APIARY THERAPY

now hiring

Apiary therapy focuses on practicing mindfulness, grounding, and distress tolerance, by spending time with honey bees in the apiary.

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Honey bees naturally can tell when we are on edge, making the apiary a place that requires us to slow down, connect with our body, and breathe. Honey bees will never judge us, but they will hold us accountable for our emotions, and teach us to observe, and be aware. As humans, honey bees may instinctively activate our Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) or alarm response. Many times in life, especially with trauma, and stress, our SNS is activated. Apiary Therapy provides a safe space to practice getting in touch with our Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) or calming response when our SNS is activated. Come connect with nature, practice mindfulness, and decrease stress in Apiary Therapy.

Sessions are lead by a beekeeper and licensed therapist.

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now hiring

now hiring

now hiring

now hiring

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Hello! My name is Amanda (they/them/theirs pronouns) and I am so thrilled and grateful to be collaborating with Half Mad Honey to provide Apiary therapy for you! 

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who specializes in trauma and dual diagnosis treatment. I support people living with a wide variety of recovery needs, stress management & crisis management needs as well as grief, loss & post traumatic stress symptoms. I believe safety & compassion are integral to healing and my practice is informed & motivated by the strength & resiliency of the people I work with.

I have 16 years of experience working with survivors of various types of violence (physical, sexual, interpersonal, emotional, psychological, etc) as well as veterans and those with military experience. I have 14 years of experience working with people who live with substance dependence & dual diagnosis needs. Through the collaboration with HMH I will be supporting people with emotion identification, expression and regulation through distress tolerance skills and mindfulness practices. I identify as a survivor and a person in recovery from multiple things -- my own journey and practice helps guide our work together.

We are closed for the 2021 season. Please check back march 2022 for more bookings. have a wonderful and safe winter break!