Groups & Events
Online Chronic Illness Support Group:
Are you looking to feel more connected, release the stress of your life, and join-like minded individuals committed to sharing the challenges of living with a chronic health condition?
The Invisible Journey is a group aimed at providing additional support to those who are often focused on caring for the needs of others more than themselves.
We aim to create a safe space for you to receive compassion, understanding, and support.
- This group may be beneficial to you if:
- It’s difficult to discuss the impact of your chronic health condition to others
- You feel as though no one truly understands what you’re going through
- Your experiences and feelings feel dismissed, minimized, and misunderstood
- You’re experiencing an increase in anxiety or depression due to the impact of your chronic illness, although you are already in counseling.
This support group gathers bimonthly via video conference for 90 minutes on Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Please contact us today for more information on how to enroll at email@example.com.
Courage to Care Group
Facilitator: Nikissia Craig, LCSW, CCTP
This group is designed to provide a deeper understanding of places we get “stuck” emotionally throughout our daily lives. Participants will practice moving beyond mental and emotional blocks to live more present and authentically. Ideal candidates are those exhausted overachievers who have fundamental coping skills in place already, but struggle to manage their expectations of their life, the demands of others, and self-care needs.
Areas of Struggle:
- Stress Management
- Disconnected Relationships
- Consistency with using healthy coping skills
- Maintain and increase clarity in your life
- Increase self-esteem and self-worth
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Decrease irritability
- Align your values with your behaviors
Space is limited. This a closed group that is intentionally intimate; 3-month membership required to complete all 8 sessions: February 28th- May 30th (next cycle) at $97 a month
90 minute group discussions
Educational support about what’s happened and why in between sessions and reference books we’ll be using to support the group. Creative expression opportunities through writing, music and humor as coping tools Online support via email support, encouragement and inspiration during non-meeting weeks. This group provides the opportunity to co-create support. Allow yourself to be seen, heard, and accepted for who you are in a non-judgmental space.
Screening is required to create a mutual fit among group members. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your screening.
Group Meeting Dates:
- 2/28 Session 1- Introduction and Launch Party 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 3/7 Session 2- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 3/14 Session 3- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 4/4 Session 4- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 4/18 Session 5- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 5/2 Session 6- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 5/16 Session 7- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- 5/30 Session 8- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
-Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion -Exploring the relationship we’ve developed with ourselves, how to balance expectations, demands and emotions from a healthier place
-Healing Wounds and Righteous Rage -How to address negative feelings, how to put anger in its rightful place, blame and judgment as stuck points
-Emotional Recovery: Trauma through Time – Understanding of how the body keeps score of our pain, exploring our lives and relationship with others as opportunities to recover from the past
-Release and Restoration- Relaxation and coping tools (traditional and alternative), the practice of resolving issues, principles of forgiveness as a coping tool
$97 registration covers first month membership, program reference book(s), consultation and launch party (chair massages, reiki, and refreshments)
Therapeutic Writing Group
Everyone can write, especially their own story. Therapeutic writing is not about writing pretty sentences that are grammatically correct. For many, there is value in writing to gain a stronger, clearer, and healthier understanding of one’s self and experiences. Through writing, one can observe cause and effect and understand patterns that might be holding you back. It’s a tool that can help you make sense of the past, explore current experiences, and make plans to experience life through a healthier perspective.
There can be a mind-body-soul connection through writing. Using your hands to write or type thoughts directly from your brain, creates a connection between your inner experience and your body’s movement in the world. Some find the experience more than eye-opening but also redemptive in that an increase in awareness and understanding often can lead to a commitment to change.
We understand that it takes courage to confront shadows and skeletons in order to allow your authentic self to emerge. We’d like to help you claim your journey. Let us support and guide you on the way.
Be the author of your story as you write to heal.
Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop
We’re offering a FREE Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop for beginners.
If you are not quite sure if learning meditation is for you, check out the link below to learn the benefits. https://www.alustforlife.com/mental-health/meditation/20-reasons-why-meditation-is-the-best-thing-you-could-be-doing-right-now
Seats are limited to a first come, first serve basis.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice where an individual used a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique Is there any special equipment needed to begin?
There is no special equipment needed to start your meditation practice. All you need is an open mind, willing heart, comfortable clothing and possibly a pillow or yoga mat.
Can Anyone Meditate?
With the many types of meditation to try there should be one to suit most individuals. This workshop and subsequent series will expose you to various types of meditation techniques.
What are the Benefits of Meditation?
Mental support, emotional support, balanced blood pressure, peace of mind, relaxation, stress relief, pain relief, mental acuity, and much more.
What can I expect from my session ?
Each session will explore a different meditation technique. At the end of each session, there will be a group meditation to enjoy. Exploring different forms of practice will help you identify which one works best for you.
Well-being Book Group
Reading is often a relaxing experience and can be a therapeutic tool. The Well-being Book Group is a facilitated personal growth, self-help, group dedicated to enhancing your life in a variety of ways:
Explore therapeutic principles
Focus on skill-building
Gain support throughout your change/ healing process with others who can relate
Review and monitor your growth in a non-judgmental safe space
* Refreshments are provided
Contact us to enroll today!