Sep
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Vets Beyond the VA

THIS WORKSHOP LEAD BY KEVIN O'DONOGHUE LMHC AND KATE KALIN LMHC  IS THE BEGINNING OF A PILOT PROGRAM BEING DEVELOPED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH THE INTENTION AND GOAL OF:

• hearing and learning about current needs and stressors in the daily functioning of veterans

• what has worked for them in the past and more importsntly what has not worked

• establishing therapeutic treatment protocols that serve them individually as opposed to organizational or hospital therapeutic protocols

• creating programs based exclusively on the veteran’s feedback

• to better understand the veteran experience ad to establish channels to their communities

The structure of the group is an interactive meeting for 2 hours and is limited to 15 participants.  Each participant will be offered a $10.00 stipend for travel expenses and refreshments will be served.  We will conduct 4 separate  groups per month in order to accommodate participant’s schedules.  

In addition we are offering to qualifying veterans, and their families  an opportunity to participate in either a (6) six session process group with other veterans and/or family members or individual short term therapy also (6) sessions completely free of charge. 

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Sep
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Vets Beyond the VA

THIS WORKSHOP LEAD BY KEVIN O'DONOGHUE LMHC AND KATE KALIN LMHC  IS THE BEGINNING OF A PILOT PROGRAM BEING DEVELOPED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH THE INTENTION AND GOAL OF:

• hearing and learning about current needs and stressors in the daily functioning of veterans

• what has worked for them in the past and more importsntly what has not worked

• establishing therapeutic treatment protocols that serve them individually as opposed to organizational or hospital therapeutic protocols

• creating programs based exclusively on the veteran’s feedback

• to better understand the veteran experience ad to establish channels to their communities

The structure of the group is an interactive meeting for 2 hours and is limited to 15 participants.  Each participant will be offered a $10.00 stipend for travel expenses and refreshments will be served.  We will conduct 4 separate  groups per month in order to accommodate participant’s schedules.  

In addition we are offering to qualifying veterans, and their families  an opportunity to participate in either a (6) six session process group with other veterans and/or family members or individual short term therapy also (6) sessions completely free of charge. 

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Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Yoga and Mindfulness - Based Group Therapy

Participants will learn skills that enable them to reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen their ability to experience the present moment, make wise choices, take effective action and feel more in sync with themselves and others.  The group will begin with yogic breathing followed by a ten minute meditation. The next portion of the group will be for group members to process current struggles and provide feedback and support to one another. The final thirty minutes teaches yoga postures that will enable participants to feel more grounded, to become aware of stress-related tension and learn how to consciously relax effected areas, and techniques to discover and trust in their body's wisdom.  This is an on-going Tuesday evening group. Please contact Megan prior to coming to the group.  Megan@TranscendBehavioralHealth.com;  917-442-7592

 

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Sep
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

DBT Skills Group

This is a skills group geared towards those who may not feel they need "therapy", but would like to be more effective in their careers, feel more fulfilled in their lives or manage their own emotions in the context of a loved one who may be suffering from a mental illness.  The group will be structured like a class and participants will learn skills to help them become mindful, manage stress, regulate emotions and ultimately improve each area of their lives through a deeper self-understanding.  This group would also be suitable for mental health professionals interested in learning DBT skills in order to teach them to their clients.  This is an On-Going Tuesday Evening group. Please contact Megan before coming to the group.  Megan@TranscendBehavioralHealth.com;  917-442-7592

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Sep
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Vets Beyond the VA

THIS WORKSHOP LEAD BY KEVIN O'DONOGHUE LMHC AND KATE KALIN LMHC  IS THE BEGINNING OF A PILOT PROGRAM BEING DEVELOPED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WITH THE INTENTION AND GOAL OF:

• hearing and learning about current needs and stressors in the daily functioning of veterans

• what has worked for them in the past and more importsntly what has not worked

• establishing therapeutic treatment protocols that serve them individually as opposed to organizational or hospital therapeutic protocols

• creating programs based exclusively on the veteran’s feedback

• to better understand the veteran experience ad to establish channels to their communities

The structure of the group is an interactive meeting for 2 hours and is limited to 15 participants.  Each participant will be offered a $10.00 stipend for travel expenses and refreshments will be served.  We will conduct 4 separate  groups per month in order to accommodate participant’s schedules.  

In addition we are offering to qualifying veterans, and their families  an opportunity to participate in either a (6) six session process group with other veterans and/or family members or individual short term therapy also (6) sessions completely free of charge. 

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Apr
21
to Apr 23

Aboriginal Focusing - Complex Trauma Certification Course (Module 1)

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Taught from an Aboriginal-Indigenous perspective this advanced 21 day, seven module year long certification program uses Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy (AFOT) as a safe, compassionate, and effective method of working with clients who have experienced complex trauma. 

The AFOT Program emphasizes experience, knowledge, application and practice through classroom instruction and clinical practice. A variety of treatment modalities are woven throughout the modules, including experiential exercises, story-telling, ceremonial processes and land-based healing techniques.

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This seven module program invites psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, other practitioners, and students in the mental health professions who want to bring a body-based, experiential focus to their agency or practice.

This workshop also may be of interest to acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, massage therapists and other body practitioners who are interested in increasing their familiarity and knowledge base about trauma and the mind/body connection.

Lead Instructors: Shirley Turcotte, DaRa Williams, with Isabel Adon

For more information see our website: http://focusinginternational.org/trainings/afot-program-year-long-program/

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