The Moment We've Been Waiting For...
Do you spend most of your days living from the neck up? You know, all cozy and comfy in the confines of that overworked thinking-mind of yours? If you answered yes, you’re not alone my friend. In fact, from what I’ve learned as a therapist and recovering everything, I’m convinced the top two challenges we face today are anxiety and loneliness.
Anxiety is an epidemic in our current cultural overdrive of striving and control. It takes one to know one, so you should know I’ve got some certifiable experience in this illusory realm. Not only that, but I’ve experienced tremendous healing through what I believe to be the answer to this cry for help.
I’ve been studying brain science a lot lately. I’m far from expert, but at the turtle pace I’ve been going in this general direction, I know enough to scratch the surface of the powerful mind-body connection I’ve come to live (and literally breathe) by.
I’m learning one of the most detrimental side effects of stress and anxiety on the brain and body is literal disease (dis-ease), eventually leading to numbing strategies, isolation, and loneliness. There’s that big “L” word.
What I’m also learning is one of the key remedies for a stressed out world is not a pill or even an hour of therapy, though this can be helpful.
You know what it is? Community.
Dr. Mark Hyman, Medical Director at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author says, “The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” I’d go on to add psychotherapist to his list.
I wholeheartedly believe in individual therapy. It’s been a lifeline for me at times along the way. However, I’m convinced we need more. We simply must experience the power of healing in the context of community.
For this reason, my approach to therapy is three-pronged: Individual therapy supported by both group therapy and an ongoing daily regimen prescribed specifically to meet your unique needs. Conscious self-awareness glues it all together.
In light of this, I’m thrilled to invite you deeper into this transformational work. Over the past several years, I’ve been designing a 6-month experiential group that will launch in March! This design is built on my own group work and training at Onsite Workshops, The Narrative Enneagram, personal research and feedback from clients throughout the last decade-plus.
If you’re in Nashville and looking for a different approach to therapy, a break from individual therapy, or a supportive cushion for the successful work you’re already doing, Bloom Groups are for you.
On Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm, I’ll be hosting a Bloom Group kick-off at the stunning White Avenue Studio for anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity. You'll get a taste of what you can expect in group by exploring the power of community, experiential therapy, and the mind-body-spirit connection. (There may even be yoga and delicious treats involved.)
You’ll meet others, like yourself, who are committed to this journey of self-exploration and transformation.
I’m beyond excited to go deeper into your story this year as well as offer a safe, fun space to thrive and truly be seen and known.
Click HERE to learn more about and sign up for The Bloom Groups Kick-off.
Love & Gratitude,