Workshops

Dance & Movement Therapy

Commonly referred to as DMT, Dance Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of dance to support the emotional, intellectual and motor functions of the body. It is based on the idea that movement and emotion are interconnected. Benefits include social interaction, building strength and resilience, mindful mobility/movement, improvement of mood.
8 workshops:
• Name and Movement
• The Song that makes me Move
• Moving parts of the Body
• Exploring Force, Space, Time and Flow in movement
• Reflections of Me
• Rhythm and Beat
• Circle dances from all around the World
• Activation & Relaxation

Sing-Along

Travel back in time singing together tunes of our youth:
• Movies and Musicals
• Children Songs
• Lullabies
• Folk Songs
• The 20′s 30′s and 40′s
• Frank and Bing
• Christmas
• Hymns

Choir

Experience the joy of singing in a group, explore your voice through singing familiar songs and new ones, and learn to sing with confidence using proper technique.
Choral singing involves:
• Movement (being active),
• Learning and memorizing new songs,
• Breathing exercises
• Connecting with fellow singers.
Some of the benefits of choral singing:
• Relaxation and stabilizing mood
• Reduced anxiety and aggression, fewer incidences of depression
• Improved breathing
• Improved posture

Current Events Discussions

Circles Enrichment offers facilitated discussions of topics from newspapers and mainstream websites. In addition to big headlines we also like to include human-interest stories, new technological innovations, issues affecting the elderly, photos of the week, and more .If needed, it is possible to select all the topics around a specific theme, like ecology, medicine, media critic, economy and so on. While we sometimes wade into some very contentious subjects, never does a discussion become heated or hostile. Rather, more often than not, there’s a lot of laughter that contributes to a positive, upbeat atmosphere.

Chess

1 hour sessions, consisting of 10-15 minutes presentation of some basic strategies and common tactics as well as some interesting details about the game and its famous players. Then, participants will play with each other. During this phase, the facilitator circulates and discusses moves and positions with the participants.

Art Therapy

The purpose of this program is to provide participants with social connection, while engaging in new activities. Activities ideally provide a sense of inspiration and accomplishment, this builds confidence and a sense of purpose, leading to more stable mental / emotional states.
The facilitator will also focus on encouraging participants to create outside of class time in whatever they feel called to, building awareness that participants can consistently contribute to their own creative practices – which contributes to wellbeing.