Creative Wellness Opportunities

Creative Wellness Opportunities workshops and mutual support groups are formed and facilitated by peers in recovery and are designed to be shared with individuals focused on their mental health journeys.

Creative Wellness Opportunities is currently providing virtual workshops and support online.  Directions to connect to the workshops and mutual support groups available via computer, tablet or phone are posted with workshop listings below.

Our current virtual space includes an active studio, meditation, yoga and mutual support groups.

Please indicate interest by calling 585.325.3145 ext. 144 if you are new to us.

You matter!

Opportunities are for adults over age 18 who have experienced mental health challenges. These are offered during the day from Tuesday – Saturday and Thursday evenings (hours vary depending on current activities).

No referral necessary.

Here are some additional resources that people in the program have shared with each other:

Recovery Library – Resources created by peers for peers

OC87 Recovery Diaries – Stories of mental health, empowerment and change

NY State of Mind – Free meditations & mindfulness

Insight Timer – Free meditations & mindfulness

Calm – Free meditations & mindfulness

Gratefulness.org – Interactive site focused on gratitude

Local Warm Line: 585-563-7470

This is a 24/7 peer run phone line for support discussing non-life threatening issues.

OMH Emotional Support Line: 844-863-9314 
7 days a week, 8am-10pm

The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.  

Opportunities may include:

Healing Arts Self Help
Yoga Peer Support
Meditation Support Groups
Creative Arts Workshop Facilitation/Volunteer Opportunities
Painting Wellness Workshops
Drawing The Four Agreements
Fiber Arts Self & System Advocacy
Writing Community Connections & Involvement
Movement Annual Art Exhibit
Music

Virtual Workshops:

Tuesday:

Meditation & Mindfulness – CWO From 10 am – 10:30 am

Gathering together to try out some simple meditation and mindfulness techniques
to relax and have some peace of mind.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/meditation–mindfulness—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 978-396-189

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/978396189

Splash of Color – CWO From 11 am – 1 pm

Let’s explore different ways of playing with color through simple techniques that you can use with materials around your home.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/splash-of-color

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 728-274-717

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/728274717

Mutual Support Group – CWO From 11 am – 1 pm

A safe place for individuals to share thoughts and feelings in a judgment-free environment. Meets several times a week.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/mutual-support-group—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 719-844-205

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/719844205

Gentle Yoga – CWO From 2 pm – 2:30 pm

Yoga asana (poses) in an accessible form.  Geared as a gentle exercise for your mental and physical health.  Connect with your inner peace. “We are all one when we live from the heart.”

Here’s a list of common objects that might serve as good substitutes for yoga props:

  • Yoga mat – beach/bath towel, carpet, blanket, or go wild and don’t use one!
  • Yoga blanket – beach/bath towel, heavy blanket
  • Yoga strap – rolled-up, old towel, belt, (clean) dog leash
  • Yoga block – thick hard cover books
  • Yoga bolster – couch cushion, pillow or large floor pillow

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/gentle-yoga—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 232-112-765

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/232112765

***this event has been cancelled due to technical difficulties***

Special Event Community Circle: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3 pm. 

A collaboration between: 

 

 

 

Film screening from 3 pm – 4 pm, discussion starts at 4 pm

“A Beautiful Day Tomorrow: Taking Suicide Awareness on the Road” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabe Nathan, the Editor in Chief of OC87 Recovery Diaries will be showing his hour-long film where he travels up and down the East Coast in his 1963 VW Beetle Herbie the Love Bug replica, talking to family, friends, and strangers about suicide awareness and prevention. This film is funny, passionate, and informative. Afterwards, join a discussion with our panel featuring Gabe Nathan and Dr. Larry Guttmacher (URMC School of Psychiatry; Reel Mind Film Series Co-Director).

More information on the film: https://abeautifuldaytomorrow.com/

More information on OC87 Recovery Diaries: https://oc87recoverydiaries.org

 

 

Wednesday:

Meditation & Mindfulness – CWO From 10 am – 10:30 am

Gathering together to try out some simple meditation and mindfulness techniques
to relax and have some peace of mind.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/meditation–mindfulness—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 978-396-189

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/978396189

Mini-Art Cards – CWO From 11 am – 1 pm

Create one-of-a-kind mini-art cards using a variety of creative ideas and techniques.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/mini-art-cards

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 499-615-389

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/499615389

Women’s Depression Mutual Support Group – CWO from 12 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/womens-depression-mutual-support-group-cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 415-950-549

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/415950549

Gentle Yoga – CWO From 2 pm – 2:30 pm

Yoga asana (poses) in an accessible form. Geared as a gentle exercise for your mental and physical health. Connect with your inner peace. “We are all one when we live from the heart.”

