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IN BALANCE 

A Virtual Coping Skills Group with Trauma-Informed Yoga
Led by Jessica "Jess" Fletcher, LPC, CTRLC, TCYM

 

Learn how to find balance in your nervous system and build connections in a safe and supportive, virtual group-setting. This group combines psycho-education, movement, and reflection with gentle, trauma-conscious yoga practices and self-regulation tools. Topics include: coping skills, self-regulation, trauma-conscious yoga, and self-compassion. 

Yoga derives from Sanskrit, meaning, "to yoke or join," and yoga practices offer opportunities to balance the body, mind, and spirit. While traumatic experiences often create disconnection, yoga may provide healing and reconnection. This 8-week coping skills group will teach self-regulation tools by combining psychoeducation with trauma-conscious yoga practices. I honor and pay respect to the ancient African and Indian wisdom from which the regulation and yoga practices originate, and I hope to model humbly what it means to shift away from cultural appropriation and into cultural appreciation as we discuss yoga's roots and acknowledge the Indigenous healing practices that often underpin many coping tools brought into the mental health world.   

In this group, you will: 

  • Learn how trauma affects the body 

  • Learn how to identify dysregulation and your window of tolerance

  • Learn grounding tools to anchor to the present moment

  • Learn regulation tools to help your body find balance and relaxation

  • Learn asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing), mudras (hand gestures), meditations, and mindfulness tools aimed at regulating the body (both to relax and energize) and cultivate self-compassion and compassion. 

Benefits of Trauma-Informed Yoga:

  • Increased ability and willingness to notice body sensations

  • Greater tolerance for emotional states and inner sensations

  • Acceptance of one's body with less judgement and criticism

  • Improved ability to identify and utilize appropriate behavioral response in stressful situations

  • Ability to self-soothe when faced with a flashback or trigger

  • Greater capacity for emotional regulation

  • Ability to facilitate deeper interpersonal connections

  • Reduction of PTSD symptomology

  • Increased grey matter in the pre-frontal cortex, hippocampus, and anterior cingulate cortex

  • Decreased reactivity to stress

 

Details:

 

  • Thursdays, 5 PM to 6:30 PM, via Telehealth 

  • September 1st to October 20th 

  • 8 Consecutive Sessions (90-minutes) for $200

Registration:

Currently accepting new coaching clients for our fall group! 

 

Contact Jess Fletcher directly by email at jessica@createhealthysynergy.com or phone at 480-206-6949.

Your facilitator:

 

Jessica "Jess" Fletcher is a licensed psychotherapist (LPC), certified clinical trauma specialist (CCTS), and certified trauma and resilience life coach (CTRLC). She is certified in the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method via the Trauma Conscious Yoga Institute in Austin, Texas. 

***Please note this is a psychoeducation coaching group that incorporates somatic yoga practices; this is not a psychotherapy group focused on the therapeutic relationship and interpersonal group relationships. This is also different from yoga classes with focus on physical poses, fitness, and/or longer practices of yoga asana and vinyasa. Referrals for psychotherapists and/or yoga classes with registered yoga teachers (RYTs) can be provided upon request.***