Offerings

Select Workshops and Book Studies are offered throughout the year.  We would be happy to bring these to your group or school.  Suggested books are available for purchase at Sacred Treehouse bookstore or order at Amazon.com from links below. For more information, contact us at info@sacredtreehouse.org, or call (561)303-1185.

“BREATHE Workshop

Life is constantly throwing us ‘curveballs’. From work stress, family responsibilities, health scares, financial uncertainty and everyday relationship challenges – we never know what’s coming next! The BREATHE Program, developed by clinical psychologist Dr. Patricia Shutt is a mental and emotional ‘fitness’ program that builds coping skills and internal strength.  The program draws on both ancient eastern philosophy as well as modern science to bring hope to tired minds. Participants will learn to create a “steady mind” and discover the internal strength to face life’s challenges with confidence and grace. (Moderated by Patty Thomas Shutt, Psy.D.)”

“Creative Expressions Youth Workshops

Consider buying that box of crayons… research shows that the benefits of art extend way beyond providing a creative outlet for children. Studies have long-since demonstrated a correlation between participation in the arts and highly developed literacy skills such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Moreover, the creative process is a catalyst for fine-tuning the life skills of creative problem solving, focus, risk taking, and self-discipline. The Journal of Early Childhood Research reported that by the age of three children can demonstrate an understanding of the emotional meaning expressed within a work of art. When you consider this, it is easy to see how creative kids also become emotionally intelligent adults. The Creative Expressions Workshop is a series of art ‘expeditions’ where your child will discover their unique creative potential while learning the basics of art. Each ‘art-shop’ is thoughtfully designed by Clara Bossie, B.Ed, LMFT around a specific artistic skill.

Recommended for ages 9 and up”

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Radical Acceptance:  Book Study

This will be a journey of opening up your heart to embrace the present moment and foster the inner strength to handle anything that comes your way. Radical Acceptance comes from the Buddhist practices of mindfulness but there is no need to be Buddhist. In fact, many spiritual practices have forms of radical acceptance as practices that foster healing and spiritual growth. I would be hard pressed to find a person who would not benefit from this study and practice. Participants will read text prior to class and will be led in active exercises to facilitate mindfulness and compassion. So join us on a journey that will last a lifetime.

Required Text: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Eat Happy! Cooking and Nutrition Workshops for Kids

Tired of the same old stuff in your lunchbox? Mom giving you the evil eye when you reach for that bag of chips? Want to be able to take charge in the kitchen? Our nutritionist, Christie Caggiani, RDN, LDN, will teach you how!

During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn to prepare delicious food all by yourself
  • Enjoy lunch with Mom or Dad
  • Wind down with a yoga class or creative art project
  • Parent Nutrition Lecture and Q & A with Christie is included!