During the training you will participate in eight Mind-Body Skills Groups. In each group you will learn one or two mind-body techniques (such as meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, working with drawings, breathing, movement, etc). The group combines the didactic learning, experiential learning, practice and group support. This is not a therapy group! However, we find that sharing and connecting with others creates a wonderful learning environment, helping each individual become more self-aware and more engaged in their own self-care.
You will never be forced to share beyond your comfort level; but in order to share the techniques with your patients and clients, you need to experience them first hand and “walk the talk”. Each group has ten participants and one faculty member, and the group stays together throughout the program, learning together and often becoming friends for years to come. A majority of participants list the small group in post-program evaluations as their favorite part of the program! And understandably– this is the part that supports your own healing and self-care, and eventually that of your family, patients and clients.