Heal Her Heart x ORANGEinal Presents: Art with Heart – Summer Session

Heal Her Heart x ORANGEinal believes in the use of art therapy to nourish and align the mind, body, and spirit connection as it relates to healing and recovery.

Relieving trauma can be a difficult process and sometimes words can not be used in expression; this is where art therapy comes in as an alternative approach to therapies and an instrument that can help guide and promote mental health and wellbeing.

Our artwork and group session will reflect one of our 7 chakras we feel most needs to be healed and restored so our bodies can function in an optimal way.

Chakras are, in very basic terms, 7 energetic centres which our energy flows through. Often when our emotions are out of balance, sometimes as a result of trauma, these centres become blocked which can manifest as illness or aches and pains in the body, so it’s important to know which centres are which and how we can balance them.

Join us for four hours of time dedicated to ourselves, nourishing our mental health, wellness, self-expression through arts, conversation around our individual journeys towards healing…and for wine!

Art therapy has been proven to aid in:

  • Promoting self-expression, feelings, and emotions
  • Facilitating positive perspectives on one’s life
  • Working through difficult experiences
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Instilling techniques to self-manage and the development of coping mechanisms
  • Exploring, managing, and providing insight into traumatic experiences

Participant info:

  • This workshop will include light refreshments
  • A complimentary glass of wine (red or white options available)
  • Each participant will receive a Heal Her Heart colouring book featuring art work by our art instructor, ORANGEINAL
  • Participants will keep their artwork
  • This class includes all required materials
  • Please be advised – participants may experience triggers as discuss both past and present traumatic experiences during this workshop.

Purchase tickets here: Art With Heart – Tickets

Heal Her Heart presents: Seven Sessions to Self Love

Heal Her Heart and Cassandra Cornacchia believe in the use of physical activity to nourish and align the mind, body, and spirit connection as it relates to healing and recovery.

Now starting on Sundays:

A program designed and developed by Cassandra Cornacchia, to enhance our abilities to deeply care for and nourish our well-being in a transformative and loving way; co-facilitated by Founder of Heal Her Heart, Amanda Dookie. This will be done by:

– Practicing how to strengthen emotional awareness and intelligence
– Balancing our chakras; focusing on a new chakra each week
– Healing highly challenging states and emotions revolving around trauma, guilt, shame, and self-hate by validating and honouring our experiences
– Developing tools to enhance self-compassion, individual healing, self-worth, self-trust, and self love
– Learning how to continuously nourish ourselves while eliminating self-sabotaging behaviours

Participants can expect:

– An opening “check-in”
– A teaching related to the weekly theme
– Yoga and meditation practises honouring a new chakra each week
– Therapeutic group exercises
– A closing group “check-out”

Each session will embody a different weekly theme inspired by Teal Swan’s books “Shadows Before Dawn: Finding the Light of Self Love Through Your Darkest Times” and “The Completion Process: The Practise of Putting Yourself Together Back Again.”

Session 1: Emotional Health; May 6th 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)
Session 2: Nourishment and Self-Worth; May 13th 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)
Session 3: Affirmations and Expression; May 20st 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)
Session 4: Freedom from Self-Sabotage; May 27th 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)
Session 5: Committing to Compassion; June 3rd 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)
Session 6: Boundaries and Protection; June 10th 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)
Session 7: Embodying Self-Love and Purpose; June 17th 2018 (12:00-1:30pm)

Cassandra is a certified yoga instructor, with a background in social work, psychology, and mindfulness. She is inspired to hold spaces where everyone feels supported to learn from one another and grow together. She believes that learning to heal, love, be kind and be at peace with ourselves, is the first step in healing the world.

Classes are designed to accommodate people of all physical abilities.

Fee: P.W.Y.C.

Tickets: Tickets – Seven Sessions to Self Love

 

Nubian Star: Goddess Market and Artist Showcase

We’re excited! On Tuesday, April 17th, Heal Her Heart will be attending Nubian Star: Goddess Market and Artist Showcase at The Piston (937 Bloor St. W.) as one of Shaemara’s special guests! Shop local artists and collections, explore the Kind Exchange Pop-Up Shop, and enjoy an all-female music showcase featuring some of your favourite Toronto artists!

Come by and meet the Heal Her Heart team, learn about our upcoming events, and purchase Heal Her Heart merch! See you there!

Date: Tuesday, April 17th 2018
Time: 8:30pm
P.W.Y.C.

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Heal Her Heart x ORANGEinal Presents: Art With Heart

Heal Her Heart x ORANGEINAL believes in the use of art therapy to nourish and align the mind, body, and spirit connection as it relates to healing and recovery.

