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Our Wellness Center is committed to building relationships with individuals and families that support well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and ongoing learning and development of parents and children. The Healing Space provides activities to the community that supports children’s positive development from early childhood through young adulthood.
Finding PEACE Among Our Pieces...
What We Do Here At The Healing Space...
The Healing Space is a wellness collective aimed at helping the Harlem community find healing from trauma and intergenerational trauma. By supporting people in being intentional about their healing and wellness, we take a person-centered approach to our work. Carl Rogers developed person-centered therapy in the 1940s. This therapeutic approach diverged from the traditional model of seeing the therapist as the expert. Instead, it moved toward a nondirective, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the person in the therapeutic process.
We believe that every human being strives for and has the capacity to fulfill his or her potential. Therefore, we aim to engage in therapeutic healing opportunities that promote and honor all people's experiential learning. Through our collective, the Healing Space hosts various virtual and in-person community events and workshops on mental health, developmental variations, mindfulness activities, and breathwork to support healing and wellness.
The Healing Space wellness collective was created out of a discussion of what it means to build a safe space where we can discuss issues of importance and be educated about issues that affect our well-being, families, and communities.
We are committed to building relationships with families that support family well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and ongoing learning and development of parents and children. Family involvement is encouraged in the home, school, and community, and is a shared responsibility with all program staff that supports children’s learning, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
Our approaches are evidence-based, family-focused, strength-based, culturally relevant, collaborative, and trauma-informed. Families come in many forms, large, small, biological, adoptive, extended, divided, blended, and same – sex. Some families wish to develop better parenting skills, build stronger relationships, or may want to help a child who is experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges.
Many come at a critical stage of development in their child’s life, and they will need support and guidance. The Healing Space is also a safe space for parents and caregivers to explore their parenting experiences while learning from one another. We support children’s school readiness by developing and building partnerships between program staff, families, and the community. We provide parenting workshops, an evidence-based, trauma-informed parenting program each semester for 10 weeks, along with bi-weekly events and workshops for parents. We focus on adults’ spiritual, and mental health awareness, social-emotional wellness, mindfulness, children's developmental variations, and physical development, as families explore what it means to be a parent. The workshops take a hands-on approach to parent and family development, where learning happens from “the inside out.”
MIMY: Grief & Loss Support Space
This is for individuals of all ages in the New York City area who have lost a parent. The loss need not be recent, and individuals of any age are welcome to join us.
We get together regularly to talk about life without a parent, share stories of our wonderful experiences, and enjoy being with a group of other individuals who have been there, who are there with us in that club that none of us intended to join.
We meet every second Saturday of the month.
Parenting With Intention (PWI)
PWI is a 10 -session, training and support space for parents and caregivers.
PWI uses the Parenting Journey curriculum along with other training modules, around the spiritual formation, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) cultural awareness to create a safe space for parents and caregivers to explore parenting styles from a holistic approach.
This program is offered during the fall and Spring semesters.