In the dynamic context of group interactions, participants have the opportunity to connect with others and share meaningful, life-changing experiences in a safe milieu.
Our supportive, nurturing, highly interactive weekly meetings offer group members opportunities to develop self-understanding, learn how to manage challenges in life with less emotional reactivity and to cultivate mindful awareness of themselves and others as they discuss a range of topics, including self esteem, peer pressure, identity, short- and long-term goals, motivation and direction, and relationships with family and friends.
Our groups help participants collaboratively identify and articulate their own personal search for meaning in their lives: where they find it and how they actualize it. Members also come to understand non-verbal, “somatic narratives”, illuminated through an exploration of our posture, gestures, movement patterns, stance, etc.
These non-verbal, often implicit cues offer members a lens upon which they can understand and explore ongoing issues concerning interpersonal interchanges at home, school or at work, and address topics of accountability, responsibility, anxiety and decision making. In addition, developing tools for enhanced communication with friends and family members and exploring strategies for the coming years helps participants begin the process of shaping their lives themselves.
Adult and parenting groups expand upon these themes, exploring the multi-layered dynamics of creating passionate meaningful interchanges within relationships, and using tools of interpersonal neurobiology to develop effective strategies fostering self-regulation, insight, communication and conflict resolution.
Through the deepening experience of the group process, participants will develop self understanding as they discuss a range of topics, including self-esteem, identity formation, short and long term goals, motivation and direction, and relationships with family and friends. In the dynamic context of group interactions, members are motivated to identify
and articulate their own personal search for meaning in their lives -where they find it and how they actualize it. Group members have the opportunity to explore ongoing issues concerning school, work, and parent-child interactions and address topics of accountability, honesty, and responsibility, while developing tools for communication with friends and family members. Exploring strategies for stress reduction and introducing concepts of mindfulness, somatic and sensorimotor awareness helps participants develop resilience as they search for meaning in their lives.
A process group for teens in grades 10-12 who identify as GLBTQ. All genders welcome. Co-facilitated by Erika Ober, MFT and Rabbi Dr. Arielle Hanien, PsyD, SEP.
Process group for girls in grades 10-12. Co-facilitated by Erika Ober, MA, MFT and Lauren Carrington, MSW.
Process group for students of all genders in grades ____. Co-facilitated by Alexander King, MSW and Eden Comess-Daniels, MSW.
Process group for students of all genders in grades 11-12. Facilitated by Justina Taban, MSW.
Stay tuned for new parenting groups