Opening to Your Life (2-week Workshop)

SCHEDULE: Wednesday 9:30-12:30, 1/19/22 & 1/26/22
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

Come discover and honor your strengths and all that brings joy and balance to your life. Through a series of activities and reflections, you will focus on your authentic self and learn core life skills that promote self-development and positive connections.  REGISTER

Developing Self (5-week Class)

SESSION I: Monday & Wednesday 10:00am- Noon, 1/31/22 -3/2/22, online via Zoom,
SESSION II: Monday & Wednesday 10:00am- Noon, 5/23/22-6/22/22, location TBD
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

Take a great first step on a journey to overcome life’s challenges. You will learn to reflect on experiences and re-frame their impact on your future. Participants will reconnect with core strengths and values, and gain a new sense of belonging. REGISTER

MAP! - Make an Action Plan (15 weeks, Open/rolling enrollment)

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays 11:00-12:30, 1/25/22-5/3/22
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTORS: Heather Gilbert & Kelly Moran

Come make an action plan to get ahead with the life you want to lead after the pandemic. Each week we have guest speaker presentations introducing participants to resources available in the community and how to access them and build connections.  Participants will learn about and develop their own SMART goals and then take steps to implement their plan, with assistance from the instruction team.  Some examples of resources shared include supports for mental or physical health, financial services, news and access to technology, and many more. REGISTER

Vermont Community Leadership Training (15 weeks)

SCHEDULE: Thursdays 1:30-4:00pm, 1/20/22-4/28/22
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

Want to make a difference in your community? This program will provide you with leadership skills to help with this. Our one-of-a-kind leadership and civic experience combines exciting community-based projects with leadership and self-awareness activities for all abilities. As you participate, you will gain confidence and find your voice about the issues affecting you and your family. REGISTER

Setting a Direction (2-week Workshop)

SCHEDULE: Monday 1:30-4:30pm, 2/14/22 & 2/21/22
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

In this two-day workshop, you will explore how your experiences, challenges and opportunities can move you in a direction of new possibilities. Creative activities will invite you to understand and claim your courage as you chart your life journey and practice skills that support life change. REGISTER

Connecting Today to the Future

SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 9:30-12:30, 3/9/22 & 3/16
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

In this workshop, you will participate in helpful guided activities to practice connecting more deeply with your goals. Explore your intentions, hopes, and dreams. You will gain insights into how self-control, inspiration, and positivity can motivate your success.

Inspire Your Life

SCHEDULE: Mondays 1:30-4:30, 4/11/22 & 4/18/22
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

Come discover what inspires you & create a motivating vision of your life. In this workshop series, you will learn how creativity can expand your potential to adapt, grow and move forward. Participate in group discussions and creative assignments to develop an inspired vision of your life.

Setting Course for Summer

SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 9:30-12:30, 5/11/22 & 5/18/22
LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Gilbert

How can you make progress in your life, during these uncertain times? In this program, you will learn how to welcome new possibilities, by setting your mind toward growth and change. Come develop meaningful goals and strategize how to navigate obstacles. Through group discussions and creative activities, you will develop a vision and plan for making progress during the summer!

Circle (via zoom)

Thursdays 11am-12pm

A facilitated group reflecting on peace, hope, and renewal.

A supportive program to find strength and motivation for your positive life changes.


Register online or contact Heather Gilbert at hgilbert@mercyconnections.org for more information