Mind-Body Skills Groups
A powerful, effective combination of research-based healing therapies to help you deal with life changes, stress, and illness in an intimate and supportive group setting.
Trauma can be overwhelming and cause significant physical, mental and emotional distress. If left untreated, symptoms of PTSD can lead to cognitive impairment, chronic pain, relationship issues, and an inability to function in daily life. At times, trauma can also be a catalyst for a psychological and spiritual crisis, which often leads to transformation. In shattering all our beliefs and ideas, our bodily integrity, the structures which defined and anchored us, trauma can create the space for a new identity and growth to a more integrated self.
At Aslan, you have access to Mind-Body Skills Groups (MBSG), facilitated by a trained and certified practitioner. MBSG address both the origins and consequences of trauma integrating what has been repressed and providing practical tools to deal with the psychological and physiological impacts of trauma. Participants in these groups have experienced significant decreases in feelings anger, confusion, symptoms of depression, fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks and chronic pain.
MBSG is an approach that is effective for the following reasons:
• It is non-stigmatizing and educational
• Provides a safe space, and welcomes discussion of trauma, yet does not require it
• Empowers participants by offering practical tools
• Invites expression of vulnerability, but also focuses on personal strengths
• Uses active techniques to work with the body as well as the mind
• Engages and promotes strong group support
Mind-Body Skills Groups, by helping us to become aware of the judgments we have about others, may help the brain to heal, transform our perceptions of one another, and promote social support and bonding.
Whether you’re struggling with PTSD, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or terminal illness, MBSG will help decrease your symptoms.
Mind-Body Group Participants Have Experienced:
• A decrease in depression and anxiety — a heightened sense of well being and engagement in life.
• Better coping skills — learning a dependable range of useful tools for managing pain, chronic illness, stress, anxiety and depression.
• Fewer physical symptoms of illness — less pain, less fatigue, and more energy.
• Enhanced immune system functioning to help the body mobilize itself against illness.
• Greater self-awareness and positive perceptions about their own lives — making it easier to handle stress and illness.