Reconnect Your Zen Art Workshop: Thursday, June 25, 7-830 PM

Note: Space is limited due to Covid restrictions and for the health and safety of all of our valued clients. This workshop is limited to 8 people. All supplies provided. Great coffee too!

What to expect? We will start off with a short-guided meditation to help you focus on the “now” followed by art-making (no art experience required), then together as a group we will process/discuss what came up for you while creating your piece and finally wrapping up/closing with a short-guided meditation to regulate how you move forward. (Please note, I am purposefully vague on the details of the art-making process because this is truly a session that requires you to experience it firsthand without premeditated thoughts or plans. Know that I will be there to guide and assist always.)

The official definition from the American Art Therapy Association: “Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.” Simply put…art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Art Therapists are professionally trained in both art and psychotherapy. They are knowledgeable about human development, psychological theories, clinical practices, spiritual, multicultural/artistic traditions and the healing potential of art. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encouragement to adopt new attitudes/feelings towards life situations/challenges using art and traditional talk therapy. It is essential to keep in mind that art therapy, therapy in general, is not a magic pill or a quick fix—it is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from patient/client and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear and pain can bring life altering results/breakthroughs. My approach will always be to meet you where you are and to utilize mindfulness practices to get you to where you want to be.

Debbie Whyte, MPS, ATR, RAPCC

Art Therapist | Mental Wellness Coach

Phone: 909.491.4600

ZOOM Groups/Individual Strength Based Mindfulness Coaching with Matt, $15 for two groups, $55 for two 1:1 Sessions


Strength-based Mindfulness Zoom Groups WED, April 15 and 29th at 4 PM


SBM Individual Sessions (phone or Zoom)



Matt Mintz, C. Ht., CADC-I


You’re great at knowing what isn’t going right in the world.

And what’s going wrong in your life.

And it’s not because there’s something wrong with you.

It’s because your survivalist brain is brilliant at what

neuroscientists call the ‘negative bias’.

It keeps you alive! Your negativity deserves a hug and a ‘thank you’!


BUT what it doesn’t deserve is to run you. It’s not the boss.

Here’s something we all know: being negative isn’t very fun.

Anxiety, doubt and negativity help you survive

but they directly translate to less thriving.

It’s biological.

Babies fueled with

stress hormones grow faster

but at a cost to their brain architecture.

You want something more: you want to survive AND THRIVE! Right?

The good news is: it’s never to late to “flip” your brain…


Here’s what Strength-based Mindfulness (SBM) will give you:


  • Confidence and certainty
  • Spiritual growth
  • Increased professional value
  • Better relationships
  • Fun (because ‘life is but a game’)

Kid’s ROCK! Music and Mindfulness for You and Your Child: Saturday, June 20, 10-11 AM

THE KID’S ROCK! WORKSHOP: Led by Matt: Sat, June 20 @ 10 am.

Space is limited for the health and safety of our clients. Must sign up before the group to attend.

(Music and Mindfulness for You and Your Child)


We live in a complex world and our children are feeling its effects. Insomnia, anxiety and pressure are not just the domain of adults. Children are looking to food, technology and social popularity to help them manage their emotions. Yet most of these methods leave them wanting more.


Enter mindfulness. It is a collection of powerful, simple tools for managing anxiety, depression, and scarcity-thinking. And it’s not just for adults!

Mindfulness will help you and your children experience more self-acceptance, joy, enthusiasm and serenity.


Please join H.O.P.E. Studio’s newest team member, Matt Mintz, for a workshop designed just for you and your children. You will bond over a mutual love of music and the ability to mindfully enjoy the simple things in life.


Matt is a child educator, counselor, father of two, and author. He will help your family with his fun, kid-tested music tools:



SPACE is LIMITED. Must reserve with pre-payment.

$15 for you and your child.  Add $5 per additional child.

“MAGIC” CARD TRICKS – This is a favorite with both parents and children! Matt has modified a deck of music-themed playing cards and a a handful of tools and tricks that will give you and your children a feeling of wonder and fun as he assists you all in gaining a greater understanding of yourselves.


STRENGTH-BASED PARENTING AND SELF-COACHING – After extensive research and writing of Success Literature curriculum, Matt has identified the 52 secrets to success in life, school and work. Then he assigned a strength statement to each card in the playing deck (“I am sensible. I am resourceful. I am light-hearted”). The “I Am Deck” and will help you and your children identify areas of pre-existing strength so that new, positive behavior can be built on what is already going right in your family and its individual members.


