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 with a few options offered in-person each week.  To attend in-person, please read the CWO Reopening Guidelines. 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.

CWO Reopening Guidelines

Virtual Workshops:

 

Saturday, September 26, 2020:

Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness: 10am-10:30am

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

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

In-person & virtualOpen Studio: 11am-1pm

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 see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

Join the 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

In-person & virtual – Mutual Support Group: 11:30am – 12:30pm

A safe place for individuals to share thoughts and feelings in a judgment-free environment. Meets several times a week. Please see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting free workshop offerings at the NYAPRS Conference! 

We’ll be there – will you? 

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y5s5935p

Wednesday, September 30, 2020:

Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness: 10am-10:30am

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

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

 

In-person & virtualMini-Art Cards: 11am-1pm

Example by Belinda Brasley

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

Please see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

Join the 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

Virtual Women’s Depression Mutual Support Group: 12pm-1:15pm

An intimate space where women who deal with depression come together to share and support each other.

Join the 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

Chair Yoga: 1:30pm-2pm

Those with limited space, take note!

If “asana” means “seat,” this yoga class takes that meaning literally!

All yoga poses (a.k.a asana) will be done with the aid of a chair. Please ensure you have a steady, solid chair and avoid desk chairs on wheels that do not have a wheel-locking mechanism.

Join the 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

Thursday, October 1, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting free workshop offerings at the NYAPRS Conference! 

We’ll be there – will you? 

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y5s5935p

In Person & Virtual – Hoarders/Clutterers Mutual Support Group: 5:30pm-7pm

This group offers peer-to-peer support for those wishing to change their habits. Please see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

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

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

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 796-657-813

Virtual – Emotions Anonymous Mutual Support Group: 5:30pm-6:30pm

This program was adapted from AA to meet the needs of emotional issues. The group supports achieving and maintaining a balance of emotional health. EA supports personal spiritual growth and sends a message “You are not alone.”

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/emotions-anonymous

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 515-007-165

Friday, October 2, 2020:

Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness: 10am-10:30am

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

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

In-person & virtual – Textile Treasures: 10am-12pm

The project will be sewing a cotton face mask. Mask pattern is on Joann’s website under projects (https://www.joann.com/projects/).You can also join us with a different project. Please see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

 

 

 

 

Examples by Cynthia Iannaccone

You can also join this workshop online:

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/textile-treasures

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 496-163-141

Virtual Gentle Yoga: 11am – 12pm

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

Join the 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

In Person & Virtual Pen, Paper, Pencil, Go! Inktober: 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Example from the drawing prompt “bite.”

Inktober is a month-long art challenge focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. There is a prompt for every day for the month of October. On Fridays in October, we will use some of these prompts to join the fun.

Please see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://www.gotomeet.me/cwomha/pen-paper-pencil-go

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 850-643-437

Virtual Mutual Support Group: 12pm – 2pm

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

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

Saturday, October 3, 2020:

 

Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness: 10am-10:30am

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

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

In-person & virtualOpen Studio: 11am-1pm

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 see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

Join the 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

In-person & virtual – Mutual Support Group: 11:30am – 12:30pm

A safe place for individuals to share thoughts and feelings in a judgment-free environment. Meets several times a week. Please see the CWO Reopening Guidelines before attending. You can join this workshop in person at the CWO space.

You can also join this workshop online:

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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