September 6, 2019
This spring the One Vital Richmond Fund was established with the Chesterfield Education Foundation by local donors. The purpose of the fund is to support CCPS staff members who wish to participate in Complementary Health Practices in support of their personal health and well-being.
Complementary Health Practices that qualify for funding through the One Vital Richmond Fund include the use of Natural Products, Deep Breathing, Yoga, Chakra Cleansing, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Massage, Progressive Relaxation, Guided Imagery, Ayurvedic Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Journaling, Emotional Freedom Tapping, Mindfulness, Aromatherapy, Tidying Up, Music Therapy, Positive Psychology, Melt Method, Sound Therapy, Gratitude Practice, Body Literacy, Detoxification and Juicing. Similar subject matter would also qualify for inclusion in a Complementary Health Practices Library should one be established.
The first program offered through the One Vital Richmond Fund was coordinated by CEF in partnership with C-Fit was a day-long retreat “Practice Makes Peace: A Self-Care Day Retreat to Create Greater Balance & Peace in Your Life.” Offered on August 5th & 8th at Pocahontas State Park, the retreat was led by Katherine Meyersohn, LCSW and President of The Healing Arts Center of Richmond. Participants practiced centering techniques designed to reduce stress and anxiety including Breathwork, Meditation, Yoga, Relaxation & Mindfulness techniques, Guided imagery and Music, Mandalas and more!