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Healing Arts Center


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Upcoming Events

Suicide Loss Support Group

Beyond Surviving

You may struggle with the "why". You may feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings. You may worry that others may blame you. You need not grieve alone.

The death of a loved one by suicide presents unique challenges in grieving. There is often more shock, a greater sense of injustice, more guilt and blame, and a heightened sense of helplessness; and these all tend to complicate the healing process for survivors.

There is a safe place in our community for survivors (families and loved ones of suicide victims) to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

Trained facilitators, also survivors of suicide themselves, will guide and hold space for the group. This group is open to all adult survivors of suicide and are held at Healing Arts Center.

First Wednesday of Every Month

4:30-6:00 PM

If you or someone you know has experienced a loss by suicide and would like more information about this free service, please call Stacey Garcelon, M.Ed, NCC, at the Healing Arts Center at (219) 510-5623.


Mindful Mondays

Beginning March 2020
This class is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., Mark Williams, John Teasdale, and Zindel Segal. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to purchase The Mindful Way Workbook; an 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress.

By participating in this 8-week series, you will learn to:

o Identify distorted thoughts that lead to depression and anxiety
o Understand the connection between thoughts, emotions and physical sensation
o Counter "automatic thoughts" that cause a depressive spiral
o Apply a number of mindfulness and cognitive techniques to relieve depression and anxiety
o Create a plan for reducing the likelihood of a depressive relapse

FACILITATOR: Stacey Garcelon, M.Ed, NCC.


Complimentary Hypnosis Meditation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you want motivation power to assist you in your New Year's Resolutions? Do you want to feel relaxed and confident? Please join Randi Light, Certified Hypnotherapist, Peak Performance Coach and Healer in a guided experience that can help you sleep better, reduce stress and get you on your success path.

She will share information and insights into the healing and transformational benefits of hypnotherapy and then guide you into a hypnotic state to help you achieve your goals.

Report from 3rd Exploratory Meeting for GiGi's Playhouse

Thank you to the many wonderful people who attended our third exploratory meeting for GiGi's Playhouse. We have made the decision to move forward and develop our own group since we have had so many talented and committed people respond. This will allow us to begin programming this February on a small scale and develop our services over the next few months, working up to a full and rich line of programs. These programs will be offered to children and adults with special needs at a minimal cost.

We will be sending out updates as to our program schedule very shortly. For more information, please contact Tracy Ruiz at teruiz@aol.com.

Introduction to TheraCHI™Tai
Chi Meditation & Therapeutic Qigong

TheraCHI™ Principles of Tai Chi Meditation and Therapeutic Qigong
An Introduction to Principles of Movement, Breath, and Focus.
This workshop includes practicum, lecture, and Q&A.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
12:45-4pm + 4:15-5pm Chi-Circle Community Practice

Activating your self-healing capacity, you will experience relaxation techniques designed to restore and nurture a healthy balance of energy. With nothing to memorize, we simply slow down and follow along in class, standing tall, breathing deep, moving with purpose. Learn how to mindfully call upon slow flowing motions for just moments throughout your day to activate evidence-based health benefits, including pain and stress management.

Coordinating breath with movement is a powerful key to enhancing function, and accelerating recovery. As we practice active relaxation, we build resilience and nurture harmony. Tai Chi Meditation will leave you feeling calm and energized, peaceful and balanced, appreciating the experience of stillness.

With personal experience and/or group co-mentoring, you will gain the ability to create a simple personal therapeutic meditation practice, suitable as a gentle rehabilitation program. If you choose, be empowered to share your vitality practice with your loved ones or community, to disseminate health and relaxation.