We serve both non-profit and corporate organizations.
All of our programs are on-site, private classes that bring the teacher to you.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
WE CREATE OUR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS BY APPOINTMENT
EXCEPT OUR BODY/BALANCE Class at the BIGELOW CENTER, which meets every FRIDAY at 10:00-11:00
For more information and to schedule your INSPIRE presentation contact
Lauren Lanham, Executive Director of Programs 203.763.9474
The words we use can invoke powerful ideas and feelings. Research shows clear
and consistent messages from parents to be one of the most important factors influencing a teenager's behavioral decisions including alcohol or drug use.
Direct and honest discussion benefits all
family members and creates a setting of trust where all voices can be respectfully heard.
This unique program has been carefully designed to assist parents in raising resilient youth. Children today face seemingly ever-present pressures to become involved in a variety of unhealthy activities in their lives. Research shows that healthy emotional development is most likely to result when a child:
The curriculum of this award-winning program includes strengthening parent-child communication skills and family bonding, defining family responsibilities and setting effective expectations and consequences on important issues.
This parent workshop is structured as a series of 90 minute sessions over 5 weeks.
Life is full of emotional highs and lows. Writing is a powerful means of self-expression that can alleviate stress and enhance well-being. 30 years of nationally recognized research has connected the process of writing our feelings down on paper to better health: reducing heart rate and blood pressure, minimizing stress, strengthening the immune system and improving your self-esteem.
This 5-week workshop is designed and organized as a progression of writing activities, each one building on the other. No writing experience is necessary. The guided orientation will enable you to identify what “keeps you up at night” and to express it, with pen and paper, for only you to read. The workshop includes:
This expressive writing workshop consists of a series of 90 minute sessions over 5 weeks.
A 2014 Harvard Medical School research study has scientifically linked mindful meditation to increased brain function. Major increases in gray matter density were detected in the hippocampus of participants that practiced mindfulness exercises for 27 min. per day over just 8 weeks.
It has been estimated that stress can be an underlying cause of nearly 80% of illnesses. Stress comes in many forms. Often stress is so much a part of our routine that we fail to recognize it as a problem. These hidden stressors continually barrage us and over time they can result in a wide range of health conditions such as:
We offer mindfulness techniques such as guided relaxation, mindful breathing, meditation and aromatherapy to restore and rebalance the body and mind. The healing and therapeutic impact of these practices has been the subject of many medical research studies.
Recent scientifically-proven benefits include:
Boosted serotonin levels