4701 Market St Suite C (second floor), Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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"Please ring the doorbell on the RIM poster
so we can let you into our classroom." 


AccountabilibuddiesDuring some of RIM’s support and discussion groups, several members have set “mini-goals,” encour- aged each other and celebrated successes. Now, we are taking this to a new level by making it a weekly event. Saturdays, from 2:45 until 3:15 we will focus on working toward improving our daily lives – getting on with tasks we need (or want) to do but just don’t have the energy or motivation to carry out. It’s amazing how much inspiration can come from just knowing that another person actually cares! We will set simple goals, cheer each other on, share our accomplishments, empathize with our struggles and be accountable to our buddies! Please join us - Accountabilibuddies get things done!
Annual Membership MeetingMembership Applications will be available for all who wish to join the organization. Donation En- velopes for RIM also will be available. Lunch will be served prior to the business meeting. This year’s lunch will be a Taco Bar.  Recov- ery in Motion will provide the taco meat, taco shells, drinks and dessert. Please bring “fixings” for the tacos to share such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, sour cream or salsa. In order to meet our Quorum requirements, attendance at this meeting is IMPORTANT!! We must have at least 15% of the membership in attendance to vote on items and conduct business.
Coping with TraumaA support group for individuals whose challenges include an element of trauma, whether cumulative or based on a single event. Come share and receive support around the challenges of coping with trauma. Group is facilitated by a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with lived PTSD experience andtrained in trauma informed care.


Discussion Group: The facilitator will make a short presentation related to the topic, typically these have been 15 – 20-minute vide- os or may include handouts. Participants are invited to bring anything of interest related to a topic; cartoons, quotations, short articles, personal experiences, etc. Our focus, as usual, is strength-based; we mention a problem and quickly switch our conversation to problem solving. For December:  9  -  You’re making a list and checking it twice, but, are you on your list?  16 - Our New Tradition! While we chat, we are going to make cards to send to each other. All materials will be provided. 23 - 23rd - Mini-Retreat: This will be a quiet, relaxing, reflective environment for you to contemplate your Life Aspirations. No stress allowed. 30 - New Year’s Resolutions don’t work, but we make them anyway. Let’s talk about some better ways to do this.
Drop in: This is an open time that you’re welcome to stop by and say hi to Maryclaire or ask her questions; come in and do a puzzle in the classroom; peruse our library; just an excuse to come in and interact with someone.
General Support GroupSupport groups bring together people facing similar issues, whether that's illness, relationship problems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat. The day’s topics will be determined by participants.
MeditationOn Saturdays at noon we're doing meditation designed to calm the mind. It's called shamatha meditation, and we usually do it by focusing on the breath or some other anchor to help our mind be more still. We typically start with a guided med- itation lasting 8-15 minutes, and then sit in silence for 5-15 minutes. The entire meditation is usually 20 minutes total, and after- ward we share about our own experience with meditation.
Sit & Stitch & Color & Converse: Time for knitting, crochet, or any other craft project. Sitting and chatting are also welcome! This is a self-led group, with experienced crafters willing to help any level of experience.
Women’s Self-EmpowermentWould you like to know more about how to take control of your own life, set goals, make positive choices, and believe in yourself? Join in the learning and questioning as we explore the many aspects of self-empowerment and discov- er helpful strategies and free resources. Topics are chosen by the group for the following month. Topics for December: - Holiday Stressors. Are you stressed out during the holidays? Consider some tips to ease stress. 8 - Difficult Holiday Weight Gain. What to do during the holidays to help control weight gain. 15 Controlling Spending During the Holidays. Are you a spender? Consider ways to curb this habit. 22 - Happiness and Gratitude during the Holidays. Is there a secret to happiness? Consider how gratitude enlarges happiness.  29 - Let Down after the Holidays.  Do you get down after the holidays? Learn how  to lessen those post-holiday blues.
Women’s Support GroupSupport groups bring together women facing similar issues, whether that's illness, relationship prob- lems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat. The day’s topics will be determined by participants.





Revised 11/30/17