Hummingbird Art by Daniele Hart
Life is changing, fast and furiously in the 21st century … As the old ways continue to disappear, sometimes we are left feeling confused, uncertain and struggling to hang onto the comfortable, familiar things in our life. As Divinely-created human beings, we are meant to enjoy and embrace Life, and be filled with all of the “Divine Goodies”! We have the choice: to choose joy over suffering, triumph over trials, peace over chaos and confusion … We have the right to reclaim all that the Universe has for us, and re-empower ourselves in the process!
In a supportive, relaxed and enjoyable group setting, participants learn and experience powerful, creative and transformative techniques to embrace life more fully, in a positive, uplifting and joyful way!
As part of her lifetime commitment to serve and uplift others for the betterment of all, as well as sharing her own “truth of transformation”, Roslyn draws upon her experiences in the editorial, publishing, education and social service fields, working with a diversity of people, including the marginalised and special needs populations of Toronto.
Both Joie de Vivre! and Golden Rule workshops
are well-suited for the diverse populations of Toronto, (adults and youths
alike) including corporate and community groups.
Photo - Scarboro Missions (Interfaith Desk)
Wherever we go in our 21st century society, rules abound: personal rules, rules at home, among our peers and in the community. But there is one rule, found throughout history, that is worthy of our consideration – conveying a very simple, yet profound message – a rule for living! This is the Golden Rule. This ethic of reciprocity is expressed in many different ways, one of the more common of which is: treat others as we would like to be treated.
The Golden Rule Workshop uses the Golden Rule poster as an ingenious tool for promoting reflection on, and techniques for, social justice, global unity, compassion, and peace. Created by Paul McKenna and the Interfaith Desk of Scarboro Missions, this visually-striking and powerful multifaith “statement” features the “golden rule” concept in 13 of the world’s faith traditions.
An engaging experience of self-discovery and transformation, this interactive and creative workshop features activities/themes such as: non-violence, social justice, one family, words and circles of the “Golden Rule”, compassion and peace; individual reflection; group meditation; artistic and written activities, role playing, storytelling, music, prayer and gratitude.
A typical Golden Rule workshop is about 2 hours in length,
but can be geared for the group’s specifics (ie. lunchtime sessions,
in-class presentations, full-day retreats). Well-suited for elementary
and secondary school classes, youth groups, spiritual/religious and community
groups (adults and/or youths), rehabilitation programs, as well as special
needs or other specialized groups.
Heart-based, inspirational and transformative tales, for the young and young-at-heart! Well-suited for groups and individuals with special needs, and those in transition/transformation.
|A JOY article by Roslyn Rus|
www.interfaithunity.ca (an email newsletter)
few of Roslyn’s experiences …
519 Community Centre
Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities
Riverdale Community Business Centre
Scarboro Foreign Missions
Spectrum A & E Media
Toronto Vegetarian Association
Universal Worship Service (an Interfaith community)
|What others say …
“For some years now, Roslyn has been an active participant
in the Toronto Interfaith community and has also been associated with
the work of the Scarboro Missions Interfaith Desk. (We) have co-facilitated
workshops on the Healing Power of Humour, and on the topic of Peace-making
and Non-violence. Roslyn is now facilitating Golden Rule workshops herself,
and I am happy to serve as a reference for her in this regard. Her passion
for the subject matter is her chief asset in such a venture. …Given
her professional background, Roslyn is in an excellent position to effectively
deliver …workshops …with people who are disabled or who are
experiencing particular challenges in their life.”
“Roslyn has been involved with both of our programs
(DramaWay, DramaWorks) as an Assistant as well as a Specialty Instructor….(She)
was eager to develop and implement one of her Humour Workshops for us.
We followed through and had her run a half-day workshop for our adult
participants with developmental disabilities. This workshop went off very
well, and the participants seemed to enjoy Roslyn and her approach.”
Other references available upon request.
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