THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT! We raised nearly $3,000 towards the Lake & Nature Trails Construction. You can still help by donating and we'll put it towards a match. Let's double it and make it $6,000! Donate here: www.theconservancy.org/ways-to-help
ROC Foundation and the Champion Milwaukee Milkmen are teaming up with the Conservancy to help us raise money to finish the Lake & Nature Trails construction this summer.
The Conservancy will receive a portion of ticket sales, Ball Toss sales, the 50/50 raffle and a portion of the concession sales if we sell 200+ tickets. That's our goal -- help us reach it!
Tickets are affordable starting at $8 per person.
Fun, sun and good times while supporting our mission. We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Sunday, May 30 - 1pm game time. Gates open at noon.
Where: Franklin Field at ROC Ventures - 76 & Rawson Avenue in Franklin, WI.
Grief and Loss during the Pandemic
Join us for a look at the impact the pandemic is having by not giving us a safe space to grieve all the losses we have experienced. Grief and loss is an individual journey and no two are the same. Have you heard things like "When are you going to get over this?" or "It will all be ok." These words often don't provide the comfort we need.
This is a healing session to share and embrace loss and grief. Loss of loved ones, jobs, stability, predictability or social outlets. There will be time for questions and answers as well.
Ages 14 and older are welcome.
When: Date to be determined
Where: Reiman Healing Chapel
Cost: goodwill donation appreciated
Pre-registration is required! Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org your name, mobile number and number attending. Capacity is 25.
About our presenters: Aaron Wanserski, a former law enforcement professional, talks openly about trauma and mental health and grief and loss. Barb Bigalke, a Psychotherapist and Founder/Executive Director of the Center for Suicide Awareness, has three plus decades of experience coming along with a person in their journey of grief.
Center for Suicide Awareness
The Center for Suicide Awareness is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit headquartered in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The Center for Suicide Awareness is dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration, and intervention. The vision of the Center is compassionate, readily accessible, barrier free and sustained support for any individual or entity in need, while free of any mental health stigma.
The Center for Suicide Awareness brings help, hope, and resources to families and individuals in our communities through programs that reach others where they are at and when they need it most. Of the many Center programs and initiatives, bringing HOPELINE™ to all of Wisconsin, has given individuals across our state free emotional support anytime, from anywhere by simply texting: HOPELINE™ to 741741.
In addition to HOPELINE™, the Center is proactive in the fight against Veteran Suicides. Every day approximately 22 Veterans die by suicide in the US. Veterans and service men and women deserve our help and support.
Join our Healing with Painting course in the calmness and beauty of the Conservancy. Awaken your inner joy, laugh at mistakes, take chances, and tap into your positive artist being by raising your vibration. The new paradigm in Art making is all about opening yourself to positive possibilities in your life journey through creating.
Find out how anyone can be a painter experiencing mindful joy at the canvas. The canvas can be your mirror for life, paint away your left brain to do lists and worries and heal yourself by balancing yourself when exercising your right brain. Take your inner critic and paint it away. Learn to view yourself as a creative, and practice the new you on the canvas. Play with color, take risks, embrace the child within, and notice how you feel in the moment . Breathe, loosen up, and do the opposite of your stuckness. Examples: Perfectionism - Paint over mistakes, Worried about the future - Paint with no end in mind and learn to Trust. Control - Paint wildly, close your eyes and paint or use your fingers.
Lesson One - June 8: Experiencing Happiness and Positivity
Lesson Two: - June 22: Play, Play, Play with Color, First Canvas Completion!
Lesson Three: - June 29: Practicing with Confidence 2nd Canvas!
Come join Susan to find balance, happiness, and personal fulfillment within while opening to the optimism of life on the canvas.
When: This is a series of three sessions. Tuesday evenings, June 8, 22 and 29. Eight (8) attendees max.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods. You may go into the Healing Garden to paint.
Directions: Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.
Cost: For all three sessions - $85.00 Painting materials provided OR $75.00 if you bring your own materials. A portion of the fee will be donated to the Conservancy.
Your class includes lifetime access to the online lessons your class Healing with Painting, June 2021.
In addition to in person learning, you will also receive :
“Color Basics” free online class.
A private FaceBook group, “Happiness is contagious with Art”
An additional Open Studio at the Conservancy on 6/20/2021
Pre-registration is required: Sign up at: www.SusansInspiredArt.studio
Questions? Email Susan at: email@example.com .
About the Artist: Susan is a lifelong artist. She is presently completing the Creatively Fit Coach Certificate with Whitney Freya, but has a design degree from the Ontario College of Art ( now affiliated with the University of Toronto). Susan practices Reiki, and holds a lifetime Elementary teaching degree and Master's Degree. She has attended many different painting workshops over the years throughout the US and Canada like Color Bootcamp with Camille Przewodek and No Fear Plein Air Painting with Mary Giammario. Susan’s class offering is a combination of years of finding her inner artist.
Some words from Susan, “Creating on canvas with joy has taught me an imaginative transformational process of self-love and self-compassion. In the past, painting a new canvas challenged me as a plein air painter because I USED to think every mark and shape had to line up with reality. I would worry and second guess myself about color, shape, and perspective… BUT Now I don’t. Instead, I go to the canvas to embrace the experiences of calmness, lightness, creativity, and feel satisfaction of knowing I can be FREE from worry through mindful intention. Through this experiential process I am better equipped for everyday life.”
“Going on retreat is a time to cocoon, so that we may emerge ready to return to our lives with a new perspective”.
During this monthly retreat, we will step away from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on an aspect of spirituality. Each month will offer a different topic.
Life can be hard and we need support to find our way through the challenging times. This is perfect for anyone who is longing to deepen and renew their faith as we focus on the gifts of life and joy.
