Support Group for Chronic Illness & Pain + Healing Breathwork
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month - we re a support group and mindfulness workshop using breathwork as our tool!
Living with a chronic condition isn’t easy; it takes resilience, creativity, a sense of humor and, of course, lots of strength. The emotional side effects of chronic pain – frustration, anxiety, depression, isolation; are tough. Connecting with others who experience similar feelings can help us cope and feel less alone.
Join us to share what you experience, learn from others, develop coping skills, engage in relaxation techniques: guided imagery, meditation, breathing exercises; and most importantly, develop friendship and support.
We spend a portion of each meeting practicing conscious breathing, we will go on a journey together. Breathwork is a powerful & innate healing tool. Breathing consciously immediately quiets down the nervous system and restores our body s rest and repair functions.
This group is for anyone coping with an autoimmune disease, chronic illness, and/or chronic pain or disability. Family members, significant others and caregivers are welcome to attend and participate in the group.
DETAILS ABOUT THE GROUP:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Support Group 6:30 - 7:45
Restroom break at 7:45 - 7:50
Breathwork Exercise & Meditation 7:50 - 8:20
Reflection 8:20 - 8:30
We encourage you to bring props, pillow(s), mobility device(s), etc to accommodate your need and to support your comfort and safety
Bring a snack and water if you wish
The support group takes place seated in chairs
Parking is available in the church lot & on Moorpark Street
Family, friends and caregivers welcome!
Lead by: Cherilyn Wilson, Breathwork Facilitator & Water Release Therapy Provider®
ABOUT THE BREATHWORK:
We all have the wisdom inside us. We all have the divine truth within us. You have all the answers. Breathe deep and start your journey towards what need to unfold on your healing path.
Trust your body and may the breath be your guide.
Conscious connected breath as a tool to spiritual awakening, healing and relaxation, allow us to connect deeply with our body, emotions and memories.
In our sessions we create a safe space for this inner work, so you can drop deeper into what is waiting for you. If you feel, set up an intention for this session and breath into it with us.
Music as an important part of the process will guide us trough the session. Time to fully relax, ground and integrate whole experience.
Bring with you:
warm comfortable clothes,
bottle of water
blanket (if possible)
yoga mat (if possible)
For the 30 minute breath session, we will transition to lying on yoga mats on the floor, we will get nice and cozy. If your level of abilities leads you to be more comfortable to remain seated in a chair seat you are of course welcome to do so.
This is about you, it is your time and we support your safety and comfort completely.