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Creativity and Healing
Ciera Shimkus

The 5 Senses of Hygge

Embrace the winter season with the Scandinavian concept of Hygge, a practice that brings warmth, comfort, and joy into the colder, darker months. Discover how to create a cozy atmosphere at home using all five senses, from hanging joyful art and dimming lights to wearing warm clothes and enjoying comforting scents and tastes.

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Creativity and Healing
Cree Noble

Valuing the Vision Board

Imagine a canvas of possibilities, where every cut-out image and word pastes a part of your aspirations and dreams. That’s the essence of a vision board, a powerful tool for personal development, relaxation, and empowerment. Cree Noble shares the transformative journey of vision board creation, from festive New Year gatherings to its profound impact in therapy and self-growth. Learn how this artistic practice aids in visualizing goals, enhancing self-awareness, and managing mental health.

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Rock on with the power of heavy metal
Identity and Culture
Cara Paden

Hardcore Metal is Soothing Music

Music has the power to soothe us, regardless of genre. It’s more about how we listen than what we listen to. Stereotypes about music genres are irrelevant, as music is neither good nor bad. It’s what we bring to it that gives it meaning. It’s important to find what music works for us individually, even if it’s not the norm. Experiment with different genres and styles to find what makes you feel relaxed, energized, or focused. Create a playlist or set aside time each day to listen to your chosen music, and enjoy the positive effects it can have on your wellbeing.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Reclaiming your Body – Consent as a Spectrum

For survivors of sexual assault -who are navigating a nuanced process of regaining safety and autonomy over their traumatized bodies- the question of whether or not you want to have sex is one that often elicits a more complex response than a simple yes or no. The spectrum of consent is an effective tool to help solve that question.

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