One of the most impor­tant ele­ments of self-compassion is the recog­ni­tion of our shared human­i­ty.” —Kristen Neff

I offer groups because I am always amazed at how the group expe­ri­ence can enable indi­vid­u­als to grow and heal togeth­er in a sup­port­ive set­ting. When we are going through a dif­fi­cult time, we often feel inad­e­quate and iso­lat­ed, and we don’t reach out. I love facil­i­tat­ing these groups because I have seen the incred­i­ble heal­ing pow­er of peo­ple com­ing togeth­er with a com­mon inten­tion of being kinder to our­selves and devel­op­ing the inner resources to move through life in a more con­nect­ed way. The bond­ing and sense of belong­ing that come from expe­ri­enc­ing our com­mon human­i­ty — in oth­er words, our imper­fec­tions and strug­gles — is a pow­er­ful anti­dote to feel­ings of lone­li­ness and dif­fer­ence. It helps us accept and feel com­pas­sion for both our­selves and others.

Mindful Transitions Group

Seagulls Winging over the Ocean at SunsetLimited to eight par­tic­i­pants, this psy­choe­d­u­ca­tion­al sup­port group is designed for peo­ple in tran­si­tion who want to devel­op the tools need­ed to deep­en their sense of pres­ence and abil­i­ty to cre­ate lov­ing relationships.
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Cultivating Self-Compassion Group

Ripples on a LakeIt does­n’t take much to be self-critical. When we’re feel­ing anx­ious, depressed, angry, or hurt, it’s prob­a­bly because we aren’t lik­ing our­selves at that moment. Self-compassion is an anti­dote to much of the anx­i­ety we experience.
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