Classes & Events
Are Nutritional Supplements Safe?
    Dietary & Nutritional Supplements are the most commonly used integrative medicine therapy with 50-75% of patients using at least one supplement every day. In this lecture we will discuss the types and forms of supplements, how they are regulated by the food and drug association, how to ensure that products are safe, have good quality control and how best to engage in collaborative discussions with your team of medical providers.
Creating an Envelope Book
    Transform common envelopes into a book that can be used to organize notes, as a mini scrapbook, or as a gift of keepsakes or inspirational messages. This book uses a "no sew" binding so it is easy for all to complete. We will be using colored ink and adhesives during the creating process. Materials will be supplied. Absolutely no previous experience required.
Divorced Women's Empowerment Group
    Come join us and be with other women who are single again. Learn tips for self esteem, coping mechanisms, and discovering individuality.
Expressive Art 2-Day Retreat
    Join us for this truly expressive-based experience as we play with paint to explore the spiritual essence of our own nature. . Painting one stroke at a time gives pause for our inner voice to ask the questions that lead us into the mysteries of what we really need and want. Light the fire of your creative flame by joining us in this spontaneous weekend of encounters to connect our spirit to the miracles waiting within. Anything goes. No previous art experience necessary. Materials and lunch included. Must commit to the full 2-days.
Grief Support Group
    Grief can be a very confusing and difficult road. Come join others who are traveling the journey of grief.
Holistic Birthing
    Join this 3-week class for expectant parents (mother and birthing companion). Class includes techniques to help parents to relax and experience a calm and serene birthing. These techniques include breathing, meditation, gentle movement, self-hypnosis, and guided imagery. They give parents the knowledge and skills to allow them to have the extraordinary experience of birthing their child with joy, peace, and comfort.
Mind-Body Relaxation
    Come unwind and rejuvenate with complementary instruction in breathing, gentle movement and relaxation. Limited yoga mats. Please bring your own if you have one.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Series
    Stressed by life events, illness, pain, worry? Then, this course is for you! This 8-week course is modeled after the original, acclaimed program by Jon Kabat Zinn at UMass Medical Center.
Paint Your Favorite Flower (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Spring is here!! The daffodils are up....but the tulips, phlox, irises and lilies, and are just not popping out fast enough. Join us as we learn simple techniques to create lovely flowers on stretched canvas – you may just go home and create your own flower garden (without the dirt!).
Prenatal Yoga
    This four-week program strengthens and tones muscles, making you more comfortable during pregnancy and better prepared for the delivery of your baby.
Reiki Healing Touch - Level 1
    Learn a gentle hands-on relaxation technique that can reduce stress, muscle tension/pain and accelerate the healing process.
Soul Collage for Everyone: Love Is A Verb
    Every act of love we create in our community illustrates the power of this little verb. The SoulCollage® process assists us in finding those gifts and acts of compassion within ourselves that we may weave into our personal relationships, as well as the various communities that support us.
Walk to Wellness
    Join us at the Hartford HealthCare Wellness at Westfarms Rest and Relaxation Lounge (Lower Level of Westfarms near Nordstrom).
Programs
Acupuncture, Reiki and Massage Therapy
    Need to increase your energy, reduce stress, control pain and many other health conditions?
Art for Healing Program Volunteer
    Act as a creative coach to assist patients with collage writing, drawing and painting, as an outlet to relieve stress and anxiety.
Infant Massage
    Learn hands-on massage techniques to calm and soothe your baby.
Peggy Huddleston's Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™
    Learn relaxation techniques to help you prepare emotionally and physically for surgery.
Reiki Program Volunteer
    Provide Reiki healing touch, a soothing hands-on relaxation technique for stress reduction and pain relief to hospital patients at their bedside.