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Meet Sheri Damon of Foundation for Learning and Inspiring Health and Healing

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sheri Damon.

Sheri, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 28 years of experience working with women, children, and families and have consulted or trained in a number of professional arenas. I have expertise in treating women experiencing distress with child rearing/child behavior difficulties, as well as relationship issues and caretaking stressors, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and technology addiction. I have attempted to bring a unique perspective to my work with people across the lifespan. All of my experiences have inspired creative interventions, a cognitive-behavioral, “mind-body-spirit” approach to therapy, and attention to the numerous intervening life factors in healing. I created a sought after “Power to Disconnect” presentation for parent events, as well as school and professional organizational trainings and developed a COPER model combining connection, optimism, play, empowerment and resiliency skills to help people heal. In helping my clients address symptoms of depression, anxiety and destructive coping strategies, I found that I would suggest many behavioral and cognitive approaches that they would agree with in session and be unable to execute when they went home. Thus, began the dream for the Foundation for Learning and Inspiring Health and Healing.

The vision for FLIHH was two-fold to heal and to teach. FLIHH was founded out of years of work and experience helping people heal from illness and a strong desire to promote wellness. What was needed what a little bit of the “Butterfly Effect” – the ability to practice making little tiny changes a little bit at a time and see the positive impact. FLIHH was created to provide a beautiful, safe space for effective therapies, experiential learning, connection, resilience and positive focus to come together while relating with animals, respecting nature and fueling our bodies. Building Butterflihh Farm to house FLIHH was designed to create a destination where each client through mind, body and spirit can learn strategies to promote wellness or recover from illness in an environment that aligns with our values to be more in sync with nature, our planet, what impacts our bodies, what fosters growth and contentment.

Has it been a smooth road?
Absolutely not and my road is nowhere near completed. As a therapist who tries to see everyone, accepts many insurances, makes financial arrangements for people who could not otherwise afford services, the money is extremely tight and the costs of building a little therapeutic farm are exorbitant. I worry every day that while I firmly believe in this methodology and see that it is all working, I might not survive financially. Animals need constant care, fences need maintenance, mindfulness gardens need grooming, sensory ponds need new filters. My vision is rapidly becoming a reality but there is much more to do and I would love to continue to grow to provide more and more for my clients.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Foundation for Learning and Inspiring Health and Healing – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
FLIHH at Butterflihh Farm is a psychotherapy practice offering individual, family and group therapy as well as mindfulness approaches within a very small therapeutic farm.

FLIHH specializes in:

Eating disorder recovery

Parenting needs

Decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression through cognitive, behavioral, and mind-body techniques

Technology addiction with a focus on developing and maintaining healthy relationships with technology

Improving attention through the COPER model working with families struggling with ADHD

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I’m a short commute from the city so I love that I can access the best hospitals, treatment facilities, and educational expertise while also having the separation and space to have a terrific connection with nature, parking area and family friendly setting.

I love Boston – sports, arts, music. It is the best city!

Pricing:

  • Groups and workshops are purchased in blocks to save money $180 for 5 or $45 each.

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