4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
This bi-weekly support group is designed for friends and family members who have a loved one with depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges. There is no charge for this group as it is an outreach of Imagine Well Being liveimagining.com.
Meets every other Sunday from 4-5:30pm starting January 20.
The group is designed to support family and friends with simple tools and skills in the evidenced-based tradition of mindfulness (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).
The group will provide mindfulness skills and resources clinically proven to reduce stress in mind, body clinical studies along with the benefit of supportive community. It is not a therapy group but will have therapeutic benefits.
During our 90 minute gatherings we will experience:
CARE Support group celebrates an unlimited welcome to all people from every sexual orientation, gender identity, and faith tradition, including secular and humanist frameworks.
For questions, please contact Cathy Norman.
Cathy Norman is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course. She has studied with Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center) and other mindfulness experts. She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She also completed training at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative small groups and retreats. Cathy taught for 4.5 years in an Intensive Outpatient Program at Prosperity Eating Disorder Clinic in Herndon. She is a Virginia Master Naturalist and leads nature based meditative practices at her studio and home near Bluemont and in the area. Cathy is the Curator for Imagine Well Being.
June Knesl has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. During her 28 years at the UN in NYC she attended a weekly yoga and meditation class while she was organizing international conferences and meetings. These practices consistently helped her maintain more calmness and inner peace in the midst of a stressful career while parenting her children. June has always felt a call to support people journeying through mental health challenges. During her years in New York City she went through training to volunteer with Helpline (a suicide hotline). June is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and is also certified to teach Chair Yoga. She taught Yoga for Health in Florida before moving to the area to be closer to her family. She is currently volunteering as a teacher in a local ESL program and traveling to DC twice a month to tutor at Payne Elementary school.
Due to road conditions, the Crossroads office is closed and
all activities are canceled for Monday, January 14th.