Events & Groups

Thank you for your interest in our events and groups. Be sure to check back often as new events are happening all the time. We’d love for you to join us! Groups are a great way to increase your support in a cost effective way.  It allows you an opportunity to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances as you.

2016

GROUPS AND EVENTS AT THE HEALING GROUP

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Beyond Porn Addiction: Practical Ways to Approach Porn-Related Problems
Dr. David J. Ley is an internationally-recognized expert on issues related to sexuality, pornography and mental health. Dr. Ley’s new book on responsible pornography use is due out in Summer 2016, and offers an accessible conversation for men about how to understand their use of pornography and make mindful, responsible decisions about it. In this workshop, Dr. Ley brings his years of clinical and research expertise to bear, helping clinicians to understand how to effectively assess and treat porn-related issues, in a rich, sophisticated and evidence-informed manner. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Conceptualize the individualized diversity and changing nature of pornography
  • Assess the function and role of porn in people’s lives
  • Use issues related to porn to gain a deeper understanding of a patient’s coping
  • Understand the complex relationship between porn and sexual crimes
  • Use porn therapeutically within relationships
  • Respond therapeutically and effectively to concerns about porn addiction
  • Support and encourage responsible, mindful and aware use of porn.

When: Friday, May 13th, 2016
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: University of Utah College of Social Work, Room 155-A
Cost: $80, CE’s available

For more information, see our Smore flyer.

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2016 Climb Out of the Darkness
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Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illness, including postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Join moms and their loved ones for a hike on the longest day of the year to help shine the most light on maternal mental illness and raise funds to support the work of Postpartum Progress®.

 
 
When: June 18th

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Ensign Peak
Visit www.climboutslc.com for more information and to register.

 

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In the Meantime… : A Support Group for Faith Crisis, Faith Doubt, and Faith Transition
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For many, experiencing disruption in religious or spiritual beliefs creates pain, confusion, depression, anxiety, self-doubt, relationship struggles, crisis and hopelessness. This group, led by Laura Parry, LCSW, is a space to explore your own journey and process with the support of other individuals on their own unique journey. We will address:

 

 

  • Finding and claiming your voice
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • The process of grief
  • Creating and exploring your identity
  • Finding hope and new understandings
  • Identifying things that will help you along your journey
  • And more…

When: The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request 

For more information, see our Smore flyer.

 

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Professionally Led Pregnancy Loss Group
Spring Pregnancy Loss

This group is for individuals who have experienced the loss of a baby and offers a unique combination of education, skills, insight and guidance from a seasoned professional and support from peers.

The group will be professionally led by Monica Ashton, MSW LCSW who has an expertise in reproductive loss. Monica is a Reproductive Mental Health Specialist, which includes reproductive grief and loss, infertility, and postpartum depression/anxiety. Monica has counseled hundreds of individuals and couples through the difficult emotional experience of pregnancy loss.

When: The first Monday of every month

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request 

For more information, see our Smore flyer.

 

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Who Moved My Desire?: A Support Group Exploring Female Sexuality

Who Moved My Desire

Many women at one point in their life describe having inner passion, a longing to connect deeply in an intimate way and to be physically close to their partner. Then, one day, they realize their sexual passion and desire has vanished. Sex shifted from a place of fulfillment to a necessary task within their relationship. Women can reclaim their desire and their inner passion and reignite the fire they once felt in new, meaningful ways.

 

When: March 23rd-May 20th (Wednesday evenings)

Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $300 for the series, $30 per class, payment plans available

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request 

For more information, see our Smore flyer. 

 

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Mind/Body Infertility Group: A Professionally Led Support Group

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This program is designed for women who have been diagnosed with infertility. In this group, we will gain support, learn skills to maximize your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy, practice coping skills specific to infertility, and explore tools for reducing anxiety and stress. All participants will be provided with a participant manual, a Mind/Body book written by fertility experts, and a Guided Relaxation CD.

 

When: Begins March 10th

Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $225 for the series, $210 if you pay by January 10th

Register: [email protected]

For more information, see our Smore flyer. 

 

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Claim your Courage! Brené Brown Shame Resilience Course 2016 

Courage flyerOur popular shame resilience group is back! In this course led by therapist, Amanda Gonzalez, we invite you to claim your courage by shedding shameful thoughts, actions and feeling that disrupt your ability to live authentically, feel connected to others by letting go of fear, blame and perfection. This group will be a combination of learning skills and talking about our different experiences with shame in our lives.

