4 Elm Street | Kingston, MA 02364 | 781-585-4221
To our Hope Floats community,
During this stressful time, we will strive to help our support group participants stay connected while sharing new resources and links here. Coping with the COVID-19 outbreak adds additional strain on us all, and we wish each of you and your loved ones the best health and safety.
As of March 30, most Hope Floats support groups will gather using Zoom videoconferencing. All classes and workshops continue to be suspended until further notice, while our counselors continue to meet with many clients through telemedicine. We will keep you posted with updates and try to share useful and uplifting items and messages.
Wishing everyone the best,
Denise and Ken Brack
Registration is open for our
7th Annual Memory Walk!
Due to the recent concerns around the COVID 19 virus, we have decided to reschedule our April 25th, 7th Annual Hope Floats Memory Walk to October 3, 2020. If you have registered or sponsored already those donations will be applied to the new date. If you have any questions please call us at 781-585-4221 ext. 3 or email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you on October 3, 2020! Stay safe and healthy!
Pre-registration is $25 for adults ($30 walk-in) and $15 for children ages 12-18. ~REGISTER HERE
Individuals and teams welcome. Walk in memory of your loved ones and help us continue to provide hope to grieving individuals, children and families. Lunch, music, raffles and more!
Saturday, 1-4:30. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Hope Floats is pleased to host Alisha Neal, founder of Angel Babies, for this special event. Angel Gowns by Angel Babies makes memorial kits to donate to local hospitals and funeral homes, each kit has a special gown, blanket, hat and memorial trinkets.
These special gowns are design to be perfect for smaller babies up to newborn babies, who need a special gown to be dressed in. They can be used for photos, memorial services or when family arrives to say good bye. You don't need to know how to sew- Volunteers at their events can trace and cut patterns or sew (please bring your machine if you have one) and help create these beautiful gowns. Donations of old prom/wedding gowns are welcome.
Coping with Grief: Grief to Healing
Join group facilitator Gary Sturgis for this special workshop series. He will explore more deeply the topics in his Coping with Grief Workshop. Gary will discuss the 4 Tasks of Mourning: Accepting the Loss, Experiencing the Pain, Adjusting to an Environment without your Loved One, and Reinvesting in Life. He will help you find your way from grief to healing in a very personal and meaningful way. Please call to register: 781-585-4221.
Bob & Karla Brown, Diane Fortner & Tricia Spooner. Saturday, 10-12. Donations appreciated.
You are invited to join Tricia, Bob and Diane on Saturday to experience the relaxing, self-healing power of Reiki. We offer 15 minute session available between 10am and 12pm. Come and participate in receiving Reiki and/or giving Reiki. No experience required and Reiki practitioners are welcome
Dave Kane, Sunday, 2-3:30. Suggested Donation: $20
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.
Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, 9-12. Investment: $198 (plus $28 supply fee due at class)
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.
Yoga & Your Fascia
Laura Walsh. Sunday, 2-3:15. Investment: $20
Join Laura as she guides you with her knowledge and passion to release the connective “tissue-goo” that surrounds and connects every single cell in our body. During this class, Laura will identify where your fascia has become hard and stressed and shows up as pain and tension. Using therapy balls and yoga postures, each student will begin to release the tension and return the fascia to soft and fluid. Bring harmony and balance back…let stress and tension go. Please note: This class sells out so after registering, if you cannot attend, please call the office so we can open your space to someone on the waitlist.
Kathy Armany & Maryellen Hunter. Thursday, 6:15-7:30
What can I do? Anyone who has had a family member or friend experience a significant loss has asked this question. This support group will help offer guidance around what you can do or say to help them as well as offer a space for you to share your own feelings.
Friday, June 12, 7-9, Investment: $50
Join medium Lori Sheridan for an evening of heartfelt messages from your loved ones in a small-group setting (maximum of just 20 people). During this intimate evening, Lori will deliver evidential messages of love, hope, and healing from friends and family on the other side. Many guests will be touched by spirit with a message from beyond, demonstrating that love and life are eternal. (Lori will try to get to everyone, but readings are not guaranteed.)
If you are/have been the caretaker for a family member dealing with cancer or other life-limiting illness, please join us at Hope Floats for a day of rest and renewal created especially for you.
