CICRCL to host Wise Elder Forum Nov. 15&16

For Life After 50

The Colorado Institute for Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership (CICRCL) will host the Wise Elder Forum: Learning to Live an Authentic Life as a Wise Elder 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

The CICRCL is located at 4820 Topaz Dr. in Colorado Springs.

A Wise Elder is someone who lives an authentic life, shows up and knows what he or she wants and how to get it. These elders are considered wise because they have been able to connect the dots in their life and learn from all their life experiences. They are self-aware and able to self-correct, when necessary.

By contrast, an old man or an old woman is someone just waiting to die. They are not very self-aware and most of what they do is to try to stay in their comfort zone. They do not like change or uncertainty. They silently worry about their future and often worry about their children and other loved ones. To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, “The mass of men and women lead lives of quiet desperation.”

The workshop creates a safe and confidential place to explore your inner power as a Wise Elder. Here is what participants will learn:

  • A personal connection with your inner Wisdom Keeper.
  • What your inner authentic Wisdon Keeper looks like.
  • A rite of passage ceremony into eldership that allows you to fully claim your power as a Wisdom Keeper.
  • Through your favorite music, reconnect with the YOU that you may have left behind in your youth, while chasing your potential that you now can actualize.
  • The perfection of the twists and turns your life has taken, as well as the music, key people, unexpected happenings, and insights you’ve connected with along your lifetime journey.
  • What music has reached you deeply and has given your journey the most support?
  • What is your legacy? Learn how you can create the legacy that you want people to remember you for.

Facilitators for the forum are Barry Weinhold, Ph.D. and Molly Lord, M.A. Guest of honor is Marilynn Doenges, M.A. Musical guest is Eric Watson.

All people who register are urged to include the titles and artists of at least three songs that had an important impact on their lives. We will use these songs as part of the workshop activities.

Cost for the workshop is a $30/person donation. Those interested must enroll by Nov. 10.

For more information, call 719-445-0565 or email

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