 

Using Brene’ Brown’s Connections Curriculum, we will:

  • Define shame
  • Practice empathy for yourself and others
  • Explore triggers and vulnerabilities
  • Practice critical awareness
  • How to reach out to others
  • How to create, embrace and inspire change.

When : May 5th-July 21st (Thursday Evenings)

Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

Led by: Amanda Gonzalez

Cost: $300 for the series – prepaid, $30 per class OR Credit card payment plan available

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request

For more information, see our Smore flyer.
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A Room of Our Own – A Support Group For Mental Health Professionals

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This FREE group is designed for women who volunteer or work in a mental health setting and/or provide mental health services, regardless of educational level and background, licensure and employment status. You are invited to attend the entire series of 12 meetings, or pick and choose those topics that interest you.  To see a full list of topics addressed over the 12 week period, visit the SMORE flyer link below.

When: First and Third Friday of Every Month

Begins: December 4, 2015

Time: 6:30pm

Led By:  Esther Israel, ACMHC

Cost: FREE

For more information, see our SMORE flyer. 

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request
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YOUniquely Beautiful: Body Image Support Group for Girls Ages 13-17

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Join our free body image support group in our Midvale office and online at our private Facebook page and embrace how YOUniquely beautiful you are!

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Time: 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

 

Registration: Parental consent required, [email protected] or call 801-305-3171

For more information, see our Smore flyer.

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Postpartum Support Group

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Did you know that at least 1 in 8 mothers face depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and up to two years after having a baby? You are not alone! This is a free group for moms or moms-to-be who want to connect with other women for support. Babes in arms welcome!

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request 

For more information, see our Smore flyer.

 

 

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The Art of Mindfulness: Practicing Mindfulness Skills through Art

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Come join us as we use creative art journaling to learn and practice mindfulness-based principles. Each week we will combine different artistic materials and techniques with mindfulness prompts.

When: Begins January 8th (every other Friday)

Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $120 for the series, or $15 per class

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request 

For more information, see our Smore flyer. 

 

 

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Struggling In Love: Relationship Support Group for Women 2015 (2ND GROUP FORMING NOW)Image-1-1This group has been so popular, we are forming a second group that is forming now.  Spots are limited and filling up fast.  Are you feeling lost, stuck, in limbo, or done with your relationship?  Come find a place to help sustain you through making difficult decisions (do I stay or do I go?) or through the recovery period that comes after the dissolution of a serious relationship (breakup, separation, divorce).  Join The Healing Group Thursday nights for a group that will help you find clarity, peace, hope, strength, healing, new ways to cope, and support from other women who understand.

When: TBD

Time: TBD

Cost: $35 a session or $180 for 6 consecutive sessions

Contact: [email protected]

Registration: [email protected] or call 801-305-3171, speak to our Client Coordinator, Duff or submit an online request

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Beyond The Bump: Restoring Intimacy After A Baby

Pieds-amoureux_RESIZEDWomen all over the country are wondering: who moved my libido and how do I get it back? After we have lost our baby bump, we are faced with new bumps in the road such as emotional and physical exhaustion, additional strain on your relationship, adjusting to a new identity and major changes with hormones. Who has time or desire for intimacy? The Sisters of Sex, Kristin and Alisha, help women overcome these “bumps” and restore intimacy back into their relationships.

In this one hour teleseminar, some of the things we will cover:

  • How to be patient with and reignite your lost libido
  • How to have more quality and realistic sexual encounters after a baby
  • How to communicate effectively about your intimate life as a couple
  • How to move sex from just another thing that needs to “get done”
  • How to address physical postpartum concerns such as pain, lack of lubrication and body image.
  • How to balance the “mom” role and the “partner” role

When: The fourth Thursday of every month

Where: Teleseminar (from the comfort of your own home!)

Cost: $10.00

Contact: [email protected]

For more information on how to register, visit our SMORE flyer.

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PAST GROUPS

These group have been held at The Healing Group and will be held at future times.

If you are interested in getting on a waiting list for one of these groups, email [email protected]

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Finding Wonder Woman – Self Esteem Art Therapy Group For Teenage Girls (NOW FORMING)

Finding Wonder Woman Teen Group

With the new school year around the corner, we are thrilled to be offering our Finding Wonder Woman Art Therapy group for teenage girls.  Healthy self-esteem is rooted in a realistic understanding and acceptance of who you are. You will explore who you understand yourself to be, who you wish to be and strengths you possess to help get get there! Group members will learn valuable skills towards self-insight and affirmation as well as practice supportive reflection toward their peers. They will also learn how to use art to practice self care, personal expression and personal discovery. Additionally, parents will receive a 30 minute consult to facilitate integration of understanding foundations of healthy self esteem.  Group members must commit to all 8 sessions.

