EXPERIENTIAL GROUPS

BIWEEKLY EXPERIENTIAL GROUP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews

DESCRIPTION
An on-going, two-hour group which includes psycho-dramtic processes, experiential group work, relevant teachings and process group work. A six-month commitment is required.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Group is currently forming and is scheduled to begin the Fall. It will meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

COST/FEE
$150 for two meetings a month (which holds your spot, even if you miss a meeting). Fees are to be paid in full at the first meeting each month. 10% discount is available for those who want to pay in full for the entire 6 months.

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

FED® WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP
(FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THOSE WITH EATING DISORDERS)

PRESENTER
Ephrat Lipton, LCSW and Anne Moore, PsyD

DESCRIPTION
COME LEARN:
What is an eating disorder and what makes people prone to them? How to tell the difference between dieting/disordered eating/preoccupation with body image vs. more serious issues. How to address concerns about eating disorders with your loved one. How to more effectively communicate about the disordered behavior. What is the difference between support and enabling? What to say and do/what not to say and do when supporting someone with an eating disorder. How to set appropriate boundaries. How do I stay sane and healthy when a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder? How/when to get help...next steps. How to find additional resources in the community.

WHAT IS FED?
FED (Friends and Family of those with Eating Disorders) is a support group designed to provide education, resources, and emotional support to those in relationships with people diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of anorexia, bulimia, and/or binge eating. The group is appropriate for loved ones and support people of those at any stage of an eating disorder... even if there are only early warning signs. Two seasoned clinicians and eating disorder program directors with over 20 years of experience in this specialty facilitate this FREE community support group.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Fridays at 12:30 PM

COST/FEE
FREE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Please call before attending (and/or to ask any questions):
Ephrat L. Lipton (404) 202-0932 or Dr. Anne Moore (404) 277-7992

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INTENSIVE EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY WEEKEND RETREAT

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews and Pat Stogner

DESCRIPTION
This yearly intensive weekend is held in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. The weekend includes daily guided meditatitons, teachings, psychodrama,, breathwork and other experiential processes. This program is appropriate for those in therapy , as well as those just starting their personal growth journey.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
September 14-17, 2017 starting at 1:00 Thursday and ending at 5:00 Sunday.

COST/FEE
Please contact Beverly Matthews for cost of weekend.

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION

PRESENTER
Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW and Amy Stern, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Mindful Self-Compassion provides a powerful tool for emotional resilience. This empirically supported program teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding as opposed to judgement and self-criticism.

This 8-week course includes: short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. MSC participants are asked to practice mindfulness and self-compassion at home for up to 30 minutes per day during the course.

All are welcome: This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Thursdays 10a-12:30p (first class 10a-1p)
October 26th through December 21st ( no class November 23rd)
1/2 day retreat Sunday December 3rd. 1p-5p

COST/FEE
$525 (a limited number of scholarships are available)

VISIT
hhe-therapy.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Hannah Hawkins-Esther LCSW at 770-595-7465 or hannah@hhe-therapy.com or amysternwh@yahoo.com

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NOURISH - A MONTHLY THERAPEUTIC MEAL SUPPORT GROUP FOCUSING ON MINDFUL, SELF-COMPASSIONATE & INTUITIVE EATING

PRESENTER
Hannah Sabella, MS, RD, LD & Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
What is food to you?... comforting? threatening? frustrating? boring?

Discover mindful eating – the practice of being present with your food while processing the emotional response in the presence of a supportive community. Whether in recovery from an eating disorder, working through food traumas, or improving your physical well-being, this group can help to guide your food choices and challenge automatic judgments on foods. Hannah Sabella, a Registered Dietitian, will provide education and support on choosing foods for mood stabilization and improvement, physical well-being, and dietary exposure work using mindful and intentional eating practices, in addition to therapeutic processing led by Hannah Hawkins-Esther, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In this way, we can explore how our physical and emotional selves are nourished by food.

