With our recent name change, Connecticut Counseling and Wellness is seeking to embrace and put emphasis on the Wellness aspect of recovery. Broadly defined, wellness is anything healthy we do to take care of ourselves, and typically is something that is done beyond the traditional medical model. Some examples of wellness include yoga, exercising, and eating healthy. It can also extend to alternative treatment approaches, such as acupuncture, mindfulness and meditation, and light therapy.
For the next few weeks in honor of our new Mindful Monday program, CCW will be exploring different ways that we can take care of ourselves. Therapy is great, sobriety is wonderful, but sometimes we need additional supports to keep us on the right track. CCW will begin offering two different groups on Monday evenings to support everyone on their path to recovery. The first group is Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for Teens which will begin September 19, 2016 and will be from 4-5 PM. This is a group for teens who may be struggling with anxiety, peer relationships, and/or other behavioral difficulties. The other group to join the line up is the Feelings Group for adults, which also begins on September 19, 2016 and is from 5:30-6:30 PM.
The next few Mondays you can expect more posts related to mindfulness (what is it and how can it help), stress reduction, and alternative approaches to treatment. We hope you’ll read and share, so we can connect with as many people as possible.