Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic
The Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic will be offering free Massage, Reiki and Herbal Medicine at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. Please join us on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 pm.
Massages will be fifteen to twenty-minute-long back rubs that take place fully clothed. Massage is proven to be beneficial for a number of health-related reasons, including pain relief, relaxing over-used muscles, enhancing the body's immune system, and even lessening depression and anxiety.
Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs.
Herbalism is the practice of using plants for health and healing. Herbalism is used both preventatively and therapeutically for illnesses, and generally applies an integrated view of physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health. A typical meeting with an herbalist will last about an hour. Meetings take place in a confidential space with you and the herbalist.
For more information about the Lake Effect LGBTQ Alternative Health Clinic, click http://www.lakeeffectclinic.org/.
Applewood Young Adult Counseling Services
In June 2014, The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland will start partnering with Applewood Centers, Inc to provide mental health counseling services for youth and young adults, ages 14-24.
To learn more about these services, visit the Counseling Page.
The Center offers free & rapid HIV testing on-site. Click here to view the schedule.
Free Chair Massage
Every Friday, The Center offers free 15 minute chair massages by appointment only. Make your appointment online here. Appointments are from 5:30 - 7:45 PM.
May Dugan Discussion Group
May Dugan Center provides supportive services through the Youth & Young Adult Discussion Group. The group meets on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 PM for ages 16-21. Learn more on the counseling page here.
Take Care of That Body
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Wants You to Take Care of That Body!
We want to help you Take Care of That Body! Did you know that LGBT people don’t get the cancer screenings they need? This leads to late discovery of cancer, which can complicate treatment and recovery. So we bring you Take Care of That Body (TCTB) an LGBT specific online cancer education and screening program. There are 3 parts: (1) create a personalized cancer risk assessment which tells you what kind of cancer screening is most important for YOU, (2) sign up for electronic reminders to get screened and (3) find an LGBT friendly free or low cost cancer screening center through our national directory!
To learn more or begin signing up, visit the link here!
Cancer Survivor Support Groups
*This is an 12-week, online discussion group.
Cancer diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment life can be challenging and scary, especially for LGBT folks. Even scarier is feeling alone. We are proud to offer online LGBT Cancer Support Groups for anyone in our community who has been diagnosed with cancer, is in treatment, or is a post-treatment survivor. Moderated by a Clinical Social Worker, and staff, discussion forums topics may include such topics as:
Get to the support groups here.
TAI-CHI & REIKI
Tuesdays 6 pm-7pm.
Tai-chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching) There is no fee for those attending either or both Tai-Chi and Reiki.
Reiki session Tuesdays 7pm-8pm
Our Tai-Chi Instructor, Christopher Schneider, will teach a one hour session. Riki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.