Relieving trauma can be a difficult process and sometimes words do not help with expression; this is where art therapy comes in as an alternative approach to therapies and an instrument that can help guide and promote mental health and wellbeing.

Join us for three hours of time dedicated to ourselves, nourishing our mental health, wellness, self-expression through arts, conversation around our individual journeys towards healing…  and for wine!

Art therapy has been proven to aid in:

* Promoting self-expression, feelings, and emotions

* Facilitating positive perspectives on one’s life

* Working through difficult experiences

* Verbal and non-verbal communication

* Instilling techniques to self-manage and the development of coping mechanisms

* Exploring, managing, and providing insight into traumatic experiences

Participant info:

* This workshop will include light refreshments

* A complimentary glass of wine (red or white options available)

* Each participant will receive a Heal Her Heart colouring book featuring art work by our art instructor, ORANGEinal

* Participants will keep their artwork

* This class includes all required materials

* Please be advised – participants may experience triggers

Tickets available here: Art With Heart – Tickets

Heal Her Heart x Ankit Designs Presents: 1st Annual Food & Clothing Drive

Heal Her Heart and Ankit Designs have joined forces, in solidarity and allyship, for their 1st Annual Food and Clothing Drive; donating all proceeds, articles of clothing, food items, hygiene products and toys to Anduhyaun Emergency Shelter for Women and Children and The Redwood Shelter for Women and Children.

Running from: NOVEMBER 1ST 2017 – DECEMBER 1ST 2017

We are accepting:

  • new clothing for women; all sizes
  • gently used winter coats and boots for women and children
  • toys
  • children’s clothing (male and female identified)
  • canned/packaged food (preferably rice, flour, sugar, dry cereal, dry pasta, canned tuna and salmon, mayo, ziplock bags (all sizes), fruit cups and apple sauce,
  • brand new items for babies – bottles, blankets, clothing etc
  • hygiene products – (no razors, hotel size soaps or hotel size shampoos)
  • PC gift cards

Please ensure all food and hygiene products are sealed.

Drop off locations:

Ankit Designs
2235 Derry Road E. #38
Mississauga, ON, LS51V6

Heal Her Heart
703 Bloor St. W. #201
Toronto, ON, M6G1L5

Information about each shelter can be found below.

Anduhyaun Emergency Shelter for Women and Children:

Anduhyaun is Canada’s oldest emergency shelter for Indigenous women, where there is support and advocacy for women and children fleeing and/or recovering from the traumas of violence. Anduhyaun is a women run organization with Indigenous women as their allies in management, staff and community partners. Services offered at the shelter (but not limited to); resident support,  individual counselling, sexual assault counselling, crisis counselling, life skills counselling, cultural ceremonies.

The Redwood:

The Redwood provides programs and services to support women and children to live and thrive without abuse, homelessness and poverty. Services include but are not limited to; Services offered but not limited to; a safe free refuge 24 hours of the day, telephone counselling, in person counselling for women and children, housing support services, referral to subsidized daycare and school registration, job readiness training and employment counselling, and legal support in immigration, family law and legal aid.

Heal Her Heart Turns One!

We’ve made it to a year!

One thing greater than being defiant, triumphant, healing, recovering and transitioning on your own is finding the strength to do this, even in the face of adversity, with the support and encouragement of others.

Lets celebrate how far we’ve come together and lets celebrate ourselves.

Heal Her Heart is committed to empowering women who have experienced trauma to share their stories and continue the work towards their journey of healing. Through expressive writing therapy, compassionate counselling, and compelling media, we’re working to change the narrative for women living through trauma.

Join us for a night filled with:

+ music – sounds by: DJ ROSEGOLD

+ laughter – good vibes only!

+ dancing – always good for the soul!

+ photobooth – come camera ready!

+ yummy treats – mmmmm, courtesy of Squish Candies.

+ raffle prizes and giveaways – BMW, MAC Cosmetics, EasyPeriod and DavidsTea just to name a few!

+ proceeds from the event will be going towards Heal Her Heart programming, workshops, and support groups.

19+ event.

Purchase Tickets Here – Heal Her Heart’s One Year Anniversary Celebration

Heal Her Heart x SHAEMARA at The Piston, Toronto

Founder of Heal Her Heart, Amanda Dookie will be speaking at The Piston (937 Bloor St. W.), alongside Toronto music artist and entrepreneur Shaemara discussing their collaboration to Heal Her Heart: the “Self Care Series” on our media platform; consisting of videos highlighting female artists and creatives like Shaemara to share their passion, talent, art, how it has helped in their coping and journey towards healing.
Amanda will be introducing this new platform for female music artists, creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs; inviting all to share their stories and work alongside Heal Her Heart and Shaemara.
Together, they will be screening Shaemara’s contribution to Heal Her Heart; a video discussing how she uses imagination and creativity in her art and music as therapy.

