This eight-week educational and experiential group for adults utilizes meditation, journaling, breathing, movement, drawing, and other activities to decrease stress, reduce the effects of trauma and improve overall health and well-being. Participants will also learn how stress and trauma affect both mental and physical functioning. The skills that will be learned and practiced are grounded in scientific research and successful utilization world-wide.
Participants will gather in small, closed groups (seven to nine people) . The small group setting will promote deeper sharing and a more supportive atmosphere. Sessions last for two hours and occur once per week. Each meeting will build on the previous session, with new skills being added each week.
Welcome, Guidelines, Introductions, Overview of Mind-Body Medicine; Drawing Activity
Biological Underpinnings of Mind-Body Medicine; Biofeedback and Autogenics (self-regulation of body systems) Activities
Breathing and Movement; Movement Activities
Mediation and Nutrition; Self-Awareness Activities
Guided Imagery and Visualization; Imagery Activities
Genograms (a portrait that clarifies family patterns and messages); Genogram Activity
Genograms; Continuation of Group 6
Closing of Group; Drawing Activity and Acknowledging the Time Spent Together
If you are interested in participating in the Dove Center’s Mind-Body Skills Group, please contact Victoria Thomas or Kristiann Germain by calling (301) 334-6255 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes may begin in October 2020.
The Mind-Body Skills Group utilizes materials from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) and Dr. James Gordon, CMBM founder. For additional information about CMBM, please visit their website at www.cmbm.org.