Aviva is next to a red rose, wearing a black baseball cap

So grateful to work in a space that strongly supports a vision of the world I want to live in.

Each time I enter Heart & Hands my shoulders begin to drop and I can feel myself taking a deep breath, and I smile.

All the thoughtful intention and magic that unfolds within those walls facilitates a sense of safety and a feeling of coming home. When I first moved to the island five years ago I looked for a community acupuncture space for support with insomnia induced by on-call work and I was so pleased to not only find the help I needed, as my sleep has hugely improved, but also a beautiful community!

I was inspired to become a volunteer and now I work out of the space and have the honour of serving the incredible heart & hands community. I feel deeply about accessible healthcare and am so grateful to work in a space that strongly supports a vision of the world I want to live in.

Thanks to Christina and Heart & Hands for creating such a warm and welcoming space where I can be both client and practitioner.

Aviva Ciplinski, H&H’s resident Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist <3

We love community. And we love stories. Humans of Heart & Hands is a collection of practitioner, volunteer & client accounts of how Heart & Hands Health Collective has made a positive impact in their lives.

Help us transition to non-profit!

Our campaign, “Help us build H&H 2.0” runs February 15 – March 20. We need to raise $15 000 for our transition to a non-profit, a move towards the next stage of sustainability. As a non-profit, we could apply to the City of Victoria for a property tax exemption. This will enable us to reinvest our revenues back into our organization. It will also allow us to access alternative funding through grants and foundations to broaden our reach.

Invest in the longevity and sustainability of Heart & Hands. Get more information or contribute to our campaign!

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