Sunday, September 12, 2010

Groups Beginning in October, 2010

Back to school is now in full swing. In the spirit of learning, why not participate in a group geared toward self-improvement? AWOH is pleased to be recruiting participants for two groups at this time. The first is particularly helpful for anxious children to continue develop anxiety-reduction skills in a school setting and the second is appropriate for teens and adults looking to achieve a personal goal.

FALL SOCIAL: Children's Social Anxiety-Reduction Group
Facilitated by Audrey E. Boggs, Psy.D.
Alternating Saturdays, 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Meets every other Saturday beginning October, 2010 (actual start date TBD depending on enrollment) for a total of 8 sessions. Each week focuses on a topic geared toward decreasing anxiety and increasing self-esteem as well as participation in fun group games and activities. Dr. Boggs will utilize the Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children and Adolescents (SET-C) and Coping Cat approaches which have both shown validity in research studies with socially anxious children. In addition, she will incorporate other effective interventions used at AWOH such as her own Butterfly Scale and Consonations techniques, the second of which was developed for the treatment of selective mutism. Group activities are offered in a non-intrusive way for children to develop social comfort and cooperation skills with their peers. School-aged children ages 5-11 will be grouped by age depending on the ages of children enrolled. Group fee of $75 per session covers all materials, snacks and activities. Discounted rate of $50 per session is available if 4 or more sessions are purchased at a time.

***Limited Participation, so ENROLL NOW!!! Contact AWOH to join. ***

12-Week Goal Achievement Series
Facilitated by Audrey E. Boggs, Psy.D.
Alternating Saturdays, 1 PM to 2:30 

Meets every other Saturday, beginning October, 2010 (actual start date TBD depending on enrollment). Geared toward ages 12-Adult. This is a motivational seminar designed to be completed in full and is appropriate for both teens and adults (groups will be formed according to age, depending on enrollment). Do you have a goal that you have been putting off for a long time? Do you need a little inspiration to get started? Are you longing for something meaningful in your life and are still trying to figure out what that is or what steps are needed to get there? If so, this is the group for you! Each meeting builds on the previous session to help participants be successful in working toward--and completing--a personal goal.

Series Topics:
Moving Forward on the Journey: Decision Making
Doing Something Meaningful: Values Clarification
Nurturing the Vision Within: Creating a Goal and Achieving It
Get Out of My Way! Preventing Self-Sabotage and Coping with Fear
Climbing Mountains: Overcoming Obstacles
Being My Own Best Friend: Replacing Negative with Positive Thinking
1, 2, 3...Go! Goals, Tasks, and Baby Steps to Get There
Lean on Me: Utilizing a Social Support System
American Idol: Learning from Mentors and Role Models
Rainbows in the Heart: Affirmation and Appreciation
Report Card: Assessing Progress
The Real Prize: Accepting and Maintaining Success

Examples of goals that may be reached with this program are:
-Giving a successful speech/performance
-Completing assignments and improving grades
-Finishing term papers, theses, or dissertations
-Successfully taking a test
-Getting better at a chosen sport or hobby
-Starting and sticking to a diet/fitness plan
-Having a successful job interview or audition experience
-Getting an individualized education plan (IEP) for my child*
-Parenting more consistently*
-Anything else that you want to achieve!

*Depending on need, a separate parent support group may be formed

$75 per session, $50 each if four or more sessions are purchased or $500 for the entire series (BEST PRICE--$40/session plus one session FREE!). Individual coaching sessions may also be scheduled if you are unable to participate in the group format.

****Limited to 6 participants. ENROLL NOW by contacting AWOH**** 

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