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GROW and Gendernauts Merge! LGBTQ+ Teen Group

  • Monthly
  • Starting April 1st, 2017
  • Free

GROW and Gendernauts have joined together to provide an affirming space for gender expansive, transgender, agender, lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, LGBTQ+  High School aged teens.  Join us for monthly meetings and activities in this highly collaborative, wonderfully supportive group!

For more information, contact:

Christina Sprayberry, LCSW  314/550-4384    or

Bonn Wade, LCSW at 773/330-2544

To support and keep this group free for local LGBTQ+ teens  click here

For more information, contact Bonn Wade, LCSW and Christina Sprayberry, LCSW

Grieving A Child Monthly Support Group

  • 1st Wednesday each month, 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Starting March 6th, 2019
  • $30/session (if you have a financial hardship, please talk to group leader)

On hold for winter:  Resuming March 2019.  Email Aida Pigott to join at that time.

This support group is open to anyone who is mourning the loss of child at any age or through miscarriage.  In this ongoing support community you will always be met with understanding, acceptance, and love for all of your feelings/experience.  Please contact Aida (aidapigottlcsw@gmail.com;  (773) 332-6664)  for more information about the group and to join.

Initial one-on-one session needed to join and may be billed to insurance.

We hope you reach out.  You are not alone and are welcome here.

For more information, contact Aida Pigott, LCSW

Grieving Your Partner Monthly Support Group

  • 3rd Wednesday each month, 7-9pm
  • Starting March 20th, 2019
  • $30/session (if you have a financial hardship, please talk to group leader)

On hold for winter:  Resuming March 2019.  Email Aida Pigott to join at that time.

This support group is open to anyone who is mourning a partner.  There is no time limit on grief, if you feel like you need support, this group is for you.  In this ongoing support community you will be met with understanding, acceptance, and love.  Please contact Aida (aidapigottlcsw@gmail.com;  (773) 332-6664) for more information about the group and to join.

Initial one-on-one session needed to join and may be billed to insurance.

We hope you reach out.  You are not alone and are welcome here.

For more information, contact Aida Pigott, LCSW

Wellness Series: April 2019: Meditation: Forgiving Others

  • Saturday, April 20th, 2019
  • 3pm - 5pm
  • Beverly Therapists, 10725 South Western, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60643
  • $10
  • Limited to 8 participants

Meditation: Forgiving Others

There is value and wisdom in our ability to forgive others who have harmed us and, if so, why is forgiving others difficult, if not impossible? Through teachings and participation, this heart-opening, evidence-based seminar will attempt to define what forgiveness means and offer reasons to this pertinent and quintessential question.  In addition, our discussion will revolve around the meaning of forgiving others.  For example: what does it take to forgive, how do we view the transgressor(s) as well as how do our feelings eventually morph from anger, hostility, vengeance to consider the offending party with compassion or wishing them well?

This unique seminar offers an experiential opportunity where you can think of someone who have harmed you and notice the physiological responses that are invoked within your body.  Through a guided meditation, you will come to embrace the power of compassion as a necessity for forgiveness while noticing the positive changes that are already taking place within your bodies.  This seminar concludes by answering the question of how and why do individuals who resort to forgiveness have better physical health outcomes.  Similar to its sister seminar of self-forgiveness, this seminar does not require the sharing of your trauma history, or any private information and is suited for individuals and couples who are psychologically stable, have engaged in some psychotherapy and trauma-informed work.

 

Aida Pigott, LCSW is an associate of Beverly Therapists and a master Reiki healer. The foundation of her work is informed by her extensive training and experience in psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy where listening to her client’s life experiences is of utmost importance. She is trained in EMDR, energy psychology and is certified in heart-centered hypnotherapy with The Wellness Institute.

Register here.

