As a Soul Midwife, a Domestic Violence Advocate, a Youth Mental Health First Responder and a community volunteer I bare witness to our collective approach to dealing with death, dying, suffering and emotional pain. I am devastated to see so many hearts who simply need more- more support, more care, more kindness and above all else more LOVE. It is here that my heart felt called to action.
We believe that all beings are born as creative creatures and taking time to express ourselves in healthy ways is vital for our Spirit's health. Hearts At Risk was created to provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to express their thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs in a healthy way from childhood through end of life. Our theory is that art is a universal language, rooted in self expression. Our programs are focused on creating opportunities for people to express as well as reflect themselves through the arts. With the power of art as a healing modality we can create new neural pathways in the brain that help to foster new understanding of the self that will lead to healing of emotional, mental and sometimes physical pain for a person who is suffering.
Hearts At Risk: What does that mean? When your heart is lonely or vulnerable you are at risk. When your heart is sad or filled with sorrow you are at risk. When addiction has set in or abuse has happened you are at risk. When trauma or harm has happened you are at risk. When a loved one is ill or going through crisis you are at risk. When a diagnosis is given or a death occurs you are at risk . When public acts of violence take place in our churches, schools or streets all are at risk. During life's toughest moments we can find ourselves at risk. Being vulnerable to giving into our fears or holding onto anger, we can get lost in the dark places of our hearts. When this happens we may find ourselves repeating negative behaviors that do not serve our highest potential. Hearts At Risk is here to support individuals, groups and communities in creatively navigating the challenges and learning to love more deeply along the way. When we create together we create change, please join me and help build our community in Love. -Pamela H.