Young Professionals Autism Spectrum Disorders Support Group

 

What is a support group? A support group is a group of people with common experiences or life challenges who come together to provide one another with support, encouragement, learning opportunities, guidance, safety, and a sense of belonging.

 

What will we talk about? Navigating work environments and social environments while struggling to communicate in effective ways can leave a person feeling quite frustrated. Struggling to develop fulfilling connections to others can lead to feeling isolated, disconnected, and alone. This group will support working professionals who struggle to have fulfilling interactions in their work and social lives. Members will discuss daily life challenges with relation to ASD symptoms and learn new and effective communication styles and ways to improve interpersonal effectiveness and relatability. 

 

What can I expect? As a result of participating in this group, members may experience a deeper sense of belonging and overall deeper connection to themselves and others. While some skills may be taught, this is not a skills group. This is a social support group where members will learn skills, yet also learn how to support one another in a safe and compassionate way. 

 

Where: Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc. at 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1301, Chicago, IL, 60604


When: Monday evenings


Time7:30pm to 8:30pm


Cost: BCBS PPO/Choice Plans and Aetna plans accepted for this group or $40 self-pay rate per group.


Facilitated byJillian Poteshman, LPCFor more information please send an

email to: jillian@mindfulpathbhw.com or call our intake line at 312-884-1164

Working Moms Support Group

 

What is a Support Group? A support group is a group of people with common experiences or life challenges who come together to provide one another with support, encouragement, learning opportunities, guidance, safety and a sense of belonging.

 

What Will We Talk About? Becoming a mom often changes your sense of self and ways you relate to others. Working moms have unique challenges that make parenting a more complex endeavor. Group members will come together in a safe, non-judgemental place to share any and all aspects of their parenting experience, especially in relation to issues that may often not be talked about in fear of judgement or scrutiny from others. This group will offer a unique space for working moms to become more grounded in who they are by becoming more compassionate towards themselves and others.

 

What Can I Expect? Group members can expect to come together weekly in a sacred space designed just for them to connect with other working moms who may experience similar struggles and triumphs. This group will not be focused on tips or advice giving, but rather on creating a safe space to share and process the complexities of being a working mom in today's world.

 

Where: Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc. at 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1301, Chicago, IL, 60604

 

When: Tuesday evenings

 

Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm

 

Cost: BCBS PPO/Choice Plans, United, and Aetna plans accepted for this group or

$50 self-pay per group.

 

Facilitated byJessica Weisbach, LCSW. Please email jessicaw@mindfulpathbhw.com or call our intake line at 312-884-1164

Surviving and Thriving: A group for female-identified individuals affected by sexual violence**

 

What is a support group? A support group is a group of people with common experiences or life challenges who come together to provide one another with support, encouragement, learning opportunities, guidance, safety, and a sense of belonging.

 

What will we talk about? The effects of trauma can last many seasons after the events have occured. It can often be difficult to find other people who can both relate to these experiences and and provide a non-judgemental, compassionate, supportive ear. Together we will discuss how to thrive in a world where the effects of sexual violence impact daily life. This group is open to female-identified individuals who have experienced this type of trauma at some point in life and wish to continue discussing the impacts of it on their lives today. 

 

What can I expect?

This group will support members in moving towards fully living a life that can both acknowledge and heal the past while creating a vital and fulfilling present and future. The hope is that members will support one another in releasing the shame and guilt that is binding by learning tools to build healthy intimacy and connection with others. This group is appropriate for those who been involved in or are currently in individual therapy to address these experiences.

 

Where: Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc. at 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1301, Chicago, IL, 60604

 

When: Tuesday evenings

 

Time: 7:45pm to 9pm

 

Cost: BCBS PPO/Choice Plans, United, and Aetna plans accepted for this group or

$50 self-pay per group.

 

Facilitated by: Jessica Weisbach, LCSW. Please email jessicaw@mindfulpathbhw.com or call our intake line at 312-884-1164

 

**Group therapy is meant to be used as an adjunct to individual therapy. Your group leader is happy to consult with your indivdiual therapist at any time. 

Women’s Psychodynamic Process Group

 

What is a process group? A process is “a set of activities that interact to produce a result”. In relationships, we engage in a multitude of emotional and behavioral processes with an intended or hoped for outcome. At times we are aware of these processes and at other times, they operate like an undercurrent; hidden and outside of our conscious awareness. A process group offers a therapeutic space to explore these relational patterns and gain insight into the self. In a process group, the group as a whole and its processes are intentionally utilized as a mechanism of insight and change by developing, exploring, and examining interpersonal relationships within the group.

