The Women with Wings Foundation

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The Foundation's Mission, Goals and Objectives

The Women with Wings Foundation is a teaching non-profit and 501(c)(3) organization that bridges the gap between the science and technology of medicine and holistic patient care by offering healing arts programs, products and services that can easily be integrated into a provider's existing protocol. Our products and services use all forms of art to inspire cancer and chronic pain patients, their families and others, to heal emotionally, spiritually and physically. Discovering one's creative instincts brings joy, faith and hope to the healing process.  

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Enlightened Listening

The Enlightened Listening Compassionate Care program is our "train the trainer" program for health care professionals that encourages and empowers medical students, residents, nurses and doctors to use their natural instincts and listening abilities while tapping into the principles of The Create To Heal Program. The curriculum is based upon years of working with cancer and chronic pain patients, their families, chaplains, nurses and hospital administrators.  

During these years, Founder Patricia Varga witnessed the power of creativity, how it uncovers and enhances the finest human attributes and qualities: grace, courage, strength, compassion.  When people "communicate from the heart," they have the opportunity to change people's lives. The goal of Enlightened Listening is to teach health care providers how to prevent burnout and extend compassionate, holistic care to themselves first, then to their patients and family members.

We often hear that sharing is the best part of the Create to Heal class or workshop. Sharing and listening are both acts of compassion and compassion leads to healing. Healing on any level begins with hope. Enlightened listening also involves respect for patients' and their families' religious and spiritual beliefs. These beliefs can have a great impact on one's ability to heal and can influence a patient's ultimate outcome.

If you or your organization is interested in The Enlightened Listening program, please contact The Women with Wings Foundation at (626) 403-7575 or via email click here

 

 

The Foundation

The Women with Wings Foundation is a teaching non-profit and 501 (c)(3) recognized organization that bridges the gap between the science and technology of medicine and patient care by offering healing arts programs, products and services that can easily be integrated into a provider's existing protocol. Our products and services use all forms of art to inspire cancer patients, their families and others, to heal emotionally, spiritually and physically. Discovering one's creative instincts brings Joy, Faith and Hope to the healing process. 

Our extended mission includes supporting the efforts of chaplains, hospice and oncology nurses and staff. Stress reduction for the provider is as important as it is for the patient. 

Our goal is to offer the highest respect and compassion to providers and caregivers on the front lines of healthcare and to their patients and families who are dealing with the enormity of a diagnosis that is often challenging, overwhelming and life-threatening. 

 

 

 

 

Wings Creativity Workshops

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ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES OF NOTE

Patricia Varga’s Creativity Workshops Help Individuals Meet the Challenges of Career and Life Transitions

 

A 25-year veteran of publishing and media, Patricia Varga (’79) has worked in sales, marketing, and content development for companies such as Times-Mirror, Tribune Co., Conde Nast, Hachette, Hearst, and The Economist Group. She also has worked for The New Yorker, The Economist/economist.com, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Outside Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times in sales and marketing. Currently, she is a partner with Professional Social Networks Inc., a social media company that provides professional social networks for chief information officers (www.ciozone.com) and chief financial officers (www.cfozone.com). Patricia helps corporate executives reach out to their peers to solve problems, exchange ideas, and keep up with changing trends.

Patricia is also the founder of A Woman with Wings (www.womanwwings.com), an organization and a social networking website that fosters creativity, compassion, and leadership skills in young girls and women. Wings was originally started to benefit organizations and causes that raise the status of women and children. It has evolved into a community of women for women who use their creativity and compassion to give back. Patricia also works with Haven House, a domestic violence crisis shelter, where she teaches creativity to abused women in transition. Similarly, at the Glendale Adventist Cancer Center, Patricia leads creativity workshops for patients with cancer and their families.

Patricia’s creativity workshop, “The Journey Within,” represents many years of personal research, writing, an witnessing how creativity (writing, drawing, and imaging) helps people heal on many different levels. By exploring a series of exercises, Patricia guides participants to define themselves, their lives, their wishes and dreams, and to move with -- rather than against -- the inevitable challenges that everyone faces at various life stages. The benefits of this workshop to individuals in transition can be great – self-insight, clarity, relief from stress and anxiety. Patricia’s overall goal for the workshop is to help participants feel connected and grounded in a way that allows for the best possible decisions.

Many of the principles that Patricia covers in her workshops at Haven House and Glendale Adventist Cancer Center can assist professional women navigate their career and life choices as well. Patricia says that the simple techniques used with pen and paper are meant to allow the participant to “get beyond the critical mind and ego to that creative and wise place within where they can see themselves and their lives clearly.”

For more information about Patricia’s work, please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (626) 403-7575.

Article Source: April 2010 Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles Newsletter Page 3

 

 

Donations to The Women with Wings Foundation

Every donation, regardless of size, helps us to deliver our Create to Heal program to cancer and pain management centers, their patients and families. Please make a one-time donation or join our sustainer program by making an ongoing monthly donation through Pay Pal. To donate, click on the bird below. If you are ordering a book for yourself, please email your shipping address to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . THANK YOU.

Every $35 donation gifts the Create to Heal book and mindfulness app to one patient in need. 

Every $75 donation gifts two books, the app plus a series of art cards that are also used to inspire the healing process.

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