"Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.
At other times, it is allowing another to take yours."
~ Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
The journey of life is full of obstacles, dead ends, unexpected turns, buried treasure and even hidden oasis!
When you are able to experience and share all the ups and downs with the support of loved ones and others who care, the path becomes easier, more enjoyable, and more free-ing. It's simple to sit back and let the world pass by, but we were created for connection. Supportive connection is vital to one's health and well-being, and it frees the soul to reach one's highest potential.
It takes courage to reach out and ask for or offer help. If you know or see someone struggling (mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually) and you are unsure how to offer support in a gentle, non-confrontive or meddling way, ask yourself how would you want someone to reach out to you? You don't have to have all the right answers...presence, acknowledgement, validation, and sharing the challenging space can be just what is needed. Freedom from struggle doesn't have to be accompanied by big dramatic fireworks; it can occur simply through connection... The photo above was taken of injured monarchs connecting outside our office. They emerged in the same vicinity, but gravitated towards each other in this way...they were unable to fully take flight, but they had each other for support. Nature always reminds us of powerful lessons.
If it's time for you to reach out for help and find your path to freedom, call upon your courage and talk with a family member, friend, loved one, or spiritual mentor. If those are not viable options or do not feel safe, google your way towards support. We are also just a phone call away. If you are needing support outside of our scope of practice and experience, we can refer you to someone more suitable for your needs.
Our expanded summer schedule continues through July and August...
Mindful Expressions-Mondays 6:30-8pm
Creative approaches for self-awareness and healing. Embrace your inner child through creative and expressive arts and music.
With Jill Emmerich, BCaBA, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
(4th Monday of the Month-Free Laughter Club in partnership with the Mental Health Association of SWFL)
C.A.L.M. Connecting Amazing Local Moms-Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm
For mothers and babies 1-12 months. Create connection with other moms through educational and emotional support.
With Andrea Press, PsyD
Yoga/Self-Talk for Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma-
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm. (Will also be offered one morning based on interest. Contact us for more information or to sign-up for the am class.)
Calm your body with gentle yoga while learning specific self-talk skills. With Michelle Falco, RYT
Empowered Parents-Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
8 weeks, pre-registration required. Parenting skills and support.
With Jill Emmerich, BCaBA
Stress-Less Serenity Zone-Last Thursday of the month 9-10am
A one-hour workshop of movement and relaxation based on ancient wisdom teachings. With Peggy Sealfon, Certified Amrit Yoga Teacher
Peaceful Mind-Thursdays 6:30-8pm
- 1st Thursday of the month: Integrative Relaxation with Peggy Sealfon
- 2nd Thursday of the month: Sound Therapy with William Ward
- 3rd Thursday of the month: Transformational Breath® with Carrie Sopko
- 4th Thursday of the month: Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma with Michelle Falco
- 5th Thursday of July (30th): SPECIAL SIMULTANEOUS TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH® AND SOUND BATH with Carrie Sopko and William Ward
Inner Spa Day for the Mind-2nd Saturday each month
- Saturday July 11th, 9:30-11am (Sign-In 9:15am): Meditational Sound Bath with William Ward
- Saturday August 8th, 9:30-11am (Sign-In 9:15am): Freedom to Be...movement and relaxation workshop with Peggy Sealfon and Michelle Falco (back by popular demand :))
Teen Yoga-Thursdays 5-6pm with Salima Silverman
Soul Sisters Middle School Girls Group-Mondays 2:30-4pm with Jill Emmerich
Teen Breath-4 weeks with Carrie Sopko, pre-registration required.
Calm Caterpillar Kids Club-Mondays 4:30-5:30pm
Improve focus and develop healthy coping skills through use of sound, movement, breathing techniques, and relaxation exercises.
- 1st Monday of the month-Yoga with Salima Silverman
- 2nd Monday of the month-Sound relaxation with William Ward
- 3rd Monday of the month-Yoga with Michelle Falco
- 4th Monday of the month-Creative movement with Jill Emmerich
Social Caterpillar Kids Club-Wednesdays 1-2pm
Learn peer cooperation, communication, and problem solving skills through structured games and activities. With behavior specialist Jill Emmerich, BCaBA
Creative Caterpillar Kids Club-Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm
Improve self-confidence, social support, and healthy expression of emotions through art and creative expression. With behavior specialist Jill Emmerich, BCaBA
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