The Mind-Body Skills Group model was created by Dr. James Gordon, founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (www.cmbm.org). Mind-Body Skills Groups are now offered across the US in a variety of settings, as well as internationally. Mind-Body Skills Groups offer a combination of research based healing therapies to help participants deal with life changes, stress and illness. They incorporate some of the most effective and accessible stress reduction ‘tools’ available. Mind-Body Skills Groups are highly experiential and integrate techniques such as Meditation, Guided Imagery, Autogenic Training (self-hypnosis), Breath Work, Movement, Journaling and Drawing. The small group size (7-9 participants) allows for a deeper level of connection, sharing and support. Groups meet for 8 to 12 , 2 hour sessions on a regular basis. Participants have the opportunity to practice mind-body skills between sessions and share experiences with other group members. The Mind-Body Skills Group model recognizes and embraces individual differences: participants are given an opportunity to explore a variety of methods, and to take the time to listen inwardly to learn more about their own needs. Anyone can benefit from joining including people who already practice some mind-body skills. Groups are comprised of adults of all ages and backgrounds The common theme is the desire to seek support and develop internal resources to make changes- whether to decrease stress, pain or anxiety, enhance health and well-being or find clarity about important life decisions.
For more information, or to inquire about joining a group contact Keren Vishny at firstname.lastname@example.org
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