested in continuing
Wellness Lectures: Dates TBD
5 sessions from experts on wellness spaced throughout your experience (see below)
Once a week throughout the program you will meet for a 30 minute check-in with your CoJourn partner (at your convenience)
Format for Group Meetings and Wellness Lectures: Zoom video meetings available for all participants
Guest Experts on Wellness
In order to help us all with our journey toward Well-Being, we have invited 5 experts (who are also past CoJourn users!) for lectures on various aspects of Well-Being (nutrition, mindset, stress relief, goal-setting, self-love, etc.).
Included in your investment in the program is attendance at each of these.
"Using a 30 Day Sugar Detox to help make more real food choices, and conquer the Holidays!"
This session will explore a framework for 30 Day Sugar Detoxes (from beginner, to advanced), help participants identify processed food vs real/whole food, and prepare to enjoy the holidays without losing progress in their health and wellness.
About the Expert:
Dom is the owner and operator of Dom’s 10 Minute Health and Fitness Tips blog (https://10minutetakeaways.com/). Dom has a degree in Exercise Science, and has worked as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. When not blogging about Health and Fitness topics, Dom enjoys spending time with family, and also works for Residential Life at UMass, Amherst.
Sat Oct 31st, 12 - 1pm EST
Betsy Cracco, Ph.D.
Wed Nov 11, 12-1 pm EST
"Stress and Body Practices for Traumatic Times"
Where does this live in my body? How are the current times an embodied experience for you? This session will highlight some of the key voices in trauma theory, including Bessel van der Kolk, Resmaa Menakem, and Pat Ogden, and explore the application of their work to these stressful times. A combination of didactics, video, conversation, and movement will keep this session engaged and active. Participants will leave with strategies that are grounded in theory and practical for regulation during very dysregulating times.
About the Expert:
Betsy Cracco has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and teaches yoga in her spare time (200 hour RYT). She has spent her career in collegiate mental health, and is especially interested in experiential practices. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Wellbeing, Access and Prevention at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Fri Nov 20, 1-2 pm EST
"Revolutionary Love and Radical Compassion: Healing and Transforming from the Inside/Out"
Loving yourself takes courage and commitment and will transform every aspect of your life. How did I learn to love myself in the midst of working in a toxic environment, struggling to finish my graduate degree, starting my own business, navigating a challenging 16-year marriage, raising four beautiful children all while coming to terms with childhood sexual trauma and being diagnosed with a disorder that I consider a superpower? Join me and let’s share strategies for self-love, survival and liberation.
About the Expert:
Angelica C. Castro has over 20 years of experience as a social justice educator, community engagement activist, healing racism consultant and executive leadership coach. She is also a trained conflict mediator, yoga and meditation practitioner and intergroup dialogue facilitator. Angelica’s humble commitment and powerful intention is to do her part in raising the consciousness and vibration of this planet by helping transform individuals, revolutionize organizations, and heal communities!
Tanya Williams, Ed.D.
Fri December 4th 1- 2 pm EST
"The Case for Pollyanna: What’s Hope in Times Such As These"
What’s hope got to do with well-being? It might just be its very sustenance...but how do we access hope when hopelessness seems to be what everyone wants to talk about?
About the Expert:
Tanya O. Williams is a consultant and coach whose mission is to provide and create spaces in relationships, conversations, and communities for all people to feel seen and appreciated for their authentic selves. She believes that educating and working toward equity, as well as creating spaces of justice and communication all grow out of that desire. She has over 20 years of diversity, inclusion, and social justice teaching, programming and facilitation experience in higher education and leads Authentic Coaching and Consulting (www.authenticseeds.org). She holds a doctorate (Ed.D) in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her dissertation focused on internalized racial oppression and process toward liberation.
Thurs Dec 10th, 5-6 pm EST
"Going from Aspiration to Action by Directing Your Purpose"
This session will introduce you to the Direct Your Purpose framework that will help you connect to your purpose, find clarity for your vision, and develop a personal strategic action plan to help you move from "Aspiration to Action" on any goal.
About the Expert:
Ruby Maddox is a coach, consultant, and workshop facilitator at 'Direct Your Purpose (DYP)'. Through DYP she is committed to helping individuals cultivate their potential for meaningful contributions to the world. She has spent more than 15 years working in the field of nonprofit management and philanthropy. She is the co-founder of two nonprofit organizations; focused on social justice, leadership, and equity. Ruby has received numerous awards and recognition, including a 40 Under 40 Business and Community Leader's award.
Ruby also works in International Education at Mount Holyoke College
Guest Lecture Pricing
As a way to keep our programs accessible to all, we are offering a sliding scale from $5 - $25 per lecture. If attending multiple lectures, please consider adjusting the price accordingly.
If you are able to pay more on the scale, we thank you for making programming available to everyone who wants to attend.
Please note that a waiver of the admission fee is available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org