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Beginning Over Foundation Offering 12 Week Healing, Recovery Program

Apr 09, 2012 09:35AM


The Healing and Recovery Program provided by The Beginning Over Foundation, in Easton, is accepting new applications for the spring 2012 session. The 12-week program, slated to begin the week of April 16, is designed to help women heal from the emotional scars of domestic abuse.

First developed in 2011, workshop creator Heidi Markow says the program works through specific themes of healing, and integrates wholeness and wellbeing, giving abuse victims a chance to mend mind, body, and spirit. “Whether it has been 20 years or two years that a woman has been away from an abusive situation, most often, there is great need for her to find solace and healing for her emotional wounds,” she says.

Fairlie Godshall, director of the Beginning Over Foundation, says, “We have seen great healing with former class members, and we look forward to helping many more women who have been affected by domestic violence.”

Each weekly class integrates exercise and yoga in addition to such themes as building a “Personal Respect Thermometer,” “What True Healing Looks Like,” and “The Gift of Goodbye.”

Godshall notes that many domestic abuse victims often become addicted to drugs, alcohol or food; therefore, a certified addictions counselor assists sessions. Each session culminates with a professional hair and beauty makeover and photo shoot.

To register for the Healing and Recovery program at the Beginning Over Foundation, visit or call 610-438-9112. 

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