This monthly meal group is centered on young adult recovery and wellness, and will focus on therapeutic techniques to alleviate anxiety, depression, and shame surrounding food and eating. Group members must be willing to participate in a meal, with guidance from an RD and Psychotherapist on meal appropriateness.

Benefits of Nourish at Atlanta Center for Wellness:

  • Provides a recovery community in a safe environment, with feedback and support from a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Decreases anxiety around eating fear foods, eating socially, and eating out in restaurants
  • Alleviates anxiety, depression, and shame associated with food and eating
  • Challenges disordered eating rules & rituals
  • Increases mindful eating and listening to one's body
  • Supports meal plan accountability

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Nourish dinner is held from 6-7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Conference Room at Atlanta Center for Wellness

COST/FEE
$90 for this 90 minute group includes therapeutic support and dietary guidance through Mindful Eating. Each participant must bring a well balanced meal to the group.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Please contact Hannah Hawkins-Esther at (770) 595-4510 or hannah@hhe-therapy.com if you are interested in this group for specific information. Pre-registration and screening is required.

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ONGOING EXPERIENTIAL AND PSYCHODRAMA GROUP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews

DESCRIPTION
Psychodrama and Experiential Processes are specifically designed to get you out of your head and into your body, allowing you to explore the subconscious roots of the issues and early childhood decisions that hold you back in life. Whether you participate in your or other's psychodramas, or even just observe the work of others, you will gain insight, clarity and the tools to help you move through your blocks to a happier, more fulfilling life.

This popular ongoing therapy group is filled with two hours of experiential group work, psychodramas and relevant teachings on topics such as codependency, communication skills, empowerment, manifestation techniques , and emotional management. It is a very safe and supportive environment for you to find the acceptance and support you need to be able to work through trauma and life issues in a fun, interesting way.

A six-month commitment is required. Group is currently forming and is scheduled to begin October 3.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
1st and 3rd Tuesdays starting October 3, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm

COST/FEE
$150 a month, paid by the first meeting each month to hold your space in the group.
10% discount for payments paid in full for six months. Must be paid by October 3.

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

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PSYCHODRAMA WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews

DESCRIPTION
Psychodrama is a therapeutic modality with uses action and role play as a means to study behavior in its concrete form. It allows the protagonist to use his/her body to express what is held in the conscious and subconscious mind. Group members participate as role players, protagonists and observers, and experience emotional release, insight and clarity in any role they play. The group exercises provide a safe and supportive environment in which to work. This one-day workshop includes psycho-dramatic processes along with full psychodramas and takes place in the large group room.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
July 22, 2017 from 10:00-5:00. This group is held several times a year.

COST/FEE
$125

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

ROCK YOUR BODY ROCK YOUR SOUL!

PRESENTER
Ingrid Lacey

DESCRIPTION
We will start with a body connecting warm up, then move into shared rhythm using the most basic fundamentals of connection, breath and heartbeat. We will then invite each participant to explore the movement themes that organically develop from the shared energy of our group rhythmic activity. These themes will inform meaning making from the movement experience, inviting each participant to listen to the body in a new or different way, and create opportunities for personal insight and growth. Verbal processing will follow closure of the movement. Group members may choose to share their experience to allow for powerful witnessing of their own and others' process.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2pm-4pm

COST/FEE
$50 per person

VISIT
thepeacefulplacellc.com/ingrid-lacey

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Ingrid Lacey, 415-913-8831, ingrid@thepeacefulplacellc.com

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SELF-HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews and Pat Stogner

DESCRIPTION
A very popular program designed to teach anyone how to enter, deepen and utilize the trance state to make changes in their life. This one-day workshop is chocked full of techniques to help with relaxation, behavior change, pain management and stress reduction by learning how to identify cues, create effective suggestions, and work through emotional blocks that prevent us from moving forward. CEUs will be available.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
One day from 10:00—5:00; Date TBA

COST/FEE
$150 ($25 additional for CEUs)

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com