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Wellness Skill-building Groups

Building Self-worth and Compassion Skills Group

The dictionary definition of self-worth is “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.”  Brain scan studies have shown that when people have higher self-worth, they are more resilient and experience rejection and failure as less painful than those with a low self-worth. Higher self-worth has also been shown to make us less vulnerable to anxiety by helping reducing cortisol levels. In this 4-week skills group, we will discuss the value of self-worth, what true self-worth looks like, how it can help us in our daily experiences, and practice specific tools to develop our own self-worth. This group will meet Wednesdays at 10am beginning on March 8th and will meet March 8, 15, 22, and 29. Register.

Emotional Regulation Skills Group

To be well isn’t to constantly live in a state of ease and happiness. It’s to be able to move fluidly through both enjoyable and adverse experiences back to a state of calm, where we feel grounded and safe. To do this, we need tangible skills to help us regulate the wide range of emotions that show up in our everyday lives. Emotions are a normal part of being human - we all have them. They impact what we think and how we behave, but too often we either minimize and push them away or we become flooded and overwhelmed by them. Instead, when we learn how to tune into and effectively regulate our emotions, we are better equipped to simply note them as useful data points in our circumstances - nothing more and nothing less – that can help us respond intentionally (not react). Increasing our ability to do just that gives us the skills and confidence to handle the inevitable ups and downs of life, ultimately leading to positive impacts on our sense of satisfaction at work, our relationships, and our overall well-being. This is a 4-week skills group that will meet Wednesdays at 12pm beginning March 15 and will meet March 15, 22, 29 and April 5. Register.

Expanding Your Window of Tolerance Skills Group

Working towards being well and forming healthy habits can be a challenge and often we do not know where to start or what resources are needed to help follow through with wellness planning.  Research in social science and psychology offers useful tools to overcome many of these unique struggles. This four-week group will be adapted based on the specific wellness needs of trainees. Participants will discuss the psychological concepts underlying these unique challenges, learn practical skills to help them better thrive, and have a chance to apply the skills to their personal lives. This is a 4-week skills group that will meet Tuesdays at 10am beginning March 21 and will meet March 21, 28, April 4 and April 11. Register

Optimizing Health Skills Group

The habits that comprise your days and weeks create your overall health. But, making changes to be healthier can feel overwhelming. This series will make healthy change simple by focusing on upgrading the behaviors you already do to include: breathing, sleeping, eating, and moving. This skill-based group will help you examine the science behind these core functional capacities and provide cutting-edge techniques to help turn off the stress response and create more energy, enhance productivity, foster understanding on the power of food and nutrition (not diets!) to enhance both mental and physical well-being, as well as, learn how to utilize movement to reverse the negative impact of sitting and improve mood and fitness. By making small shifts in the daily behaviors you already do, you can have a big impact on improving your health! This is a 4-week skills group that will meet Wednesdays at 1pm beginning March 22 and will meet March 22, 29, April 5 and April 12. Register.

Fostering Effective Communication Skills

Effective communication skills are at the core of interpersonal relationships both professionally and personally. Whether it be communicating with supervisors, mentors, colleagues or family, developing skills to effectively communicate your work, boundaries, expectations or feelings is pivotal in fostering healthy interactions and relationships. This skills group will offer tangible ways to promote active listening, increase understanding of how to discern non-verbal cues, strengthen interpersonal skills, and navigating anxiety relative to communicating. Additionally, this group will cover tools to help promote effective group communication. This is a 4-week course offered on Tuesdays at 10am beginning April 11 and will meet April 11, 18, 25 and May 2. Register.