Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. Overview
Programs: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ArtEsteem(sm) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This program is an after and during school violence prevention program for at-risk children and youth. The program uses self-reflective art as a way to encourage community building and raise self-esteem. It currently serves children and youth ranging in ages from 6 to 18. The program incorporates literacy and social studies into its curriculum, allowing youth to get excited about learning through art. The program was designed to address the emotional literacy, intellectual and practical skills of the children and youth living in West Oakland, predominately African-American children impacted by violence, poverty, high rates of unemployment and substance abuse.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ West Oakland Parent Program ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This program works to eliminate the symptoms that cause child abuse. This program addresses the lack of resources and sources of information to the community members; the lack of parents engagement in their children's education and schools; and lack of adult education opportunities and vocational skills.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Support Groups: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Person to Person(Every Tuesday from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM):
Non-judgmental support group for individuals and families in crisis. This support group is based on the principles of Attitudinal Healing. It is available for individuals, couples, and families experiencing problems or relationship difficulties.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Racial Healing/Diversity Circle (Last Wednesday of each month from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM):
This monthly dialogue facilitated by Aeeshah Clottey. These Circles are for people who want to join with others in a safe space to explore through listening and sharing the impact of internalized and institutionalized racism in their lives and in their communities.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mindful Drumming Meditation: (Last Friday of every month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM):
A method of meditation by focusing on the twin concepts of rhythm and sound wave vibration. This monthly drumming meditation is lead by Kokomon Clottey from Ghana, West Africa. This form of meditation helps create rhythmic space that brings individuals together collectively to journey to a higher life energy.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mindful Drumming Workshops: Workshop is facilitated by Kokomon Clottey, author of "Mindful Drumming: Ancient Wisdom for Unleashing the Human Spirit and Building Community" and focuses on teaching individuals how to host their own mindful drumming events.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Annual Events:~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration:
In 2004, the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. combined energies with the University of Creation Spirituality and the Taylor Memorial Methodist Church for the third year to teach the visions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The focus was not only to honor the work, but to get the community involved by offering opportunities for the people to serve and deepen their understanding of what it means to serve.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Unleashing the Human Spirit" Retreat: An intensive three-day workshop that strengthens humans' connection with our authentic soul through the art of dialogue, movement, drumming, and ritual. You will be immersed in indigenous wisdom from the Lakota Indian and African traditions. Through mystical soul processing grounded in indigenous wisdom, participants will recognize, own, and heal the emotional and spiritual wounds that are carried from your ancestors as well as emphasize the role of your ancestors in your daily life.