GROUPS

Group Training


“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” 
― Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist

You are not alone!
 
The journey of life is not walked in solitude, although it can sometimes feel that way. Kenosis offers a plethora of groups that not only provide education about common mental health issues and skills to navigate life, but also provides a sense of support, camaraderie, and a clear reminder: "You are not alone." Come and share, come and learn, or just come and listen. That which you hear will likely sound familiar.   

Groups are offered at various times throughout the year dependent upon interest generated by clients and community members. 

If you are interested in a particular group, please email intake@kenosiscenter.com with "Group Interest" in the subject line to be contacted prior to the next series of that group. Please include your general availability (day of the week/ time of day) so that we can best accommodate the maximum number of participants. Individuals are not required to be ongoing Kenosis clients to participate in groups; however, an initial visit with a Kenosis counselor may be requested to determine appropriate inclusion in the group.
CALM KIDS -
AN EMOTION REGULATION GROUP FOR CHILDREN

Calm Kids was designed specifically for children who have a hard time controlling their energy, anxiety, or attitude. Calm Kids uses a blend of storytelling, Brain Gym, and yoga techniques to help children learn to self-regulate their bodies and emotions.


CALMING THE CALAMITIES -
ANXIETY/EMOTION REGULATION GROUP
(for adults as well as teens)

People today are faced with overwhelming pressures, including self-esteem, family conflict, grief/loss issues, and the list goes on. From generalized worry to heart-pounding panic attacks to agitated depression, the conditions that create emotional disruption can range from bothersome to debilitating. The result is avoidance. 
 
Your body cannot physiologically experience agitation and relaxation at the same time. Increase your ability to create a relaxed body posture in order to override mental and emotional instability. This group focuses on understanding yourself better as well as understanding how anxiety manifests in your life. 
 
This 6 week group utilizes behavioral and experiential techniques to manage anxiety and panic, anger and angst. Learn very specific and highly effective skills, including progressive relaxation, guided visualization and other CBT skills. 


COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY -
LIVES TOUCHED BY MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. In any given year, more than five million Americans experience an acute episode of mental illness. One in every five families is affected in their lifetime by a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, etc.  

This 8-week group stresses the need for understanding and compassion, as family members learn strategies for coping with the mental illness of a loved one, along with a focus on the importance of self-care.  


LIVING WITH INTENT

We all know what we should do to take care of ourselves having a positive mindset to overcome adversity, see the bigger picture, adapt to change, make self-care a priority, become more mindful, practice balance, thrive rather than exist . . . but how well do you REALLY do that for yourself?
 
Amazingly, daily investment in yourself enhances your ability to enjoy life, and amazingly, it takes very little time. The small, simple and intentional changes you make will have lasting results. Based on the book, Living with Intent, we will explore how to apply intentional steps: Incubate, Notice, Trust, Express, Nurture and Take Action
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With the support of others, begin to identify areas of desired change, this 8-week group will highlight steps of intentionality and mindfulness to encourage each participant to take action on an identified goal in life. 

NAVIGATING THROUGH THE STORM -
A GUIDE TO MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESS

Many people who are diagnosed with a chronic disease suffer from symptoms ranging from mild irritation to bedridden debilitation. Arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, kidney disease, Crohn's, heart and lung disease are just some of the conditions that affect physical and mental health. 

This 4 week course utilizes cognitive and behavioral techniques that equip each individual to regain control of a seemingly overwhelming situation.

This chronic disease self-management program will focus on:
  • Techniques to deal with problems such as pain, fatigue, frustration and isolation 
  • Effective communication skills with family, friends and healthcare professionals
  • Realistic goal-setting 
  • Disease-related problem solving and symptom management

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH

In life, bad things happen -- this is a truth of life. When adversity and trauma occur, some feel victimized, some survive and others thrive. Resilience skills enhance Post-Traumatic Growth occurs in those that thrive. This group brings together those who have experienced tragic loss to support healing of self and others.


LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS -
MANIFESTING GOD'S GIFTS IN THE WORLD

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace"
(1 Peter 4:10)

Join other Christians in fellowship in this 6 week series as you learn practical ways to further enrich and craft a faith-filled and strength-filled life!


WORRY WARTS -
AN EMOTION REGULATION GROUP FOR CHILDREN

Worry Warts was designed specifically for children who have a hard time controlling their energy, anxiety, or attitude. Worry Warts uses a blend of storytelling, Brain Gym, and art therapy techniques to help children learn to self-regulate their bodies and emotions.  


WIZ KIDS -
A SOCIAL LEARNING GROUP FOR GIFTED CHILDREN

Being gifted is an amazing...gift! But with giftedness can come a variety of inherent traits that can be challenging to deal with – for kids, parents, and teachers.  

Wiz Kids is designed specifically for gifted kids, giving them a chance to meet other gifted children. It also focuses on helping kids and parents learn how to best deal with some of the more difficult parts of giftedness (i.e. brain lock, difficulty with transition, asynchronous, over-excitability, anxiety, and perfectionism).



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