Check with us for calendar changes or call to register for a workshop:  215-765-6633. Thank you!

 

May 2017

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Event Descriptions

Support and Discussion Groups

Groups facilitated by trained professionals that allow people to share experiences and concerns with others who understand in a safe, confidential and compassionate setting.  Current on-going groups at Siloam are: Group for HIV  Positive Men & Women, HepC/HIV dually diagnosed group, Sex, sexuality and wellness.

Retreats

Retreats provide an opportunity to get outside the normal routine to reflect on matters relating to one’s feelings of connectedness to self. Three-day off-site retreats include group discussions, creative arts, body work and time to relax. Monthly half-day on-site retreats provide an additional opportunity for reflection, sharing and personal growth. Registration is required for both.

 

Individual Support

Siloam provides one on one pastoral counselling and spiritual direction to assist persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS explore their life’s meaning and concerns. One on one counseling with our onsite therapist is also available. Please call for an appointment.

Bodywork Therapies

Research is increasing providing evidence of how integrative therapies can improve overall wellness, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and enhance the mental outlook for people with HIV. For example, massage relaxes muscles, increases circulation and releases tension; Reiki increases energy flow and restores balance by focusing on the body’s energy field; Chi Kung improves balance and focus, and Yoga increases flexibility, lowers blood pressure, improves mood and enhances breathing.  Yoga and Chi Kung are offered as weekly, ongoing classes. No previous experience or registration is necessary and you can start at any time.

 

Siloam offers massage, reiki, and reflexology on an individual basis. Clients may schedule one appointment per month. Please note that body work is provided by certified practitioners who volunteer their time. Our ability to offer these services is dependent on their availability.

Chi Kung

is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises and meditation . This technique was designed to help improve and enhance the body’s Chi . If you enjoyed Tai Chi you’re going to love this!

Yoga

Yoga is back! We are happy to announce the Return of gentle Vinyasa Yoga to our program offerings at Siloam!  we will also be featuring Chair Yoga, This is a modified form of Yoga that is practiced in a chair and is a great option for  clients struggling with mobility.

Lunch and Learn

1-2 programs per month presented by both staff and invited experts.  These informative sessions are on topics related to HIV, related medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, lipodystrophy and hepatitis C), psychological issues (e.g., depression and anger), relationship issues (e.g., family matters and dating), and life skills (e.g., financial matters, legal issues and employment).

Nutrition

Nutrition Matters – People with HIV/AIDS frequently develop conditions that require a special diet.  These sessions, taught by a registered dietician, help participants understand the importance of good nutrition and learn about topics related to HIV, such as high cholesterol, side effects from medications, and eating well for less help .