N.A.H.M. (Nurturing Autistic Hearts and Minds)

Email: nahmworkshop@yahoo.com to reserve a space
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12PM-2PM
WORKSHOP: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10AM-2pM
WORKSHOP: Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10AM-2PM
Welcome to the N.A.H.M. Workshop-  a loving space for youth that promotes mindfulness, inner-balance, and self-confidence through the arts.

We live in a fast-paced world that pressures children to conform to rigid expectations. As a result, children may begin to question their worth, especially if the demands are prohibitive of their character. Let’s provide our children with tools that make them feel loved, free from conditions. Let us begin right where they are.

The four-hour N.A.H.M. Workshop aims to help autistic children awaken to, and embrace their authentic selves in a free-flowing, non-judgmental environment. Our hope is for students to feel centered, calm and blissful, empowering them to navigate the sights, sounds and sensations around them with greater ease. We want our students to feel self-confident, enhancing the quality of their experiences at home, school, and in relationships.

This workshop utilizes the A.R.T. protocol (Awakening and Realization Treatment), developed by Author and mom, Susan Delaine, and Atlanta-based Special Education teacher, healer and artist, TJ Nicole.

Yoga, breathwork, and guided mindfulness meditation
Clearing through vocalization, music, and therapeutic movement
Energizing through visual art activity
Singing bowl therapy
Guided visioning and channeling through drama/role play
Group energy treatment throughout each workshop (via certified energy practitioner)
Gluten-Free, Casein-Free refreshments, fresh fruit and vegetables, and purified, alkaline water provided

This workshop is fully supported through the generosity of donors and highly-qualified, loving volunteers. Therefore, it is free of charge to students.  If you would like to make a donation, please click the Donate button below.  If you would like to offer supplies or volunteer your practitioner services, please contact us at nahmworkshop@yahoo.com.

Workshops are offered one Saturday per month.  In order […]

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Reiki – What’s Old is New Again

DO YOU HATE IT when you’re feeling sad and someone innately reaches out to hug or touch you? Whether or not you are a touchy-feely person, that touch can help. The person is using his or her instinct of human touch to try to heal you.

IN MY HEART I’ve always known that there was something natural and complementary that I could do to help my autistic son with anxiety, sensory overload and sleepless nights. Years ago, I became attuned as a Reiki healer in order to help him in these areas. At first, the improvements were gradual and subtle, but with patience and consistent practice, my son has experienced what I call, “a cumulative breakthrough.”

Reiki is an ancient form of energy medicine (also called healing art). It began in India, was adopted in the Far East and has become increasingly popular in the West. In a Reiki treatment, energy is transferred from one person to the other. It is energizing and relaxing at the same time.

At our core, we are a network of electrical impulses, firing off from the central nervous system (CNS). The electricity is fueled by energy, which has ebbs and flows, depending on environmental stressors. In alignment with the CNS, energy flows in a cycle from the base of the torso to the crown of the head- a system called “Chakras.” Chakras have seven main segments that relate to different areas of our physical health and emotions. When energy flows smoothly, we experience ease, comfort and vitality. When energy does not flow smoothly, it becomes blocked and we experience lethargy, disease and distress.

A Reiki practitioner will place his or her hands over each of the seven Chakras, delivering a “zap,” of […]

By |May 19th, 2013|Healing Arts, Natural Healing, Reiki|0 Comments

Inversion Therapy (What the Vamps Have Known for Generations)

8 Benefits of Inversion Therapy for Autistic Kids

1. Calms before bedtime, stimulates and awakens in the morning.

2. Improves blood circulation, which helps with attention, concentration and all things brain.

3. Improves immune system.

4. Builds core muscles as many of our children are lacking muscle tone.

5. Drains adrenal glands, which promotes positve thought and mood and removes toxins.

6. Balances chakras.

7. Improves digestion and stimulates the intestines. And for the parents…..

8. Increases blood flow to the scalp, which has been proven to decrease grey hairs.

By |May 7th, 2013|Blog, Healing Arts, Inversion Therapy|0 Comments


Whenever I learn of something that works, makes sense and is easy, I feel compelled to share it with the world. Despite the fact that most healing arts information that I share resonates deeply with others, I am often greeted by much skepticism. I understand why. Many believe that anything “good” has to involve a long, difficult, expensive process, especially when it comes to healing. Difficult, complex things hurt my brain after a while, so I’m in constant pursuit of simplicity; I yearn for it.

Aromatherapy is so simple. And it makes so much sense. It actually has little to do with the sensory-based enjoyment of scents and more to do with deep, subconscious effect of healing that it has on a cellular level. This has been so helpful to my son, Justin who has autism. Often plagued with anxiety, OCD and sleeplessness, I have found that aromatherapy, combined with a brief Reiki treatment helps him to ease into an almost-instant calm. Essential oils extracted from plants have unique properties which yield a range of effects. Some are rejuvenating, others are calming, others are sedating, and so on. When the molecules of the oil are inhaled, the aroma activates nerve cells inside of the brain. Right away, the limbic system receives impulses to trigger a physical response, based on the oil’s property (relax, awaken, stimulate, arouse, etc).

Better yet, research has shown that essential oils have the ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal cells. This makes them a potent weapon against diseased cells, as they are able to seek out, “attack” and destroy those which are abnormal, and have no negative effect on the healthy cells.

This is one of the many natural, healing art treatments which […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Aromatherapy, Blog, Healing Arts, Natural Healing|0 Comments