Heal Her Heart and Pretty Wings are proud to announce Yoga Sundays at STEPS Dance Studio!

FREE event.

Beverages provided by DavidsTea.

Heal Her Heart and Pretty Wings believes in the use of physical activity to nourish and align the mind, body, and spirit connection as it relates to healing and recovery.

Now starting on Sundays:

A one hour yoga class facilitated by instructor Cassandra Cornacchia held at STEPS Dance Studio: 819 Yonge Street, Toronto.

Each session Cassandra works to restore one of the eight chakras.

Cassandra is a certified yoga instructor, with a background in social work, psychology, and mindfulness. She is inspired to hold spaces where everyone feels supported to learn from one another and grow together. She believes that learning to heal, love, be kind and be at peace with ourselves, is the first step in healing the world.

Classes are designed to accommodate people of all physical abilities. Every class will include mindfulness practices, yoga postures, compassion meditations, sound healing, and reflective exercises, geared towards balancing a specific chakra. You will be supported in cultivating your own personal practice that can grow with you wherever you are in your life. This program aims to share exciting insight into the mind-body-heart connection to inspire personal healing; self-compassion and a renewed honoring of ones own sacredness.

Week 1: Root Chakra – The Root Chakra is at the base of the spine and is connected to our ability to feel grounded, connected, safe, and secure within our world and ourselves. This class will focus on balancing the Root Chakra through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing, and reflective exercises.

Week 2: Sacral Chakra – The Sacral Chakra is in the area of the lower abdomen and is connected to our ability to feel intimate, accepting, abundant and creative within ourselves and within our relationships with others. This class will focus on balancing the Sacral Chakra through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing, and reflective exercises.

Week 3: Solar Plexus – The Solar Plexus Chakra is in the area of the upper abdomen and is connected to our ability to feel self-worth, confidence, positive power and a sense of purpose in our lives. This class will focus on balancing the Solar Plexus through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing and reflective exercises.

Week 4: Heart Chakra – The Heart Chakra is in the center of the chest and is connected to our ability to receive and radiate love, joy and compassion within our selves and within our relationships. This class will focus on balancing the Heart Chakra through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing and reflective exercises.

Week 5: Throat Chakra – The Throat Chakra is located in the throat/neck and is connected to our ability to communicate authentically, express feelings, and embody truth. This class will focus on balancing the Throat Chakra through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing and reflective exercises.

Week 6: Third Eye Chakra – The Third Eye Chakra is located in the forehead between the eyes and is connected to our ability to feel insight, intuition, imagination and wisdom. This class will focus on balancing the Third Eye Chakra through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing and reflective exercises.

Week 7: Crown Chakra – The Crown Chakra is located at the very top of the head and is connected to our ability to feel peaceful, blissful, beautiful, bountiful and at one within ourselves. This class will focus on balancing the Crown Chakra through a series of physical postures, meditations, sound healing and reflective exercises.

Week 8: Creating a Home Practise – A closing session dedicated to inspire ways to create a nourishing, healing and rejuvenating at home, personal practice. You will be supported in creating your very own yoga practice that can flourish into a safe, comforting, and compassionate personal space wherever you are in your life.

Join us on:

Sunday, June 25th 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, July 2nd 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, July 9th 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, July 16th 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, July 23rd 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, July 30th 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, August 6th 2017 – 12PM-1PM
Sunday, August 13th 2017 – 12PM-1PM

Pre-register to ensure a spot.

Fee? 0.00 ♥

Bring your own mat!

Heal Her Heart is proud to announce Movement Mondays at SHOES.COM!

Heal Her Heart believes in the use of physical activity to nourish and align the mind, body, and spirit connection as it relates to healing and recovery.

Starting on Mondays in January:

A one hour bootcamp style workout designed to make you sweat! Featuring fitness instructor of Hourglass Workout, Nadine Cooke.

Nadine teaches using a holistic framework centred in healing and draws from what she has learned instructing classes and training women through Hourglass Workout Upper Beaches, being a certified Precision Nutritionist 1 and a CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer.

Dates:

Monday, January 16th 2017 – 6:15-7:15
Monday, January 23d 2017 – 6:15-7:15
Monday, January 30th 2017 – 6:15-7:15
Monday, February 6th 2017 – 6:15-7:15

Bring your own mat!

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