- Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:06 am
Resident and artist Dave Brooker’s cheeks and hair bore rainbow splashes of paint. His hands, white smock, and shoes also carried a slash of red, smudge of blue, and random dabs in many colors as he led children through an afternoon of art in his Newtown studio late last week.
With several Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) members on hand, a group of children visited on March 6 and squinted behind goggles as they grabbed up paint brushes and threw paint at the walls, overhead, and in wet swaths across the floor.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:46 am
Upcoming programs at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) include a new session of “Creative Insight : Taking the Next Step,” an effective and inspirational life skills program which successfully helped families directly impacted by the events of 9/11 move forward with their lives. Through the sponsorship of Tuesday's Children, more than 400 family members have had the opportunity to experience the program.
Offered by RCN in September, October and November 2014, a new session will begin Wednesday, March 4.
- Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:48 am
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces a few upcoming events, all open to the public and all free of charge.
On Friday, February 6, the next monthly Guided Healing Mediation program with Carla Barzetti. The 60-minute program will begin at 9:30 am.
- Thursday, January 15, 2015
Carla Bates Barzetti will lead guided healing meditation at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) on Friday, January 16, from 9:30 until 10:30 am.
This program had originally been planned for January 9, but was rescheduled to this week, according to RCN Office Manager Jennifer Holguin.
Each month’s guided meditation session focuses on a different virtue. January’s is joyfulness.
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces its first three programs of 2015.
On Friday, January 9, Carla Bates Barzetti will lead guided healing meditation from 9:30 until 10:30 am. Each month’s guided meditation session focuses on a different virtue. January’s is Joyfulness.
- Monday, December 8, 2014
Yoga Dimensions, located at 87 South Main Street, will host a benefit yoga class on Sunday, December 14.
The class will begin at 2 pm. Suggested donation is $35, with all proceeds to go to The Resiliency Center of Newtown.
- Friday, December 5, 2014
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) will be open during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, with programs to help residents navigate through the second anniversary of 12/14.
The center, at 153 South Main Street (lower level), will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Walk-in visitors are welcome. Therapists will be available throughout the weekend, as well as Zoe the therapy dog on Sunday. There will be light refreshments both days.
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Resiliency Center of Newtown will host its next monthly Coffee Hour on Wednesday, December 3, from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
It is a time to make community connections in a warm and safe space, and each month offers a special guest who has knowledge in wellness.
For December, Kim Bepko (BeautyCounter) will be visiting beginning at 9:30 that morning. Ms Bepko will also be at the center on December 3, from 6:30 to 8 pm, for those who are unable to make it during the day.
- Friday, November 14, 2014
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has begun providing play therapy for children, in addition to art and music therapies which are currently offered.
RCN has designated a space to be the “playroom” for play therapy, and toys and other appropriate materials have been acquired.
- Thursday, November 6, 2014
MNRI® (Masgutova Neuro-Sensory-Motor Reflex Integration) is gentle, specific and effective therapy to restore and empower. The MNRI® PTS/PTSD Program offers the “missing link” to release stress and post-traumatic reactions.
According to Shannon Desilets, PT, MNRI Core Specialist, “Negative stress and trauma automatically trigger reflexive protective responses of the brain. Stress can be anchored and become a chronic pathway in order to continue to live.