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The Body Keeps The Score: A Self-Development Study Group
Join us for an enlightening and transformational study group experience, “The Body Keeps The Score: A Self-Development Study Group,” where we will explore the profound impact of trauma on our minds, bodies, and lives. This event is crafted with the purpose of nurturing growth, understanding the deep effects of trauma, and discovering the roadmap to healing and resilience.
March 14th- 6:30-8pm
March 21st- 6:30-8pm
March 28th- 6:30-8pm
April 4th- 6:30-8pm
Online via Google Meet
Target Audience: Our doors are open for Self-Development Enthusiasts, Trauma Survivors, and members of the Wellness Community who are on a quest for healing and personal expansion. We welcome healing professionals who desire to dig deeper into the mind-body connection alongside us.
Focus: Delving into the groundbreaking work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, as highlighted in his seminal book, The Body Keeps the Score, the study group will examine how traumatic experiences shape our existence. We will look closely at scientific insights revealing trauma’s ability to reform the body and brain, influencing individuals’ ability to experience joy, engage socially, exercise self-regulation, and build trust.
In the safe space of our group, practice the very techniques that activate the brain’s innate neuroplasticity—paving the way to recovery. Our sessions will cover a spectrum of innovative treatments, including neurofeedback, meditation, physical activities, and expressive therapies that hold the key to unlocking profound healing.
You need not read the book in it’s entirety to benefit from this group, though it can be a useful tool to supplement the conversation.
Facilitator: Andrea Adams is a Clinical Intern at Parasol Wellness Collaborative and has a Bachelor’s in English Literature, a master’s Certificate in Holistic Health from St. Catherine’s University, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselng at Adler University. She brings a passion for holistic health to her work, as well as a love of reading.
Endorsements: Deemed an essential read by experts and heralded as a New York Times best seller, this study group will leverage guidance from “The Body Keeps the Score” to empower participants in their healing journeys.
“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” – Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies
Participate in an experience that goes beyond the surface, offering not just insights but also practices that can be seamlessly woven into daily life. Forge connections with others on parallel paths and amplify your personal growth surrounded by support and community.
Take the Step: Ready to redefine your life narrative and cultivate a harmonious relationship with yourself? Connect with us and become part of a collective voyage toward wellness and vitality. Your story of resilience begins here.
\*This study group is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the counsel of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Join Our Prepare/Enrich Couples Group!
Building a stronger, more connected relationship is within reach. Join our comprehensive relationship class, crafted with love and expertise by trained marital counselors. Begin your joint adventure towards deeper understanding and love.
*There are many benefits for those who make the commitment to marriage and manage to maintain a successful relationship. Happily married couples tend to have better physical and emotional health, greater financial stability and increased wealth, more sexual satisfaction, and children that do better academically, relationally and emotionally than those of single or unhappily married couples (Waite & Gallagher, 2000; Antonovics & Town, 2004; Carlson, 2006). However, getting married is still very risky since the divorce rate continues to be high. The rate of divorce increases with the number of previous marriages.
Quality premarital preparation, like PREPARE/ENRICH, can reduce the risk of divorce and increase relationship skills and satisfaction. In a survey of 3,334 couples, premarital education programs were found to reduce divorce by 31% (Stanley, Amato, Johnson, & Markman, 2006). Participants with premarital education had higher marital satisfaction, higher commitment, and lower marital conflict.
Our unique group classes offer a dual advantage: the power of community learning and individualized, evidence-based assessments to tailor your experience from day one. Cultivate a relationship that thrives with every session.
Individualized Approach with Lasting Benefits
Before you even step foot in our classroom, we lay the groundwork for your growth. An in-depth assessment illuminates your relationship’s strengths and areas for development, guiding our counselors in customizing your learning path.
Master Essential Relationship Skills
Communication is the heart of every strong partnership. Explore modules rich with enlightened strategies for communication, problem-solving, and nurturing connections. We’re dedicated to providing tools for ongoing improvement, including a workbook and practical guides for weekly relationship check-ins, designing the perfect date night, etc.
