The most wonderful part of being a member of a community is the joy of experiencing the diversity of its members. Our community is comprised of amazingly unique individuals, each bringing his or her gifts and talents to make Lynchburg a beautiful place to live. This artistic beauty and talent is evident throughout the area.
We strive to encourage our community members to become creatively involved with each other in new and exciting ways. Our Community HeART Works include both wellness programs and performance groups to engage all members of our community.
The programs listed below are ones we currently run, have had in the past, or are actively seeking to start. We are excited to hear from the members of our community to hear the types of ongoing programs in which you would be interested in participating. Please contact us with any ideas that you have and groups that you are interested in - we look forward to hearing from you!
Community HeART Works allow you to share your talents with your community and continue on your heART journey while connecting with others. We would love to have you in one of our groups or hear your idea for a new group! Please contact us with any questions you may have about our Community HeART Works services, or schedule your free 30 minute consultation today!
Drum CirclesDrum circles can provide a fun and unique way of bringing your group together. Through combinations of rhythm, tempo, and dynamics, drum circles help almost any group or organization find new levels of cohesion and allow each member to explore their leadership skills. We have led drum circles for a wide variety of organizations and are excited to bring this opportunity to your group.
Mindfulness Through MusicOur Music Therapy staff utilizes their expertise to guide you and your group through the steps of mindfulness. We break the process down into easy steps, with each class building on the last, to create a success-oriented experience for everyone.
Stress Relief GroupsOur professional staff uses their experience to create various types of stress relief groups. We use different art modalities to provide unique experiences to our community that are not otherwise available.
Hands in HarmonyOur Hands in Harmony group is an ensemble that performs sign language to recorded music. Choreography increases the performance interest and provides greater goals for our participants.
We encourage participation from members of all ability levels. Adaptions are provided for our members unable to participate traditionally. Performances are arranged throughout the community.
Intergenerational ChoirHeART Journeys' Intergenerational Choir brings young and young-at-heart together in a unique performance opportunity. Led by our experienced staff, this group incorporates instrumental music, singing, and dancing/movement to create a one-of-a-kind experience for both the performers and the audience. We tailor our performances to the abilities of the group members to ensure that everyone is successful.
Sound Environment AnalysisThe ambient sounds in your environment have a greater impact on your everyday health than you probably realize. Let our staff analyze the specific decibel levels of your work or home environment and help you discover sounds that may be having a negative impact on you and your family or co-workers.
Caring for the CaregiverCaregivers are an often overlooked aspect of the healthcare dynamic. Whether the caregiver is an unpaid parent, child, friend, or a paid professional caregiver, compassion fatigue has a profound impact on all caregivers.
Let us provide you or your caregiving staff with new, unique coping mechanisms to manage their compassion fatigue. Caring for the Caregiver sessions can be one-time in-services or an ongoing treatment, as needed.
Bereavement and Grief SupportOur staff is trained in providing high-quality bereavement and grief support services to the families and friends of the hospice patients we serve. As active members of the bereavement teams, we provide continued support to the families of those we serve.
We are looking forward to being part of community-based bereavement and grief support groups as well. Please contact us if you would like to see music therapy included in a support group you attend.