Offerings

Nervous Nellies (Ages 6-9)

Saturday Mornings 10-11 a.m.  8 weeks starting September 22nd

Do you ever wonder if your child’s behavior is the result of excess worry?

Is your child often moody, irritable, clingy or restless?

Is your child struggling at school… with peers… or at home?

All too often poor behavior in children is simply labeled as defiant or “bad.” What if we looked to help understand the behavior and your child’s motivation behind the behavior? This group provides children and parents with an understanding of anxiety, how the mind and body are connected and constructive ways to help cope with worry. Parent participation is required for the first, mid and last sessions to ensure strategies are carried over from group to home.

Fee is $40 per session. Husky and Aetna insurance accepted.

** Intake required prior to group acceptance.

Worry Warriors  (Ages 14-18)

Wednesday Nights 6-7 p.m.  8 weeks starting September 26th

Do you ever feel like your adolescent daughter worries more than typical teenagers?

Has the stress impaired functioning at school… her relationships… recreational activities?

Do you wish she could gain coping skills to help decrease the stress?

Today’s adolescent girls have so many challenges and finding ways to cope can feel impossible. This group provides a safe space for female teens to share common stressors and find ways to manage struggles more effectively. Special focus will be placed on mindfulness practices, thought changing techniques and the mind-body connection.

Fee is $40 per session. Husky and Aetna insurance accepted.

** Intake required prior to group acceptance.

Classes

Improving your teen’s relationship with technology

(Ages 14-18)

Three 90-minute classes

Sunday 1-2:30pm (9/9, 9/16, 9/23)

$125 (non-billable to insurance)

Are you concerned about how much time your teen spends on their screen?

Do you wonder about the impact of screen time on your teen’s brain and their    emotions?

Are you tired of monitoring your teen’s screen time and wish he/she could be more responsible about it?

Would you like for your teen to have a better relationship with technology?

Most of us have had the experience of spending more time than we intended on screens.  This class will discuss the impact of screen time on our brains as there is growing body of research on this topic. We will examine our relationship with technology, including:

  1. Assessing how much time and what we spend our time on
  2. Emotions related to our screens
  3. Exploring the impact of technology on our brain
  4. Empowering teens to be more conscious about their use and develop strategies to use screens the way they would like to (rather than the screen calling the shots)

We aim to make this a fun, yet informative and helpful experience for your teen!

* Registration required prior to start date.

Individual & family psychotherapy

Give us a call to discuss your interest in therapy. You can read about our approach and treatment models used in our therapeutic work.

Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

DJ Horn, LPC, Kathleen Wawrzyniak Webb, PsyD, and Sharon Smith

Are you feeling stressed or anxious by news headlines?

Have societal events, the political climate, and the news affected your relationships? 

Are you feeling more disconnected in a social media-driven world?

This seems to be a time of great tumult in our society.  A time of polarization, increased discord and conflict has left us feeling more anxious inside and more uncertain about the future.  Relationships are becoming strained as ideologies are more polarized.  It can become hard to find balance and peace when uncertainty surrounds us.

Please join us for the 3-part series Finding Peace in a Chaotic World.

This will be an opportunity to:

  • Share experiences and connect to others
  • Explore self, others, and world
  • Gain new perspective
  • Learn proven tools for being grounded and more present
  • Learn meditation and breathing techniques
  • Learn healthy ways to respond to difficult issues and navigate relationships more effectively.

Reach out and sign up now. Begin making your world a better place.

Location: 40 Avon Meadow Lane, 2nd floor, Avon, CT 06001

Participants: Adults

Sundays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23 from 4-5:50pm

$75 for series (non-billable to insurance)

Please call Greater Hartford Wellness at 860-878-2028 to register

Three 90-minute sessions

Sunday 4-5:50pm (9/9, 9/16, 9/23)

$75 (non-billable to insurance)

Are you feeling stressed or anxious by news headlines?

Do the current state of affairs impact you more personally than it has in the past?

Have societal events, the political climate, and the news affected your relationships?

Most of us agree that world events, local, national and abroad, seem to be affecting many of us more deeply in recent years than before.  We are feeling more anxious and uncertain about what will happen now and in the future.  World events have also put a strain on relationships, especially as news, ideologies, and ways to solve problems have become more polarized.  These unsettling feelings can be difficult to ignore.  This series is an opportunity to share about your experiences, understand why we feel so affected by world events, learn healthy ways to respond to difficult issues in our world, and navigate relationships more effectively.

Where am I, How did I get here and where am I going?” Workshop at West Hartford Yoga

Saturday, 10/13/18 1-5pm.

Presented by DJ Horn, Kathleen Webb and WHY’s Sharon Smith.

This movement and meditation practice will weave an explorative journey into self as we examine our beliefs, values and choices that impact our present life. Through interactive and movement based / experiential exercises, we explore:

• HOW and what choices, behaviors and other factors created our WHERE WE ARE lifestyle.

• We will reflect on its congruence with our values.

• We will identify forces that distract us from our priorities and unhealthy coping.

Let’s learn how to live authentically and mindfully to create WHERE we are going. Come join this interactive yoga workshop to open your eyes into more meaningful living!

Course will include a combination of yoga and movement and dyad/group sharing. This course is appropriate for all adults. Yoga and movement will be appropriate for all levels and can easily be modified to address needs and concerns.

*Go to www.westhartfordyoga.com to register

Individual & family psychotherapy

Give us a call to discuss your interest in therapy. You can read about our approach and treatment models used in our therapeutic work.

Walk with a Doc

Inspired by a internationally recognized non-profit organization, GHW created a chapter of WWAD in 2017 to create a resource in the community for learning, joining with neighbors, and encouraging physical movement.  WWAD events are free and open to all. Each walk starts with a brief presentation by a local provider about a health topic.  Following the presentation, the group goes for a walk for informal conversation and connection.  All ages and abilities welcome.