“DUELING MUSICIANS” COMPETITION – In addition to introducing children to their strengths, Matt’s cards all have a musician’s image on them. Participants choose cards randomly from a collection of popular and classic musicians. Then, working with pairs of cards, Matt will give a brief biography on each musician as he plays highlights from their catalog. Finally, children love letting the musicians “duel” by voting for which ones they like the best.


MUSIC APPRECIATION & LESSON – Matt will introduce your children to basic music theory, encouraging them to vote on which styles they prefer. Weighing in on their preferences gives them a good introduction to music without feeling like they are being lectured, and it increases their desire to learn an instrument themselves. Finally, at the end of every workshop, every participant gets the opportunity to play the guitar.


LIVE MUSIC – Matt is a gigging musician and recording artist and loves introducing children to classic music (from Tom Petty to the Beatles). He also enjoys asking students for word prompts then improvising rhymed lyrics and music on the spot. The best of these co-written songs are released on Matt’s Youtube channel, where your children can view them at any time and comment on what they contributed and enjoyed about writing their first song.


If that sounds like a lot for one workshop, you’re right! It is!

But Matt will smoothly tie in these varied tools together

in a way that will be enjoyable, enlightening and bonding

for you and your child.


Please join us for our next workshop.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Recovery Based Yoga Meeting: Every Sunday at 7:15PM starting June 21

Planning a new start date of June 21 forward with limited space for appropriate and healthy social distancing. Group is limited to 8 people at this time so we are requiring $5 to hold your spot, even though this is a community/donation group. It’s necessary due to the Covid restrictions.

Yoga designed to enhance and support the “12 Steps.” ALL A’s welcome. This is not an official AA meeting. Anyone with a desire to address compulsive behaviors using the mind-body-spirit approach is invited, you do not have to identify as an “addict.”

Every Sunday @ 7:15PM. . Donations accepted.

No one turned away. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours. Led by Yochai W. a trained Y12SR certified instructor. Some weeks we may pair this offering with healing musical interventions (like sound bowls and more to come), participation is optional.  There will be no extra charge, so watch our listings/get on our free mailing list. 

Seated Qi-Gong: Monday, June 22nd evening at 6-715 PM

Seated Qigong Made Easy with Matt Mintz, C. Ht., CADC-I

Limited seated to provide a safe atmosphere for all, social distancing appropriate! Please reserve your spot. $10

Most (if not all) of the movements can be done seated. Beginners are very welcome! Qigong will help you shield yourself from toxic energy, fill you up with healthy and energy and keep it flowing.


Matt has been practicing and teaching the Chinese moving meditation called Qigong for over a decade. Qigong is a close relative to Tai-Chi.  It is an ancient set of exercises designed to wash the internal body thereby clearing the energy channels from blockages and strengthening the internal organs and Qi or energy.

Here’s what Qigong will give you:


  • Peace and serenity
  • A physical connection with your Higher Power (called Direct Prayer)
  • Increased flexibility and fewer injuries (Matt cured his own Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Qigong alone)
  • The magical feel of your life force as it flows through your hands

Matt has made it easy-to-learn, intensely effective and, most of all, FUN!. He has learned a multitude of poses over the years. And thrown out most of them! He will ONLY teach you the ones that are powerful, effective and easy-to-learn


Questions? Want to chat with Matt?  Please RSVP. or call 909-572-1019

Re-connection Sound Bath with Guided Imagery: Self and Others. Saturday, June 27th, 7 PM

This Sound experience with Guided Imagery will focus on stages of re-connection, with ourselves and as we begin to again reach out to others. Due to Covid restrictions and the self and safety of our community this experience will be socially distanced and is limited to 8 people, prepaid only.



What is a Sound Bath session at HOPE Studio? This Music Therapy experience is much more than your average lay down and feel the good vibes activity, it’s an adventure in personal growth. Before the vibrations are set into motion with Crystal Bowls, Singing Bowls of all sizes and registers, Crystal Harp, Drums, Chimes and surprising and healing sounds of all variations, participants are asked to set a personal intention for the session. Intentions can vary from generalized mind-body exploration to very specific desires in personal healing. How deep you want to go is completely up to you.

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