Events and Appearances 2018-05-17T10:07:55+00:00

Events and Appearances

Diana at Blooming Life Yoga
Diana leading a group at Blooming Life Yoga in Zionsville, IN

Diana is a frequent public speaker. She conducts workshops, dharma discussions, and worship services on mindfulness, wellness, healing, compassion, and spirituality.

She has led workshops or appeared as a guest speaker at churches, yoga studios, meditation sanghas, addiction recovery and treatment organizations, wellness centers, spiritual retreats, and mental health service organizations, and she enjoys opportunities to engage with universities, libraries, hospitals, and various nonprofit programs.

Contact Diana for booking and scheduling information.

Upcoming Appearances

Heart Guide Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm
22nd Annual IPPY Awards
Copacabana Night Club, New York City

The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPYs”) are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles released each year.  Diana’s latest book, Heart Guide, will receive a Gold Medal

$75.00 admission.  Contact Diana if you are interested in attending.

“Dreaming Your House of Sacred Gifts: Active Dreaming for Reclaiming a Creative Life”

Sunday, June 10, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Active Dreaming Urban Retreat – Guest Speaker

Katz Korin Cunningham
334 N. Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, In 46204

Personal Investment: $25

For more information, please contact Meredith Eastwood at http://mereditheastwood.com/connect/

Handling Grief and Loss

Sunday, June 24, 2018
2:00 pm
Community Education and Book Signing Event

Deaconess – Linda E. White Hospice House
611 Harriet St., Evansville, IN

There is NO CHARGE to attend this event., but RSVP is required by calling 812-425-3561.

2018 NASW Indiana Annual Conference

Monday October 1, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Workshop: “Working the Front Lines of Grief”

Indianapolis Marriott East

Workshop summary: Every family has, or will, experience the loss of a loved one. As such, social workers understand that they do not deal with any one person or family in a vacuum. The background emotional history, including the sorrows and struggles that accompany human suffering, must be dealt with for effective problem-solving resolutions. Grief issues can arise regardless of whether working in hospitals, schools, businesses, or individual homes. Understanding the role of grief and healing within families and communities, as well as for individuals, couples, and children, is an important tool for social workers who often find themselves on the front lines of traumatic intervention.

To register, contact the National Association of Social Workers – Indiana Chapter

“Practicing Compassion: When It’s Difficult To Do So!”

Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Sunday Service

Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church
9870 North Michigan Road
Carmel, IN 46032

Join Diana for this thought-provoking worship service on how to live our highest values, especially during life challenges.  Free and open to the public.

Testimonials

Diana Speaking at the Spirit and Place Event, The Risk of Pursuing Your Passion

 

“Diana was a guest speaker at Oaklandon UU Church on the topic of spiritual wellness. Her talk was down to earth and filled with practical tips for how people can maintain calm and inner balance. There was much positive feedback afterwards, and we are eager to have Diana come back and speak to us again.”
—Kaye McSpadden, Oaklandon UU Church

“Diana’s workshop is excellent! Her affirming, peaceful presence is quite empowering. I took home some excellent tools, which I started using the same day. I committed to a 21 day practice of one of the Qigong meditations, which I have been doing, as well as visualizing to help me get to sleep. This workshop contains a great deal of wisdom, which can be used in many daily situations. Her book is an additional resource to continue using as a reference.”
—Marolyn Knight, retired clinical social worker 

“Diana’s ‘Why the Work We Do Matters’ worship service was a spot-on message at Heartland UU Church, where we gather to make a difference and not just feel good inside. She walked us through the different ways that our vocations and avocations matter and inspired us with words and examples from history and today.”
– Martin DeAgostino, Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church

“Diana brings a calm and welcoming presence to her workshops that invite participants to engage the subject at hand with her as a dance of dialogue and practice instead of a one-way lecture. Her ability to both go with the flow of what arises from the group in the moment and at the same time keep the session on track makes for a spacious and comfortable environment for exploring deeper topics.”
—Kenetha J. Staton, MS, CTS Program Manager and Assistant to the Director

“Diana’s Inner Journey workshop helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. Diana creates a welcoming and accepting space that allows others to feel comfortable and at ease. The topics discussed and the tools given were not only helpful in my journey towards healing, but in taking care of myself in everyday life. I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in living a life filled with inner peace and joy.”
—Jenny Winklemann Ramey, workshop participant

“This workshop offered a safe place for me to explore grief and healing. Diana delivered a variety of simple tools that I can take back into my life to use to help navigate grief or any difficult circumstance. Her compassion and generosity of spirit encourage me to sign up for any workshop she offers.” 
—Lori Robinson, Massage Therapist, M.S., Sports Medicine

“A friend invited me to Diana’s workshop at the last minute. Thank goodness I said yes. The energy of Diana and the group was sweet and healing. We shared, drummed, meditated and learned a couple of energy moves. I am now reading Diana’s book, Traveling Spirit, that was included with the workshop.” —Kathy E., workshop participant

Heart Guide

Traveling Spirit

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Our cultural, race, religious, gender, and ethnic differences are not the enemies.
The real enemies are: ignorance, greed, hate, fear, and prejudice.

Diana J. Ensign