Who: Adolescent girls ages 12-18 year olds

Cost: $320 for the 8-week group (you can pay up front or have your card charged $80 automatically every two weeks.  No refunds for missed days)

When: TBD

Beginning Date: TBD

Contact[email protected]

LeadersMary C. Stanley, MPS, ATR-BC, ACMHC

To be put on the waiting list for this group, email [email protected]  You will then be contacted about all logistical information!

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Infertility (IVF) Support Group

woman in the fieldInfertility expert, Monica Ashton, will be holding her popular support group for women thinking about or going through the IVF process.  The group will be part education and part support.  Topics will include: coping skills and strategies, community resources, relationships, transitions and stress management. The group will be a closed group and registration is required.  They must contact me prior to joining the group but it will be a free group.  Monica is involved with the major Infertility treatment centers around the valley and has helped countless individuals and couples with this process.

 

When: March 12, 26  April 16, 30  May 14, 28

Time: 8:15-9:15 pm

Cost: FREE

Registration: To register, contact [email protected]  Must register prior to the group.

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Daring To DesireDaring To Desire:  A group for Women to help cultivate their sexual wisdom by reducing shame, guilt and embarrassment by increasing joy, connection and creativity.

 “When we start engaging with the world from a place of worthiness, the opposite of shame, from a place of “I am enough”, we walk into our power, we walk into our gifts, we walk into possibility, we walk into love and belonging, not only the ability to give it but to receive it, to let ourselves be seen and known and I think that’s what it’s all about.” 

Brené Brown

When It comes to sexuality, shame, guilt and embarrassment can get in the way of what we want the most with our partners: intimacy and connection.  In this course, we have taken Brene’ Browns Connections curriculum and made it specific for women who feel guilt and shame within their sexuality.  In a safe and confidential space, you will meet with other women to learn skills and talk about our different experiences of shame in our lives.  In this group, you will

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Our sexual storiesOur Sexual Stories: A Women’s Sex and Intimacy Support Group

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

Brene’ Brown

We all have a sexual story. Some continue to cause pain or embarrassment or keep us from fulfilling our sexual potential.  This unique group, led by a sex therapist and a sex coach provides an opportunity to meet other women who share similar sex and intimacy challenges. Being in a small group provides you with a wider perspective on your own sexual challenges and can help you know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! This group will be a combination of skill building and process around the following topics:

* Communication

* Understanding and claiming your own sexuality

* Female anatomy and arousal

* Body image and cultural issues

* Desire

* Understanding your sexual history and how it impacts your current life and relationship

* Tools and toys in the bedroom

Starts: September 3, 2014 and will meet every other Wednesday for 8 weeks.

Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00

Led by: Kristin Hodson, LCSW and Alisha Worthington, BSW

Cost: $300 for the 8 groups – prepaid. Auto-payment plan available ($75 every 2 weeks – card is charged automatically. To register, contact [email protected]) By registering, you are committing to the full 8-week group.

Questions?: If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Live The Life You Love Self-Care and Social Group

JULY 11th – September 12th

Image-1Starting July 11th, you will have a chance to connect with other women to increase social connections and engage in self-care through various outdoor activities.  In a busy world we often finish out our days wondering “what did I do for me?”  Self care often ends up at the end of a long list where other things “need to get done” thus, we never get to it.  This activity centered series serves to help women carve time out for themselves, increase connection to self, others and to the beauty of our Utah natural environment.  There will be both hikes and bike rides where you can choose to do them all or ones that match what you are looking for.

 

FOR A FULL LIST OF THE VARIOUS BIKE RIDES AND HIKES CLICK HERE

COST

You can pay $15 per activity OR receive a discount for buying multiple activities in advance (mix it up between bike rides and hikes)

  • Package of 2: $25
  • Package of 3 activities (mix it up between bike rides and hikes): $40
  • Package of 4 activities: $55
  • Package of 5 activities: $$70
  • For package of all six: $85

To sign up for an activity, email [email protected]  You will need to register for an activity prior to participating so you can sign the waiver.  Have more questions?  See our FAQ’s if you have questions. 

New Mom Walking Group in PARK CITY – TUESDAYS @ 12:00

New Mom Walking GroupCome get some exercise, some social and some sunshine. Bring your stroller (or carrier, or whatever!), your baby (or not). Come connect with other new moms (new mom being 0-18 months is new in our book!) it’s free and will meet every TUESDAY in Park City. RSVP IS REQUIRED prior to walking.  Send your RSVP [email protected]

GET MORE INFORMATION HERE