E.L.L.A. INC. was officially incorporated in 2006, over 15 years of experience and education in the field of Social Work, Long-Term Elder Care, Psychotherapy & Mentoring & Life Coaching for individuals, groups, couples and families and Mind-Body-Spirit training through Yoga-Therapy & Meditation.
Equanimity in Life & Leadership Approaches is a concept that integrates “mindfulness-based living” to achieve equanimity in every facet of one’s life and environment. Individuals that incorporate mindful practices into their daily lives report decreased depression, anxiety, fear and physical and emotional pain. With the assistance of licensed therapists case managers and certified yoga teachers, you can begin a peaceful journey toward healing and growth. Living mindfully helps to minimize distress. It’s been said that dwelling on the past brings regret and anger about things that can’t be changed while focusing on the future can bring about fear and anxiety of the unknown. Living in the present moment mindfully helps us to come to a place of gratitude, acceptance, and peace with the current moment and trust for whatever is to come.
E.L.L.A.’s mission is to empower disadvantaged and disenfranchised individuals, families, and youths with the necessary tools to take control of their destiny and function productively through counseling, education, social skills training, motivation, and participating in the treatment of abnormal behaviors to become successful.
Ms. Haywood’s inspiration for the company name was acquired from her great- great-great grandmother “Ella”, who always counseled family members to “be contented no matter what their life situations”. That sage advice has helped to develop the ELLA philosophy and strengthen the vision; to offer techniques and counseling on how to achieve Equanimity in Life and Leadership Approaches in every quadrant of one’s life.