The Learning Center at Red Willow

The Learning Center at Red Willow serves individuals experiencing trauma and focuses on three additional program areas:
Healing for Caregivers, Community Education, and Research.

Healing the Individual

The Learning Center at Red Willow is now offering community members a range of classes that have been proven to be among the most effective ways of treating trauma.

Students will learn skill-based and body centered modalities to help:

  • Diminish disturbing symptoms caused by trauma.
  • Restore balance, feelings of safety, and enjoyment to their lives.

Classes Include:

  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • T'ai Chi
  • Qigong
  • Self Defense
  • Expressive Arts Therapy (Art, Writing and Dance)


Healing the Caregiver
Research indicates that caregivers who support those who have experienced trauma can often experience what is called second hand or vicarious trauma which can cause the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disruption in family or other relationships
  • Burnout and high staff turnover

The Learning Center
at Red Willow provides education and services in the form of closed, provider-only classes to help address the needs of the providers. There will be a variety of classes available monthly offered at various times throughout the week. These programs are designed to help professionals with their personal process.

Classes include:

  • Yoga
  • Qigong
  • Expressive Arts Therapy (art, dance, writing)

Educating the Community
Trauma is an often misunderstood term that can carry with it shame and embarrassment. Part of the mission of the Learning Center at Red Willow is to help raise awareness within the community so people feel empowered to seek services and support.

We at the Learning Center
at Red Willow believe the whole community benefits when any one of us cares for him/herself and when we each contribute a little more peace, calm, serenity and sanity to the collective. Increased awareness and understanding of the process of trauma helps us recognize it and seek (or help someone seek) appropriate services.

Contributing to the Body of Knowledge
The Learning Center
at Red Willow has plans to partner with associates to engage in a long-term research study on the effects of body/mind modalities on people who have experienced trauma or other adverse life experiences.

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