The Comfort Club!

 

Why not be your Best You and

Take Care of You too?

 

 

FAQs

 
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  1. How many women will be in the group? The Comfort Club is a mighty group, no matter the size! 

  2. What if I change my mind? You have options. If you change your mind before the start of the first meeting, you can get a full refund, of course. Otherwise, it's non-refundable. If you miss a Sunday, you'll have access to recorded sessions as part of your membership. However, if you need to step away for a more extended period, but still want to be a Comfort Club member, I'll welcome you in another group later. 

  3. I want to spread the news! How often will you offer the Comfort Club? I anticipate at least once or twice a year.

  4. How will I get my gifts? As part of your membership, you’ll receive a Comfort Club Guide. Your first gift, the revised e-book, What if I could ...? My Life's Journey 'Pre-Retirement' Checklist (2020), you'll be able to download from our Member's Only page. And, your additional gift should arrive before the club closes (week seven). I'll let you know when to expect it.

  5. What book will we use? No books are required. We're going to draw from several sources, including Jennifer Louden's, The Woman's Comfort Book: A Self Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life (2004), and Cheryl Richardson's The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time (2009). Over the years, I've gotten a lot of, well, comfort from their suggestions. What will make our Comfort Club so magical is the community that we'll build around our self-care. We'll get to experiment privately, then share our discoveries on Sunday, perhaps creating new techniques as we go. Cool!

  6. There are so many ideas in these books; how will we get through them? Ours is a facilitated discussion. Together we'll discuss a set of topics weekly. For example, in our first week, we'll talk about how to establish a self-care practice, then go off and try some ideas. The next week, I'll introduce the next set of topics, and then we'll try those, and so on. We'll have a chance to check-in with each other each week on Zoom and online to find out how we did along the way. 

  7. Do I have to try each idea? Absolutely not! You can do as much or as little as your spirit will permit. You may want to commit to trying just one at first. Or, there may be a few that "speak to you" in such a way that you have to try them all. Or, maybe you come up with treasured techniques on your own that I'll hope you'll share with the group. You get to choose. 

  8. So, how is this all like Double Dutch again? While you may enjoy watching Double Dutch on the sidelines, there's nothing like the exhilaration of being in it, a part of the collective joy! The team spirit, the rhythm and the beat that locks in the body-memory, the affirmation and the challenge, all for the fun of it, that's what connects the two. Think of Sundays as a meeting in our private "playground," where we get to relax, and share ways to "just be."

  9. I can see that the Comfort Club will be helpful. Can it replace my therapy? No—please don’t cancel your therapy. The Comfort Club is neither therapy (medical), advice (mentoring), nor counseling (social work). The Comfort Club, however, may impact specific personal projects, business successes, or general conditions in your life or profession. It is distinct from therapy, mentoring, and counseling in that it is specifically designed to a) help you identify strategies to help sustain or improve upon your self-care; and b) guide you in community with others to shape and monitor the strategies you’ve identified that will support your success, as you define it.

  10. What if I’m under medical supervision or in counseling or therapy? Before becoming an active participant, why not consult with your medical and other health care professionals about any potential risks, and secure their permission to allow you to participate? And, if there is any change in your circumstances in any way after entering the Club that would impact your participation in any way, let me (Deborah) know immediately.

  11. Will you send us reminders about our weekly meetings? Absolutely.

  12. Will we be able to connect to Zoom by phone? Yep.

  13. What if we have technical difficulties? Well, we know that stuff happens. If the tech gets wacky, no worries. Having access to your email while we're on the call will help, just in case. I'll send you our dial-in number to continue via conference call. If things get weird and we need to stop, we'll have predetermined a couple of Sundays for make-up.

  14. Will you share resources in case I want to find out more about self-care? Yes, certainly. I'll share them with you on our private Members Only site that will also be a place where you can share what you discover, too.