DBT Skills Group
Being more present in the here and now. Enjoying the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
Learning about the function of emotions and acknowledging our human tendency to react to negative emotions with secondary emotions of guilt, shame or anger.
Learning to tolerate and survive a crisis situation without making the situation worse by resorting to impulsive, unhealthy behaviors.
Learning effective strategies for developing healthy boundaries with others.
Each module consists of four or five sessions. It takes eighteen sessions to complete all skills training modules once. Most people learn the skills most effectively if they complete the full set of skills modules two or more times.
YogaTalk Group Therapy
"the art of healing occurs when the body is balanced, the mind is peaceful and the spirit is harmonized."
Practicing yoga as an adjunct to psychotherapy is helpful in calming the nervous system, focusing the mind, and soothing the physical body. We are then able to tolerate and communicate our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from a place of clarity and peace. By integrating yoga and psychotherapy, the connection to our authentic self is re-established and our ability to heal and recover is enhanced.
YogaTalk will provide the tools for understanding your own unique patterns and support/education on wellness and recovery. There will be specific themes drawn from yoga psychology along with a restorative yoga practice, gentle hands on assists, and group processing.
Clinical studies have shown the profound effects yoga has on decreasing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions.
We provide a safe environment for your practice.
You may have heard the term Empath used in conversation lately. But what exactly does it mean to be an Empath? Empathy is when we put ourselves in another’s shoes. However, having empathy and being an Empath are two different things. I am an Empath and will explain it from my experience.
Empaths are people that are high on the empathic spectrum and can actually feel what is happening in others in their own bodies. For example, If I’m sitting next to someone with a neck ache - I will feel that very neck ache in my own body. When I hear a beautiful love song, I can actually feel the feelings of love in the song in my own body. If I’m watching a movie that has violence, I will feel pain.
Empaths are also human air purifiers. When I walk into a negative or dense energetic space, I feel like my body is cleansing the space of it’s impurities. That is a lot to process - I know!
How is this possible, you may ask? Empaths have extremely reactive neurological systems. This means their mirror neurons are highly active, and they don’t have the same filters that other people do to block out stimulation. As a result, Empath’s absorb into their own bodies both the positive and stressful energies around them. We can also hear what someone is notsaying in words.
Empaths have profound spiritual and intuitive experiences. Because of this, they have extreme compassion, but they often feel exhausted from feeling “too much” unless they develop strategies to safeguard their sensitivities and develop healthy boundaries. Does this sound like you? If so, I can help you navigate through what you are experiencing.
The Journey To Healing Trauma Group is designed to help adults learn more about the effects of trauma on the brain and body. Members will have the opportunity to acquire new coping skills that may be helpful in moving forward. Contact Lisa Mandl if you feel this group is a good fit.
Meditation and Restore Group
Meditation and restorative yoga help facilitate tuning into your body, clearing and calming the mind, establishing a foundation for stable happier moods, deeper sleep, less anxiety, and balanced states of mindfulness. Please join our meditation teacher Kate in discovering why slowing down and staying present leads to a happier, less stressed life.
*Meditation is a powerful tool for stress reduction, resolving trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Mindful Recovery Group
A Mindful recovery Group created to ensure a safe environment to facilitate growth and recovery from eating disorders, substance abuse, and other recovery based issues. Through discussion and sharing, participants process their experiences and increase self-awareness, all enhancing health and wellness. The group utilizes various modalities, models, skill sets including mindfulness, IFS, DBT, the 12 steps an trauma and healing.