It’s easy to feel isolated and lonely in the modern world.
You may be around many people, but that’s not the same as feeling connected. The pleasantries of social interactions feel fake. Opinions are so polarized that you’ve lost a lot of friends and community over the last couple of years. No one seems to know how to talk about the hard stuff, the real stuff.
Your social media feed certainly doesn’t help either! You scroll past nothing but click-bait doomsday predictions on the one hand and superficial vacation pics on the other that seem like they’re from another planet.
You lie awake at night wondering…
“Am I the only one who feels this way?”
“How do other people deal with all of this?”
“Is there anyone else out there who gets it?”
In groups, we undo aloneness.
After all, humans survive and thrive in connection with other humans… and bodies are meant to move in relationship with other bodies. When you don’t connect with others, it’s easy to forget how much we all share.
Group therapy is an opportunity to heal and develop in a supportive, nourishing community:
You’ll learn and grow alongside others.
You’ll be touched by others’ feelings and stories, and they will be touched by yours.
You will see and be seen… move and be moved.
We move through the dance of life as individuals woven into a collective, and we gain strength and wisdom when we come together to share in this dance.
New relationships, new perspectives, and new ways of healing…
When you come together intentionally in group, you can repair your lost sense of belonging, trust, and interconnection.
This will be distinct from your average social setting. It’s a place where you can practice a fresh approach to being yourself and relating to others. You’ll discover that you’re not alone and start to develop a sense of how your life experience fits into a bigger picture.
Here’s what it looks like…
I don’t lead your typical talk-therapy groups where we sit around in uncomfortable chairs and awkwardly stare at each other. All my groups are somatic and creative. We’ll use movement, music, breathwork, and art! Playfulness and laughter are a welcome part of the process.
Each session will be guided by a theme and have a clear structure you can relax into. I find that this makes vulnerability and meaningful connection easier. It’s always up to you how much you want to share, and I always give different options for participation to support you in finding that sweet spot between comfort and challenge.
My groups are typically 4-8 people, and all participants are screened in advance to ensure the best experience for everyone.
We want you to feel safe and comfortable here!
We value diversity, inclusivity, and respect for all people and experiences. As a part of that, we work to create a safe, supportive, anti-oppressive space for all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and other identities.
Discrimination or aggression toward any individual is never tolerated. We will not entertain misinformation. And confidentiality is held by all group members.
Here’s what past participants have said…
“Lauren was a wonderful leader and facilitator, willing to be flexible to meet whatever was authentically arising in the room while holding containment and guidance. I also really enjoyed how she incorporated dance, authentic movement, poetry, coregulatory practices, art, and psychoeducation into the experience. It felt incredibly nourishing, engaging, and supportive.” – Ruth (pseudonym), past Deep Rest & Restoration group participant
“Lauren holds an incredibly grounded and loving presence when she works with and guides people somatically. I have experienced incredible support and guidance in my ongoing processes while working with Lauren. She not only holds the presence, but she backs it up with so much knowledge about the body and all of the science behind various healing movement practices. I highly recommend!” – Linda (pseudonym), past WEWILDE group participant
Step into Community!
If you’re ready to find connection amid the chaos of today’s world, we’re ready to meet you!
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Current Group Offerings
During times of ongoing stress and exhaustion…
It’s vital to develop a deeper relationship to rest and restoration. When you’re caught up in the speed of the modern world, tossed from one crisis to the next, it can feel impossible to slow down, take a break, and catch your breath. It’s hard to carve out time to restore yourself, and when you do, you probably feel anxious or guilty about it. Yet connecting to rest and stillness is necessary if we want to show up fully in our relationships, work, and play.
Don’t let burnout keep you from experiencing the joys and pleasures in life.
It’s time to find a deeper form of self-care rooted in the natural rhythms of your body!
Together, we will…
- Learn and practice the four ingredients you need to move from an active to a restful state…
- Discover key signs of high stress in the nervous system and how to manage them when they appear…
- Gain insight into what blocks you from true rest and recovery…
- Get out of your head and into your body with expressive movement and art explorations…
- Experience constructive embodied rest through guided practices that you can integrate into your daily life
- Receive nourishing connection with others in an in-person small-group setting
When: Friday evenings (6 weeks) from 5:00 – 7:00 pm starting in October 28th 2022 (No session on Nov. 25th for Native American Heritage Day).
Where: Louisville Medical and Professional Center (325 West South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027)
Cost: $390 per person
Registration: Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you’re interested in joining. We’ll set up a time for a free 20-minute consultation call where I’ll go through my screening questions to make sure the group is a good fit for you and answer any further questions you have. Then, I’ll give you instructions for completing registration paperwork and payment electronically before the group starts.
Nota bene: Currently, I do not plan to require masks or proof of covid-19 vaccination for this group, however please understand that safety precautions are subject to change in response to current events as needed. This space is not wheelchair accessible (stairs required).