Learn to Live with Meaning in COVID Times
When: Starts 9/30; Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30
Members: Ages 25-50
Minimum/Maximum a Group: 3/12
Cost: $350 (Total due before group begins)
Duration: 8 weeks (plus initial 15 minute screening); 50 mins a session
Via telehealth; phone if technical difficulties (eventually F2F)
Description: Sitting at home feeling like life has come to a screeching halt? Unsure of how to find any kind of purpose, meaning, or vitality in life right now? Using a research-supported approach, this group can help you clarify how you want to live your life, find ways to dedicate yourself to these values, and deal with barriers and distractions in healthy ways. This group is for young to middle-aged adults and is based on the theory of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Led by pre-licensed clinical psychologist, Sean Flannery. Inquiries please email Sean at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1 (9/30): Introductions; Psychological Flexibility vs Inflexibility during COVID
Session 2 (10/7): Identify Values, Barriers to Values, How well am I doing?
Session 3 (10/14): Being Present vs. Living in the Past/Future
Session 4 (10/21): Defusion; the trap, mind chatter, “fixing”
Session 5 (10/28): Acceptance – What does it look like and why do it?
Session 6 (11/4): Self as Context vs. Content
Session 7 (11/11): Committed Action
Session 8 (11/18): Beyond this group
5-10 minutes: Intro, mindfulness exercise
10 minutes: Reflection
20-30 minutes: Activity r/t theme; Share/Reflection/Discussion
5-10 minutes: Summarize, HW assigned, brief intro to next time
- Respect each other’s different memories, opinions, and stories. Support each other!
- Take turns and be willing to listen to others. Be willing to share yourself.
- Mute if you have background noise
- NO POLITICS
- No outside contact b/t members (unless already established; if contact info wants to be given out to the group, that will be done at the end of the 6 weeks)
- Have fun!
- 2 consecutive misses = expulsion
- No severe dementia (must be able to engage and track conversations)
- No current risk of suicidality
- Group discussions kept confidential