Spring Into Wellness: A Mental Health Fair
Try your hand at art therapy, a drum circle or animal assisted therapy. How about a mindfulness walk in the woods, yoga or tai chi? Hang with Emma, the Thoroughbred horse, Milo & Otis, the Nigerian Dwarf goats, Percy the pug, and Gilbert, the potbellied pig!
Registration is required for some of the sessions and feel free to drop in for others. Register for Art Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga and/or Tai Chi at www.eventbrite.com (search for ‘Spring Into Wellness’) or email email@example.com with your RSVP by March 20.
Art Therapy Session, with Marianne Huebner, MS ATR from HopeWay Foundation Art therapy joins psychology and art where creativity is used to express what cannot be expressed, to make visual that which cannot be said, to develop greater awareness and foster insight with the intention of movement towards healing or reconciliation
Animal Assisted Therapy, with Kris Batchelor, PATH Certified Riding Instructor, PATH & EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist Animal assisted therapy is a goal-directed intervention, using animals as an integral part of the clinical health-care treatment process. Animal assisted therapy is effective in treating behavioral health needs such as mood disorders (including depression and anxiety), ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum and communication disorders, behavioral management, college student transition/development, eating disorders, substance use disorders, grief, trauma (including PTSD), pre-marital & marital counseling and parenting skill development.
Music Therapy through a Drum Circle, with Julie Alexander Explore sound and rhythm as a way to examine mindfulness, decrease stress & anxiety, build listening skills, and enhance well-being.
Music Therapy through a Drum Circle with Julie Alexander, Core Health Partners
Yoga Therapy with Lisa Firullo, Healing Tree Counseling and Wellness, PLLC
Tai Chi with Tai Chi Mike
In addition to the sessions above, drop in for other alternative modes of mental healthcare, like a mindfulness walk, horticultural therapy or meandering the farm with Otis, Milo, Emma, Percy & Gilbert!
Light refreshments, including Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will be served. This event is free to the public (ages 15 and older).