Groups Currently Forming Fall 2017

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Short-Term Childhood Trauma/Dysfunctional Family Group

      This six month trauma model address intimacy, self stabilization from triggers, education, and core beliefs. The group is ideal for those who are struggling with; relationships, negative coping strategies, depression/anxiety, and negative outlook. Primary focus is on the family system of origin during childhood through inner child awareness work. The group will be exploring in a deep way how childhood is effecting our present lives. Trauma work within a community of equals is extremely nourishing, powerful and effective.

      The group will cover: genogram, brief intimacy work, intimacy tools, deeper than self talk tools, relaxation, psycho-education on trauma and the brain, self care and resources. The group is focused on looking deeply at the family system to explore how early dynamics relate to present problems and stuck places.

Clients who are drawn this group work experience:

Problems of Intimacy
Depression/Anxiety
Negative Coping Strategies
Negative Core Beliefs & Reactions
Isolation/Avoidance
Co-Dependency/Attachment

     The group will be comprised of 6-8 adults who are functioning on the outside but are stuck and open to exploring/wanting something greater.

This group is an excellent resource for those who grew up with: alcoholic, co dependent, shut down, angry, neglectful, emotionally vacant, narcissistic/self centered, reactive, rigid, depressed parents or experienced abuse from outside the family system.

A free 50 minute in person, phone or skype-based consultation is done before admission to the group to make sure group is for you.

Details- Next session is forming for Fall  2017 – $60 per session. Exact day/time TBD.

617 767 8281

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HEALTH PARENTING GROUP

Healthy Parenting Group

The group is for parents who are struggling with their emotions and feelings regarding their parenting in context to their own childhood.

Parents who grow up in dysfunction have great difficulty knowing what is normal and healthy or if their parenting and reactions are right sized.

Example: if you grew up in a family that repressed emotions, there will most likely be a stuck place in your current parenting around the expression of feelings and or helping with your child’s feelings (too much/too little). 

If you have excessive fear, sadness , anxiety, guild beyond appropriate parenting guild, find your self triggered by your kids or situations, find yourself avoiding certain issues, this is a great resource to help reclaim right sized emotions and joy regarding family life.

Some examples of what this results oriented group addresses:

*Managing conflict.

*Good enough parenting.

*Managing reactions and feelings.

*Exploring each parent’s family of origin and what was modeled.

*Healthy v. Unhealthy psycho-education.

*Specific parenting tools.

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Couple’s Group

      Continuing in the model of childhood trauma and family dysfunction work. The couple’s group is comprised of 4 couples who want to experience deeper intimacy and shifts in stuck places & conflict with their partners. It is within the partner relationship that I believe 90% of our unresolved trauma shows itself. Doing the inner child and intimacy work within a partnership is extremely powerful where relationships that can often feel doomed have the opportunity to thrive.

– Education regarding intimacy and how conflict resolution returns us to the heart space.

-Conflict in each person’s family of origin will be explored via genogram work.

-Each couple learns how to use a specific conflict resolution tool and see other couples do the same.

     Examples of intimacy/conflict problems: one partner shuts down in conflict, one overwhelms the other in conflict, unrealistic expectations, unfair criticism, long standing wounds, trust issues, co dependency, silent treatments, control issues, avoidance of conflict, avoidance of anger, boundary problems, intrusive family issues, loyalty problems, coldness, resentments, avoidance of intimacy, communication problems and parenting strife.

A free 50 minute in person, phone or skype-based consultation is done before admission to the group to make sure group is for you.

Details- Forming for Fall/Winter 2018. $60 per session, per person.

617 767 8281

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Men’s Group

       This group consists of 6-8 men who struggle with relationships: (Starting relationships, balance between family life and work life, finding a life partner, parenting or co-parenting, defining themselves in masculinity, problems of intimacy (sexual or non), lack of connection to themselves or others, problems of assertion (too little/too much) negative coping strategies, and conflict resolution. This is an open- ended group exploring current relationship problems and stuck places in context of the family system of origin and dysfunction. Treatment will include:

-Defining and reclaiming positive masculinity and healthy beliefs about relationships.
-Creating new belief systems of self and others.
-Trouble Shooting old/new family dynamics.
-Rediscovering/reinventing personal values.
-Working with Denial and the Family Story.
-28-day programs for changing defeating habits/behaviors and belief systems.

A free 50 minute in person, phone or skype-based consultation is done before admission to the group to make sure group is for you.

Details- Next session is forming for Fall/Winter 2017/2018 – $60 per session. Exact day/time TBD.

617 767 8281

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Finding A Loving Partner Group

       This group consists of 6-8 men and women who struggle in dating and in finding a soul mate. It is ideal for those who find themselves in a consistent stuck place regarding intimacy and or a marked pattern of poor choices.

 Interpersonal exploration and growth regarding the ongoing struggle to find a love connection.

Healthy dating, defining negative patterns and beliefs, setting intentions. What to look for in a partner.

Looking at the family system of origin and see/challenge what was modeled as well as approaching the path from a heal first goal.

A free 50 minute in person, phone or skype-based consultation is done before admission to the group to make sure group is for you.

Details- Next session is forming for Fall/Winter 2017/2018 – $60 per session. Exact day/time TBD.

617 767 8281

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Long Term PTSD & Childhood Trauma Group

      The Healing from Childhood Trauma group is an interactive and supportive healing environment for individuals who are struggling with relationships, coping mechanisms, well being, reactions, and negative beliefs. It is traditionally comprised of four men and four women who are doing well in many parts of their lives but finding themselves stuck in others due to childhood trauma and dysfunctional family dynamics. Ideally it is composed of members who have either completed groups in the past or have done significant trauma work in individual therapy but are experiencing stuckness and patterns.

Genogram
Intimacy Work
Working Through Triggers
Experiential Work
Trauma Processing
Dialoging Workshops
Behavioral Programs for Lasting Change

A free 50 minute in person, phone or skype-based consultation is done before admission to the group to make sure group is for you.

The group is an excellent resource for those who grew up with: alcoholic, co dependent, shut down, angry, neglectful, emotionally vacant, narcissistic/self centered, reactive, rigid, depressed parents or experienced abuse from outside the family system.

Details- Next session is forming for Spring 2018 – $60 per session. Exact day/time TBD.

617 767 8281