Ongoing and upcoming events are listed here and updated regularly. I hope you can join us for one or more of these events!
Hand Heart Connection
Date: January 11
Location: Council on Aging Bemis Hall Bedford Rd. Lincoln, MA.
This is a FREE event!
This workshop describes a “profoundly simple” way to connect to a loved one when a verbal interaction is difficult or impossible. Developed by Cathleen Fanslow RN. MA, CNS, QTTT, a hospice nurse and therapeutic touch practitioner, this technique provides a way to “be with” someone who has suffered a loss such as health, a relationship or is at the end of life. Simply being next to the person and using your hand to connect to their heart and be present is a powerful way to send compassion. It benefits both the recipient and the person offering the hand heart connection. ANYONE can learn this technique!
We will watch a 40 minute video that explains and demonstrates the technique and have an opportunity to practice and ask questions.
Facilitator: Catherine Collins RN, MS, QTTT (Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teacher)
Monthly Meditation Circle
Yoga or Tai Chi, walking meditation
Silent and guided meditation
Next session: January 11, 2018 in Acton
Please contact Catherine at Catherine@HealingWaysConcord.com for more information. These sessions rotate to different locations and with different facilitators monthly
Finding our “Inner Strength
Date: Sunday January 20, 2019
Sponsor: Joyce Strong RN Confident Women Series
Cost: $35 Brunch and speaker
Throughout our life we may find ourselves swayed by the opinions and judgments of loved ones, co-workers, friends, acquaintances and the many voices of social media. We tend to sometimes find ourselves questioning our own sense of self and good judgment. We all have a core “inner strength” and “inner knowing.” Sometimes the problem is just getting in touch with it.
During our time together we will have an opportunity to find a way of “centering.” You will be guided in an integrative imagery session through the use of a relaxation method and guided questions to access an image of your “inner strength.” You will connect with the image and spend some time getting to know the image better which is really a way of getting to know yourself better. After the session you may journal or draw your experience to keep for yourself. You’ll have an opportunity to process the session with other women and to ask questions.
Permission to Pause
Have a House Party! I travel to homes, libraries, schools, and other institutions to help groups find simple ways to find ways to take a brief break and relax during the course of a busy day. I have offered this workshop at both the Lincoln and Concord libraries to groups who have found the tips helpful. Gather your friends together and host a session in your living room! There will be a reduced rate for the host. Sessions include:
- Breathing techniques to incorporate relaxation and a sense of ease into a busy day
- Body scan and guided imagery relaxation
- Progressive muscle relaxation and guided meditation techniques.
- Sleep tips & techniques for returning to sleep after interruptions.
We will also discuss practical applications that fit into your busy lifestyle! Please contact me for rates. Catherine@HealingWaysConcord.com 781-786-1943
Women’s Healing Circle
Days: TBD 2019
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Healing Ways, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA
Cost: $200 (look out for our early bird discount)
Take a pause from ordinary life and join me and my colleague, Clarissa Sawyer, as we show you a variety of self-care practices in a small, intimate group of like-minded women.
In a circle format, we’ll begin each session with a check-in, spend some time learning self-care practices, and share our experiences.
Self-care practices we cover include various styles of breathing, guided imagery, embodied awareness practices, movement, self-awareness and self-compassion techniques, journal writing, and more.
This group is appropriate for women of all ages and life stages, including healing and health-care professionals. Enjoy this opportunity to slow down, tap into your inner guidance, and access your Wise Self.
Catherine Collins, RN, MS, is the owner of Healing Ways and former director of Health Education at Wellesley College.
Clarissa Sawyer, EdD, is a Harvard-trained teacher of Gender Psychology at Bentley University and an intuitive coach who helps heart-led business owners thrive.
To register, or for more information, contact Catherine at 781-786-1943 Catherine@HealingWaysConcord.com.
COMING IN 2019
SPIRITUALITY AND HEALING CIRCLE
Contact Catherine Catherine@HealingWaysComcord.com for more information