WELCOME

AKA HEALING and WELLNESS CIRCLE 

A Community Approach to Mental Health

Back to BasicsHeal Thyself Naturally.

 

VISION:  A Community that Heals Together Stands Together in Unity

 

MISSION:

To provide training and knowledge-sharing of evidence-based practices to enhance the resilience and optimal adjustment of individuals, families and communities who have endured extreme adversities, disasters and trauma.

 

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

 

To promote Non-conventional Modalities of Healing and Wellness for Individuals, Children, and their Families and Care-givers.

 

To provide a Sanctuary (or Safe Space) for Non-conventional Healing Modalities for Practitioners, Clients, Families, and Caregivers.

 

To utilize Native American, Asian, African, and/or Middle Eastern traditions in Circle Stages, Ethnic Food, Music, Dancing, and Storytelling as Healing Formats and/or Environments.

 

To allow the Creative Modes of Non-conventional Traditional Healing and Self-care to Flourish and Prosper for the General Wellness of the Community.

 

To connect and/or integrate non-conventional modes of healing & wellness with institutional health facilities open to  collaborating with alternative medicine and innovative, nurse-driven healthcare solutions.

 

Non-conventional Healing (def.): Any or all healing modalities that flow with or use natural energies or elements not dependent on pharmaceutical or artificial chemical drugs;  any modality that ensures health & wellness beyond codependency on drugs.

 

 

PROGRAMS &/OR ACTIVITIES

 

1.         CIRCLE OF HEALING (STAGES)

            Getting Acquainted, Building Relationships, Addressing Issues, and

            Taking Action

2.         STORY-TELLING

            Introduction, Incident, Impact, Reflection

3.         FOOD AS MEDICINE

            Nutrition/ Supplements/ AKA Wellness: Natural Organic Health

            Proper Choices, Preparation, Cooking, Enjoyment

4.         MOVEMENT AS HEALTH

            Qi Gong, Yoga, Tai Chi Exercises, Rhythmic Dancing

5.         STILLNESS MEDITATION

            Qi Gong, Healing Sounds, Breathing Techniques, Focused Prayer

6.         HOLISTIC HEALING

            Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda

7.         THE NURSE IS IN:  Health Screening, Education, & Outreach

                                           Nutrition & Organic, Natural Foods Education

8.         BUDDY SYSTEM : WAKE UP CALL

9.         Retreats: "Putting God in our midst"

                                       

                                               

RESOURCES

 

Pediatrician's Clinic

Juvenile & Adult Diabetes Education

Healthy Food Cooking, Herbalist, Naturopathist, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic,

Tradition Healing, Reiki, Acupuncture, Crystal Healing, etc.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM

Pediatrician Consultant:        Dr. Francia de Vera, MD

Nurse Specialist in Juvenile Diabetes: Diabetes Health & Wellness Academy

Ayurvedic Specialist 

Nutrition Education Specialist 

Holistic Healing Specialist 

Tradition Healer: Bro. AKA Tito de Vera

           

STAFF

Community Health & Social Media Specialist:

Artistic Coordinator (incl. Herbal Gardening & Interior Design): Ping Panlilio

Program Coordinator: Ludy M. Resurreccion

Community Nurse & Educator: Surajowtie Jeenarine, RN, ASN, Midwife, LPN

Nurse Coordinator:  Myrna D. Santos, RN, BSN, MSN, CNE

Operations/Executive Director:  Bro. Aka Tito de Vera

 

Offices:

11503 Atlantic Avenue

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

 

1963 Cynthia Lane

Merrick, NY 11566

516-236-6981

516-946-8202

194 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306 USA (2013)
Sisterhood begin with Story Telling; "Emma Santos: The Doctor's Wife" (2/4/16) Richmond Hill Community Center/ Atlantic Avenue

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