Groups & Classes 2021
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Restorative Yoga + Reiki
Lead by Alexi Neal
NEXT CLASS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
We hold strong healing powers in our bodies. The parasympathetic nervous system, also called the "rest and digest" system, is powerfully activated through the practice of restorative yoga and the energy healing modality of Reiki.
In this practice, Alexi will guide long holds in deeply relaxing, meditative yoga postures, while offering Reiki healing to each individual in turn. This energy healing will gently approach the stuck energy, pain points or attachments that weigh our energy bodies down, and invite what is no longer needed to release. Activating the body's natural healing system in this way means that the healing continues long after you get out of the pose or end your practice.
This practice will also be trauma-informed, working gently and with many options to adapt as needed.
You can expect to feel relaxed and uplifted, and ready for a great night's sleep.
Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing. All abilities welcome.
**Yoga and Reiki are not a substitute for clinical mental health treatment. Alexi Neal is not a licensed mental health provider. This practice is a complimentary, holistic offering only.
Lead by Claudia Nanino
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Breathwork allows for a deep exploration of one's psyche to uncover the old stories, blockages, traumas, or resistances we have that are not serving us. It allows us to work through these, bringing healing and clarity, so we can deepen our connection to our truest selves and spirit. For some this practice is a spiritual journey inwards or the deepest state of relaxation, for some it's like hours of therapy, and for others it can be beautifully psychedelic. This fully guided experience is different for everyone, but at a bare minimum, you will have a powerful, healing meditation. On the other side of the spectrum is an infinite amount of life changing possibilities, benefitting your mind, body, and spirit.
☼ Reduce stress and anxiety
☼ Improve blood pressure and the alkalinity of your blood (related to stress levels)
☼ Heal unresolved experiences, emotions, and trauma stored in the body
☼ Release patterns and stories that no longer serve you
☼ Boost your intuition and spiritual evolution
☼ Safe way to achieve an expanded state of consciousness
☼ Heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
☼ Clarity, peace, calm, flow, love, and so much more...
Please prepare your space prior to the session, bringing anything to help you feel comfortable lying on the floor, including a yoga mat pillow, blanket(s), water, and eye mask. Please don’t eat a big meal in the 2-3 hours prior, and wear comfortable clothes. Be mindful about consuming drugs or alcohol prior as it can dull or limit the experience. You will receive a Zoom link for the class when you register online.
**Conscious Breathwork is not a substitute for clinical mental health treatment. Claudia Nanino is not a licensed mental health provider. This practice is a complimentary, holistic offering only.
Taming Your Anxiety Group
Lead by Emily Olsen, MA, LPCC
NEXT SESSION STARTING FALL 2021
A 6-week group
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.
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 Group
Next Series To Be Announced Soon
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:
Lower frequency of sex?
Lower sexual desire?
Difficulty enjoying sex or reaching orgasm?
Confusion about your sexual responses?
Anxiety over even thinking about sex or talking about it with others?
Explore your own beliefs about sex, and ways to communicate boundaries and needs to others.
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.
Learn about the range of behaviors that define intimacy and individualize the type of intimacy you want to pursue.
Learn about the anatomy and process of sexual arousal.
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.