Windhorse Community Services recognizes the valuable role that Health and Wellness, Employment, Recovery Education and Social Activities play in supporting our clients on their life journey. These classes are held in a supportive environment that enhances learning and sharing of concepts and ideas as well as fosters the development of important life skills. A Peer Educator co leads all the classes. Clients, family members and staff are invited to participate in the monthly Steering Group where program development, implementation and evaluation are discussed.
A monthly Community Programs Newsletter is distributed with class dates and times.
Starting Point: Pathways to Work Success
When you think about work does your stomach churn? Do you start to sweat? Feel anxious? You are not alone. Come join this 8 class series to learn about the world of work, identify your values and needs to create your ideal job, learn stress management skills and build your confidence!
Path to Recovery: The Journey Home
Recovery is a unique journey that involves the process of self-discovery, self-renewal and self-efficacy. It is the process of discovering one’s innermost health and wisdom so that one can find his/her place in the world and begin to trust that life is workable and meaningful. This class offers the potential to enrich your life and strengthen the recovery process by sharing skills and providing information that can help you live life more fully.
Wellness is an integral component to one’s recovery/life journey. Focusing on the many aspects of Wellness: physical, emotional, creative, spiritual, environmental, financial and social aspect This class allows discussion on important wellness topics. Topics will include Healthy Eating Habits/Good Nutrition, Yoga, Tai chi, Relaxation Techniques, Stress and Mental Health, Creating Life Balance, Addiction Issues, Financial Health and Alternative Healing Practices. There are new ways of relaxing nowadays and one of them can be herbally for people who want to take a more alternative approach, Read more about this, to see if this could benefit you as well as our classes.
The Mind-Body Awareness (MBA) group is a chance for us to explore both our mental and physical lives through various awareness practice modalities. By using multiple experiential activities including guided imagery, yoga, and dance/movement we can explore the mind and body connection and learn mindfulness techniques that may reduce stress and increase relaxation. The MBA group participants will also have opportunities to creatively process and integrate newly formed awareness skills.
Inspired by the work Joseph Campbell this class walks you through the stages of the Hero’s Journey as a person in recovery from mental health challenges using a multi-media approach (video clips, art, poetry, self reflection and discussions), the class offers opportunities to examine your own experiences of being the hero in your own life. You will be transformed with new insight, inspiration and renewal.
Power of Thoughts
This class offers an opportunity to learn strategies that help us recognize and work with thoughts that can support or deter us on our life journey. Working with the mind is an essential skill in moving forward in life and work and for achieving goals.
Stress is a normal part of life that can motivate us and bring us opportunities to learn and grow. It can also be physically and psychologically harmful and cause series problems that can interfere with our Recovery Journey. This class is designed to study stress and share ways we can manage it effectively.
Building Social Connections and Support
Social support is important to the Recovery Journey and enriching one’s life. It is a key factor in achieving work success.This class offers an opportunity to share and practice social skills to build confidence in developing friendships and deepen existing relationships. We will also explore ways to communicate effectively in difficult conversations.
Community Programs Administrator: JoAnn Dorio Burton