When: Saturday - July 24, 2021 and/or October 23, 2021. Choose one or attend both.
Time: 9:00am to 11:30am.
Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Directions: Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.
Cost: $20 suggested donation is appreciated. Exact cash or check payable to the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage can be brought that day.
Pre-registration is required: email name, phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Susan at 414.510.4771.
NOTE: Limit 10 people per session
About the facilitator: Kim Mandelkow is the Director for the Office for Worship at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Kim brings a unique background, having lived a life of work, prayer and service while in the religious community of the Sisters of St. Benedict. She has ministered in Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky in multiple facets of parish and organizational life. She holds a degree in music and religion from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Christian Worship and Spirituality from the Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida.
NOTE: April 24 session will be facilitated by Susan Rabe, Executive Director of the Conservancy
Are you in need of a mini getaway? Of course you are! We invite you to attend the Unplug & Recharge workshop for a day of much needed connection, learning and laughter all while surrounded by the beauty and calm of nature!
This laid-back day will include:
"My experience of attending an unplugged event was beyond excellent! Highly recommend it! Educational & fun! The day went by fast and I didn’t want it to end lol! I learned a lot and felt so much less stress and anxiety after learning so many easy techniques…” Michelle E.
"This was an amazing day! Such great information and I really appreciated all the items and handouts that I received." Mary W.
"I came here stressed, I am leaving here refreshed; such a beautiful venue for this program. I enjoyed laughing and connecting with the other women!" Tammi Z.
Don't miss out on this beneficial workshop! Grab your friends and enjoy the day together or come alone and meet new friends!
When: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Where: Inside the Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods.
Early Bird Special - $97 if registered before May 16
Cost: $125 - (part of the fee will be donated to the Conservancy for Healing & Heritage to help complete access to the trails and lake). Includes: Handouts and a variety of items for your wellness toolkit.
Registration and payment is required to secure your spot, as space is limited.
Sliding scale for those in need.
Register at: EverydayWellnessForYou.com/workshops
About the Presenter: Jean Fink, OTR, is a licensed occupational therapist, certified Reiki master teacher and owner of Everyday Wellness, llc in Greendale. She provides natural healing therapies for the mind, body and spirit, and workshops that foster resiliency and positive mental health. Jean has received additional training in Wellness Counseling, Grief Support Specialist, Mental Health First Aid, and Emotional CPR (how to revive our emotional hearts in the midst of crisis, trauma and distress). For more information, see her website: EverydayWellnessForYou.com
This group is for women of all ages who have been following a solitary self-growth/spiritual path and now feel the need to receive guidance and connect with kindred spirits.
This group will encourage and support you as you expand your herizons. We will create a safe place for you to practice heart-to-heart communication skills; find the courage to act upon that quiet voice within; explore new ways of coping; and allow your authentic self to rise. Each month will offer different topics and strategies to help empower you to enjoy your life to its fullest.
Please Note: During the pandemic, group size will be limited to 8 people to allow for physical distancing, so registration is required each month. Infection control measures following CDC guidelines will be required. Weather permitting, some of the time may be spent outdoors in the healing gardens, so plan accordingly.
When: Every third Saturday of the month. Upcoming dates: June 19 and July 17, 2021
Time: Group I - 9:30am to 11:00am
Group II - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: Inside the Reiman Healing Chapel at the Conservancy for Healing & Heritage, 7410 W. Rawson Ave. in Franklin
Fee: $30/mo Registration is required: EverydayWellnessForYou.com/workshops
About the Presenter: Jean Fink, OTR, is a licensed occupational therapist, certified Reiki master teacher and owner of Everyday Wellness, llc in Greendale. She has received additional training in Mental Health First Aid, Emotional CPR (how to revive our emotional hearts in the midst of crisis, trauma and distress.) and Wellness Counseling. Jean provides natural healing therapies for the mind, body and spirit, and workshops that foster positive mental health. For more information see her website: EverydayWellnessForYou.com
Are you longing for peace……peace of mind and body, peace in your heart and soul, peace for your neighbor and peace for the world?
If so, you are invited to join me for A Year of Peace.
In our world today, finding peace takes effort. We can be so busy and absorbed in just living day to day we sometimes forget our own needs of Self-care. When this happens, stress, tension and anxiety can build up in our bodies and minds, leading to irritability, anger, frustration. But what if we slowed down the pace of life, took time for our Self to move and breath with simple awareness and peacefulness? How would it feel to bring greater peace with-in so that we can experience greater peace with-out? When we create peace in our own bodies and mind, the world around us becomes more peaceful.
With like-minded people, in a small, intimate setting, we will be exploring peace through mindful yoga movements, guided meditation and relaxation, sound healing through singing bowls and tuned pipes, journaling, and more in the beautiful, natural surroundings of the Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy in Franklin.
When: The first Wednesday of every month in 2021
May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov 3, and Dec. 1
Time: 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Directions: Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right.
Cost: $25 per month. If you would like to commit for the full year to continue to build upon your practice of peace, consider the yearly special of $250.
Please note that a portion of all fees with be donated to the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage so that they can continue to develop their beautiful grounds for all to enjoy.
Pre Registration is required as space is limited to 9 people at this time to allow for proper physical distancing.
Sign up at: jamiemyoga.com. Click on the Classes and Events.
About the presenter: Jamie Mullen, certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher, sound healer and reiki practitioner, will be guiding this small group workshop. Jamie has extensive training and experience is various yogic techniques that include movement for all abilities, meditation, yoga nidra, hasta mudras, and mantra. Her areas of specialty include cancer care, women’s fertility enhancement, and emotional balance. For more information about Jamie, please feel free to visit jamiemyoga.com.