Here’s a list of common objects that might serve as good substitutes for yoga props:

  • Yoga mat – beach/bath towel, carpet, blanket, or go wild and don’t use one!
  • Yoga blanket – beach/bath towel, heavy blanket
  • Yoga strap – rolled-up, old towel, belt, (clean) dog leash
  • Yoga block – thick hard cover books
  • Yoga bolster – couch cushion, pillow or large floor pillow

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/gentle-yoga—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 232-112-765

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/232112765

Thursday:

Meditation & Mindfulness – CWO From 10 am – 10:30 am

Gathering together to try out some simple meditation and mindfulness techniques to relax and have some peace of mind.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/meditation–mindfulness—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 978-396-189

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/978396189

Art Journaling – CWO From 10 am – 12 pm

We’ll use materials found at home to create pages for an art journal.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/art-journaling

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 710-563-485

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/710563485

Hoarders/Clutterers Mutual Support Group – CWO From 5:30 pm – 7 pm

This group offers peer-to-peer support for those wishing to change their habits.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/hoardersclutterers-mutual-support-group

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 176-386-893

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/176386893

Friday:

Meditation & Mindfulness – CWO from 10 am – 10:30 am

Gathering together to try out some simple meditation and mindfulness techniques to relax and have some peace of mind.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/meditation–mindfulness—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 978-396-189

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/978396189

Hand-Sewn Projects – CWO from 10 am – 12 pm

We will take small sections of fabric & other materials to make small projects.  We have a planned sewing project or you can bring something else and join us for a sew-along.

Suggested Supply List:

  1. Fabric: old pair of denim jeans, old clothing, or anything around house,
  2. Simple Sewing Kit, from Dollars store, or Joann Fabrics, Amazon
  3. This includes needles, thread. pins, sharp scissor
  4. Buttons to decorate
  5. Stuffing- cotton balls, extra fabric, dried beans or lentils, or foam
  6. Embroidery thread

Other substitution options will be shared during the workshop in case you don’t have these materials.

Here are some examples of one recent project:

 

 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/hand-sewn-projects

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 625-604-213

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/625604213

Gentle Yoga – CWO from 11 am – 12 pm

Yoga is an easy, simple form. Geared as a gentle exercise for your mental and physical health. Connect with your inner peace. “We are all one when we live from the heart.”

Here’s a list of common objects that might serve as good substitutes for yoga props:

  • Yoga mat – beach/bath towel, carpet, blanket, or go wild and don’t use one!
  • Yoga blanket – beach/bath towel, heavy blanket
  • Yoga strap – rolled-up, old towel, belt, (clean) dog leash
  • Yoga block – thick hard cover books
  • Yoga bolster – couch cushion, pillow or large floor pillow

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/gentle-yoga—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 232-112-765

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/232112765

Exploring Drawing – CWO 12:30 am – 1:30 pm

Let’s gather together to explore drawing techniques, styles and tools using the supplies you have at home.

“Quarantine Birds” – We will watch a short video explaining a simple, fun way to draw whimsical birds and then let our imaginations run as we invent/draw/paint our own quirky quarantine birds. Guest Artist: Belinda Brasley. 

Quirky Bird by Tamara LaPorte

 

 

 

 

 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/drawing

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 554-973-269

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/554973269

Mutual Support Group – CWO from Fri. 12 pm – 2 pm

A safe place for individuals to share thoughts and feelings in a judgment-free environment. Meets several times a week.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/mutual-support-group—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 719-844-205

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/719844205

Saturday:

Meditation & Mindfulness – From 10 am – 10:30 am

Gathering together to try out some simple meditation and mindfulness techniques to relax and have some peace of mind.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/meditation–mindfulness—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 978-396-189

Open Studio – From 11 am – 1 pm

This is a space/time when we gather to continue working on current creative projects that are works-in-progress. There will also be time for those who wish to share with the group about their current project.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/open-studio

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 127-133-725

Mutual Support Group – From 11:30 am – 1 pm

A safe place for individuals to share thoughts and feelings in a judgment-free environment. Meets several times a week.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/MHA–CWO/mutual-support-group—cwo

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 719-844-205

 

 

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