 

What will we talk about? This process group is an “open” process group, meaning there is no particular subject matter that members are required to focus on; instead group members are invited to bring in any struggle, concern, or life circumstance of importance to them. As a process group, the emphasis is placed on the relationships among members in addition to the content of discussion. This group is open to all. 

 

What can I expect? Group members can expect to dialogue with peers and hear how others approach similar and different life matters. As members explore different issues, they can expect to develop and deepen their awareness of repeating patterns (emotional, behavioral, and relational) in their own life and discover meaningful pathways toward change.  

 

Where: Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc. at 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1301, Chicago, IL, 60604

 

When: Wednesday evenings


Time7:30pm - 8:30pm


Cost: BCBS PPO/Choice Plans accepted for this group or $40 self-pay rate per group.  Long-term commitment is neccesary.


Facilitated byJessica Lewis, Psy.D. For more information please send an email to: jessical@mindfulpathbhw.com or call our intake line at 312-884-1164

Co-ed Psychodynamic Process Group

 

What is a process group? A process is “a set of activities that interact to produce a result." In relationships, we engage in a multitude of emotional and behavioral processes with an intended or hoped for outcome. At times we are aware of these processes and at other times, they operate like an undercurrent; hidden and outside of our conscious awareness. A process group offers a therapeutic space to explore these relational patterns and gain insight into the self. In a process group, the group as a whole and its processes are intentionally utilized as a mechanism of insight and change by developing, exploring, and examining interpersonal relationships within the group.

 

What will we talk about? This co-ed group is an “open” process group, meaning there is no particular subject matter that members are required to focus on; instead group members are invited to bring in any struggle, concern, or life circumstance of importance to them. As a process group, the emphasis is placed on the relationships among members in addition to the content of discussion. 

 

What can I expect? Group members can expect to dialogue with peers and hear how others approach similar and different life matters. As members explore different issues, they can expect to develop and deepen their awareness of repeating patterns (emotional, behavioral, and relational) in their own life and discover meaningful pathways toward change. 

 

Where: Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc. at 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1301, Chicago, IL, 60604


When: Saturdays


Time1:15pm to 2:15pm


CostBCBS PPO/Choice Plans accepted for this group or $40 self-pay rate per group.  Long-term commitment is neccesary.


Facilitated byJessica Lewis, Psy.D. For more information please send an

email to: jessical@mindfulpathbhw.com or call our intake line at 312-884-1164

Vipassana Meditation Group: Guided Learning in the Process of Mindfulness

 
Vipassana Meditation is a mindfulness meditation that teaches us how to develop insight (awareness) into the conditioned habit patterns of the mind that cause suffering. Vipassana means, “to see things as they really are”. As such, in Vipassana we learn to witness reality, not as we wish it to be, but simply as it is. Mindfulness is not an effort to achieve anything, but merely a state of noticing what is. In Vipassana Meditation, we begin to notice how the mind is influencing the body and how the body is influencing the mind; and with this we develop insight into habit patterns of the mind at the root level, which is constantly in contact with body and body sensations. As we begin to experience the connection between mind and body, we can then begin de-conditioning compulsive and fixed habit patterns of the mind that often block our ability to perceive, act, and live with intention Vipassana Meditation is a Buddhist meditation, however it is taught as nonsectarian, nonreligious and promoted as a practical method of meditation for any person of any culture, ethnicity, religion, or other orientation.
 
Vipassana Meditation:
 
• Introduction to theory of mindfulness
• Gentle movement as a way of orienting to the body & preparing for seated meditation
• Guided mindfulness practice, which includes development of concentrative & awareness   
   based skills
• Introduction to compassion meditation practice
• Discussion time for questions & processing meditation experience
• Support integrating mindfulness practice in daily life
• Skills to support coping with:
o Distressing thoughts, emotions, & or sensory experiences
o Mood dysregulation
o Impulsivity
o Concentration difficulties
• Skills to develop:
o Increased emotional awareness
o Compassion for self and others

 

Where: Mindful Path Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc. at 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1301, Chicago, IL, 60604


When: Saturday April 6- Saturday, June 22, 2019

 

Time: Saturdays from Noon to 1pm or 2:30pm to 3:30pm

 

CostDonation Based: Pay what you can. 12-Week commitment is appreciated.


Facilitated byJessica Lewis, Psy.D. For more information please send an

email to: jessical@mindfulpathbhw.com or call our intake line at 312-884-1164

"The point is that our true nature is not some ideal that we have to live up to. It's who we are right now, and that's what we can make friends with and celebrate."

~Pema Chodron

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