First, a confession. I'm not a natural blogger and I struggle with each post. However, there is something brewing that is so exciting I actually couldn't wait to write.
Recently, I was contacted by a lovely woman in South Carolina named Kathy F who was inspired by the Nine Rooms and felt it would be helpful for her Women's Group. She wanted to lead these women on an emotional house building adventure by using the ideas in our book. I was blown away with her enthusiasm and creativity. She told me she was developing a weekly workshop exploring each room of the house, one room at a time, and using the key strategies in the book to do so. Using motivational video clips, songs and powerpoint (isn't she amazing?), she is now in the sixth or seventh week of her Nine Rooms group and LOVING it. She has invited me to join the actual group (via Skype) tomorrow night during their regular Tuesday evening meeting time. I am honored and cannot wait to "meet" them!
Stay tuned...I will report back on my experience. And if you are interested in starting your own group, just do it! Like Kathy, you can create and tailor your own Nine Rooms inspired adventure, or you can check out our Guidelines for Groups in the upcoming paperback edition (due out in Dec 2010)!! If you want to get going sooner, or have us "visit" one of your groups, please let us know. We're happy to help.
Here's to Nine Rooms' groups everywhere! Thank you for putting our words into practice. Catherine