Events

*Please note that any scheduled in person events and workshops are subject to change based on any new COVID guidelines and restrictions. Our community's safety is our highest priority. 

 

Fundamentals of Grief: Helping Individuals Navigate Their Grief Journey

A 6 CE workshop for social service professionals, educators, and members of the community

Saturday, 9-4. November 13, 2021

Workshop cost with 6 CE credits: $175   -   Workshop cost without CE credits: $129 ~REGISTER HERE

Workshop facilitated by Maureen Walsh, NP, FT and Erin Hourahan, LICSW

Registration deadline 11/10/21. Cancellations made before 11/7/21 will be fully refunded. No refunds after 11/7/21.  Certificates of completion will be mailed to participants after fully attending all six hours of this workshop and completion of workshop evaluations.  For more information contact us 781-585-4221 ext.3 or at info@hopefloatswellness.org

Find more information on our training page

Oil Painting with a twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate (Adults): Reawaken your creative soul and learn to paint.

SOLD OUT - Laura Tryon Jennings. Wednesdays, 9-12, November 17 - December 22. Fee: $198 (plus $28 supply fee, if needed) 

Tap into an extraordinary resource: the vibrant, vital force of your own creative character in a nurturing, encouraging, and safe environment and discover your distinctive path to oil painting. You only need bring the willingness to give up any attachment to feeling you have no talent or creativity. The focus of this workshop is to enjoy the creative experience and self nurturing qualities oil painting can provide to your soul. It offers a unique blend of learning the basics of oil painting materials, foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition and working with the flow of the creative process to awaken creative spirit, remember playfulness, and open a fuller expression of authentic self by nurturing your essence. Artist Jennings approaches teaching each student individually, so they can paint freely, at their own level, and paint a subject (landscape, still life, portrait, abstract, interior, etc. from life and/or from a photograph) befitting their skills and needs. The workshop can be used as a vehicle for expression, playing with paint, learning the techniques of oil painting, and/or to have instructional oil painting, which means you truly can be a beginner, intermediate, or simply get a feel for oil painting. All supplies will be provided or bring your own supplies if you prefer.
For students who have absolutely no background in painting and desire instructional painting, I sometimes recommend one or two private classes with me before jumping into a six-week session. If this isn’t feasible, I ask for patience, particularly on the first day, and encourage you to contact me with your email and phone # so I can connect with you at least one week before class. (LTryonJennings@gmail.com, 781-837-7982 landline)
All supplies will be provided or bring your own supplies if you prefer. There is a 12-student maximum. No Credits or Refunds

Dealing with the Death of a Loved One During the Holidays (Zoom)

Join our own Maureen Walsh, founder of Grief Weavers, for this meaningful holiday workshop in which she will share tips for how to cope with the holidays while grieving. (Please note, this is an adult only workshop). REGISTER HERE

This workshop will be offered through zoom. Registrants will receive a link via email. Space is limited. There is no charge for this workshop. If you cannot attend, please let us know so that we ay open the spot to someone who needs it. Thank you!

Workshops coming soon:

.Writing for Stress Relief and Wellness

Aine Greaney, Thursdays, Winter 2022 date to be announced

Hope Floats is thrilled to host author Aine Greaney for this 2-part, virtual workshop! This workshop will inspire you to get and keep writing for your everyday wellness, recovery and self-empowerment.

Emotional or expressive writing is not about being a “good” or “clever” writer. Instead, it’s about using writing as part of your self-care toolbox. Since the early 1980’s, over 300 clinical studies have shown the psychological and physical benefits of emotional or expressive writing.

The sessions will include brief, opening meditations, teaching and discussion, fun writing prompts, in session writing exercises and optional sharing. Between sessions, participants will be given guidelines for starting their practice.

Perfect for beginners, reluctant writers and anyone who wants to explore writing and journaling as a route to self-reflection and connection or as a way to plan for next life steps.
*Please note, workshop offered via zoom.

 

41 Signs of Hope: An Enlightening Presentation of Love & Laughter

Dave Kane. Coming Spring 2022

An enlightening presentation of Love and Laughter! Dave Kane, father of Nicholas O’Neill the youngest victim of the fourth largest Nightclub fire in US History, shares fascinating stories and intriguing evidence that life never ends. After receiving a barrage of signs, including vocal messages from Nicky, Dave is convinced that he has not “lost” his son. Instead he has been given the priceless gift of a loving eternal connection with his boy. After experiencing Dave’s uplifting presentation and seeing his evidence, you too will be assured that your loved ones who have passed are still with you.

 

Join us for our 8th Annual Memory Walk ~ A Walk to Remember our Loved Ones

Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Adults $25 for pre-registration, $30 Walk-in. Children 12-18 and under $15. Children under 12 free.
Registration Begins at 8:30am – Walk Begins at 10am. Food, Raffles, Music and More.
TEAMS ARE WELCOME!  The team with the most walkers will receive a Hope Floats Memory Brick! *For the Optional Sponsor Sheet email denise@hopefloatswellness.org