Groups

We are interconnected beings. While having one to one support in individual therapy is helpful and at times necessary, showing up in group is a way to learn from your peers, share your wisdom and knowledge with others, and find connection, reassurance and support from those who are experiencing similar challenges and struggles to your own. As the pandemic has isolated us more and more, coming together in an online group setting allows us the opportunity to feel less alone in our common experience. 

I currently offer 2 groups, both incorporate Expressive Arts as a way to access your inherent creativity while dealing with the complexity and challenge of being someone who feels out of place, that you are often needing to 'perform' for others, or that you are navigating the space between labels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Calm: Using creativity to calm anxiety

This is an ongoing group for adults to help assess, manage, and tame anxiety. If you are someone who is regularly feeling anxious, overwhelmed or nervous, this group is for you. 

We will focus each session on developing practices to slow down, notice our physical, mental, and emotional experience of anxiety and then develop and train ourselves in ways to calm and soothe our anxious responses. 

 

This includes:

-mindfulness practice

-invoking self care with the 5 senses

-creative imagery to calm the brain and body

-creating "mind maps" to help find our way out of the anxiety maze that we often find ourselves in

-physical methods to self soothe anywhere or anytime

-developing mindful self compassion to help with the self criticism that often accompanies anxious thoughts

This is an 8 week group scheduled for:

Wednesdays: 11:00am- 12:30pm, limited to 6 participants

All materials will be provided, and absolutely no creative experience necessary

Fee: $520 plus $25 materials free

 

You can book a free phone consultation or schedule a session anytime here on my website by clicking here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Identity Group

This is a group* for folks who identify as bi/multiracial to come together to unpack and explore the complexity of mixed identity.Over 8 weeks, we will come together in a safe and supportive space to talk about identity, community, and being fully seen.

This is a space for mixed and multiracial folks to come together, to give permission for those in the middle and on the margins to “take up space”- to be seen, heard, and have their experience honored. A space where we can recognize ourselves in the other, not as the other, in order to create a more nourishing, accurate, and affirming reflection of our experience. A space to come together to decrease isolation and increase validation, creativity, connection, and community.

The group has a 'flexible frame', with a common theme or idea being explored each week tied to an expressive arts directive. The content of the group is determined by group members, who are invited to bring what feels most pressing, relevant, and important into the group space.

Here's a general outline of the group: Over 8 weeks, moving from "You" to "I" to "We"

Week 1-  Laying the groundwork- labels and context

Week 2- Who are you? The inner mask and outer mask

Week 3- "What are you?" Being seen by others- finding our touchstone

Week 4- Turning inwards- What's missing? Creating what's needed

Week 5- Who am I? A True Reflection

Week 6- Who are We?- Collaging community

Week 7- What are We? Acknowledging with Awareness

Week 8- Going out into the world: finding community

 

This is an 8 week online group, Starting the 3 week of March, 2021, limited to 5-6 participants:

Wednesdays from 9:15- 10:30am PST 

Or

Tuesdays from 4:15- 5:30PST

Fee: $399 plus a $25 materials fee

(materials will be mailed to California residents)

You can book a free phone consultation or schedule a session anytime here on my website by clicking here 

 

 

 

 

*Please note: This is not a therapy group, participants are encouraged to have their own therapist and will be offered a referral if needed. 

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Jennie Powe Runde

LMFT

Tel: 510-761-7871

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation anytime online to see if it would be the right time to work together.