Mental Health Greensboro’s Wellness Academy is getting a big update this year! Our staff has been working hard to overhaul the core curriculum of our recovery skills classes, as well as to make the schedule more accessible to more peers. Starting the second week of January, the Wellness Academy will return with a new schedule and several brand new core classes. Visit our Wellness Academy Course Catalog for full details, or our Calendars page for the full schedule.
New Core Classes
- Grief and Loss: The Japanese art of Kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) literally meaning “golden repair,” involves filling the cracks of broken pottery with precious metal – dusted lacquer, most often, gold. The concept behind the art is a belief that breaks and repairs contribute to the value increasing history of each piece. In other words, ‘the beauty is in the broken’. In comparison, our human experiences – failures, and injuries, when appropriately repaired, can also render us more beautiful and valuable. This course aims to strengthen the places broken by grief and loss by aiding the participants in identifying, describing, and processing unaddressed pain. Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4 pm
- Resurgence: This is a 4-week course with sessions that operate independently and do not need to be taken in order. We encourage anyone who can make the class to come. The purpose of this course is to communicate the mission and values of Mental Health Greensboro that act as a foundation when developing peer- led programming. We concentrate on igniting hope by promoting self-advocacy, personal responsibility, education, and the identification of strengths and responsibilities while adopting and adapting to a person-driven, holistic recovery plan. Mondays, 12 – 1:30 pm
- Balancing Holistic Wellness: Working toward wellness does not just end with a diagnosis and medication. Recovery is a multi-faceted process, and there are many sides to be explored when working toward feeling better and functioning best. Participants in this course will look at how their physical health and active habits, diet, circumstances, environmental factors can affect their mental health, and how they can take an active role in maintaining their recovery. Tuesdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
- Systems of Recovery: With new and improved curriculum, Systems of Recovery is a class based on the evidence based practices of systems theory. Systems theory is a unique approach to recovery that explains human behavior in terms of complex systems. Examples of systems include: family, social group, work. The course objective is to help you identify and understand the different systems in your life and learn how to successfully navigate them. Thursdays, 10 am – 11:30 am
We will now have a shortened break between classes on Mondays and Tuesdays, with afternoon classes beginning at 12:00 pm instead of 1:00 pm. Our Enrichment Classes will now be offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
Compeer is returning with some new workshops – Creative Writing, Meditation and Hypnotherapy are returning, with new Tai Chi and Yoga workshops to be offered as well. These will be held every Tuesday afternoon. See full details at Compeer Connections.