We have the potential to grow and heal in relationships.
Life is a series of connections, disconnections, and reconnections.
Our beings are drawn to connection.
We are tribal people.
So much of we do is about being seen, valued, accepted and/or loved or avoiding relying on others
Shame cannot live in the light when we share with trusted people.
Our social engagement system which kicks in when our nervous system is regulated helps us to bond with others
It is possible to develop "power with" others rather than "power over" relationships
Could you benefit from learning skills to bring more balance into your life and your relationships? Do you find yourself losing yourself in relationships or overpowering others? Is it hard to know what to say? Do you struggle with doubt? Do you feel anxiety in relationships? Do you feel lonely? Are you experiencing a life transition and need additional support to make the journey easier? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, check out one of our group options:
Women's Therapy Group - 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings with Dr. Nathalie Edmond (see below for more details)
Mother's Circle- Postpartum Group- Wednesday mornings weekly starting in spring with Emily Suzuki, LAC
In this women's therapy group a variety of mindfulness based skills will be reviewed to help us better understand our emotions and experiences that lead us to feel shame/unworthy. We will learn to balance acceptance and change to live more satisfying, peaceful lives.
We will focus on healing our shame and welcoming a range of emotions by incorporating these elements:
-instead of thinking of ourselves as broken or damaged considering ourselves to be wounded and in need of healing -moving from self-disgust to budding compassion
-deepening awareness for the themes in our relationships, their origins and how they help or hurt us
-learning to share parts of ourselves that have been silenced and hidden in supportive relationships
Each session will include:
-Meditation practices for "householders" rather than practices based on monastic tradition. We will learn to cultivate joy in our life, gratitude, curiosity, and compassion. We will learn to befriend our emotions and thoughts and welcome more of ourselves to live a fuller life.
-Some type of psychoeducation to help tolerate distress, regulate emotions, build shame resilience, increase flexible thinking and/or become more interpersonally effective
-Opportunities for discussion and processing issues from our daily lives
-Learning how we experience emotions through sensations, body movements, action urges, images, and thoughts
Led by Dr. Nathalie Edmond Typically meets 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:50 pm Horizon and Medicare insurance accepted and self pay rate is $35 Requires at least a 3 month commitment
May you sprinkle kindness where you go. May you recognize how amazing you already are. Mindful and Multicultural Counseling (609) 403-6359 1330 Parkway Ave, Suite 7 Ewing, NJ 08628