We are experiencing a particularly challenging time for women. Whether in a relationship or single, women are engaged in a balancing act between work, family, friends, commitments to their community, health and wellness, and trying to find a few minutes to themselves for self-care. As if the balancing act were not hard enough, woman also find that they need to try to keep up with others, especially those who seem to have it all together on social media.
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Chelcy Babcock, LMHC
I work with adolescents and adults who are navigating life transitions and seeking a deeper sense of self-awareness and connection. My approach to therapy is holistic, interactive, and collaborative. I believe that each individual faces their own unique experience and challenges in life.
In my work with my clients, I strive to assist individuals in developing a secure sense of personal identity and finding meaning in their lives. I am also trained as a yoga instructor and will often incorporate breathing techniques, mindfulness, and other yoga-based skills into my typical therapeutic process to assist in strengthening and healing the mind-body connection that can often create emotional discomfort.
Group members will be asked to complete a stress inventory (the Perceived Stress Scale) to determine their baseline stress level prior to beginning the group. The initial portion of this group will focus on psychoeducation regarding mindfulness techniques (including meditations, breath work, and mindful movement practices such as yoga) and the philosophy behind mindfulness as a practice. Once this foundation is established, group members will be expected to engage in active practice of mindfulness skills during group time and discuss their shared experiences. As the group progresses members will be expected to practice these techniques outside of the scheduled group time and track their experiences between sessions, while continuing to learn and practice additional skills in each group session. A second Perceived Stress Scale will be completed during the last group session in order to assist group members in identifying progress that they have made in learning and practicing techniques to reduce symptoms.
This group may be utilized as a supplemental intervention alongside individual therapy to assist members in attaining their goals of learning and practicing new strategies to manage stress and anxiety. Members of this group are expected to have some insight regarding their mental, emotional, and somatic responses to stress and anxiety, as well as motivation and commitment to practicing techniques and tracking progress between sessions.