Inspiring Book Clubs - Homestudy Programs that serve your Book Club

Living in Spirit
Exploring Spirit using Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's bestseller Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. The 81 verses of the Tao te Ching are the inspiration for Wayne Dyer's essays on our connection to Source, and how we can express that connection in our daily lives. This program truly changes the way we live our lives and how we relate to those around us. Larry Watson distills verses into weekly themes of Releasing Judgment, Spirituality, Simplify, etc., that allow us to apply these principles in a daily practice.  Add to Cart

Handbook of Positive Prayer
Embracing the Law of Attraction, this program empowers you with a new perspective for prayer as a way to co-create your life. Hypatia Hasbrouck's definitive book, Handbook of Positive Prayer, provides many great tools of prayer, and a new familiarity and ease for your personal prayer practice. Add to Cart

Finding Freedom
Steve Sherwood's book Finding Freedom: The Five Choices That Will Change Your Life guides us on a journey into our "ways of being" that may no longer serve us so that we can recognize our strengths, and use them as powerful resources for accessing the greatness within. Through acceptance of our perceived flaws, we can find a new way of being that connects us to our hidden powers and talents. Bringing those strengths into our immediate environment releases our attachment to negative behaviors that were useful in the past. A new paradigm is embraced.  Add to Cart

The I of the Storm
This rich and enlightening book by Gary Simmons creates a new understanding about conflict that will provide a sense of peace and harmony in the midst of chaos. With this understanding, we can create a new world in each day where we are not tossed about by our own reactions or history.  Add to Cart

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Using Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, you will explore how your ways of thinking were unconscious, and how to become empowered and conscious
in the beauty of is-ness. Hang on; this is just the beginning of
new words and ideas that will expand your joy. In A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle writes with amazing clarity about how our identity
is formed and how to release that identity to find freedom in this moment.  Add to Cart

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- Personal Growth: The most powerful aspect of Inspiring Connection Homestudy programs is the wisdom and personal discovery of each participant. The result is deep and permanent integration of the material that is covered, and a supportive environment to apply the spiritual principles and practices in each person's life.

- Personal Connection: The 7-week structure results in a deep level of sharing and support based on the common purpose of personal discovery. Within the small group of 6-10 people, a sincere connection is fostered, giving each member a sense of belonging, and a new family of friends that makes them feel they belong. Many of these groups continue to meet for months and years after the conclusion of our program because of the strong connections they have made.
Collateral and Materials
Inspiring Connection will provide, in digital format, all the collateral and written documents necessary for your organization to implement your program. Digital documents included:

- Comprehensive Participant Booklet -includes the
   entire series' guides

- Weekly Guides -includes agendas, pertinent quotes,
   and discussion questions

- Group Agreements to foster respect among
- Support Materials for Moderators
- Some programs may be augmented with optional
   materials such as audio CDs of meditations or
   guided imagery.
The Process
- Homestudy History: Homestudy programs have been a part of community life for decades, and is based on the 19th century Salons where small groups would gather to discuss topics or books and draw on the greater wisdom of the collective mind. These groups inspired major art movements, political activism, and spiritual movements. Churches actually were founded out of some these small groups. Larry Watson has researched and developed effective programs for you that tap into the unlimited potential of the  community of a small group.

- Book Series: Your Inspiring Connection series revolves around a spiritual and/or inspirational book that supports small group. Each Inspiring Connection program presents the books in seven segments that are used by your small groups in weekly meetings. The programs are referred to as Homestudy Groups because each group meets in a members home for the seven weeks.

- Homestudy Structure: Each series is designed as a self-directed program, with complete materials provided by Inspiring Connection to guide discussion and agendas. The agenda provides: information supplemental to the chosen book; affirmations; discussion questions; and practices for integrating the program through the week. There is no teaching guide since the moderator is not an instructor. The moderator is only providing a safe space for sharing, and guidance for the group to remain on subject.
Homestudy Development in Your Community
- Small Groups: The small groups are comprised of 6 to 10 participants,  one of whom is a moderator. Groups larger than 10 result in detachment and less interaction. All materials for scheduling the various phases are provided by Inspiring Connection.

- Hosts and Moderators: The moderators utilize the Moderator Training Manual provided by Inspiring Connection. A moderator's role is not to teach a class, but to hold a safe space for the participants to discuss and contribute to the group. The moderator also moves the group through the materials as necessary. Except for the above purposes, the moderator is an active participant.