Classes, Groups,

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Groups & Classes 2021

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Taming Your Anxiety Group

Lead by Emily Olsen, MA, LPCC

Fridays, 10:00-11:15am

March 12 - April 16, 2021

A VIRTUAL 6-week group

 $240 for the entire series

Are you feeling overwhelmed with worry and anxiety? Living through a global pandemic has impacted everyone, and for some, the anxiety can be debilitating. Whether it is fear of COVID, the resulting job or financial impacts, or the abrupt changes in our lifestyles, you may feel your mind spinning with worry. Emily Olsen, MA, LPCC will offer this 6-week class that will teach you skills and tools based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles to help you tame your anxiety.

Class Topics:

  • Exploring the experience of anxiety, and the costs of avoidance/control strategies

  • Values exploration: where is anxiety getting in the way? 

  • Cognitive defusion: becoming "untangled" from our anxious thoughts

  • Willingness & acceptance: a new way to relate to the experience

  • The "observing self", or "self as context": a new way to relate to self

Reclaim Your Sexuality: Sexual Health After Sexual Trauma Group

Lead by Nancy Newhook, LCSW

An 8-Week VIRTUAL Group

February 2, 2021, through March 23, 2021

Tuesdays, 9 am – 10:30 am

$400 for the entire series

If you are a woman who has experienced sexual trauma, you may continue to struggle with ongoing physical and emotional effects long after the abuse is over.

Do you experience:

  1. Lower frequency of sex?

  2. Lower sexual desire?

  3. Difficulty enjoying sex or reaching orgasm?

  4. Confusion about your sexual responses?

  5. Anxiety over even thinking about sex or talking about it with others?

 

 

GROUP OBJECTIVES:

 

  1. Explore your own beliefs about sex, and ways to communicate boundaries and needs to others.

  2. Learn about the impact of trauma on sexual functioning, and work to reclaim your ability to experience sexual and intimate independence, connection, safety, pleasure, and assertiveness.

  3. Learn about the range of behaviors that define intimacy and individualize the type of intimacy you want to pursue.

  4. Learn about the anatomy and process of sexual arousal.

  5. Practice mindfulness around physical sensations to increase congruence between physical and mental arousal.

 

This group is a way to reclaim your connection to your body and your sexuality, as you engage in a safe, sacred space with other women survivors, lead by Nancy Newhook, LCSW, a specialist in working with sexual trauma, military sexual trauma, and PTSD. All participants must meet briefly (online) with Nancy prior to acceptance into the group, and must have engaged in previous therapy around their sexual trauma. This is not a group for women who have recent or unprocessed sexual trauma. If you aren't sure, reach out to Nancy and she will help you decide.

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