Enjoy a gentle yoga class, group support, a nourishing noon meal as well as varied holistic treatments. Our gifted practitioners, facilitators and volunteers will offer you a nurturing space to rest and rejuvenate a bit. There is no charge for this retreat. Please call to register: 781-585-4221.
Gary Sturgis, Sunday, 2-3:30. There is no charge for this workshop. (Donations appreciated)
Join group facilitator Gary Sturgis for this special workshop offering. Gary will talk about grief, it's challenges and opportunity for growth, grief responses and suggested coping defenses: Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Social, Spiritual, etc. He also incorporates and shares his own experiences with grief and loss while infusing a bit of humor to heal the broken heart. Gary will help you find your way from grief to healing in a very personal and meaningful way. Register online or with Denise at (781) 585-4221.
Claire Manganello. Sunday, 1-3pm. Investment: $25
Embrace this opportunity to learn ways to quiet the nervous system, quiet the mind, connect with nature and to find harmony and balance in your life. Restorative yoga is a nurturing practice that promotes deep relaxation and renewal within the body. Props such as bolsters, pillows and folded blankets support and stabilize the body in restorative yoga postures that are usually held for 3-10 minutes! The postures are designed to release deeply held tensions, sooth the nervous system, strengthen the immune system and refill our spiritual wells. Warm-up exercises, postures, meditation, and yogic breathing release stress and promote healing during this gentle practice. After a restorative yoga session, most people feel rested, renewed, more deeply connected to their authentic self, and more open to healing, growth and balance in their lives. Please consider nurturing your soul with one of these gentle but powerful classes.
Saturday, May 2, 9-4:30
If you have recently been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, please join us at Hope Floats for a day of rest and renewal created especially for you.
Enjoy a gentle yoga class, group support, a nourishing noon meal as well as varied holistic treatments. Our gifted practitioners, facilitators and volunteers will offer you a nurturing space to find an oasis of comfort and ease as you navigate this challenging time. (As we want to make sure you are able to fully participate and enjoy this day of support, if you are currently undergoing treatment, please obtain a signed letter of permission from your doctor). Please call Denise at 781-585-4221 ext 3.
Saturday, May 16, 2-4:30. Investment: $60 ~REGISTER HERE
Join Christine McMahon of Awesome Craft Night for this fun workshop! Participants will craft a hand made, painted wood round personalized with a name or other design. Makes a great gift! All materials are provided.
Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Thursday, June 18, 7-8. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE
Welcome in summer with an hour of blissful relaxation! Karla will lead everyone through a guided meditation (no meditation experience necessary) accompanied by the soothing sounds of Teresa's harp playing. Harp music has been demonstrated to help quiet and relax the body and mind, and is being used in sound healing therapy in nursing homes, hospitals and more. Treat yourself and join them!
PRIVATE BODY TREATMENTS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
YOGA, TAI CHI AND CLASSES AVAILABLE
Dates to be announced:
Saturday, 10-3. Investment: $39/treatment
Treat yourself and support two great non-profits at the same time! Choose from facials, massage, reiki and reflexology. 45 minute treatments are just $33 each. All proceeds will go to Hope Floats and Looking & Feeling FAB.
"I'm Right Here!" How our loved ones in spirit communicate through signs
Teresa Lally & Maryellen Hunter. Fridays, 6-7:30
In this series, we will introduce/expound upon the idea that our loved ones in spirit are always around us, aware of everything going on in our lives and wanting to comfort and communicate with us by sending signs on a regular basis. We will explore and discuss what these many signs may be and how we can become more open and attuned to receiving them. There is no charge for this group but pre-registration is required. (781) 585-4221 ext 2.
Yoga for Grief: Mourning the Death of a Child
Susan Connolly. Saturday, 10-5. Investment: $95
Join Susan Connolly, bereaved mom, yoga instructor and compassionate bereavement care provider spending the day honoring your experience in grief, love and loss. In this one day workshop we will engage in movement, meditation, discussion, creative expression and learning how to make space in becoming better able to bear what life, as well as grief asks of us. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot.
For more information contact us at 781-585-4221 or visit www.hopefloatswellness.org
Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center is a non-profit public charity with 501(c)(3) status offering educational, support and wellness services
How you help make a difference...Each time you take a workshop, class or get a treatment at Hope Floats you support the Hope Floats a non-profit public charity. A portion of fees provides free support groups, hospice programs and grants for individuals facing financial difficulties who need our services.
Thank you for your support.