June 2020 Newsletter We're Open!

Hello dear clients and friends!

We are beyond delighted to be reopening on June 22, 2020. The divine beautiful about this date is it is exactly one year from when we closed for renovations in 2019, and the day after a very powerful Solstice. We have done some work in the clinic while we were closed and things may seem a little different. Your team at Healing Connections is doing our best to keep this a safe and comfortable place for you to heal. We ask that you please read through to the end of the newsletter for information on what to expect when booking appointments.

We can’t wait to see you!

The Power to Evolve

As we begin to open our clinic and get back to our joy, it is hard to believe how many months have passed since we were told to stay home. Navigating this new reality of extreme cleanliness and invasive guidelines has evoked many emotions for us all. This change is uncomfortable and even frustrating.

Rules and protocols are a thing of the physical world and at Healing Connections we like to challenge our clients to step into the energetic and emotional realms.

Let us take the lessons we have learned over the past 3 months about connection, compassion, community and apply them to our lives moving forward. Take accountability for your fear and discomfort. What has it taught you and how can it inform you? What can you let go of, and what can you embrace? The world as we knew it has changed, and will continue to do so – perhaps before we have adjusted. Remember that human beings are resilient; we have the power to evolve by choice and will.
Choose to move forward with kindness and understanding. Choose to recognize differing opinions and know you can only be responsible for your own reactions. Be intentional with the people you surround yourself with and lead change through your own actions. It’s easy to fall into the negative aspects of the change our society has gone through, however the teachings we take from this shared experience will help us form the future we are creating. It’s what we choose to focus on which impacts our happiness. 
A Very Important Summer Solstice

This Sunday, June 21, is a culmination of Father’s day, the New Moon, a solar eclipse and the Summer Solstice. This is a momentous occasion for healing our realities, and our collective wounds. Let us celebrate the divine masculine, in remembering the true value of this energy. Of protection, virtue and honour for all that is sacred in our lives and on this planet

At the New Moon we plant our goals for this lunar cycle. This Moon is entering the house of Cancer and therefore also calls for deep connection with our emotional self and female energy. The duality of this day allows for incredible integration and transformation of our historical trauma. That of ourselves, our communities and the world. So go deep, feel all that is inside you and let the Earth and the Sun and the Moon support you.

“Are we prepared to plant seeds into the fertile ground of this moment that will flourish a New Earth Story ? By prepared I mean, not planting seeds into the putrid decay of the ‘old system, structure & rules’.  Prepared means rising up to being a fierce warrior of enlightened vision. Having the courage to stand up and challenge the systems that are day-by-day chaining us to the past. And planting our seeds into the Dream, the Soul of life itself… sprouting New LIFE born of our collective Hearts.”
What to expect when you come in for your next appointment!
Our #1 priority is your health and safety, we are asking that all clients read and follow the following protocols to help keep our clinic clean and running smoothly:
  • Please sanitize or wash your hands when entering and before exiting the clinic, there can only be 5 people in our waiting room, if it is full the door will be locked and we will ask you to wait in the foyer or in your vehicle.
  • For new clients please come in 5 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
  • For all clients there will be a COVID- 19 survey to fill out upon arrival for you and any companion. The survey can be found here to fill out digitally, hard copies can be filled out in the clinic as well.
  • Your therapist is required to wear a mask at all times and you are welcome to wear one if your desire – thought it is not expected. Masks will be available but we ask that your bring your own cloth mask to reduce waste.
  • There will be a $3 charge added to all appointments to help us cover the cost of the PPE and extra cleaning that must take place. We appreciate your support and understanding in this matter.
  • Please avoid bringing children or unnecessary guests at your appointment time.
If you are concerned about the level of safety and sanitation please speak with your therapist or reception to hear about all of the measures we are taking to provide a safe space!
June is Pride Month! Even though large events are cancelled there are many great things to participate in online. Click on the image to see the events and donate if you  can!

The mission of the Pride Centre of Edmonton is to provide supports that respond to the needs of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and of the people in their lives.

At Healing Connections we believe in equality and creating a safe space for all of our patrons, happy pride!

We acknowledge with respect the history and culture of the peoples with whom Treaty 6 was signed and the land upon which Healing Connections resides. We also acknowledge the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.

We recognize our responsibility as Treaty members and honour the heritage and gifts of the First Peoples.

June is National Indigenous Heritage Month, please take this time to educate yourself on the history and treatment of the Indigenous people. Consider donating or volunteering with the many community groups within our city!