Wellness

God calls us to cultivate a healthy and hopeful life.

Practicing wellness and support is a priority for Christ Church, so that all have the opportunity to answer the call to wellness and cultivate a healthy, hopeful life with heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Journey Through Epiphany: Living Well With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind

This Epiphany season (beginning January 12, 2020), the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina is joining with the Living Compass Spirituality and Wellness Initiative to offer a 28-day online daily devotional and wellness retreat, structured as you would expect any retreat to be, except you don’t have to travel to a dedicated space to participate – this encourages you to create the space within you. Join us as we take a faith-based approach to creating wellness intentions for the year ahead by reflecting on where and how each of us is called to be God’s light in the world. Learn more and sign up here »


Mental Health Resources

View or print a list of hotline numbers, websites, and other helpful resources.


VIRTUAL OFFERINGS

Living Compass Wellness Circles

Tuesdays 12:00PM
Thursdays 10:00AM

Learn more about living wholly with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  These circles are a committed small group of adults and their facilitator(s) who meet for six weekly, one-hour sessions.  During meetings, participants discuss how their faith is connected with and informs their wellness and the daily decisions they are making in their lives, assess their current state of balance and wellness, learn important lessons about change, and set weekly goals for changes they feel called to make.

Our first Living Compass Wellness Circles will start the week of April 6-10.  To learn more about Living Compass Wellness Circles or to join a group, contact Mollee Reitz at .

Yoga for the Spirit

Sundays 4:00-5:15PM

Yoga for the Spirit continues via Zoom with parishioner Joyce Cmeil.  Email  for an invitation to the Zoom call and practice at home.  All are welcome to our calming practice to unite body, mind and spirit, regardless of limitations. For more information contact Joyce at 703-625-7751(cell) or

Virtual & Phone Counseling Services

Weekdays 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Your mental health is very important.  Although in-person meetings are not available, counseling services continue to be available by phone and by video call.  To set up an appointment, email Mollee Reitz at  or by calling her work cell at 704-575-8663.


Education

Classes, workshops, groups and presentations will be available to parishioners of all ages. These informational and experiential activities will invite attendees to expand their holistic wellness knowledge and practices. Past topics have included suicide prevention, preventing and addressing the holiday blues, and parenting with holistic wellness in mind. Check out the Friday email for a weekly wellness tip!

Would you like for Mollee to lead a workshop or come speak to your group? Call or email her directly to learn more.

Short-Term & Wellness Counseling

Mollee is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is able to offer short-term counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, work-life balance, insomnia, holistic wellness, life transitions, family changes, behavior and school concerns, self-esteem, grief and loss, and communication concerns. Mollee draws from several theoretical bases, including Person-Centered, Family Systems, Experiential, Mindfulness-based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mollee creates an intentionally eclectic approach that is tailored to the needs and goals of each individual, couple, or family. Should you choose to contact her for counseling, Mollee will work with you to identify counseling goals and determine whether short-term counseling is appropriate to meet your goals and needs. Mollee will work with individuals, couples, and families to navigate community providers if you determine together that short-term counseling is not appropriate for your situation.

Contact Mollee directly (see info on this page) to set up an appointment with her or request a referral to a community provider.

Navigation

If you are interested in counseling but would prefer to work with a community-based provider, Mollee can help identify and refer you to local counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and agencies that meet your treatment needs.

As the wellness director, Mollee can also partner with you to explore community resources that can meet your needs. She can help you navigate referrals to mental health counselors, continuing care retirement communities, in-home care providers, and more. To get started, contact Mollee directly (see info on this page).

Practices

Christ Episcopal Church recognizes that wellness is a path and practice, rather than a destination. As such, Christ Church aims to provide regular wellness offerings for parishioners of all ages.