While dominant culture perpetuates narratives of individualism, competition and consumerism -- which keep us stuck and socially isolated -- groups offer the healing experiences of connection and collaborative repair. Research has shown that we humans have evolved as social creatures, and that the support of social relationships plays a critical role in how we heal from acute crises, how we recover from trauma, and how we develop resilience to challenges over time. Listed below are some of the groups I currently co-facilitate. Please inquire about group schedules, as current offerings may be different from those appearing in the below flyers. All groups require interview/consultation before joining.
Bodies & Trauma 1.0. Learn about the human trauma response through psychoeducation and experiential group practice that explores the relational tools of resonance, embodiment and resourcing.
Bodies & Trauma 2.0. Apply the relational tools learned in Bodies & Trauma 1.0 to further unpack trauma stories. Go deeper together, with resonance, embodiment and resourcing.
The Food Group. Explore your primal and psychological relationships with food. Cultivate embodied awareness through mindful eating practices and group discussion on topics ranging from gut health research to environmental responsibility.
Riveting Women. A leadership development and process group for women, exploring gender roles and themes of empathy, strength, boundaries, resourcing and growth.
Angela is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and Counselor-in-Residence at The Relational Center in Los Angeles, California, where she provides counseling and psychoeducation to adults and adolescents of diverse cultural backgrounds. Sessions by appointment only. Please contact Angela for more information.