Center for Attention,
Rehabilitation & Education
C.A.R.E. - Center for Attention, Rehabilitation & Education
Annelisa started C.A.R.E. a Marin County, California-based 501(c)3, non-profit organization 20 years ago, with the intention of bridging the gap between the incredible community of unconventional, alternatively-minded, mind, body and spiritual healers in Marin County and those in underserved sectors of our community who may not have resources or access to the transformative healing approaches so many of us are privileged to enjoy.
Annelisa developed the C.A.R.E. protocol to address the correlation between early developmental attention deprivation with the development of a variety of adult issues, including ADD/ADHD, PTSD, BPD, Narcissism, and others. Her work is based in the understanding that feelings don't kill people, but avoiding or repressing feelings such as pain, shock and grief can fragment our ability to attend to ourselves, to focus, function and relate. Prolonged repression can lead to depression, addictions, and for some, hopelessness or suicide.
C.A.R.E. offers transformative education, consulting and coaching services as well as family and business constellation facilitation at low or no cost, depending on each client’s demonstrated need. While these services are offered “in-house” the most exciting dimension of our offering is the growing network of practitioners throughout the Bay Area, throughout California, and even in various other parts of the country, who all offer incredible, unique and greatly needed services to our client population.
At C.A.R.E., we are a clearing house of sorts for the attentional needs of those in our community who may be overlooked, unseen and unattended. After meeting with a client for a period of time, which varies from client to client, case managers assess each person’s need and make recommendations for an approach or methodology or service(s) that might best suit the client’s needs.
For example: For one person it might be counseling with an MFT or Clergy-person along with network chiropractic treatments. For another, it might be Life Coaching accompanied by Parenting Education and CODA meetings. For yet another, it might be a series of NLP sessions, a series of acupuncture treatments and a Tai Chi class coupled with a meditation course, online. The more variety we have in our network of professionals the better we are able to serve the attentional needs of our diverse, and growing client population.
Depending on the generosity and availability of the professional practitioners in our network, our clients are able to receive undivided attention from a group of caring adults to whom their very existence, and healing, matters. Clients are introduced to the experience of being tendered . . . an experience that, in many cases, has not been previously known. Over time, our clients build their capacity for attending to, and tendering themselves.