Caregiver Issues include:
Vicarious trauma is secondary trauma from witnessing other people suffering. Often as caregivers, we feel helpless and vulnerable, even hopeless because the person or pet we are caring for is dying or chronically ill.
We are a common human family who experience the same feelings. We are not alone.
This is both an education and support group for people experiecing symptoms of depression. Depression is a prevalent silent mental illness that is emotionally and physically harmful to our health and well being.
Losing a dying pet is just as painful as losing a human friend or family member. Sometimes it can be even more difficult because they cannot speak and tell us in words how they are feeling, leaving us humans to be in the role of guessing or feeling guilty if they were in more pain than they let on.
We offer support groups for pet parents. We offer facilitation of healing through transformational arts, making memorial arts and crafts for our beloved pets, and emotional support by sharing in our groups about our beloved furbabies.
Laughter is the Best Medicine! 🌈
Did you know children laugh 300-500 times a day? In comparison, the average adult laughs 5-15 times a day. Laughter is as natural as breathing. In Laughter Yoga, we combine laughter exercises, childlike playfulness, creativity, and yoga breathing.
Research shows there are many health benefits to laughter including:
Boosts immune system to help fight cancer
Heart healthy cardio
Rich oxygenation to brain
Releases endorphin, dopamine and serotonin, the “happiness cocktail”
Detoxification and internal organs massage
Relief from Stress by reducing cortisol and
Relief for Depression by release of serantonin
To learn more about laughter yoga, visit www.laughteryoga.org
The most precious gift we can give to ourselves and others is our presence. Knowledge speaks but Wisdom Listens. Learn to listen to the Wisdom inside your body and it will naturally bring peace to your mind. Beyond the calm presence in your body, lies a Universal Presence inside ready to meet you and uplift your mind-body-spirit. Let’s begin with this one moment, taking a deeper slower breath in, smile and relax, hold the breath in for as long as you can, and exhale to ratio of 1:2:2.
Connecting to Earth
Breathing for Joy
Breathing for Wisdom
Breathing for Equanimity and Acceptance
How do we heal from heartache? When the world looks grey to us, we lose our sense of joy. But we can bring that joy back
We teach an art process focusing on “Art As Channel for Joy”. When we create art in this meditative and spontaneous process, Inspiration and Joy is Sparked. We allow for Joy and Peace to be expressed when we co-create with the Muse.
Spark Joy is about allowing creation to flow through you rather than you being the “doer”. The person can practice mindfulness awareness while allowing inspirations coming through their hands, words, breath and body to flow.
To be Alive is to Create. Life Is Art.