A Kind Act a Day

We’ve talked a lot about self-care so we can show up and be mindfully present in the world. So, with our self-care centering and grounding ourselves, let’s explore how we can show our loved ones we care and how one kind act a day can brighten our day, the receiving person, and even the observers who only witness an act of kindness.
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The Idea of the Week

Whether we perform an act of kindness, receive, or even witness it, doing something kind for someone can give us a warm, glowing feeling on the inside. This 5-minute read discusses the research about how one act of kindness can create a ripple effect.

In a 22-minute TEDx Talk, Orly Wahba describes her journey from dreaming as a young child to changing the world through the power of kindness. She mentions the obstacles she faced along her journey, including battling depression, and the life lessons she learned. Kindness is a perspective and contagious (in a good way!). As a teacher, Orly explains the many projects she did in the classroom with her students, including “Catching Kindness” cards to pass along to someone you’ve witness performing an act of kindness.

The Practice of the Week

When our loved ones are feeling down or at a low point in life, we want to support them and be there for them. Although, sometimes it’s hard to know how we can be of help—how we can support them. This Verywell Mind article (a 7-minute read), breaks down How to Support and Show Up for the People You Care About.

There is an endless amount of ways we can show our loved ones we care—most of which do not have to be a big or profound project. Instead, they can be small actions or a few words. Here are 21 simple ways to show someone you love them to get you started:

  1. Perform an act of service
  2. Gift something meaningful
  3. Plan a surprise
  4. Spend quality time with them
  5. Take them out to eat
  6. Make a promise jar
  7. Offer a warm hug
  8. Make a list of what you love and appreciate about them
  9. Write a poem
  10. Express your gratitude
  11. Fill out a card
  12. Put together a video
  13. Write a song
  14. Just say it: “I love you.”
  15. Call or video chat them and stay in touch
  16. Send snail mail
  17. Check in over email
  18. Send flowers
  19. When separated by long distance, gift them a meal by using a food delivery service or getting them a gift card
  20. Send a care package
  21. Make a surprise visit

What is an act of kindness you’ve shared or witnessed recently? Hit reply and let us know, or share with us on our Facebook or Instagram page!

News of the Week

An Invitation to Explore the Feminine

We’ll have a table at this event sharing about EFT Tapping and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Come out and join us on September 30th!

Wyllie Fox Farm
Cato, NY

Find out more!

Meg Tobin, LMHC is now an End of Life Doula!

End-of-life doulas provide emotional and physical support, education about the dying process, preparation for what’s to come, and guidance while grieving. Though Meg is not doing traditional doula work, she will work with end-of-life clients and their families utilizing ketamine. 

Nelson & Psychic Wellness Fair

We’ll have a table at this event sharing about EFT Tapping and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Come out and join us on September 9th!

11 am – 5 pm
Mike’s Pond 3733 Old State Road
Erieville NY, 13061


OVS may be able to help if you have unreimbursed crime-related expenses, such as medical bills, counseling costs, and funeral expenses, or assist with loss of earnings or support. They can help pay for therapy for crime victims, including Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy! Find out more!

Anxiety and Self-Esteem Building
Art Therapy Groups

Register by September 8, 2023
Sessions begin September 16, 2023 for 6 sessions

In-person at our Erieville, NY location

Your tween will learn coping strategies and build their self-esteem while utilizing expressive arts therapy in a supportive and safe environment. Supplies will be provided.

Register here!

Unlocking Your Mind:
A Journey to Self-Discovery

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Retreat

Two Ketamine Journeys—lots of deep dives into experiential therapy incorporating meditation, writing, art making, yoga, and other body-centered modalities. Step away from the stressors of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process. We will use Ketamine and experiential therapy to break through the stuck places to find more freedom, pace, and motivation!
Zoom Preparation Session: Thursday, October 26th from 6-8 pm.
In-person: Thursday, November 2nd from 4-9 pm.
In-person: Friday, November 3rd from 8:30 am-8 pm.
In-person: Saturday, November 4th from 9 am-5 pm.
In-person: Sunday, November 5th from 8am to 9am.
Zoom Integration Session: Thursday, November 9th from 6-8 pm.

Learn more.

You may be able to finance the retreat. Use the QR Code below to see if you prequalify!

Join Tati, back by popular demand, for her next series of Family Constellations and Sharing of Ancestral Knowledge Workshops!

Tati owns a healing and psychotherapy practice working with sacred plant medicine, ancestral healing, and art therapy in her home in Ecuador.

In April, Tati visited the U.S. for the first time to hold workshops and healing sessions in Erieville and Fayetteville, NY, all of which had such a positive reception that people requested more! Join Tati for her return in October and the next series of workshops and healing sessions.

Family Constellations is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on exploring the dynamics within a person’s family system, including their relationships with parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members, even ancestors. This approach can be used to address a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, emotional blocks, and unresolved traumas.

This workshop involves a group of participants who come together to explore their own family dynamics through a series of exercises and discussions led by our facilitator, Tatian Davila, a psychotherapist, healer, and seeker of ancestral knowledge. Tati will offer 2 workshops as well as individual healings. The workshops will be held at Breathing Space Studio in Erieville, NY.

The Family Constellations Workshop will be held on October 28, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm. 

The Sharing of Ancestral Knowledge Workshop will be held on October 29, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Both workshops will be held at Breathing Space Studio
3455 Erieville Road
Erieville, NY 13061

Individual Healing Sessions will be held in Fayetteville, NY from October 30th through November 3rd.

Register here


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