"When the people in the Be Happy Practice Club are encouraged to find their favorite picture and describe what qualities they see, everyone lists many positive qualities. Their whole demeanor changes as they examine the faces, because they are now feeling those same qualities. When I encourage everyone to consider that they resonate with the pictures because those very qualities reside within themselves, and reflect their own potential and capacity to expand qualities such as compassion and empathy, loving kindness toward themselves, everyone gets excited like they never knew that was even possible."
- David Scheel, founder of The Be Happy Practice Club
St. Vincent dePaul Community Center
N Street Village in Washington DC
Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program (SCIPP)
SCIPP is an inpatient pain program that is geared toward helping individuals with chronic pain decrease their reliance on narcotic medication to manage their condition and to increase their use of non-pharmacologic strategies. Given the intensive nature of this Programs, The 64 Faces of Awakening Coloring Books will be used by patients to promote a sense of calm, and as a means of creative expression.
Send books to:
Attn: Ravi Prasad, PhD
Stanford University Medical Center
430 Broadway Street
Pavilion C, MC 6343
Redwood City, CA 94063
Interface Children & Family Services
Interface Children & Family Services provides 24 hour safety net for 27,999 local children and families in crisis. Their pioneering work includes stopping family violence and child abuse, sheltering homeless teens and teaching struggling parents the skills they need to succeed. They have found that all youth that come into the shelter have such a creative mind and no outlet to express their feelings or heal from their often traumatic experiences. They are finding these emotionally-supportive coloring books to be highly beneficial.
Send books to:
Interface Children and Family Services
Attn: Melissa Perezchica-Ramirez
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012
Human Services Agency of San Francisco
Mariam Toor, a wonderful social worker, is beginning to integrate The 64 Faces of Awakening Coloring Books into various community centers in the City of SF. The coloring books will be given to homeless, foster teen and incarcerated youth as empow-ering, healing and mindfulness promoting tools. (More info to come!)
Contact Rosy to make a donation.
Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
The mission of the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center is to provide recreation, vocational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities through programs and services that encourage self-expression, promote personal achievement, and lead to greater independence. The 64 Faces of Awakening Coloring Books are being used in support of this Center's vision: a stronger community providing opportunity and respect, embracing diversity, and inspiring people with disabilities to live a full life.
Send books to:
Pomeroy Recreation and Rehab-ilitation Center
Attn: Lorraine Scullion
207 Skyline Blvd.
San Francisco CA, 94132
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The 64 Faces of Awakening
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