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Healing Arts Center


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Upcoming Events

Jacque Hilbrich
Aura + Chakra Readings

Jacque has been doing aura readings professionally for 4 years, though she has always been able to see the energy. She uses a warm, friendly approach to offer guidance on how to positively shift your energy to change your life.

Aura readings can offer insight into your energetic, mental, and physical health, as well as aspects of your personality. Each reading includes a drawing of your aura and chakras.

$90 for a 45-minute session
Last available date for 2019 is Friday, December 6th.

Call our office today to schedule your session!


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.


FREE Tai Chi Easy for Health and Relaxation

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9 AM - 9:45 AM

Utilizing a carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi makes it easy, beneficial and fun --- right away. These techniques are easy to learn, easy to apply and need no special knowledge or training, require no special equipment or clothing and can be practiced by all people --- sick or well.

If interested, please sign up by calling 219-510-5623.

Cracked Up Screening

We are hosting the screening of this incredibly courageous and personal story of comedian, actor and Saturday Night Live legend Darrell Hammond - renowned for his impressions of Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, and hundreds more-and the impact of childhood trauma across the lifespan.

Where: Cinemark Valparaiso

When: Wednesday, Dec. 11th @ 6:30 pm

Tickets must be purchased no later than December 4th.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tugg.com/events/cracked-up-ph0t.

Info also available on our Facebook page.


Mindful Way Through Depression: Free Intro


Monday, December 16, 2019 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm

[No Registration needed, please come and learn about the 8-week program]


January 6 - February 24, 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.


GiGi's Playhouse Update

Thank you to all who participated in our second exploratory meeting for GiGi's Playhouse. The meeting was very successful, and we are making significant progress. Basically, we are trying to decide between three options. We can pursue GiGi's Playhouse, develop our own entity, or come in under the Down Syndrome Association of NW Indiana. All three options have pros and cons. Right now, we are further exploring all three.

Our next meeting will be held on January 8th at 6:30 pm at Healing Arts Center, 2307 LaPorte Ave, Suite 10, in Valparaiso. All those interested should plan on attending as decisions, goals, and timelines need to be underway. We want your input to help make this endeavor as successful as possible!

For further information, please contact Tracy Ruiz at Teruiz@aol.com.