Our programs are led by people who have made the Healing Arts their passion and graciously share their knowledge and inspiration. Each program is unique and will run for about an hour and 15 min. We then have more traditional sharing support for the second half of the evening. The sharing portion is very relaxed and women are welcome to share or just sit back and listen.
Making art provides us with a space for healing and transformation. “It’s not about the product, it’s about the process”. It increases feelings of well-being and relaxation and can decrease depression and feelings of anxiety.
Join us for an evening of self-discovery as we each create a “life page”, through the use of art and poetry.
Donna Dandrilli is a Board-Certified Art Therapist who has been practicing for over 30 years. She has worked with diverse populations including adult psychiatric, hospice, women’s issues, LGBT children and for the past 9 years cancer patients at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston NJ. She is also a bereavement counselor and certified advanced sand play therapist.
Join us for an evening of delicious food, with discussion on holistic health, nutrition, and balance. We will also touch on the impact that both nutrition and stress relief have as they relate to healing and alkalinity within the body.
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.
Sound therapy helps us to shift away from the vibrational frequencies of stress, anger, fear, and negativity. The vibrations of the Himalayan Singing Bowls help to tune us at the cellular level, creating harmony that radiates through our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual layers. Benefits can include deep relaxation, stress reduction, lower blood pressure, improved concentration, increased creativity and heightened intuition. The peace and healing that you look for will be received via the vibration, and positive energy emitted through the bowls. “It is all in the intention” is Sandee’s reply when asked how the singing bowls work.
Please bring a blanket, a favorite pillow, and yoga mat if possible.
Sandee’s commitment to compassionate healing on an individual level led her to the singing bowls. She has been practicing sound healing since 2007, and in April 2015 completed the “International Sound Healing with Himalayan Chakra Singing Bowls Teacher Training Course” with Suren Shrestha, Master Teacher at the Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School in Boulder Colorado. Sandee is also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor (RYT 500) and certified Reiki II practitioner.
Snow date Tuesday 2/12
Do you wish you had a simple tool to help you in the moment when you were feeling anxious or overwhelmed?
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is an energy psychology tool that has been found to help individuals cope with life stresses as well as past traumas or PTSD. This powerful tool is based on the Chinese meridian system and the belief that all of our suffering is a result of a block in the flow of energy in the body. By “tapping” on specific energy meridians in the body, while simultaneously focusing on the problem at hand you can reduce the intensity of the emotional upset you are experiencing and allow for healing to take place.
During this presentation by Jennifer Bronsnick, MSW, LCSW, you will learn the basics of EFT and how to begin a daily practice to build your stress resiliency for greater well-being. You will get to practice EFT and leave with enough information to continue your EFT practice on your own.
Jennifer Bronsnick, MSW, LCSW is passionate about supporting individuals to heal from burnout and families to be resilient. As a mother of three daughters under 9 and a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety, Jennifer knows exactly how challenging life can be. She also knows that there is hope for all of us and with accurate information, support and inspiration that everyone has the capacity to thrive.
Jennifer’s years of clinical experience as a social worker, her training in Mindfulness, EFT and other healing modalities gives her the unique ability to guide individuals on their path to health and wellness. You can also learn more about Jennifer at www.themindfulfamily.com.
Location Change: Ss.Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068
“Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.” Brenda Ueland
“For our writing to be a healing experience, we honor our pain, loss, and grief.” Louise de Salvo
Come tap into the voice and language that is uniquely yours. Honor the story that only you can tell. Discover how writing can be a life tool. Come write about what you carry…..Join us for a three-hour workshop that includes a writing journal and breakfast. Pre-registration is recommended.
Julie Maloney is Founder/Director of Women Reading Aloud which is an international organization dedicated to the power of the writer’s voice. WRA believes in providing space for artistic growth.
Founded in New Jersey in 2003, it offers writing workshops modeled after the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, the Author Series, and Work-in-Progress Series, Writing and Yoga Program, conferences and retreats where women writers can explore their “authentic” voices. WRA provides a warm atmosphere conducive to exploration and discovery. Our goals are for participants to learn something new, to affirm their own writing lives.
