Imagine Possibilities Center offers a variety of virtual programs for our participants to enjoy while they stay safe sheltering-in-place. These programs, described below, are offered through zoom. To see the most up to date schedule of virtual programming and to access the zoom links to join, contact Program Manager Emily Nodland at EmilyN@ImaginePossibilities.net.
Music Therapy is lead by our joyful and jaunty Jack. Jack uses his music production background to let participants make their own songs and leads group singalongs. Participants enjoy singing together and seeing their friends, safely. Most Music Therapy groups start with a song that welcomes each participant by name. Music Therapy was one of the most popular programs at IP before the pandemic, and it brings joy and normalcy back into our participants routines.
Yoga Therapy is lead by our magnetic, magnificent Mandy. Mandy is a professional yoga instructor and her Yoga Therapy classes were also greatly beloved by our participants before the pandemic. She leads groups in gentle stretching and breathing exercises. Chair yoga is popular and Mandy is wonderful at adapting poses when needed and giving individual attention to each participant. Yoga Therapy keeps participants’ muscles strong, minds calm, and hearts full of positivity.
Talk Therapy Sessions
Our Social Work team is available for one on one counseling sessions. These are difficult times, and many participants are struggling with feelings of isolation, anxiety, stress, and anger. Our Social Work team is here to listen, to teach coping techniques, and to coach participants through these frequently overwhelming emotions. These virtual sessions are empowering. When these services were offered in person, we saw our participants’ confidence grow as they enhanced their ability to express themselves, to regulate their emotions, to build healthy habits, and to self-advocate.
Other group programming focuses on keeping our participants socially engaged and connected. Participants see their friends and favorite DSPs through zoom and enjoy chatting. They are encouraged to bring their favorite snack, have a cup of coffee, or enjoy an easy activity like coloring while they catch up with their friends. This replicates the unstructured social periods participants enjoyed in the community room at IP between outings and activities. This leisurely social time gives participants a chance to see their friends, safely, and was a very important part of the daily routine before the pandemic.