Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide
ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Six free stand-alone sessions for ages 10 through adults! Learn to use creativity as a tool to relax, reduce stress and get beyond the climate of fear.
View RECORDED Sessions on YouTube any time: https://bit.ly/3xpNT3T (Uploaded a week or two after each live session.)
Attend LIVE Sessions on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3yE5d6g
Instructor: Jewell Singletary
Dates Third Saturdays:,Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20.
Time 10:00 to 10:30am EST
No experience necessary
Ages 10 years to adults and seniors
Participants are guided through gentle upper body tension release movements, meditations, and an interactive art activity. Every session ends with an open share and space for questions and comments.
This free program is intended to support the mental health and well-being of families and individuals of Newark (and beyond) during this stressful covid period.
Supplies you’ll need: Notebook or paper, pencil or pen, and crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
Stand-alone classes: As each class is a specific topic, you can choose to come to as many as you like.
Session 4 • September 19 • FLEXIBLE & FREE | Includes • Body Scan Meditation • Drawing a stack of birds • Writing what it means to have wings and be flexible and free.
Session 5 • October 17 • RELEASE & REPLACE | Includes • EFT Tapping | Drawing teacups with steam releasing • Writing what you want to release with the steam and what you want to fill your cup with instead.
Session 6 • November 21 • GROW IN GRATITUDE | Includes • Gratitude Meditation • Drawing floral/nature plant life • Writing what you are grateful for past, present, and future.
The top three benefits of creative practices are that they can increase resilience, lower stress, and improve mood and mental clarity.
Research shows a consistent meditation practice increases the “feel-good hormones” dopamine and neurotransmitters like serotonin. Over time, the prefrontal cortex portion of the brain thickens which contributes to retention of positive thoughts and deflection of negative ones, and the amygdala shrinks and eases our “fight, flight, freeze” stress response.
Writing, coloring and drawing activates a part of the brain called the RAS — this helps to strengthen their focus. Working with color helps to stimulate the limbic system portion of the brain which rules emotions, feelings and memories.
Jewell Singletary is a creative entrepreneur, educator, and multidisciplinary artist. She specializes in performance and textile art as well as holistic wellness videos and digital documentary films. Through teaching and creating, Jewell inspires her community to utilize art, music, movement, and meditation as healing tools to achieve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
A free community service program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture made possible through a grant from the Victoria Foundation.
Newark Center for Meditative Culture is a New Jersey 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible donations make it possible for them to continue delivering life-changing programs to the Greater Newark community and beyond.
Please donate if you are moved to do so.