GROUP THERAPY FOR YOGA STUDENTS
Please contact cami@chicagocbm to set up an intake session
PROPOSED START DATE AND COMMITMENT
Oct 4 at 12-1:30 every other friday
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
This group will be a powerful tool for Room to Breathe students who are looking for clinical support in their yoga practice. Center CBM and Room to Breathe Yoga strive to give a voice to varied experiences by providing a space to be heard, appreciated and accepted. This unique opportunity offers a safe space for students to deepen their level of self-awareness, foster hope in all, and provide experiences that shine light on the interconnectivity of the community. Members are encouraged to work through reactions and responses that they experience in the yoga classroom, but are welcome to bring any issues to the group they feel are important to their growth.
GROUP LOGISTICS AND INSURANCE
Each group participant is required to have a 50 minute intake with Cami, the group facilitator. This intake is eligible for insurance reimbursement or will cost $175 out of pocket. Insurance typically covers group therapy with a small co-pay and/or co-insurance.
Each group participant is required to come to each session. WE UNDERSTAND CHANGES IN SCHEDULES COME UP UNEXPECTEDLY (illness, emergency). We, too, sometimes have to reschedule last minute. However, we do stick to our 24-hour cancellation policy, and cannot make exceptions to this rule. If you need to cancel your appointment within the 24 hour window you will be charged full fee. Don’t worry your spot in the group will be saved and ready for you when you come back. However, if you happen to have to cancel 3 times in a row, we will have to ask you to give up your space so that we can offer our services to others on the waitlist.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During the first few sessions of group therapy, it is important for members to begin to establish and form trust. Group trust grows when all members make an active choice to participate in open communication. There is not a specific topic for each group session, giving members the ability to be in the driver’s seat. This may bring uncomfortable feelings up. Members are encouraged to communicate these thoughts and feelings with the group. As the natural cycle of the group unfolds, members will create their own unique identity and group culture. As self-awareness grows, individuals begin to develop new skills and ways to relate to their inner experience (who they are), as well as their outer experience (what they do). This helps the group grow and work collaboratively.