Who is HeartWell Institute?
The HeartWell Institute's mission is to foster collective healing through mindfulness and contemplative practices. We have a two-pronged approach; first, we focus on building resilience for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and those underrepresented in our society by breaking down barriers of access to health and wellness. Second, we are committed to supporting the health and wellness of mental health providers, educators, and our whole community.
HeartWell's upstairs bedrooms are available to book individually or together (for retreats and group bookings). Whether you're visiting Worcester or hosting an overnight retreat, we have a variety of options.
The HeartWell Logo exemplifies the power of connection and unity of enlightened minds and open hearts. The eight hearts, each representing different colors of the light spectrum, come together to create a lotus flower, symbolizing the path of awakening and enlightenment. The colors of each heart becomes more vibrant by connecting to the hearts beside them. The overlay of each hearts depicts eight individuals with their heads (minds) together to form a circle, representing power of teamwork and community. Together they are one. The negative space inside the circle they create, honors the pure light from which the spectrum of color came from. The number 8 itself represents all that is infinite, limitless and eternal. Similarly, the endless outline of the hearts reminds us that what give to others will continue on to come back to ourselves.
Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Thursdays - 6PM - 8:30PM
Oct. 20, 27 / Nov. 3, 10, 17 / Dec. 1, 8, 15
The 8-week stress reduction course, including a 90-minute orientation and day-long retreat, is based on intensive training in mindfulness. This course is being offered via Zoom. 26 CEUs upon completion.
Programa de Reducción de Estrés Basado en Mindfulness (MBSR Español)
Martes - 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
Oct. 18, 25 / Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Dic. 6
El programa de reducción del estrés de 8 semanas, que incluye una orientación de 90 minutos y un retiro de un día, se basa en un entrenamiento intensivo en atención plena. Este curso se ofrece a través de Zoom.
26 CEU al finalizar para Psicólogos, Trabajadores Sociales, LMHC y Educadores.
Mindfulness as a Catalyst for Equity and Collective Healing
Fridays - 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Oct. 4, 2, 28 / Nov. 4, 11
Mindfulness as a Catalyst for Equity and Collective Healing strives to inspire individuals to become agents for social change by using trauma-informed relational mindfulness practices infused by frameworks of psychosocial and cultural competency.