A body based process that involves free movement, authentic vocal toning, singing and developing the freedom to voice sounds that your body needs to release. Breathwork with visualization and affirming phrases. Responsive Expressive Art making closes the session.
Virtual, live. Donations are requested for participation but no one is turned away. Donations help support our services.
Mindfulness based practices engaging in the exploration of visual art materials, movement, writing and music to help process and express deeper aspects of the self in the substance use, grief, trauma and anxiety/depression recovery process. Contemplative photography, painting, drawing, music creation, poetry, movement, film are all apart of this process. Virtual and recorded (must register to get the recording). The recorded sessions are available for a fee that helps to support our services.
Mindfulness based practices engaging in the exploration of a simple theme and using simple stitches with various fibers, fabrics and found objects, based on Liz Kettle's, Stitch Meditations. Each has a different theme.
It is a practice where we participate in a group mindfulness and breath practice and use only simple stitches with different colored thread to create our piece. You work with the stitches and fabric for only 15-20 minutes, then reflect. When time is up, you are done with the piece and the practice. This is not a sharing circle but a live streaming event that takes place. Recorded practices are available through a fee that helps fund our services.
On FacebookLive, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at
Facing the Mourning, created by Heartlight Center in Denver, CO, is a 4 week grief processing group that includes grief education, processing and expressive arts. It is curriculum based support group open to all types of losses. Participants will receive a manual, prior to group, that details each week. The 4-week group is lead by a facilitator, trained in Facing the Mourning curriculum. Each week, participants are invited to try different hands-on ways to work within their grief.
We run cycles of this group throughout the year. You can join at any beginning cycle. It is open to anyone, regardless of how long or how new your grief process is. The fee for the 4 week group which includes a workbook is 50.00 per enrollment. Contact us to get on a waitlist, register or to inquiry about potential financial assistance.
Our start dates are:
Summer Session: Thursday's from 2-4pm CT/1-3MT/12-2PT/3-5ET beginning 8/4/22 for 4 Thursday's
Fall Session: Tuesday's from 10am-noonCT/11-1MT/12-2ET/9-11amPT beginning 10/6/22 for 4 Tuesday's
Holiday Season: Sunday's from 1pm-3pmCT/2-4MT/3-5ET/noon-2PT beginning 11/6 for 4 Sunday's
WFS believes that having a life-threatening problem with alcohol and/or other drug use is not a moral weakness, it is the symptom of a serious disorder which demands rigorous attention to healing. Founded by a sociologist who related over-reliance on substances to the loss of identity many women feel when trying to fulfill competing roles in modern society, WFS believes that guilt, depression, and low (or no) self-esteem are common problems women experience for which substances have become the primary coping mechanism. To overcome substance use disorders (SUDs), women must address their real needs – those for an increased sense of self-value, self-worth, and self-efficacy. The WFS New Life Program is specifically designed to fit these emotional needs of women. It shows women how to overcome their problematic substance use with supportive group interactions. Women learn how to identify and address the problems which caused and were caused by their use, as well as new ways of approaching and solving problems. Together, women learn how to live individually; they learn awareness of self and fulfillment of self.
The Women for Sobriety New Life Program further promotes behavioral changes by: Positive reinforcement (approval and encouragement) Cognitive strategies (positive thinking) Letting the body help (relaxation techniques, meditation, nutrition, and physical exercise) Dynamic group involvement. The program concentrates on learning new self-enhancing behavior and developing a sense of personal empowerment.
Women for Sobriety is an Affirming, Empowerment Program Group.
Free and Open to All Women Entering Sobriety or in Sustained Sobriety.