Boletin de Junio
Happy June! As we step into this vibrant month of celebration, we are filled with immense gratitude for each and every one of you who contribute to making HeartWell's network of belonging strong and alive. In the words of Brother David Steindl-Rast, affectionately known as the Jedi of Gratitude, "Networks are the future." He beautifully describes networks as well-trodden paths from house to house, emphasizing the importance of interconnectedness. Furthermore, he highlights that gratitude is the profound feeling of belonging. At HeartWell, we open our doors and welcome all who seek a sense of connection and support. Together, we create a powerful network of love and understanding.
It is through the collective efforts of individuals like you, members of our community, that we are able to spread the word about HeartWell's mission and impact. Your unwavering commitment as supporters and funders expands our circle of caring, allowing us to reach even more people in need. The dedication of our volunteers who generously share their time, prepare for events, and warmly welcome participants is truly remarkable. Your contributions enable us to create transformative experiences for all who engage with our programs.
The vital role played by our participants cannot be overstated. Your active involvement in our initiatives drives the evolution of our programming and provides us with invaluable feedback, ensuring continuous improvement. To our beloved faculty, you are the heart and soul of HeartWell. Your engagement shapes the very fabric of our organization. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Cesar, Luz, Delia, and Violeta, who have touched the lives of many through their unwavering commitment to education and upliftment.
Last but not least, we are deeply grateful to our friends, both old and new, who believe in our mission and share our enthusiasm for creating a more compassionate world. Your support and advocacy amplify our impact and inspire others to join our cause.
As we celebrate Pride Month this June, let us embrace the spirit of gratitude and unity. Together, let us continue to build a network of belonging where every individual feels seen, heard, and valued. Remember, you are an integral part of HeartWell, and your contributions make a world of difference.
Here's a link to David Steindl-Rast's TED talk. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
With heartfelt gratitude from your friends and family at the HeartWell.
Upcoming Summer 2023 Events
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the human brain and the transformative power of compassion in our online program Neuroscience of Cultivating Compassion with Violeta Hoshi Espinoza. Through this exploration, we aim to uncover the profound connection between our brains and our capacity for compassion, understanding, and empathy. Violeta, an esteemed expert in the field, will illuminate the latest scientific findings and offer practical tools for cultivating compassion in our daily lives. Join us this month on June 14th, 21st and 28th as we unlock the secrets of wellness and wisdom through the lens of the neuroscience of compassion.
Additionally, join us for our Free Stress Reduction Sessions
Community Stress Reduction Meditation (English Session)
Every Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Movimientos Suaves para la Reducción del Estrés en Español
Todos los sábados, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Meditación para la Reducción del Estrés en Español
Todos los domingos, 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Join Our Waitlists!
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is based on intensive training in mindfulness. It was initially targeted to individuals with chronic health problems, helping them to cope with the effects of pain and illness, and the impact of these conditions on their lives. Today MBSR is taught to people throughout the world who are experiencing challenges in all areas of life. Courses are available in English and Spanish.
(25 Continuing Education Credits Available. This program is offered online.)
Residential Training Program: Mindfulness as a Catalyst for Equity and Collective Healing
The June 26-30th, 2023 residential training program funded by the Hemera Foundation filled up incredibly fast! If you're interested in becoming an agent for social change by learning and applying trauma-informed relational mindfulness practices infused by psychosocial and cultural competency frameworks, please add your name to our waitlist.
Your Space at HeartWell
Host your next event at the HeartWell Institute! Our center is an oasis of peace and calm while still offering the resources of the second largest city in New England: Worcester, MA. Whether it's a wellness workshop, team retreat, yoga class, or private event, our versatile spaces can be customized to meet your needs. Our downstairs meeting spaces can be rented by the hour to host an event, or you can book our bedrooms with AirBnB for overnight stays.
The HeartWell Institute's mission is to foster collective healing through stress-reduction programs, mindfulness classes, and contemplative practices. We have a two-fold approach; first, we focus on building resilience for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and those underrepresented in our society by breaking down barriers of access to health, wellness, and education. Second, we are committed to supporting the health and wellness of mental health providers, educators, and our whole community.
Donations to The HeartWell Institute help us to provide programs at the lowest cost possible, and scholarships for those who are in need. If you have been helped by mindfulness and stress reduction practices, and are financially able, please consider donating.
We appreciate every gift, regardless of the amount.
The HeartWell Institute is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, so your contributions are tax-deductible.