Archived Programs (2020-2021)
JANUARY 16, 2021 – SATURDAY
Therapeutic Painting Workshop
What is Therapeutic Painting? With the use of guided painting instructor these types of activities have shown to improve one’s mental health. Creating or viewing art is used to help with exploring emotions, coping with stress, and helping one to learn about self- awareness and self- esteem and also add social skills. Therapeutic painting gives you the ability to learn something new or revive one’s artist talents or just have a mini escape from everything happening around you. Therapeutic painting focuses more on the product itself, with the overall goal to create a specific piece of pleasing artwork. The goal is to create something that is interesting, beautiful, or just visually appealing while enjoying the absence of stress and negative energy that surrounds us.
Acrylic paint colors Yellow, Blue, Brown, Black and White.
Plain White Paper or Standard Canvas (Standard Canvas is 16X20).
Round tip paint brush sizes: One 12 big and six small (Any brushes for the large brush can be from numbers 10-12 and Small 5-7).
Please Note: If you do not want to purchase any supplies you can use whatever you may have at home such as pens, crayons, colored pencils, markers, watercolor paints with plain white paper.
You can find all these products at stores such as Michael’s, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Target, etc.
Here is an Amazon Kit that contains all that is needed for this program:
Supplies can be purchased from Amazon or Michael’s.
* If you would like to purchase supplies from Krista BEFORE the program please email WINGS for purchase information:
Krista Scott is a graduate of SUNY Purchase Art school in New York. Krista earned a 4-year degree in Fine Arts. Her passion teaching art started in 1998 to all ages. As a Camp Art teacher, she landed an art teaching position in Bedford, New York. After working there for a few years, she worked with many private schools as After school art teacher. Becoming a mother of two boys she started a party business with art classes and party favors incorporated. Since art has always been her first love and passion a new chapter has started. In 2018 she followed her dream to write a book. She became a self-published author and illustrator to her first children’s book series Ollie, The many adventures of Ollie and friends. Since then, she has continued her series with a new book in 2019 Ollie the Sand Artist. You can find her books online and on her website at KreativeBooksbyKrista.com. She has developed a passion to excite young readers by providing colorful pages and playful characters that engage children in the reading experience.
In 2019, Krista had been faced with Breast Cancer and soon became a patient at Joy’s Angels Healing Center. The love and support that she found from all the amazing people who work there, inspired her to become a member and volunteer for “Joy’s Angels, in Mountain Lakes, NJ. She has been doing Art classes for schools, after school programs and now as therapy for patients at centers for young and old, which gives them something to focus on and to help their healing process. Painting classes like this and other great activities your center provides are some of the many reasons why she loves being a part of patient’s journeys.
If you would like to contact Krista for additional therapeutic painting programs please email her at email@example.com
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – THURSDAY
Healing Qigong and Meditation
Today’s class will consist of a highly effective and powerful Qigong for self-healing and transformation.
Breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety will be taught and we will end the class with a soothing meditation to integrate mind, body, and spirit.
Gary T. McCabe, the founder of relaxrenew.com, has been studying cross-cultural human development and healing since the mid-1970’s.
He is certified in Qigong bodywork (tuina) and Qigong. Gary has been authorized to teach Yiquan for Health by Dr. James Kan, 4th generation Yiquan teacher. Mr.McCabe has taught at major Corporations, Hospitals, Health and Community Centers for over 25 years.
MARCH 9, 2021 – TUESDAY
Finding the Eye of the Storm – Managing Stress
This program will include:
Practicing numerous research-proven relaxation techniques including “immediate-need” techniques that can be practiced any time and any place and can be completed in one minute or less, as well as long-term techniques which will help participants literally develop a resistance to their stressors. Learning how to cultivate a more positive and optimistic state of mind, no matter what is going on. Learning strategies and techniques for creating internal stress blocks that literally create a wall between participants and their stressors. Evaluating lifestyle habits to determine those that are healthy and those that need positive corrections.
Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA, author, international speaker/trainer, and psychotherapist has provided workshops, training programs and keynote presentations for the past thirty-three years.
He has provided his programming to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions and healthcare organizations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was awarded the Hearst Scholar Award in 2014 by the University of Northern Iowa for his innovative work in training and development.
