What is true love?

Bring kind and safe awareness to unconscious fears and love emerges Serenity Now Serenity Wehrenberg, an Associate Marriage Family Therapist with Seeds of Awareness’ Family Counseling Center, shares her perspective on love, what gets in the way of love, and how therapy can transform the self in relationship.   What is love? “Love is an experience that emergences when we …

Here’s the impact of your support for Seeds of Awareness

How your support is helping our community heal from the recent fires A note from Molly Locke, Seeds counselor in the Piner-Olivet School District in Santa Rosa Dear Friends of Seeds, As a school-based counselor for Seeds of Awareness, I regularly meet with students, teachers and staff. I look to build trust and rapport and eventually create space to explore …

You can help!

Dear Seeds Community, The past few months have been treacherous for so many, myself included. Along with a major car accident, I have also been supporting a family member through a very intense crisis. In times like these I know how lucky I am to have the support of friends and family, and the resources to hire top-notch care. All …

Giving Tuesday Invitation

Dear Friends and Family of Seeds of Awareness, 2017: what a year it has been! I just got off the phone with Christina, the student services director at Olivet Elementary Charter School in Santa Rosa, our neighboring town. As you know, many parts of Santa Rosa were completely devastated by the recent fires. The schools in the Piner-Olivet School District are …

Thank you for being a part of our community!

Seeds of Awareness is one of the few organizations in the Bay Area to offer consistent, wraparound socio-emotional support programs to ensure the infrastructure exists to fully support children through trauma in a consistent, loving, and holistic manner. Importantly, it is our mission to reach all children, regardless of their standing, many of whom would otherwise not receive this quality …

Supporting Our Communities

The other day I was washing the dishes with Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska spinning in the background. It suddenly reminded me of home. Out of nowhere a wave of intense emotion came over me. I felt it first above my stomach in my solar plexus, spreading into my eyes and chest. I lay down on my couch and began to cry. …

Winter Fiddleheads – Time to Register!

Winter Fiddleheads After-School Groups: It’s Time To Register! Fiddleheads nature-based, after school programs in our regional parks will be starting up again in January. Fiddleheads creates a safe and stimulating environment for children and youth to experience and enhance their connections with their bodies, inner worlds, peers, and the natural environment.  Formed in 2010 to support quirky children and their families, …

Mindful Education Training Opportunity

Mindful Education Fundamentals: A daylong for youth workers This dynamic daylong workshop is designed specifically for educators, therapists and parents/caregivers who work with youth. The training will take place on October 28 in Oakland. CEUs are available. What You Will Gain: Deepen your relationship to and understanding of Mindfulness practice Incorporate simple Mindfulness practices into your everyday life to become more sustainable Broaden …

Help For Fire Victims

The North Bay Fires: Seeds of Awareness is here to support you Hello Dear Community of Seeds of Awareness, The tragedy of the fire is overwhelming and incredibly devastating, as you all know.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the victims of the North Bay fires. Being near the heart of the tragedy, the shock, disbelief, and heart …

It’s time for change

Make a Huge Impact with a small investment   With one $5 donation, Seeds of Awareness can send two more social-emotional support counselors to the children and staff at the Santa Rosa schools directly affected by the fires. If everyone on our list gives $5, we reach this goal! Please lend us a hand so we can extend ours. Donate Small Change for a Big Impact “Everybody can be great because anybody can …