Return To Embodiment
To journey inward is our highest calling. To embrace healing is to align the mind, body and spirit, bringing back the whole self to its natural state of balance. Alyce Wellons, LCSW and Lena Franklin, LCSW are thrilled to be offering a year-long therapy group for individuals interested in learning how to integrate the transformative benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga into daily life to treat stress, anxiety, and depression.
Alyce Wellons, LCSW & Lena Franklin, LCSW will co-lead this closed, year-long group of 10-12 individuals.
This group will meet from 5:30 - 7:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month, starting October 3, 2018. Joining this group requires a yearlong commitment.
Groups will be held at Foundations Midtown:
$100 per group/year-long commitment.
Statement of Services for Group Therapy will be available for insurance.
Through the portal of the body, we can begin to reclaim our lives and return to our innate state of peace, joy, love, and balance. We can’t think our way into healing but, through intentional mind/body practices, the constriction of fear, anxiety, stress, and depression can be released--offering us the peace we desire. There is a tremendous amount of empirical research validating the use of yoga and meditation to treat stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as addiction, trauma, and other mental health challenges.
There will be group check-in at the beginning and end of each class, and a series of yoga and meditation instruction and practice in each group. Techniques will include various forms of sitting meditation, poses (asanas), use of sound (mantra & chanting), mudras (hand gestures), and ending with yoga nidra (a type of yoga meditation to help the body, relax and prepare for sleep). This group will be an integration of experiential mind/body practices, teachings from Alyce & Lena, and group processing.
You DO NOT need any yoga or mediation experience in order to participate in the group. This group is suitable for beginners to yoga and meditation. Most of the practices will be restorative in nature and your co-leaders will provide thorough guidance and cues. We will also make every effort for adjustments to allow you to do the work safely and comfortably.
Alyce E. Wellons, LCSW
Alyce is a licensed psychotherapist in practice for over 17 years in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta. She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, and has specialized training in Mindfully Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and LifeForce Yoga. She integrates these techniques into her psychotherapy practice, along with attachment and neurobiology, offering clients a wide range of tools to use on their healing journey. In addition, she has a personal yoga and meditation practice. To learn more about Alyce, you can visit her website: www.alycewellons.com
Lena L. Franklin, LCSW
Lena is a licensed psychotherapist with years of experience integrating meditation, yoga, and inner experiential exercises into her clinical work with clients. Lena is the owner of a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Practice and luxury wellness retreat business, Inner Journey Retreats. Utilizing her specialized training in LifeForce Yoga (Yoga for Mood Management), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and clinical background, Lena helps clients heal from a body-centered approach. Lena helps clients remove inner obstructions and reconnect to the innate wholeness beneath stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. Raised in a hybrid Buddhist/Christian household, Lena was introduced to meditation as a young child. Today, this mindfulness foundation has grown into a deep passion to guide others on a journey towards inner peace, emotional balance and a felt sense of wholeness. For more about Lena and her work, visit www.lenafranklin.com.