Robert has published three books including: How to Relax in 60 Seconds or Less (Healthy Learning, 2011), The Healing Power of the Drum—A Psychotherapist Explores the Healing Power of Rhythm (White Cliffs Media, 2000) and The Healing Power of the Drum II – A Journey of Rhythm and Stories (Pathway Books, 2010). Mr. Friedman has published over 75 articles on wellness-related
issues. In addition, he has been interviewed for articles in My Generation Magazine, Newsday (3-page feature article), Self Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times and U.S. News and World Report). In addition, Mr. Friedman was the Stresswise columnist in Healthwise Magazine for eight years.
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APRIL 13, 2021 – TUESDAY
Emotional Freedom Technique
In this program you will learn what EFT is and how to incorporate EFT into your healing practice immediately!
What is EFT? (Emotional Freedom Technique)
This practice consists of “tapping” with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through uncomfortable memories and/or a wide range of emotions. What is a Meridian Point? Put simply, meridian points are certain points that can be mapped throughout the body. Energy circulates through your body along this specific network of channels. You can tap into this energy at any point along the system. Negative emotions are felt through a disruption of the body’s energy. The body, like everything in the universe, is composed of energy. Restore balance to the body’s energy, and you will heal the negative emotions and physical symptoms that stem from the energy disruption. Tapping restores the body’s energy balance, and negative emotions are resolved. How does Tapping Work? The basic technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion at hand: a fear or anxiety, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that’s bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times each on 9 of the body’s meridian points. Tapping on these meridian points – while concentrating on accepting and resolving the negative emotion – will access your body’s energy, restoring it to a balanced state.
“I have worked hard for years keeping my mind focused on love versus fear and expecting miracles every day! As a result of my dedication to love and miracles I have found Reiki, meditation, coaching and the law of attraction as my rocks. They have transformed a once weary and hopeless mind into a positive, powerful force through diligence and commitment. My goal now is to teach and spread that light to everyone my heart touches.”
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University. She is an Usui Reiki Master, Karuna Holy Fire Reiki Master, Certified in Guided Meditation Instruction and is a Certified Robbins-Madanes Life Coach. She has developed and teaches classes and workshops such as a law of attraction course, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) otherwise known as tapping, Passion and Purpose as well as Usui and Karuna Reiki all levels including the Master levels. “My goal is to help you manifest a higher quality life! Solutions come from within us. We all have difficulties finding solutions to everyday challenges. It is important to continue the search inside for these solutions, so that we can shape our lives and fill them with all the love and happiness life offers.”
Owner of Happiness Think Tank, LLC
MAY 18, 2021 – TUESDAY
Nutrition Series Part 1 – Cupcakes, Coffee and Cocktails
This session will focus on the effects of sugar and other stimulants on your body. Learn how to kick the addictive substances that hold you back from living the natural, energetic, vibrant self that you can be!
Chrissy’s mission as a Holistic Health Coach is to partner with her clients to achieve personal health and wellness goals by making gradual and effective changes to diet and lifestyle. Each client is unique in his or her health challenge and so individualized nutrition plans and weekly accountabilities are created together with her clients to ensure lasting change and continued success.
Chrissy holds a BA in Psychology from Brown University and a Masters in Business Administration from Seton Hall University. She is a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition © in New York City and is Board Certified and an Accredited Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
JUNE 17, 2021 – THURSDAY
Gentle Yoga and Ayurveda – (India’s Traditional System of Medicine)
This Gentle Yoga practice will be combined with Ayurveda, a natural complementary healing modality designed to help us realize our true self. You can be seated in a chair or bring a yoga mat. Wear comfortable, not too loose-fitting clothing.
Susan Helmstetter is a Certified Yoga Instructor receiving Yoga Teaching Certifications from the Kripalu Institute in Lenox Massachusetts, and Yoga Synthesis in Ramsey, New Jersey. Susan is also a certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.
She currently teaches yoga classes for Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Wellness Center, Chair Yoga at the Jewish Federation Plaza Housing and Village Apartments for seniors, as well as her own classes at the Federated Church of Livingston.
Susan’s style of yoga is on developing an awareness of one’s inner core stillness, through Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and a focused, yet compassionate attitude to find and release energy blocks.