Our Online Mind-Body Skills Groups are educational, supportive groups built upon developing self-care skills.
Mind-Body Skills Groups have been developed over the last 30 years according to a model created by our Founder and Executive Director, James S. Gordon, MD, and the Faculty and Staff of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Highly experiential and integrative techniques–such as meditation, guided imagery, autogenic training, breath work, movement, self expression and other approaches–are taught in a supportive environment.
An online Mind-Body Skills Group is grounded in self-reflection. Sharing and connecting with others creates a wonderful learning and growth environment that supports individual and collective well-being. Mind-Body Skills Groups support being witness to your own as well as other’s emotions and experiences.
Groups emphasize a sense of community. They are small, with 8-10 people and meet on a set day and time for 8 sessions (usually weekly), with each group lasting 2-hours. This format provides an opportunity to begin to integrate the mind-body skills into your life, in a real and practical way, with the support of the group to help you work through any difficulties along the way.
This is not a webinar nor an open or drop-in group. This is not a therapy group! Instead this is a highly-supportive educational group with a facilitator who is also an equal participant in the group.
Are there other requirements to register?
Please bring a commitment to participate in all 8 online group sessions, and a desire to connect with, relate to, and understand others and their unique experience, equal to your own.
What will you learn?
The evidence-based skills that you will learn have been documented to help lower levels of stress, improve mood, enhance resiliency and optimism, and help prevent chronic health conditions.
To promote relaxed, moment-to-moment awareness with several kinds of meditation: concentrative, mindful, and expressive.
To mobilize your imagination, improve physiological functioning, and solve previously insoluble problems with guided imagery.
To develop control over autonomic system functioning, reduce stress, and bring your mind and body into harmony.