New Group: “Coping During COVID”
After almost 9 months of the pandemic we are all ready for this nightmare to end. The constant state of uncertainty, lack of control, isolation, and other stressful situations have challenged many of our usual coping strategies.
- Are you eating, drinking or smoking more than usual?
- Does ongoing stress, uncertainty, and lack of control over so many things in your life feel overwhelming?
- Do you want some new ideas to address mental health challenges that have worsened over the past several months?
I believe we heal best in community. Now, more than ever, we need each other. Sure, we have individual struggles. We love the idea of being independent and “bucking up” to meet challenges. And, we still need each other. This therapy group is a mix of coming together to explore how we’ve been coping with the chaos of 2020, and how we can prepare to be in a better place to welcome 2021.
WHAT: This group is part educational, including practical tools for daily life, and part sharing with others who can relate to your struggles. To provide continuity among the group members, participants will be asked to commit to at least one month at a time and the group will continue into the New Year. The group size will be limited to create a safe space for all to participate.
WHEN: Tuesdays evenings starting December 1st from 5-6:30 PM*.
*If there is enough interest in a lunch time (11:30-1) or early morning (8-9:30 am) I would consider either changing the time or adding groups at these other times.
WHERE: ZOOM from the office of Beyond Broccoli in Jackson, Wyoming.
COST: $30 per group. The month of December (with 5 Tuesdays) is $150. Payment for the full month must be made prior to first group. There will be no refunds for missed groups. Some scholarship spaces are available.
REGISTER: email firstname.lastname@example.org or click button below. Please indicate if you prefer the evening time or one of the alternate group times, and if you are interested in a scholarship spot. All participants are required to review and sign Beyond Broccoli Privacy Policies, group expectations information and to provide basic personal information prior to the first group. Once everything is signed and payment is made you will receive a zoom link for the group. You can schedule a free 15-minute consult to discuss any questions or concerns about the group prior to registration. You can email or call or text Mary at 307-690-5785.
Beyond Broccoli – Mary Ryan, LCSW, MS, RDN
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with experience in eating disorder and substance abuse treatment, and a longtime Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a focus on all aspects of problems related to food, weight, and body image, I will share what I’ve learned about substances of all kinds that we use to cope, distract, comfort, etc.