Progressive Institute Virtual Meetings
To help we are offering the following online groups:
Weekly Connection and Empowerment Skills Group
Fridays, 3:00pm-3:30pm, Free of Charge, Hosted by Progressive Institute
The weekly Connection and Empowerment Skills group is available to anyone seeking guidance and skills development to help work through anxiety, stress and the handling of difficult emotions. The group combines therapeutic process with experiential activity and learning. Each session will start with a brief overview of an effective therapeutic approach to increasing self-compassion and resiliency, followed by an open group discussion, and closing with an experiential technique such as grounding or meditation.
Connections to Recovery, Virtual Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
With face-to-face A.A. meetings largely postponed due to COVID-19, the Progressive Institute will be providing virtual access to two online A.A. meetings each week to allow community members to maintain the human connection and support that is an essential aspect of maintaining sustained sobriety and wellness. We encourage those working through their recovery to join others in a regular online meeting that will reinforce the human connection and engagement experienced in past face-to-face meetings, providing the strength needed to manage through these unprecedented times.
Connections to Recovery Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Beginners Meeting / Topic Discussion
Connections to Recovery Young People’s Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Literature / Big Book
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