Home is Where the Heart is Strong: Art Therapy Workshop w/ Etta C., ATR Sat, Jan 23 11AM-1PM

Home is Where the Heart is Strong: An Art Therapy Experience!

What is Art Therapy? Artistic exploration with the aim of non-artistic goals, of course! At H.O.P.E we offer groups and individual sessions designed to enrich personal growth and healing. We surely welcome fun and merriment, after all, that can be a big part of growing, but our events are not arts and crafts for the sake of just being crafty (although we think that’s super cool). Our aim is to help families to bond, to offer spaces for expansion within the individual that enriches connection with others.

This group is intended to allow families to identify the foundational principles upon which each member builds and maintains their own ideas, dreams, and goals. In this exercise, each family member will create a collage of their ideal safe space or room to contribute to the families’ home model. Each family member will then bring their safe space/room and combine it with the other family members to create the family home. The overall idea that each family member is accepted, supported, encouraged in a safe environment.

  • $25/one child and one adult; $5/any additional family member
  • All supplies provided (Just bring yourself, your family and an open mind!)
  • Pre-payment required as space is limited
  • Covid restrictions applied for the safety of all who attend.

Etta Canady has a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy Counseling and is a registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board. She specializes in using creative mediums to help others unlock and process traumatic events in a less intimidating way and she is dedicated to helping people on their journey towards healing.

Zen Art Workshop w/ Debbie W., ATR “STAY THE COURSE” Fri, Jan 22, 7-8:30 PM

Join us as we explore and create ways to stay with our goals and rituals for wellness and self-care. Each workshop starts off with a short, guided meditation, a therapeutic art directive and ends with sharing our thoughts and positive affirmations.

  • All supplies provided
  • Pre-payment required as space is limited
  • Covid restrictions applied for the safety of all who attend

The official definition of Art Therapy 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.”

Debbie Whyte, MPS, ATR, RAPCC

Art Therapist | Mental Wellness Coach

Phone: 909.491.4600

Mindful Movement w/ Megan Shaffer 1/30 @ 11AM-12PM

Give your mind a break and let your body do the talking. Mindful Movement invites clients to take time to honor their thoughts and feelings through expressive movement. You do not need any prior dance experience or training to attend this group. Mindful Movement explores our own authentic movement styles and encourages you to tap into your creative voice. In this group, you will learn guided exercises that help mobilize your natural energy source, increase positive experiences in the body, and improve your self-esteem.

Join us in welcoming our newest H.O.P.E. Wellness Team Member, Megan!

Megan Shaffer is a registered dance/movement therapist. She obtained her M.A. in clinical counseling with a specialization in dance/movement therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and holds a B.F.A. in dance performance from California State University, Long Beach. As a dance/movement therapist, Megan has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, focusing on crisis, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She enjoys using creative movement, yoga, and mindfulness movement practices to create and build community within each session. She is currently interested in investigating the use of creative process and performance as intervention tools to help clients learn about and make sense of their past, so they may heal and move forward. Her passion for mind and body work also includes teaching Pilates. Megan is working towards her board certification as a dance/movement therapist (BC-DMT) and is happy to be a part of the H.O.P.E Therapeutic Arts Wellness Team.

Holistic Registry Event: Reiki and Readings- In Person or Online, Fri. March 5 · 7 – 8PM

What is the  Holistic Registry? Holistic Registry is a network of Holistic Health & Metaphysical practitioners sharing their knowledge with the community. We provide ongoing events in multiple locations. Please check out our website http://www.HolisticRegistry.com . There you’ll find events, locations and a directory of Holistic Health and Metaphysical practitioners.

Reiki originates in Japan, meaning “Universal Life Force Energy”. It is a powerful modality which Olga Garcia will be sharing with us. Using her unique talents, Olga will be gifting everyone in person and online with the amazing healing energy of Reiki. Due to the nature of this modality, it can be performed in-person or at a distance, making this event possible for those that can’t travel to join us in person. The benefits of Reiki include: stress reduction, pain reduction, reduced anxiety, clarity of thought, and improved concentration/focus.

Additionally, as a healer and a reader, Olga receives message while working with a client. These messages come straight from spirit as to what you need to know.

Tonight, Olga will combine healing energy with personal messages for those in attendance.

* personal readings could be limited, according to event attendance size*

For more info about Olga:

Recovery Based Yoga Meeting: Every Sunday at 7:15PM

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.

This is a “Meeting” on the mat, followed by Yoga poses that co-ordinate with the topic of the evening to help us “feel” the experience in our bodies. Movement and meditation is designed to enhance and support the “12 Steps”  but this  is not an official AA meeting. ALL A’s welcome.  Anyone working on themselves welcome. You do not need to identify as a member of the Recovery community.  Anyone with a desire to address compulsive behaviors using the mind-body-spirit approach is invited.

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.

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’)
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