Classes, Groups,

& Retreats

Groups & Classes 2021

MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR OFFERINGS:

Conscious Breathwork

Lead by Claudia Nanino

Thursday, May 13, 2021

6:30-7:45pm

An ONLINE Event

$25

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. 


Benefits available:
☼ 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 create your space prior to the class with a yoga mat (optional if at home), 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 link for the session when you register. I will play music through zoom and recommend wearing headphones or to have a quality speaker. 

**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. 

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:

  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.

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.

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