People want to connect and to share their stories, to feel a sense of community and to share what they have learned with others. Facilitating closed groups allows for an increased level of sharing and depth. After finishing up a few over the spring and summer, it’s time to gear up for another round of closed groups for the fall.
What is the difference between an open group and a closed group?
Open groups are open to anyone actively involved in the Willow Wellness and Recovery Suboxone program. You may drop in at any time without advanced notice. Closed groups are conducted for a specific amount of time with a particular purpose and require participants to sign up in advance.
OPEN, ONGOING GROUPS
for Suboxone Program members
1st Tuesday of each month | 6-7:30pm | Multi-Family Group Therapy
This group provides support for clients and their supportive family members. Each group will present a recovery-related topic for discussion. This group is appropriate for supportive family members or friends at least 16 years old.
6-7pm | Skills Essential to Recovery
Every Tuesday other than 1st Tuesday when Multi-Family Group meets
This is an excellent group for those new to recovery as well as those in later stages interested in sharing their knowledge and growth process. The focus of this group is building a strong foundation for recovery. It is a mixture of education, support and practical skills. It heavily draws upon concepts from Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
9-10am | Cultivating Recovery
This resiliency-based group consists of education, support and positive psychology exercises aimed at building human strengths. Positive psychology views the “good life” as a combination of three things – connection to others, positive individual traits and life regulation qualities. The group covers topics such as motivation, mindfulness, relationships, creativity, well-being across the lifespan, religion and spirituality. This group is ideal for those in middle to late recovery but is open to everyone in the program.
This group uses mindfulness to develop a recovery lifestyle. Groups are built around the Ten Doorways of Mindful Recovery from Mindful Recovery, Mindfulness and the 12-Steps, and The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction. Each group explores how mindfulness can be used to develop greater self-understanding and acceptance. This group is good for all stages of recovery.
for Suboxone Program members or interested community members
(subject to brief screening)
6 WEEK GROUPS | SPACE IS LIMITED | MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE
FEE FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS: $225 PER 6-WEEK GROUP
Practicing Mindfulness Through Photography | October 15—Nov 19 | 6-7:30pm
[THURSDAY] – NEW! MORNING GROUPS!
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention | October 16—November 20 | 9-11am
This is a research-based, structured group focusing on learning mindfulness as a relapse prevention tool. These groups are 2 hours and include mindfulness meditation. This group is for those in middle to later recovery who have established a recovery lifestyle.