Sharon Swing (MS '93)
Sharon Swing (MSOD '93)
Creating community via Zoom
Pepperdine alumna Sharon Swing (MSOD '93) created a mini retreat via Zoom where she is working to combat the isolation many of her community members are feeling during this time.
"We teach participants how to listen to one another, creating safe places to be seen, heard and loved. In the March 31, 2020 workshop, we built the experience around 'My Life Now' map, giving participants teaching, time to work individually, share in small breakout groups, and then again in the large group to sort out their emotions and have a shared experience. We feel people need to be reminded they are not alone in the midst of imposed isolation.
Our goals are to help people become more self-aware, God-aware and others-aware through creating experiences of connection and belonging as people map and share their stories."