Chicago based therapy and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy practice specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for individuals and couples offering dialectical improvisation group mindfulness sessions, meditation, depression, bipolar, anxiety, relationship conflict, family conflict, Buddhist psychology, class, PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder, Andersonville, substance abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, addictions, treatment, DBT, trauma

Group Therapy & Classes

How one group member describes their experience: "Group therapy has become, for me, an essential supplement to my individual therapy.  Getting to know people who are uniquely able to understand my experience has been invaluable, and has really broadened my own understanding and perspective.  I genuinely look forward to group throughout the week!"

COME JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!  WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU...


We are continuously developing new programs so check back to see our most current offerings.

 

Self and selves in motion

Have you ever thought to yourself: “Am I good enough?” “I wish I were different.” “Would people still like me if they knew that I have all these quirks and fears and negative thoughts?” As we move around in the world, the way we carry our bodies vividly expresses and communicates our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values, desires, and preferences - our day to day movements ultimately bring us closer or farther away from others. This group will use a series of safe and guided movement-based games to increase a sense of comfort within our own bodies, and ways to safely and positively connect with those around us.

8-week group, Sundays 2-3pm, starting November 10, in Andersonville, join now!


mindful Anger - yes, it’s possible!

Anger management is a 10 week curriculum-based group combining classic anger management skills and mindfulness. The group will explore the evolutionary role of anger, when anger is appropriate, the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness, and how to differentiate between anger, fear and frustration….

10-week group, starts again Fall 2019.  BOTH Loop and Andersonville locations.


The Classic Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

This is the Harvard-based curriculum in learning targeted meditation strategies to reduce stress, physical pain and emotional suffering.  8 week group with one full day retreat....

Next class starts October, 2019 at our Andersonville location.


mindfulness for grief and loss

Although grief and loss are normal experiences in everyone’s life, they can be isolating, shattering, and confusing. Come learn mindful and self-compassionate exercises to ease the suffering, in a safe and connected group of others who understand.

8-week series, starting November 2019, Sundays, 9-10am, in Andersonville


yoga for anxiety

Through breathwork and gentle yoga postures linking breath to movement, this group will give you tools that empower you to move from a state of Fight or Flight to Rest and Digest.

3-week series on Sundays, December 1, 8 and 15 2019


MODERN MEN'S PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP

Modern Men is an ongoing group for all those who identify as male. We address several specific topics that men face, including relationships, communications, role expectations, work stress and more.

Thursdays, 6-7pm, in Andersonville, join anytime!


recovery DHARMA from addictions

Recovery Dharma (formerly called Refuge Recovery) is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

The path of practice that we follow is called the Four Noble Truths of Recovery Dharma: • Meditation • Generosity • Kindness • Renunciation

Weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Recovery Dharma, and group sharing and discussion. Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Thursdays, 7:30-9pm in Andersonville, just drop in!

Free, but donations welcome. Come as often as you can!


SElf-Compassion Book Club

We are now reading “Radical Acceptance” by Tara Brach.  Come free yourself from painful self-judgments and learn to actually practice self-compassion in your everyday life. These are powerful concepts, but easier to apply when you have the support, perspectives and accountability of others on the same path!

The second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30am.  Join now!


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Years of research shows that DBT is a powerful and proven intervention that provides you with real-life, take-home skills in 4 areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness....

On-going group, can join at the beginning of each module.  Mondays, 6-7pm in the Loop.

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm, in Andersonville.


SEMINARS/PRESENTATIONS

CMP does presentations in the following areas:

  • Crisis de-escalation

  • Suicide assessment and intervention

  • Mindfulness, how it can help and specific applications to real life

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop or presentation, please call 773-368-9619 or email info@chicagomindful.com to discuss.

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