Blueprint Mental Health is excited to announce the launch of our “2022 Summer Group Series!” An outpatient group is an awesome addition to your individual work or good just on its own. This time around our groups will be run by our Master’s level interns as part of our Junior Varsity Program. We will have 3 different groups to choose from, each with two different age ranges. Don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions and definitely don’t wait too long… groups tend to fill up. This season’s groups will include:
“Lose Your Mind” June 13th – July 18th
A CREATIVE WRITING JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR ANXIETY
Mondays: 6pm-High Schoolers; 7:30pm Young Adults
Facilitated by: Scott Shanley
So much of the anxiety we experience is closely related to the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and the world around us. These scripts oftentimes operate automatically and outside of our immediate awareness. In “Lose Your Mind,” you’ll learn how to shine a light onto some of the common narrative baggage that might be fueling anxious thoughts, keeping you from moving toward important goals or simply living your best life.
LYM is a six-week group facilitated by BP’s own Scott Shanley, a former TV pro-turned (future) therapist. Each week will feature a brief creative writing exercise and group discussion to encourage growth, acceptance, hope, and connection. If we redefine our stories, we can redefine our lives.
Some possible topics include:
- Becoming The Hero of Your Own Story
- Disarming Our “Inner Critic”
- Developing Mind/Body Awareness
- The Paradox of Happiness (Psychological Flexibility)
- And more! (topics subject to change based on group feedback)
Perfect for those who already like to journal and other creative types, but no writing experience or skills are necessary!
“Living in Splitsville” June 28th – August 2nd
FOR CHILDREN & TEENS WHOSE PARENTS HAVE GONE SPLITSVILLE
(Divorced or Separated Parents)
Tuesdays: 6pm-Elementary Aged; 7:30pm Teens
Facilitated by: Samantha Zelnock
Divorce or separation can have a tremendous impact on kids. Splitting time between two parents’ homes, different parenting styles/rules for different households, and feeling guilty for contributing or even “causing” the separation are only a few of the obstacles that children can face during or after a divorce. This group will give kids a space to talk about how they’re impacted in a group where other kids are going through similar stuff. Through art, play (for the little guys) role-playing, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Splitville will help kids acquire the skills needed to face this difficult situation.
“ChickTok” June 30th – August 4th
GIRL’S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO: RELATIONSHIPS, SOCIAL MEDIA & SELF-ESTEEM
Thursdays: 6pm-Middle Schoolers; 7:30pm: High Schoolers
Facilitated by: Helen Santana
This is a group created for the 2022 Tween or Teen girl. Topics will include:
- Managing different relationships
- Boundary Setting
- Self-esteem and body image
- How social media is impacting all of our sanity
- MANY MORE!
This group will provide girls a safe space to process what it’s like being a female in the year 2020 and will also provide them the skills needed to not only survive…but also thrive in this extraordinary world.