A group of people led by a professional come together with a goal of overcoming or coping with a shared problem.
How Can Support Groups Help?
Support groups make you feel less lonely, isolated, or judged by others who understand your situation. They can reduce your distress, depression, anxiety, or fatigue by sharing your feelings and emotions. Attending support groups improve your skills to cope with challenges and stay motivated to follow your treatment plans. They give you a sense of empowerment, control, or hope by learning from others’ experiences and successes. Lastly, support groups provide you with helpful information and resources about your condition or problem.
Upcoming Support Groups
Unless otherwise noted all Workshops take place in Airmid Wellness Studio at 1260 Old York Road.
6-Week Virtual Coping with Divorce Support Group
With Jane Daniels, a Licensed Professional Counselor Specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy
When: Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4,11 from 7p-8p Place: Zoom Cost: $150
The group offers:
- How to recognize and address common emotional challenges
- Healthy coping mechanisms and strategies for stress management
- Self-care practices for emotional healing
- Emotional impact – coping with grief and loss with a partner, dealing with loneliness & isolation
- Relationships w/ Family & Friends
- Dealing with a Narcissistic Spouse, Infidelity, Addiction
- Personal Growth & Transformation (dating when & how, rebuilding self-esteem & confidence)
- Professional resources – legal, financial, and custody-related
- Help with co-parenting issues (drop-off and pick-up issues, time sharing, unexpected expenses)
By the end of your support group session, you will come away with:
- an empowered sense of self, improved self-esteem, and a clearer path to a more positive future
- a new support network of friends who share and understand your struggles and challenges
- the opportunity to continue your journey with follow-up sessions as needed or desired
Jane Daniels is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 20 years of experience. Jane has led multiple divorce support groups. She has been both widowed and divorced. For her, the process of divorce was more challenging. When she was widowed, she didn’t feel guilt. Instead, she feared being alone, not the fear of being replaced. She felt supported, not rejected. After her divorce, she went through a roller coaster of emotions including sadness, anger, and fear—as she had to face the challenge of adjusting to a new life. Not to mention, comforting and explaining her current circumstances to her children, dealing with her finances alone, co-parenting, and her shattered self-esteem.
This group will provide a safe and nonjudgemental space where individuals can share their stories and advice, and seek comfort in the company of others facing similar challenges. If you are going through a divorce, please know you are not alone. It is normal to feel alone, but know that together we will support and uplift one another.
Monthly Women’s Empowerment Circle
With Juniper Smith
Third Sundays, 3-4:30p Cost: FREE
Each month we will hold a nonjudgmental space for women to come together to empower each other with work on self-care, emotional healing, confidence building, manifesting, and mindfulness, all while fulfilling the need for community.
Women have been gathering in circles since the beginning of time. A women’s circle creates a sacred bond between women in a safe, deeply nourishing, and nurturing space. Women’s circles cater to all ages and backgrounds. Women who attend a circle are encouraged to explore and connect to their inner world and the
sisterhood of women in the group. A women’s circle is a time of bonding, sharing, and rest; it can be very mentally and physically healing for women.
This class is offered free to the community. Whether you are an active member of the Airmid Wellness community, want to check out our studio, or are part of the local community, you are welcome to join our space and create connections with like souls.
Juniper always found herself in two places, out in nature and deep into her imagination. She felt constantly pulled into places outdoors or within her mind that felt like “home.” She now realizes that she is home and has created an energy of safety through awareness and memories. This place comes from knowledge that far surpasses physical reality. Juniper utilizes nature to better her life and the lives of all beings in all places. Sarah wants to help other women who struggle with hormonal dysregulation, or intuitive blocks. She aims to facilitate profound healing in others through Integrated Energy Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy, Reiki, Herbalism, and mindfulness.
Past Support Groups
New Dates Coming
Girl Teen Empowerment Group
Building a Community for Girls
with Lindsay Gallagher
Entering the teen years can be overwhelming for girls. The Teen Girl Empowerment circle enhances young girls’ self-esteem, builds positive peer connections, creates body positivity, and imbues self-empowerment.
The circle will allow girls to share stories, find creative outlets, and use movement and art to assist teens in becoming creators of their own emotional and social success. Help your teen girl feel supported through this challenging time and provide a safe, nurturing space for self-discovery. For girls ages 13-17.
Lindsay has over 15 years of experience in the field of psychology. Her primary goal is to build and nurture the therapeutic relationship, which she believes is an integral piece in uncovering the resources necessary to bring about one’s desired growth. In a safe and supportive environment, Lindsay will offer guidance in gaining insight, recognizing feelings, and achieving self-acceptance and self-actualization. Lindsay completed a 200 hour-Yoga Teacher Training Certification and is dually certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.