Karin Bode became a psychologist at the age of 51, she is trained in a method called ‘Guided Affective Imagery Therapy’. Karin was kind enough to volunteer her skills to the New Life Foundation residents and volunteers, and she tells us how the process works.
Reinier and his girlfriend Anne, along with their two young daughters (19 months & 3 years), have been at the New Life Foundation for five weeks. Prior to this they have been traveling as a family for nearly eight months. This is their story:
Chester took up residence at New Life Foundation a few months ago when she decided she needed a change. “I’m just tired of the rat race,” she meowed. “I liked the idea of the slow pace here.” Living in a community does have its drawbacks – when you are a cat with certain needs.
At the New Life Foundation the volunteers have the unique opportunity to work with, and along side people who have started on their own path to recovery. In this blog post we share the experiences of four more volunteers at New Life – and how the stay here transformed some of them.
Volunteer work is a popular way for people to travel, to experience the culture of a country, or to give something back. At New Life the volunteers have the unique opportunity to work with, and along side people who have started on their own path to recovery. We’d like to share with you some of the experiences our volunteers have had whilst at New Life.
With the Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok, 1 – 5 August, 2012: To celebrate the completion of the brand new earthen meditation hall built by our very own hardworking residents and volunteers, New Life Foundation will be holding a very special meditation retreat this August.
This is my writing at the time I was starting on my road to recovery from alcoholism. It has been a road that has spanned many years, of recovery, relapse, and recovery again. This last, and I hope final stage of recovery has been two years in the making…
Mindfulness and meditation is part of the approach to recovery at New Life Foundation. That’s why we want to share our knowledge about the ‘Virtual Mindfulness Coach’ – an online meditation coach, giving people the ability to learn about, and participate in mindful meditation in their own time, and with support.