Learn to Live with Meaning in COVID Times
Starts 10/28/20; Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30
Via telehealth (video calls)
Sitting at home or in your dorm room 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 8-week group can help you clarify how you want to live your life during these uncertain times, find ways to commit yourself to these values, and deal with barriers and distractions in healthy ways. This is for college age and young adults and is based on the theory of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Each session will be approximately 50 minutes long. Led by pre-licensed clinical psychologist, Sean Flannery. Inquiries please email Sean at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434) 202-4080.
Session 1: Introductions; Psychological Flexibility vs Inflexibility during COVID
Session 2: Identify Values, Barriers to Values, How well am I doing?
Session 3: Being Present vs. Living in the Past/Future
Session 4: Defusion; the trap, mind chatter, “fixing”
Session 5: Acceptance – What does it look like and why do it?
Session 6: Self as Context vs. Content
Session 7: Committed Action
Session 8: 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