I have been a client and fan of Heart & Hands for several years. Something that means a great deal to me is that the services are affordable for all and the healing takes place in a circle. I am disabled and a busy mother, so I experience a lot of isolation and I am always craving community. Even though I don’t meet my fellow pokees, to share the healing energy is a palpable bonus. And knowing I’m in a place where they value offering their services to people of all economic backgrounds is also healing for me.
To speak about the healing on a personal level is a little more abstract. I have a very challenging life and I’m not an “easy fix.” But I have experienced very deep energetic nurturing and peace in this space, with Christina and Susan and other practitioners over the years. I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer (pretty healthy but still in my 5-year prognosis time-frame) and chemo messed up my body. H&H has been a part of my healing process. Writing this, I am determined to make more time to come back in soon!
T.D., founder of the Human Body Project, radical vulnerability on behalf of the collective, using nakedness—literal+figurative—in performance art+activism, deliberately stripping myself of cultural+neurobiological baggage+defences.
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.