On Friday, Jan. 24 Mt. Carmel staff along with AmeriCorps workers worked as a team to host a class on creating a vision board at Mt. Carmel. This is one of several classes the health and wellness center is offering free to the community in an effort to encourage personal wellness and development, Dr. Ivory Rae, one of the instructors and staff member at Mt. Carmel explained.
“We’ve been really focused on offering classes to give people the opportunity to get to know themselves,” said Rae. “This vision boarding project really gets people thinking actively about their goals and dreams and gives them weight to come to fruition.”
A vision board is a visualization tool that is made up of a collage of words and pictures, often cut out of magazines that represent personal goals and dreams. AmeriCorps worker Sara Spainhower explained that building a vision board could be a great family activity or personal project for anyone of any age.
“It’s about manifesting what you want in a visual format,” said Spainhower. “It’s a great way of organizing your thoughts and deciding what you want to bring into your life and can be anything from long-term goals, to best friends or family, to personal wellness.”
Spainhower also said if everybody gained a clearer vision of what they want to bring into their life she’d consider the class a success.
Rae said that more classes are coming from stress management to cooking healthy classes. For more information, visit their website mtcarmelcenter.org or give them a call at 719-845-4894.