Mental Health • Meditation • Wellbeing

The Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of time-limited and ongoing programs, listed below.


Relax and Renew

A Four-Part Series to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm, May 9 – May 30
Wellspring Center, 39 Church St, Hardwick, VT

Strengthen and nourish your nervous system for better vitality and well being. Learn from modern science and ancient practices. Bring balance and greater ease into your life through aromatherapy, herbal remedies, breathwork, EFT, guided visualization, improved nutrition, AND restorative yoga.

Facilitated by:  Juliann R. Ambroz, M.Ed., Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Yoga Instructor and Nancy Phillips, owner of Heartsong Farm, author of The Herbalist’s Way, certified Herbalist, Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor.

FEE: $95 for four-session series. Sliding scale may apply.
REGISTER: Pre-registration required.
TO LEARN MORE & TO REGISTER: Juliann Ambroz: (802) 380-2282 or email:


Finding Freedom From Pain

A Therapeutic Support Group for People Suffering from Chronic Pain

Thursdays 9-11 am, Beginning September 13, 2018
Wellspring Center, 39 Church St, Hardwick, VT

Facilitated by Maggie McGuire, Ph.D.

Chronic pain can sap our energy, limit our ability to do things, and diminish our experience of joy in life.  In this group we will focus on:

  • causes of chronic pain
  • ways to regulate and dissolve pain
  • specific pain conditions—physical and emotional roots
  • relating to pain with awareness: sense, feel, and move toward comfort and ease

FEE: $60/session; must commit to series; sliding fee & insurance accepted
REGISTER: Pre-interview required
TO INQUIRE: Maggie McGuire: (802) 472-6694 or email:


Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays 5:30-7 pm
Wellspring Insight Meditation Community
39 Church St, Hardwick

A weekly course of study and practice offers instruction in meditation and reflections on the teachings of the Buddha. Guided meditations, periods of silence, teachings and group dialogue.

If you would like to join our email list send your email address to:

Cultivating a Wise Heart


July 11, 2018 – February 13, 2019
Wednesdays 5:30-7 pm

Mindfulness is what brings us into direct contact with the world. To train in mindfulness is to cultivate a way of knowing and a way of being with what is happening in the present moment while it is happening. Mindfulness is our protection in that it strengthens our ability to see more clearly, to become more discerning in how we react, to avoid harmful impulses and to act beneficially. It focuses our attention on what can be touched, what can be directly seen and felt. It encourages us to release our grasp and open with gentleness.

The course is an inquiry into the various Buddhist practices that support mindfulness.

The program is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.

TO INQUIRE: (802) 426-3463; Email:

Fall 2018 Retreat

Practice For Challenging Times

Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Chas DiCapua

1 pm Friday – 12 pm Sunday, OCTOBER 26 – 28, 2018
Location: High Reach Farm, Danville, Vermont

We live in challenging times. The onslaught of information about the difficulties in our world can leave us reeling, numb, over stimulated, or some combination of.  In turn, our nervous systems can be on a constant state of arousal or shut down. Both of which are not helpful.

The social and political landscape of our society/world is becoming increasingly polarized which can support views of us and them and good and bad. It can be so easy to be lulled into the belief that people who hold opposing views to ours are inherently wrong and/or bad.

During this retreat we will practice Body Based Tranquility practice to help calm and regulate our nervous systems. We will also practice Loving Kindness to counteract the tendency of other making, and the aversion and hatred that can come with that. These two practices will not only allow us to cultivate a sense of ease, allowing us to rest during the retreat, but will also give us the tools with which to engage our world while staying balanced in heart and mind.

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Chas DiCapua has been practicing mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada school, for over 25 years. He has trained with Burmese meditation masters, western monastics of the Thai Forest tradition and senior western Vipassana teachers. Chas teaches retreats at IMS, at various meditation centers throughout the country, and offers Spiritual Counseling for individuals.

Monthly Day-Long Retreats

We had hoped to carry on the day long retreats four times per year and previously  posted notices of the dates.    Regretfully, we are not able to fulfill this plan due to current scheduling demands .  No day long retreats are scheduled at this time.


Being and Belonging

Neurorelational Development and the Embodied Mind
September 2018 – June 2019
Year One of A Two-Year Training Program for Professionals

Alternate Wednesdays 9 am – 4:30 pm
Wellspring Center, 39 Church St, Hardwick, VT

Facilitated by Maggie McGuire, Ph.D. and Drex Wright, M.A.

This is the first year of a two-year training program that works with trauma and attachment from a somatic, developmental and relational perspective. The program draws from established psychotherapeutic models and key thinkers in the fields of trauma, attachment and interpersonal neurobiology, developmental psychology and somatic processing, and mind training and Buddhist psychology.

Each year focuses on a particular theme, allows time for an experiential and conceptual understanding of the material, and facilitates the skillful application of the material within a therapeutic relationship, including case consultation. Ethical issues inherent in this deep, intimate relational therapeutic work will be addressed in each term.

This first year of the training will focus on the development of attachment bonds, the underlying neurodevelopmental process, and somatic-based therapeutic approach.

Dates and Details for Year One Training ›

Drex Wright
Phone: (802) 917-3861