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Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice and Skills Group

Struggling with stress? Find yourself being judgemental and critiquing everything, including yourself? Don't know who you are? Don't know how to relax? Well, this mindfulness meditation group may be just right for you.

Mindfulness is about being completely present and savoring the moment or situation for exactly what it is, being present without judgement. Meditation is the act of going inside one's self, contemplating, and becoming aware. Combining these two, mindfulness meditation teaches one to utilize the mind to go inside and notice experiences, emotions, and be, just as we are, with no judgement or preconceptions.

Meditation and mindfulness have many benefits including decreasing heart rate and blood pressure, increasing stress tolerance, lowers emotional reactivity, increases well-being, and increases self-awareness and insight.

Shanty has developed this guided mindfulness and meditation group to help clients develop a stronger self-identity, improve self-esteem, become more grounded and focused, and more effective in managing life. The hundreds of clients that have experienced this group have stated emphatically that it is one of the most helpful therapies they have ever received. The residential clients would ask for these sessions multiple times per week. They said Shanty has the perfect calm voice for this and that she can transport you within yourself in a way that no one else ever has.

This group is a major sense of pride for Shanty and she believes everyone and anyone can benefit from this group, whether you are an avid mindfulness and meditation expert or have never tried before, or even if you have tried and not been successful or found visualizations difficult to attend to. And what better time to start than now. You can't get much more present than that.

So, let's get Zen and reflective together!

Call us at (517) 221-9522 to schedule an appointment

Topics of Focus

These are closed groups that will follow a specific curriculum.

The first week clients will learn about meditation and mindfulness. In the weeks that follow, we provide guided meditation and cover the following:

* Grounding and Centering

* Body Scanning and Check-in

* Self-Identity and Self-Awareness

* Stress Management

* Relaxation

* Thought Observation

* Non Judgement

* Developing Attention

...and more...

How it Works

All clients must complete an initial (90 min) intake session to sign consents and releases, learn about the group and rules, be evaluated, and determine therapeutic fit.

Meditation groups meet for one hour weekly to learn about (and practice) mindfulness and meditation. The group is small  (5-10) so that each individual can get hands on instruction as needed.

Individual sessions must be conducted once monthly to develop an action plan and track progress.

Meditation costs are $50/group session.

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