Groups and Workshops

Groups And Workshops Being Offered At Freedom Within Center

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Anxiety Workshop Sessions

It’s time to learn the skills that will help you get relief from constant feelings of worry, fear, panic, shame, and anxiety. Check out Freedom Within Therapy and Wellness Center’s weekly live workshop series! Each week we focus on a different aspect of anxiety, helping you understand it, what it is, and providing you with skills and tools to get relief and regain your sense of safety, sense of calm and overall enjoyment of life. Join one or all of our workshops!

Where: Virtual Google Meets Room

What: Live workshops! Learn tools and skills to help you understand, navigate and decrease your pain. Each workshop will present information with tangible tools and skills you can walk away using right away to help you feel more calm with less worry and less anxiety and most importantly, less pain. Each workshop is led by therapist here at Freedom Within Center in real time. This means you can ask questions and provide comments and input throughout the session. Please note this is not a psychotherapy group – this means we will not be digging into each person’s past or their issues but rather focusing on skills and how to work through things in a healthy and effective manner.

Who: These workshops have been developed for those with all forms of pain that can trigger our anxiety, including anxiety, social anxiety, general anxiety, anxiety related to past trauma, frequent worry, nervousness, etc.. Anyone ages 18 and up can benefit from these workshops and are welcome! We recommend attending each workshop to get the most out of these tools, however folks can sign up for workshop sessions individually.

Workshop Goal: These workshops are meant to help you understand and learn successful tools and methods to overcome the symptoms of pain that may be caused by anxiety to help you live your life with more purpose, happiness, and freedom within.

Introductory Price: $35 per workshop or $195 for all 6 in the series

Workshop 1: Getting a handle on your Anxiety – Noticing the Signs, Symptoms, and Causes of Your Anxiety
Workshop 1: Getting a handle on your Anxiety - Noticing the Signs, Symptoms, and Causes of Your Anxiety
Date: February 1st, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Virtual through Google Meets
What we will cover:

  1. Understanding anxiety, its function, and purpose in your life
  2. Understanding the psychological and physiological aspects of anxiety
  3. Identifying triggers and causes of pain that leads to anxiety
  4. Discovering what you’re saying to yourself and how to change it
  5. Learning how to take back control and significantly decrease symptoms of anxiety
Workshop 2: Using Mindfulness to Feel better and less Overwhelmed
Workshop 2: Using Mindfulness to Feel better and less Overwhelmed
Date: February 8th, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Virtual through Google Meets
What we will cover:

  1. Using mindfulness practice to increase awareness and tolerance
  2. Increasing your sense of emotional well-being
  3. Strategies to calm your mind and body
  4. Learning ways to better manage emotional distress and overwhelm
Workshop 3: How to Improve Focus and Learn to Relax
Workshop 3: How to Improve Focus and Learn to Relax
Date: February 15th, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Virtual through Google Meets
What we will cover:

  1. Changing our relationship with pain (confronting vs. avoiding)
  2. Learning techniques to quiet your active mind
  3. Learning to focus on the present and putting past and future events in a more objective perspective
  4. Learning relaxation exercises to help decrease somatic (painful) symptoms in the body
Workshop 4: Using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to change unhelpful and anxious thoughts
Workshop 4: Using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to change unhelpful and anxious thoughts
Date: February 22nd, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Virtual through Google Meets
What we will cover:

  1. The use of cognitive behavioral techniques to understand the ways in which our thoughts impact our mood
  2. Looking deeper into cognitive distortions and how to reframe our thinking
  3. Challenging negative thoughts and ways to change our mindset (reframe)
  4. Skills to change our thinking patterns
  5. Utilizing visualizations and mindfulness techniques and exercises
Workshop 5: Let go of control as a way to decrease worry
Workshop 5: Let go of control as a way to decrease worry
Date: March 1st, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Virtual through Google Meets
What we will cover:

  1. Factors contributing to anxiety outside the normal scope and how to manage those symptoms
  2. Learning how to let go of things you cannot control and finding solutions to the things you can control
  3. Practicing ways to deal with situations that are out of your control and to how reduce the anxiety
  4. Understanding your attachment style to get the most out of your relationships
Workshop 6: Setting boundaries with yourself and others to create healthier relationships
Workshop 6: Setting boundaries with yourself and others to create healthier relationships
Date: March 8th, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Virtual through Google Meets
What we will cover:

  1. Learning how to set boundaries with yourself and others
  2. Teaching self-care tips and techniques to incorporate into your daily life
  3. Learning how your anxiety impacts your relationships with others and teaching communication techniques to help increase effective and assertive communication
  4. Facing our fears around anxiety
Workshop 1-6 : To purchase all 6 workshops at a discounted price choose this option
Workshop: Women’s Empowerment Group
Women’s Empowerment Group
Dates: Tuesdays March 14th- April 18th
Time: 5-6pm
Where: In person! Yes, that’s right, in person at Freedom Within Center!
Location: 2560 Camino Del Rio N. Suite 305 San Diego CA, 92108
What we will cover:

  1. Understanding anxiety, its function and purpose in your life
  2. Using mindfulness practice to increase awareness and tolerance
  3. Changing our relationship with anxiety (confronting vs. avoiding)
  4. Using cognitive behavioral techniques to understand the ways in which our thoughts impact our mood
  5. Other factors contributing to anxiety outside the normal scope and how to manage them.
  6. Setting boundaries and utilizing self-care during these times