Group for Women Older & Wiser (WOW) Online!
Motivated women (55+) meet every other Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:30 PM PT, now with shelter-in-place, online via secure, Zoom. Women have been meeting since 2016 to address and explore any issue relevant to their lives. Such issues include the following:
COVID isolation and lifestyle change, relationships, loss, trauma, difficult transitions, care-giving, mothers to adult children, women living alone, family of origin, self-care, work, helpful life skills (communication, boundary-setting), sociopolitical concerns, the process of aging, meaning of life and practical issues. Women also discuss "here-and-now" experiences in group, asking for what they need from others, requesting feedback, expressing themselves with their commonalities and differences.
Women in group are caring and respectful of each other as they listen, validate and acknowledge, agree or disagree. Women gain mutual support, learn how others have coped, discover practical solutions, find options for change with opportunities for healing and growth. In our safe group, women may speak more authentically and directly than they do in social groups.
An individual consultation is requested so I can learn of a woman's history, needs, and goals, and she can learn more of the group and gain a sense of my style. An initial minimum six to eight session commitment is requested. This is not a drop-in group.
Facilitated by Colleen Russell, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). Licensed since 1992, serving a diverse population with a wide spectrum of challenges in living. A Certified Group Psychotherapist is considered an expert in the field of group psychotherapy.