Befriending Your Body: PTSD Skills and Support Group
6 week session, Saturdays 3:00 to 4:30, April 7th through May 12th $35 per session/ $210 total
Trauma disrupts our sense of self and, often, a loving relationship with our body. This group will teach how and why PTSD symptoms are experienced in our bodies, emotions and nervous system. We will gently introduce and practice a variety of body-based coping skills using our five senses. This will include meditation, breathing, simple yoga poses, progressive muscle relaxation, safe place visualizations, stretching, art making and qigong. Our studio is built as safe and supportive atmosphere to maximize this exploration.
Facilitated by Erika Lally, LMHC, ATR-BC and Marianne Moskowski, LMHC, ATR-BC
This is a closed therapy support group and requires pre-registration and screening. Contact erika@ centerwellness.org with any questions and to coordinate intake.
Child & Family Programming
Parent and Child Animal Frolic!
A play-based movement series for children ages 5-8 AND their young-at-heart grown ups
Five week session, Saturdays 3:30-4:30 PM, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, $125 per family
Finding ways to let the “soggy spring” wiggles out can be a challenge for families. This class is an opportunity for active movement and bonding time with your child. Using our imagination, we will become tigers, monkeys, cranes, deer and bears. Join us in the jungle for this fun and social time!
Facilitated by Regina Gibbons and Heather Josephson. Pre-registration is required due to limited class sizes.
Children’s Social Skills Group; Ages 7 to 10
6 week session, Saturdays 2:00 to 3:00, March 10th to April 14th, $150
Let’s learn new social skills through interactive games and physical movement! In this group, soft skills are taught and practiced in a supportive peer environment. Children are guided in expanding their ability to understand feelings, make friends, cope with stress, use self-control and solve problems. The spirit of dramatic play will be woven through all activities, while we switch roles as students, teachers and coaches. As a team we define skills, model them in action, role play and provide and receive feedback. “3-2-1 Action Homework” will give families an opportunity to get involved with helping their child practice new skills at home and in the community. This 6 week session will allow children the time and familiarity to build confidence and friendships in a fun way.
Facilitated by Heather Josephson
Pre-registration is required due to limited class sizes.