WIT Seminars are for women separating, divorcing or contemplating such a life change. These seminars are presented by Finger Lakes WIT and the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County. Free, no pre-registration required – safe, confidential environment.  Seminars will now be held in the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Center Conference Room at 124 E. Court Street (at corner of Sears St. – cream colored house w/red door and trim), Ithaca, NY. Parking available on the street.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. (dates/topics are subject to change).

September 9th – The Choice of Lovingkindness. Jeannie O’Neill, M.Ed.,  an experienced educator, mindfulness, meditation and yoga instructor will assist in showing us how we can choose the path of Lovingkindness every day. Metta practice can help with stress reduction, cultivating ease and tapping into joy even in times of upheaval.  Jeannie is the Director of Education at the Finger Lakes School of Massage and has a Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Contemplative Pedagogy.

October 7th – Power and Control Dynamics in Personal Relationships. Naomi Barry, Facilitator of Community Programs and Community Educator with the Advocacy Center, will examine power and control issues in relationships. (

November 4th – Creating Financial Security after Divorce. Brendan Wilbur, Financial Counselor at Alternatives Federal Credit Union, will offer information and suggest resources to enable women to achieve financial security and independence. (

December 2nd – Envisioning your Future through Collage with Henrike Burton, Occupational Therapist and Art Therapy Facilitator. Henrike will lead a hands-on workshop on self-exploration and discovery through collage art.