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Andersonville Mindfulness & Psychology


Group Therapy & Workshops

Groups and Workshops Meeting Room

We Are Continuously Developing New Groups and Workshops.

Many groups have resumed in-person meetings, please see full descriptions for location details.

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Free Weekly Meditation Group

Ongoing Group | Wednesday Evenings | Meeting in-person, drop-ins welcome

The purpose of this group is to create a supportive and nurturing space where individuals can explore the practice of meditation, deepen their understanding, and cultivate a sense of inner calm and resilience. Whether you are new to meditation or have an established practice, this group will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and embark on a journey of self-discovery together.

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Neurodivergent Process and Support Group

Starting Sat. June 1st | Advanced registration is required | $400*
Saturdays from 10:00am -11:30am CT | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

Our Neurodivergent Process and Support Group meets for 10-weeks and is a group for individuals with Autism and/or ADHD. Andersonville Mindfulness & Psychology is a LGBTQ+ affirming practice and encourages those who identify a part of the queer community to join this peer support group.

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Mindful Anger Management

Now Starting June 20th | Advanced registration is required | $300
Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm CT | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

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.

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Transcending Gender

Starting Tues. Aug. 27th | Advanced registration is required | $480*
Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm CT | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

Looking for a place to talk about and deconstruct gender? This 12-week group will focus on making space for the nuances of gender, the diversity of gender experiences, and will explore gender’s expression. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to join.

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Living in Your Body: A Disordered Eating Process Group

Group Forming for 2024 | Email to be added to interest list

This 8-week therapy group will explore the challenges of living in your body in the face of diet culture and fatphobia. Participants will encounter new ways to connect and cope through peer-to-peer discussions and interactive group sharing. Conversations will be framed around a variety of topics to include: inner child work, dismantling diet culture, HAES approach to health and wellbeing, and self-compassion.

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Recovery Dharma for Addictions

Ongoing: Monday evenings | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

Recovery Dharma (formerly called Refuge Recovery) is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. The meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings, and group sharing and discussion.

Registration is not required – all are welcome. Email the Recovery Dharma – Andersonville group lead, Dan Ware, to ask questions:

Meetings are hosted at Andersonville Mindfulness & Psychology, and facilitated by Recovery Dharma.

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Women of Recovery Dharma Sangha (WORDS)

Ongoing: Sunday evenings | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

Women of Recovery Dharma Sangha (WORDS) – This is a topic meeting at which participants explore a range of literature and topics, and hold a safe space for women to discuss all aspects of their Buddhist recovery in a warm and welcoming environment. The meetings are peer-led.

Registration is not required – WORDS facilities groups for women, including transgender and non-binary people. Email the WORDS – Andersonville’ group lead, Margaret Brennan, to ask questions:

Meetings are hosted at Andersonville Mindfulness & Psychology, and facilitated by Recovery Dharma.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

$400 | 8-week module, 2.5 hours each plus a full-day retreat | No drop-ins

Questions or interest emails can be sent to Jonathan Smith, PsyD:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an 8-week evidence based curriculum targeted to learn meditation strategies to reduce stress, physical pain, and emotional suffering. In this class, we will learn and practice several forms of meditation, as well as integrate new skills of stress-reduction into our daily lives.

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