Snow date Saturday 4/06
Beating The Odds: A Story NOT Silenced By Stage IV Oral Cancer
In her eloquent and engaging speaking style, Eva inspires survivors, caregivers and healthcare providers with her firsthand account of hardships unanticipated and overcome; courage unknown and discovered; a mother’s love tested and triumphant. Eva gives survivorship a voice, validating feelings and articulating wisdom for moving forward.
Other programs for that day: Drumming, Tai Chi, Sound Healing.
$25 registration fee includes light breakfast and box lunch. Limited seats available. Registration begins 1/1/19. Registration deadline: March 18th, 2019.
Ss.Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068
This program focuses on teaching a myriad of tools and techniques for relaxation. Robert will also lead us in methods on how to manage stress instantly. Based on his book, How to Relax in 60 Seconds or Less. Robert has brought his “Healing Power of the Drum” to WINGS several times.
For over 30 years, Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA, author, international speaker/trainer, and psychotherapist has provided his keynote presentations, training programs and workshops 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. He is the author of the book *How to Relax in 60 Seconds or Less* (Healthy Learning, 2011). This book focuses on providing readers with support in developing a greater level of sustained relaxation, health, and well-being. Robert is also the author of two additional books on wellness.
Qi or “chi” means energy and “gong” refers to any skill which is highly developed through dedicated practice. Qigong is a method of building, balancing, and refining your energy and awareness. There are thousands of forms of Qigong which may focus on health, martial power, inner alchemy, spirituality and ethical development or can be a synthesis of these. Qigong often includes still meditation and self-massage/acupressure as well.
Qigong exercises are generally performed with relaxation and focus. These meditative movements gently stretch and open the body and meridian system to promote a balanced flow of qi. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi and blood are said to be inextricably connected. Scientific studies in China have shown that Qigong can catalyze increased blood flow right down to the capillary level. Practitioners know that consistent Qigong practice can build harmonious energy and a deep sense of centeredness.
Gary T. McCabe, B.A. Cultural Anthropology, has been studying cross-cultural human development and healing since the mid-1970’s. He studied Anthropology, Yoga Psychology and Human Development with Dr. A.K.B. Pillai, which included cross-cultural field study in India, Europe, and America. Gary began Taijiquan in 1980, was certified in Massage in 1981 and has trained with Masters of Yoga, Meditation, Qigong, Indigenous Healing and Internal Martial Arts since 1974. Gary studied for 5 years or more with 5 major teachers, including Dr. James Kan, who is highly accomplished in several internal martial arts, meditation and Yiquan, Yang Taijiquan with Master Pin-Yin Li, and Virginia Sandlin, Cherokee/Irish mystic whose body of work includes Quantum Ethics and The Sandlin Technique. He studied Qigong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Qigong Tuina in Manhattan’s Chinatown and is certified in Qigong bodywork and Qigong.
Join us for an evening of possibility! Be prepared to be unprepared! No skill or experience required! We will do some chair yoga, some balance work, some strength training, some meditation, some self-massage and some energy work. Above all, be prepared to have fun!
Molly Cody is a yoga teacher with a lifelong interest in health & wellness. She specializes in chair yoga, restorative yoga & yoga therapy, bringing her knowledge of psychology & the healing arts, including energy work, brain games, dance & movement therapy into her classes. She is a certified Health Coach with an understanding of how a healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise and a positive attitude impact the body, mind, and spirit. She has an eclectic approach to her yoga and meditation practice and believes the research that says when we enjoy exercise, our whole being responds on a deeper level and when we exercise with others, we inspire each other. Her motto is “Keep moving & paradoxically, slow down & be in the moment”. Be mindful and give yourself the opportunity to heal. Send your healing energy out to others and experience the positive feedback loop, which keeps us stay connected and vibrant!
These holistic programs, coupled with the supportive life energy of an inspirational group of women, became a vital part of my education on how to be a cancer THRIVER. For me, that was less about medicine than about harnessing the strategies and energy to cope and heal, which can be discovered at each and every WINGS gathering. No one would choose cancer, but in its wake can be found great gifts… Said best by comedic legend Gilda Radner, “if it wasn’t for the downside… everyone would want it.” My participation in WINGS reminds me of the beauty and purpose which trumps the cancer card, and for that, I will always be grateful.