Georgia Schmitz, BSN, FCP, RN Instruction in the Creighton Model extends beyond teaching couples days of fertility and infertility to achieve or avoid pregnancies. As a FertilityCare Practitioner (FCP), I’m humbled to walk with couples sharing in their joy through FertilityCare instruction. Over the past few months, the joy of announcing pregnancies has [...]
Our art workshops are in full swing this summer. The Joshua Clare Workshop, held in early June, was a wonderful experience for all the people who attended it. During the three day workshop, Josh covered different kind of subject matter each day. On the first day, the class went to a farm in Lowell and [...]
The Franciscan Life Process Center is excited to announce our newest music therapy contract in Whitehall, MI! Our MT-BC will be working with two groups homes in the area. Each home houses residents with Traumatic Brain Injury and the sessions will focus on creative verbal and nonverbal expression, social interaction, and creating musical tools to [...]
The sixth graders from Byron Center Christian once again visited the Lowell Campus for “Medieval Day” on March 23 as part of their eight week study of the Middle Ages. Students, led by Miranda Eden, one of our music therapists, played medieval music and danced around a Maypole in one session, baked bread with Sister [...]
Some of the teachers and staff of students from Lincoln School, Grand Rapids, came to the Lowell Campus to plant bulbs and other spring plants on the hill near the yurts. The students come once a year to experience the land and nature and to provide a service to the Center.
Welcome to the Franciscan Life Process Center's Franciscan Rhythms Blog! We hope to use this as a forum to share our mission to release the potential for wholeness in each individual through music. Our music therapy program has been in existence for nearly 40 years and we help people in all stages of life, from children [...]
On Friday March 11, the staff of the FLPC celebrated the conclusion of Sarah Lynn Rossi and Kate Weston's Music Therapy Internships. Both interns gave wonderful presentations on their final projects. Sarah Lynn Rossi spoke on Music Therapy at the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding and Music Therapy, and Kate Weston presented on Charting in [...]
The Franciscan Life Process Center would like to thank Julie Palmieri, MM, MT-BC for the educational, informative, and interactive continuing education course she provided on February 20 at our Grand Rapids campus. The course was entitled “Your Online Presence: What Music Therapists Should Know about Websites, Social Media, Ethics, and Technology” and provided wonderful and [...]
Thirty-five couples chose to spend their Saturday refreshing and rejuvenating their marriage by attending At the Heart of Marriage at the Lowell Campus on February 27. Couples listened to presentations, participated in group discussions, and talked with each other. “It was a day of connection, introspection, and restoration,” stated facilitator, Dr. Jen Hutchings.
Seven music students of the Franciscan Life Process Center brought the joy of harp and piano music to residents of Emerald Meadows of Cascade on Saturday, February 27. The concert included music of Bach, Bartok, Haydn and many contemporary composers. The Center promotes this kind of outreach through music as a way to share with those who [...]