Go to Health!'s Heal the Healer PLaYLab energized and inspired our group of burnt out health care professionals to self care using techniques that literally took seconds to implement. A favorite was the five second meditations and the yogic blocking of negative imput. The world should learn what Go to Health! Teaches. Thank you Kira!
I fully endorse Go to Health! Ambuslatory Care as one of the best existing non-profits; it deserves recognition and support . As a popular educator and arts activist, I can attest to the importance of self-care for activists on the front line of social justice movements, and Kira Laura Ferrand's Heal the Healer PLaYLaB workshop provides activists with the necessary tools to remember to care for themselves, avoid burn-out, keep their feet firmly planted on the ground and replenish their energy.
I have taken the "Heal the Healer" workshops a number of times and every time I have learned something new that has been enormously helpful in my day to day life. There is something for everyone in the Heal the Healer workshops - the kind of insights and little adjustments that even a novice can feel empowered by learning and implementing. Kira Ferrand and the Go to Health team are deeply committed healers and enormously talented people especially gifted in translating their deep knowledge and experience into usable bits of healing for the layperson. I really can't praise this highly enough and look forward to the next workshop I can participate in - this service is not something to miss! This is definitely a service that needs to get out to a wide audience.
I have been a client of Kira Ferrand's for several years and never cease to be amazed at the skill and expertise she brings to her work. She is a truly gifted practitioner and stands apart from her peers in terms of knowledge and deep healing wisdom. I have participated in the "Heal the Healer" Workshops several times and not only had an engaging learning experience but took away tips and practices that I could immediatley implement in my own life. This is a wonderful organization led by a visionary who understands the importance for health care providers to live their work through self healing techniques.
I would like to submit a positive review of a Non-Profit organization that
i believe is an excellent and worthy candidate for the top-ratedt Non-Profits
list. A recent workshop, part of the GoToHealth PlayLab, was " Heal The
Healer" directed by the practitioner, Kira Ferrand, PhD. She is well-organized,
superbly compassionate and creative, addressing the specific needs of health-care workers
and healers. The PlayLab is evidence of GoToHealth's sensitivity to the needs
of those of us who work in the field of healthcare.
Kira Laura-Ferrand is a true healer in every sense of the word -- she is enormously empathic, caring, knowledgeable, and skilled. On top of that she has an intuitive and innovative sense of how health care can be transformed in ways that actually address the health and wellness needs of ALL people. My own work with Kira has been transformative.
I participated in Go to Health's "Heal the Healer" workshop (led by Kira Ferrand) a couple of times and found it to be nothing short of amazing. As a former cancer patient, stress and anxiety occasionally creeps in, and that's certainly not a good thing for maintaining optimal health following such an illness. The Heal the Healer workshop provided me with skills and insights needed to nip this anxiety in the bud, calm down and relax, and understand how to zoom in and focus on the signals, big and small, my body sends to my mind--definitely a worthwhile workshop, and I'm looking forward to attending another session.
The two PLaYLaB Heal the Healer workshops I have taken with Kira Laura Ferrand are truly serving me well in my daily life. They have provided me with a series of simple yet far-reaching energizing techniques that enable me to relieve daily stress and, as Ms. Ferrand advises, "always be doing yoga," no matter what I am doing or where I am. These multidisciplinary techniques, which are helping me to de-mechanize my body, as well as my mind, are as familiar and accessible as foot flexing, alternate nostril breathing, and gently massaging key pressure points on my hands, head and legs. and they are all at my fingertips. I highly recommend the PLaYLaB workshops to one and all.
I had a chance encounter with members of this charity and the acquaintance grew into a profound friendship that enlightened our paths. I walk in beauty thanks to 'heal the healer'.
The vision behind Go-To-Health is so inspiring, due not only to its multidisciplinary approach to wellness, but also because many of the concepts are so timely. As our nation and the world grapples to modify the often anachronistic and outdated mindset that impedes our medical, physical, and psychological care models, Go-To-Health offers a framework that could potentially provide profound solutions to the impediments created by our existing health care system. Even the simple concept of the bus - offering a mobile, flexible. and progressive vehicle that could serve to reach populations in a much more adaptive and sensitive manner than a conventional office - exemplifies the inventiveness of their approach. Our digital age offers us the chance to reinvent our delivery of care. Let's jump on the opportunities afforded to us by these forward-thinking practitioners and leave the past behind!
