Magic and Miracles: T-Group for Women of African Descent

2pm Friday June 8, 2018 to 2pm Sunday June 10, 2018 PDT

San Francisco Bay Area

Healing Through the Generations

Join us for this transformative event led by and for women of African descent.

This program will empower you to prioritize yourself and live the life you deserve.

Through heart to heart connection with other women in the group, you will:

  • Build your confidence
  • Understand when to say no
  • Have peace of mind
  • Step into your power

What other participants have said:

“You will be happy to know that I have begun the work for taking care of myself without feelings of guilt.” T.W.

“I was challenged…to see things from a broader perspective and hear stories so unlike my own that I could never have imagined.” J.R.

“I’m still glowing from the weekend…and so grateful for all the learnings and discoveries.” D.K.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is a T-group? 

In a T-group, you get to have a learning experience and immediately apply and practice what you learned. Participants work in a small group (roughly 12), with two experienced facilitators (aka trainers). The group meets over a span of a few days in multiple 2 to 3-hour sessions per day. During these sessions, participants learn from their interactions with each other and through exploring their own and others’ reactions, perceptions and behaviors.

2. Do I need to have any previous training to participate in a t-group?


3. What does my registration fee include?

Tuition, lodging and meals.

4. What will I get out of participating in this T-Group?

What you get out of the T-group depends on how you participate. The following results are highly likely:

  • Improved ability to say what you mean and mean what you say. 
  • Be more fully yourself and express more parts of yourself.
  • Be in touch with your emotions and express them in appropriate ways.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback in ways that strengthen relationships.
  • Raise and resolve difficult interpersonal issues that may arise in the group.
  • Build more open, trusting relationships.
  • Self-disclose in a manner that promotes inquiry and dialogue.
  • Feel a deeper sense of connection through learning about common life experiences of other women of African Descent. 
  • Better appreciate and explore the impact of all forms of diversity and differences that exist between women of African Descent.

5. I don’t really like talking about my feelings. Should I come to this weekend?

It can be challenging to talk about feelings, especially for women of African descent who have been taught to “be strong” for others. However, the skill of sharing emotions is important to the healing and growth process and to connecting at a deeper level with yourself and others. If you are willing to lean into the challenge of naming your feelings, this T-Group is for you. You will never be pushed to go deeper than you are ready to go, but you should be prepared to share at some level. For the group to develop, it is important for all members to fully participate, including sharing thoughts and feelings.

6. How do I know if this experience is right for me?

This experience is for you if:

  • You want to increase your self awareness.
  • You want to be more sensitive in relationship to others.
  • You want to practice giving and receiving feedback. 
  • You want to improve how you communicate with others.
  • You want to build more open, trusting relationships.
  • You want to feel a deeper sense of connection with other women of African Descent.

What is a T-Group?

This personal growth workshop known as a T-Group is right for women of African descent who:

  • Want to examine interpersonal behaviors
  • Practice their capacity and willingness to give and receive feedback
  • Are seeking to improve their ability to self-reflect and to communicate that reflection
  • Have a capacity and willingness to self-disclose

Register Today

$997. Tuition includes food and lodging. 

Lead Facilitators

Our services run deep and are backed by over 15 years of experience.

Amber Mayes, MSOD

Amber Mayes, MSOD is an organization development consultant and coach with of 17 years of experience facilitating the learning and growth of individuals, groups and organizations. Learn more about Amber.

Kathleen Brown, Ph.D

Kathleen Brown, Ph.D is an author, healer, consultant and coach. Her mission is to work with women on empowering themselves to embody their highest dreams. Learn more about Kathleen.


 The T-Group takes place at the peaceful Vallombrosa Center, retreat and conference center in Menlo Park, California (near San Francisco).

Vallombrosa, Center250 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

For questions about this event please contact Amber at [email protected], or Kathleen at [email protected]

Kathleen Brown Coaching