For more information, contact Aida Pigott, LCSW

Wellness Series: May 2019: Meditation: Self Forgiveness

  • Saturday, May 11th, 2019
  • 3pm - 5pm
  • Beverly Therapists, 10725 South Western, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60643
  • $10
  • Limited to 8 participants

Shame is the emotion we all can experience when we harmed someone, when we are harmed or when we continue to engage in self-harming behaviors including, but are not limited to, addictive behaviors.  This eye-opening seminar will explore through teachings, the inter-connectedness between shame, trauma and roadblocks to self-forgiveness.

Participants will leave this seminar with the knowledge of how self-understanding, self-forgiveness and self-compassion are the answers to shame, and the answers to how we can begin to cultivate a loving relationship with ourselves, free of self-transgressions.  There is a comforting, and a softer side to this seminar where the concepts of gently abiding to, and letting difficult emotions pass will gain a center stage through a guided meditation. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to create a list of people whom they have harmed for reflection, and how to think about making amends as a process of tying up the “unfinished business,” so to speak.   True to the spirit of Springtime, this seminar promises a renewal of your mental health as you embrace the essence of self-forgiveness and an internal peace that comes with knowing. Hopefully, a lively discussion will ensue, but it does not require the sharing of your trauma history, or any private information.  This seminar is suited for individuals and couples who are psychologically stable, have engaged in some psychotherapy and trauma-informed work. Although not a prerequisite, participants are encouraged to sign up for next month’s seminar which is on forgiving others.

 

Aida Pigott, LCSW is an associate of Beverly Therapists and a master Reiki healer. The foundation of her work is informed by her extensive training and experience in psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy where listening to her client’s life experiences is of utmost importance. She is trained in EMDR, energy psychology and is certified in heart-centered hypnotherapy with The Wellness Institute.

Register here.

For more information, contact Aida Pigott, LCSW

Lightworker Circle and Reiki I Training

  • Group will meet every other Sunday, 2:30 – 5pm from March 3 through May 26 2019
  • March 3rd, 2019 to May 26th, 2019
  • $425 for seven 2.5 hour meetings and Reiki training (Early registration: $399 by 2/15/19)

Have you felt the light increasing?  Around you, inside you?  Have you felt an unprecedented surge of growth, pushing you to evolve in new ways?  Are you a seeker of higher light?  Do you use love, understanding and intention to heal yourself, others, the Oneness?  You are invited to join our circle of Lightworkers.  You will receive Reiki attunements, and be trained at a Reiki one level.  We will remember together what’s it like to be part of an energetic/spiritual community that respects ritual as empowerment and connection to self, each other, higher self and Divine Love.  During our circles we will use meditation, intention, sound healing, drumming.  We will explore divination through oracle cards and pendulum use.  Using crystals, oils and Nature medicine, we will amplify our vibrations.  We will invite Divine Feminine energy healing and uprising, and will understand what it means to balance it with Divine Masculine energy.  We will practice what it means to bless and heal each other and ourselves.  This group experience is for those already on the path of being a Lightworker who are seeking a community with whom they can explore and grow.  This is also a group for someone who is awakening and wants a safe, loving group to foster and nurture their spirituality and light.

Lisa Catania, LCSW and Aida Pigott, LCSW are kindred soul sisters who share evolving through their paths as psychotherapists, healers, Reiki Masters and hypnosis practitioners.  They create a gentle, yet empowering space, with respect for all healing paths, guided by each individual’s sovereign higher-self guidance.

Groups will meet every other Sunday, 2:30 – 5pm from March 3 through May 26 2019:  March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12 (Mother’s Day optional), May 26.  We will meet 2nd floor of Beverly Therapists, 10725 South Western.  $425 (includes materials), paid in advance. Early registration, $399 by February 15, 2019.  Limited to 12 participants.  Please reach out to Lisa Catania at 773-719-1751 or email at lisacatanialcsw@comcast.net to sign up and to discuss any questions.

 

For more information, contact Lisa Catania, LCSW and Aida Pigott, LCSW

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