I attended the heal the healer PLayLaB with Kira Ferrand and it was one of the most useful experiences in years of collecting information about how to help my body cope with stress. In a few short hours I learned dozens of easy-to-learn, easy-to-implement techniques that I can use at home but also on a plane, in a hotel room, even at my desk to relax and feel good. I've shared many of the things I've learned with my friends, colleagues and family to whom Kira is now a household name, even if they've never met her! So there is a small chorus in this review chanting KI-RA! KI-RA! KI-RA! thank you!!!!
I've attended a Go To Health workshop and found the information to be helpful, inspiring and enlightening. Kira Ferrand is offering a great service, and dispenses her knowledge with humor, heart, and most of all, compassion for her audience.
I came to a Care for the Caretaker workshop at Go To Health through the Playlab here in NYC and left feeling nourished, honored and armed with information and self care techniques!, I was so inspiring! Our teacher, Kira Ferrand was clear, nurturing and knowledgeable about the body & breath work, Yoga/ meditation she was teaching us. I'm doing the work she taught us, and feel lighter and more joyful in my body, mind and heart. Thank you Kira! And when is the next workshop? I'll be there! Jeanne
To say that I arrived at the heal the healer PLaYLaB burnt out would be an understatement. Soon I was laughing but most importantly, learning quick ways to reduce burn out and stress. If one person and a great not for profit could achieve such a transformation I can only imagine what a team of Kira's can achieve. Thank you Go to Health! For such a transformational afternoon.
In the wake of Hurrican Sanday and the destruction to lives and homes in and around NYC, it was a blessing to be uplifted and taught to uplift myself by the Heal the Healers PlayShop lead by Kira of GotoHealth. I am handling the post-storm stress now like I never could have imagined. Bless Kira and GotoHealth.
Go to Health has completely saved me. After several medical situations over the last few years, the information I learned from Kira and her workshops such as "Heal the Healer" helped me more than I can even say. Her compassion, knowledge and accessibility enabled me to thrive and also learn how to take part in my own healing. I can't think of anything more important than that.
Go To Health is an exciting not-for-profit focused on the broadest notion of health. As I understand it, they are still growing into all that they want to be as a source for health information, delivery of clinical care, motivation for self-help, connection of health and art, and player in the politics of health. Their strength now is the Heal The Healers playshop that had me reinvigorated to be a physician. Part yoga, part psychotherapy, part motivational session, part philosophical exploration, the Heal the Healers playshop, and its leader Kira Ferrand, took the group of us and reconnected us to our own bodies, our own spirits, our own original enthusiasm to be healers of some sort or other, our own deep rewards from being healers of some sort or other. In times making the role of healer difficult in many ways, Go To Health comes to the rescue to make the role of healer prized (and sustainable) again.
I am an overworked heatlh care worker who juggles elder, child , partner, and sick pet care with no time for self care or so i thought. When my organization invited the Heal the Healer Playlab, i wanted to duck out. But from the first moment, i was engaged. I learned new self help skills that i use in my daily life. It was loads of fun! The Playlab was truly a safe place that i could experiment and learn (and relearn) mini meditations, breathing exercises, chi and prana to name just a few of the many techniques taught. I am looking forward to the next one!
Kira helped me to heal an old injury that I had carried around for 18 years! The relief was exquisite. She is a very professional and knowledgeable healer with such a wide range of skills that she will surely be able to help just about anyone get healthy.
I attended Kira's workshop called "Heal The Healer," though I myself am not in the healing business. I figure there is at least one person in the world we are all responsible for healing, and that is ourselves, so I am a healer! Though there were many beneficial parts to the workshop, and many things I have tried to incorporate into my daily routine, the most valuable part of it for me was learning how to breath correctly. I have long known that my breathing patterns weren't good, but had never had anyone show me how to change the pattern and breath correctly. Now I spend 5 minutes every day sitting quietly and practicing breathing. Life saving! Thanks, Kira.
Kira Ferrand is one of the most gifted healers I have ever known. The first time I worked with Kira, more than 10 years ago, I knew she was very special. She worked with me on and taught me various healing techniques which I still use regularly including meditation, relaxation, acupressure, massage, and nutritional healing. Go To Health is a natural extension of her many gifts.