People are turning to horse therapy to improve mental health during the pandemic

Good News Notes: “As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing, an equestrian center in California is offering programs for healing.  Sabine Niederberghaus started La Esperanza Ranch in Topanga Canyon, California, 27 years ago, but it wasn’t until COVID-19 hit when she decided to start the Equine Leadership Program.  “I had time during the…

Daryush Parvinbenam Explains How Mindfulness Can Help Trauma Survivors

Good News Notes:  “Mindfulness has been proven to have countless positive mental and physical effects on individuals of all backgrounds. Clinical psychotherapist Daryush Parvinbenam recently discussed how mindfulness can improve the lives of individuals dealing with varying kinds of trauma. Trauma is a blanket term, because trauma can take many mental and physical forms. It can be…

Mindfulness Sessions To Help Non-Profit Workers, First Responders

Good News Notes: “Community Mindfulness Project (CMP) will offer weekly “Mini Mindfulness Burnout Busters” for non-profit workers and first responders free of charge every Wednesday at 9 a.m. The program began June 23. According to a news release, the short, 15 minute sessions provide mindfulness and meditation opportunities to specifically to help combat mental and…

Students at O’Quinn School gather toys for Kids Comfort Kits

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Mount Pleasant Police Department and the O’Quinn School came together to gather stuffed animals that had been collected by the students of the school. The animals will be used in Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy’s Kids Comfort Kits. Kids Comfort Kits are bags that are given to first…