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The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
Fill Up This Winter with Positive Change
As the ground hardens and the air chills, we are drawn to go ‘inside.’
In Taoist traditions, winter is the season when you are called to explore what lives below the surface, to pay attention to the internal workings of your intuition.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the time to focus upon the Kidneys (Yin), and the Bladder (Yang), as well as the adrenals.
This is a crucial time to nourish, warm and fuel your physical, mental and spiritual energy.  These winter practices have a cumulative effect upon your physical health, mental clarity, and innovative spirit.
Infuse yourself with positive change by practicing and dancing QiGongQiGong is an invaluable tool to unite and align your thoughts, heart, and physical body.  It is one of the best ways to infuse your being with your intention while bringing in and initiating positive change.

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Join Karen Steinbrecher at the Resiliency Center each Thursday at 2 PM or at 6:15 PM in the open Workspace.  $10.00 per class.

Was your Holiday Happy?
By Delia Nessim

Delia NessimHoliday time can be fun and exciting.  For many people, it’s one of the few occasions for friends and family to gather, share a nice meal, and reconnect.  Some families have a lot in common.  They have plenty of fond memories to recall and new stories to tell.  For other families, time spent together can mean anxiety, anger, and a struggle to get through the day without someone losing their cool.  There is no shame in feeling this way.  Relationships are meant to be challenging.  If they were all easy, life would be pretty boring.

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Featured Events
Restorative Pilates Class
Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 12-1 pm. $10 per class.
Brittiney George will be offering a new weekly Pilates class to build core strength while releasing the hips, shoulders, and back.  Brittiney has taught Pilates since 1990 and was certified through the PhysicalMind Institute in NY.
> For more information or to register online
FREE Infant Massage 5 week Class Series
Sunday: starts Jan 13, 2012, 1:30-3 pm
Wednesday: starts Jan 16, 2012, 1-2:30 pm 

For more information or to register contact Brittiney George @ 610-389-7866 or via e-mail at
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FREE Practitioner Gathering- For Infant Massage Educators
4th Sunday of each month starting Jan. 27, 3:30-5 pm
This is an opportunity for practitioners and student educators of Infant Massage to meet, build community, and share resources to help support each other and the families we teach.
> Register on Meetup
> Contact Practitioner Brittiney George at 610-389-7866 or
Yoga In Action
Saturdays at Crossroads Coffeehouse in Philadelphia
Join Resiliency Center practitioner Elizabeth Campbell, LPC, with registered Yoga Teacher, Maura Manzo, in a weekly practice of mindfulness and awareness that blends yoga asana with small group work.  The end result of this 7 week program is a service program that you and your group will carry out. 
> Contact Elizabeth Campbell, 610-757-8163,
> Visit to register. 
FREE Webinar, “Fish Oil – Do I Need it? What kind? How Much”
Friday, Jan 11, 12-1 pm
Why isn’t diet enough? Do I really need a fish oil supplement? How will it help my mood, memory, the health of my back, eyes, joints, pregnancy, skin, hair and nails…and assist me in preventing cancer? Join Dr. Georgia Tetlow, Integrative Physician, for an evidence-based and eye-opening presentation all about your well-being! 
> Register online
> For more information on Dr. Tetlow or the event, see her website at
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Therapeutic Massage:
New Year Special

Sessions booked in January feature complimentary aromatherapy!
> Contact Jen Ristine, LMT, 484-213-8239 or at


Upcoming Programs

Interstitial Cystitis & Pelvic Pain Support Group
Wednesday, February 6, 7:15-8:45 pm 
To learn more and register for the group, contact Kathy Krol @ at 215-289-3101 #1 or

Rumi Poetry Reading & Discussion
Wednesday, 1/23, 7 pm
Laughter Yoga, Mondays, 10 am

The Creative Writer’s Group 
2nd Wednesday 1/9, 7 – 9 pm
Please RSVP

Women’s Personal Growth Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30am

For more info or to inquire about joining, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group
Thursdays at 1:30 pm, ongoing
Pre-group interview required. 
> Contact Jeff Katowitz, LMFT at or Elizabeth Venart, LPC at to learn more

The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
10-Week Winter workshop begins Jan 8
More Info

Morning Meditation
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Evening Meditation
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes
Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:15 pm

Knitting Circle
Second Saturday, 1/12, 10-11:30 am

> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.

Quote of the Month

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
- Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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