The Group Therapy and Workshops that I offer provide a supportive and experiential approach to specific mental health goals. Group therapy is an ongoing weekly hour-long meeting that can serve as a stand-alone treatment, as an addition to individual therapy or as a transition from weekly individual therapy to the conclusion of therapy. Workshops are intensive goal-oriented weekend sessions 2-4 hours in length.
Mindfulness and Meditation Course
In this experiential course, we will learn meditation techniques designed to cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion. We will explore ways in which these practices can support health and emotional well-being, particularly as a means of stress reduction and improvement to cognitive functioning. Recent studies show that a daily meditation practice can enable a 50-year-old mediator to produce in the brain the same amount of functioning gray matter as a 25-year-old. By the end of the 10 week program you will have the skills needed to develop and maintain a sustainable daily meditation practice.
This course is suitable for those with no meditation experience and for those who have meditated before and want to deepen their practice. Very gentle yoga movements will also be included, so please dress in comfortable clothing that will allow for stretching.
Participants are asked to commit to all 10 sessions and will be assigned a mediation app to research and review for the group at our final session and potluck.
Lori Beard is a licensed mental health counselor and the facilitator for this course. She has practiced meditation since 2011. This course was developed based on her personal knowledge of and experience with a variety of meditation techniques combined with training in therapeutic yoga and clinical expertise in psychology and mental health.
10 Saturday sessions will meet at 2523 Herschel Street – 2 pm on 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9. Course fee is $250.
To register please call Lori – 904-405-4969.