Experience Transformation Together
Beyond the class, we invite you and your partner to a private couples integration session to consolidate your learning and set the tone for your future together. This session ensures your progress is more than just theory — it’s a living part of your relationship.
Enrichment Beyond the Classroom
We believe in the power of holistic well-being, which is why we offer the option to add on a couples yoga class in our serene studio. Celebrate your course completion by grounding your growth in shared mindfulness and relaxation.
A Foundation for a Lifetime of Growth
Whether you’re newly engaged or simply seeking enrichment in your long term relationship, this class is a commitment to each other’s happiness and a well-spring of shared joy.
Join us in this transformational experience. Your best relationship starts here.
Our group is led by Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Kendra Schuh and Clinical Trainee Andrea Adams. Prior to the first session, you’ll take an in depth marriage assessment that will guide your learning throughout the rest of the course. You’ll benefit from the expertise of trained couples counselors guiding conversation and growth over three 2 hour sessions (April 6, April 13, April 20- 2-4pm). The intimate group setting creates community and maximizes opportunity for learning. Please note that the assessment portion of this class requires an additional 35$ payment to Prepare/Enrich directly on their portal.
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Parenting with Love and Logic
Parenting is hard. We can help.
Parenting with Love and Logic is a program designed to give you the practical skills you need to:
- Stay calm when your kids do upsetting things
- Help your kids learn from mistakes so they don’t repeat them
- Set enforceable limits
- Raise kids who are family members, rather than dictators
- Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
- Avoid enabline and begin empowering
Your Thyroid and Your Mental Health
If you’ve ever wondered if your depression or anxiety has anything to do with your thyroid condition, look no further than The Thyroid & Depression Connection workshop. This talk will touch on everything with regard to your symptoms and how they really are connected. You will learn how eating real, whole foods can help your symptoms greatly and also how depression is made worse when we have nutrient deficiencies. You’ll also learn how you can alleviate many, if not all, symptoms by taking charge of your health and rethinking your nutritional habits, your thyroid condition and your depression. You will soon see how all of these are connected and can be made better!
Nutrition for Healthy Gut
Eating for gut health is important for your overall health. In this class, you’ll learn the basics of getting your gut health on track to improve other areas of your health including depression, anxiety and hormone balance. This class would be beneficial for people whether diagnosed with a condition or not. Correcting gut health can sometimes take time but knowing what it takes to optimize health in the gut is the place to start.
If you struggle to know the right way to feed your kids, this class will help you understand the role of nutrients to support optimal growth and development for children’s health. You’ll also learn what to avoid when feeding your child and how to deal with picky eaters. Come to this class to learn how to set an example and give your kids the gift of healthy habits now and as they grow and mature.
Nutrition for Anxiety and Depression
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of how our bodies respond to stress and the impact that diet can have on your ability to do so. Your diet’s role in maintaining good mental health will be discussed as well. You will learn that what you eat can reduce depression and anxiety while managing stress!
Eating Closer to the Ground: Holistic Nutrition for Whole Body Wellness
The Art of Reflection: An Artistic Journaling Workshop
The art-based workshop is designed for women who are looking for a fun and supportive environment to explore, express, and create while building connections. You don’t have to be an artist to unleash your creativity!
The intention of this art journaling retreat is to create a visual and nurture reflection. Art journaling can increase self-expression, gain and enhance self-awareness and self-discovery, encourage experimentation with various art materials, practice following your intuition, and expand your comfort zone while promoting a rejuvenating and relaxing experience.
Class fee includes all materials- just bring yourself and your imagination!
Nutrition for ADHD
The goal of this class is to help those who struggle with ADD/ADHD understand the role of nutrition in that condition. We will discuss some common underlying, root causes for many of the symptoms associated with this diagnosis. Together we will create a meal plan template so that you can start to feel better now using nutrition to feed and fuel your body and help to diminish symptoms.
Back to Nutrition Basics
In this class, you will learn what macronutrients are and why we need to eat them in balance, how maintaining blood sugar balance is important for our overall health regardless of a diabetic diagnosis, and why eating according to the latest craze or food rules is not always the healthier way to go. We’ll also learn about the role of food politics behind “universal” dietary recommendations. This is for everyone even if you think you know how to eat healthy!