June 2020
Stacey Brown & Associates, Counseling and Wellness
Hello Friends,

Please don't give up hope. These are hard times, but I still believe in the power of our love.

It's been a rough few months. In addition to our personal issues in our own lives, Covid-19 had resulted in many deaths and debilitating illness which has kept us confined or restricted to our homes for safety. So many Americans are unemployed. And social justice and racism issues are highlighted as people are fighting for their right to be treated equally. All of this is happening just as we would normally be celebrating the graduation of our high school and college seniors and easing into summer.

Like so many, I am heartbroken about all of the trauma, pain and grief that I see in my own life, in our community, in our state and in our country. We are truly in this together, and it is overwhelming to process.

And, if you have been participating in marches and demonstrations this week in support of Black Lives Matter and Racial Justice and need help processing your feelings and your experience, Valarie and I will be hosting a free Zoom Support Group meeting on Saturday, June 6th at 12:00 pm, EST. If you'd like to participate in the meeting, send an email to office@staceybrowncounseling.com and we will send you the link to the meeting.

In the meantime, please stay safe. Stay informed, but limit your screen time so you can maintain balance within yourself. Stay true to your inner wisdom regarding how you need to help yourself through these difficult times. If it is time to grow and change, then let it be. Reach out to help others if you are able.

Please know that support is available. Valarie, Heidi and I are available for counseling through telehealth services. You may book an appointment on our website calendar HERE .   

If you have ideas of how we can better support you, please let us know.Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

With warmest hugs and sincerest hopes for safety, protection, love and light,

Stacey Brown
Resources for Your Social Justice Learning
Stay curious. Listen more than you talk. Learn how you can help.

If you aren't entirely sure what is happening, take about 18 minutes to watch Trevor Noah give his perspective which makes sense of this past week   HERE .

Some groups you might like to follow or offer donations are the NAACP , the ACLU , Show Up for Racial Justice Black Lives Matter , The Southern Poverty Law Center   and The Center for Policing Equity .

On social media, several groups and organizations are offering information right now to promote conversation and understanding. On Instagram, you might like @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends

For the Yogis among us, know that yoga and social justice have gone together for many years. If you are interested in yoga, you could follow @yogapipeline, @skillinaction, and @wanderingdjinn, @himilaalayan_instititue and @yogainternational. 

If you have found other reasonable organizations who are promoting social justice and equality, please share them with us!
Supportive Services
Valarie is offering a series of short, one minute micro-sessions to use almost anywhere throughout the day to reset, refresh, release, and to re-engage in your work, parenting and beyond. Enjoy connecting with one of Valarie's recent pop up's HERE.

What better time to learn the five qualities of the breath, how to use one focused attention and how to meditate? For additional support, Valarie, Heidi and Stacey are offering private meditation sessions

 Meditation can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, trauma and grief. Generally speaking, you can be meditating all on your own after three or four meetings with practice. Let us help you get there with easy, step by step instructions.  Schedule your appointment HERE .
Christar is offering Distance Reiki Sessions. Yes, energy healing can be completed from a distance. Special techniques used in Reiki enables the healing to transcend distance to help you calm anxiety, heal and relax. You may learn more about Reiki HERE . To book an appointment for yourself, click HERE
Christar has been busy offering virtual, free crystal bowl concerts on Facebook. In this session, she explains each chakra and how the colors and sounds of the crystal bowls align to each chakra. She will be offering these concerts often, so follow us on Facebook to get the invitations.  To listen to this beautiful, healing sound bath, click HERE.
In the News

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."
-- Barack Obama

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Looking for the perfect gift? Consider a gift certificate    for Meditation Training , a Massage , an Ayurvedic Consultation  or a Reiki Treatment
 Give the gift of self care. It's always a favorite.   
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