Day Camp and Summer Children's Groups

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Come to The Healing Center’s 2 summer children’s groups! All ages will meet together and there will be a parent group offered concurrently. Below are the dates offered:

Weds. July 16th from 4:00 – 5:30pm

Weds. August 13th from 4:00 – 5:30pm

 

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We’re also holding summer day camps! They will be held on Wednesday’s from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Check ‘em out:

July 9th    Meet at The Healing Center.  Walk to Greenlake for fun in the park and a swim in the pool.

July 23rd   Explore Volunteer Park and the Asian Art Museum. Group art project followed by tour of conservatory, climbing the stairs of the water tower, and playing at the playground/wading pool.

Aug. 6th    Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 20th   Visit the EMP (Experience Music Project) for a tour, scavenger hunt, and ice cream.

Registration required. Please contact Jeanne for more information and to register jeannel@healingcenterseattle.org  or call (206) 523-1206.

 


East West Bookshop Reading: Join Us April 26th

Please join us for an afternoon poetry reading from The Widow’s Handbook at East West Bookshop. The event will be Saturday, April 26th from 4:30-6 p.m., followed by our quarterly potluck at The Healing Center from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

As with all Healing Center potlucks, we’ll have volunteers to play with the kids so adults can have some time to themselves. It’s a two-minute walk from the East West Bookshop so stop by! Contact Cindy at cindyb@healingcenterseattle.org to RSVP to the potluck.

 

See below for details:

 

Windows' Handbook Reading

 
 
 
 


"Call If You Need Anything"

To DoWhen a loved one dies, it can be difficult to ask for help from friends and family when you are feeling overwhelmed.  Even when the “call if you need anything” offers pour in from generous people who want to help, we tend to suffer alone.  Our “to do” list fills up with tasks that our loved one used to complete, or chores we just don’t find the energy for anymore.

Instead of letting those tasks pile up and become a bigger problem, we encourage you to reach out to your circle of people who have offered to help. Mobilizing the “call if you need anything” offers can not only help reduce the pressure of life but can open up communication with you and your friends and family about the grief process. Take a moment to read this story of how one young widow asked her friends for help: http://bit.ly/N6GgIu


A Client's Experience at The Healing Center

When asked about her experience at The Healing Center, this is what one of our Perspectives Group widows had to say:

What impact has this group experience had on your grief journey?
My grief journey became not only possible, but hope-filled and finally joyful.

What were the most valuable aspects of the group experience for you?
I knew I could say whatever was on my heart and others in the group would “get it”.

What did you learn about “where you are” in your grief journey right now?
It was a relief to learn that where I am at any moment is not where I’ll be for the rest of my life. I am not going to get crazier, but I will learn to live with the circumstances of my life.

What changes have you seen or experienced in yourself that you might be able to attribute, at least in part, to your participation in the group?
I can be joyful (without guilt)!

How did your participation in this group impact your relationships with others?
The trust level continues to build. Some of my “old timers” have shared a lot of deep personal stuff over the years.

If you could describe in a sentence or two what this group meant to you what would you say?
I continue to be amazed that the sharing of life experiences profoundly impacted by grief can be so empowering and uplifting.

 

 

 


Save the Date Transition Group Retreat!

Transition Group Retreat will take place the end of September, on the beautiful Vashon Island, led by our Adult Program Director, Dani Baker and our wonderful co-facilitating volunteer, Jane.

This retreat is made possible because of the generous donation of the Betty MacDonald House, by our Board Secretary Abigail Carter, author of  “The Alchemy of Loss: a young widow’s transformation” and blog at www.abigailcarter.com.

DATE: September 30 – October 1

LOCATION: Vashon Island

For More Information: Dani Baker @ dani@healingcenterseattle.org


1 Day Till May Day Walk

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 2pm
Gas Works Park

$51,810 Raised To Date

Excitement is in the air as our 3rd Annual May Day Walk fundraiser- benefiting The Healing Center is approaching!  We have launched our registration page and it is now available for individuals, families, and teams.

May Day celebrates the coming of summer and new beginnings. The Healing Center is excited to celebrate this holiday with a community walk-a-thon supporting our healing programs.

Please register for our May Day Walk and share the good works of The Healing Center by asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor your walk in memory of your loved one, or in honor of your healing journey.

If you cannot attend the May Day Walk, we encourage you to become a “virtual walker,” because every little bit you do, helps The Healing Center support the next grieving adult, child, or family.

We hope you will join us for a fun filled day, and please encourage your friends and family to join us as we raise funds to support our healing programs.

Follow the link below and it will take you to the May Day Walk Homepage.

Do you need help registering or setting up your page?  We are happy to help you add photos, video or your story to make you website complete.  Just contact Rebecca at The Healing Center (206) 523-1206 or rebeccas@healingcenterseattle.org.