GROUPS AND EVENTS

Beachside Counseling and Wellness is founded on the principle of sharing: Sharing information, resources, triumphs and challenges fosters an environment of collaboration in which everyone benefits.

Group treatment provides the opportunity to share with others experiencing similar circumstances, to learn from their wisdom and failures and to experience support as you navigate your particular journey towards healing.

BeWell Counseling and Wellness offers groups on Eating Disorders, Divorce Recovery, Anxiety and Stress Management and other important topics. Groups are limited in size to promote open discussion in a confidential setting, are facilitated by behavioral health professionals, and are offered several times throughout the year. Groups vary in duration and format, so please refer to the following descriptions for more information. For a current schedule, please call our offices at 321-327-3793. Pre-registration is required.

GROUP THERAPY SESSIONS

Free Seminars

Surviving a Loved One’s Eating Disorder- Facilitated by Lucy Lauer, LMHC
  • Does someone you love struggle with an eating, weight, or body image?
  • Are you worried about this person, but don’t know how to help?
  • Do these problems affect your relationship with this person?

If so, please join us.

Topics discussed at this seminar will include:

  • Signs and symptoms of disordered eating
  • Feelings and reactions of loved ones
  • Do’s and don’ts of healthy support
  • Separating myths from facts
  • Tips for setting healthy boundaries
  • Open Q & A session

Date: August 29 at 6:30pm. Cost: FREE- Please bring one non-perishable food item for donation to our local food bank. For more details, or to register, call 321-327-3793 or email us via our Contact Page.

Parenting Techniques for Eliminating Child Tantrums, Noncompliance & Fighting – Facilitated by Elana Breiner, LMFT

Does your child have temper tantrums, noncompliance, or sibling fights?  If so, please join us to discover confidence in disciplining so as to allow more time and energy for enjoying your children.

Seminar will include: How to use the 1-2-3 Magic discipline method created by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, in-depth discussion of limit-setting, impulse,-control, and reinforcement strategies ,handouts to take home for future reference, and an open Q&A session. Date: September 28 at 6:00pm Cost: FREE. For more details, or to register, call 321-327-3793 or email us via our Contact Page. Click the brochure for more info:

Effective Approaches to dealing with loved ones struggling with substance use disorders – Facilitated by Dr. Patrick Aragon

Come learn effective methods to break the cycle of condemnation, and empower yourself to assist someone close to you dealing with substance abuse difficulties.

Seminar will include:

  • Education on “drug of choice”
  • Managing the Enabling vs. Empowering debate
  • How to remain empathetic in the face of failed attempt after failed attempt
  • Relapse prevention, red flags, and early intervention
  • Open Q & A

Dates: TBA Summer 2017  @ 6:00PM Cost: FREE. For more details, or to register, call 321-327-3793 or email us via our Contact Page

Ongoing Group Therapy Sessions:

Eating Disorder Therapy Group – Facilitated by Lucy S. Lauer, LMHC

This 8-week group employs the principles of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to foster positive changes in your relationship with food and your body. Mindfulness, reflection, self-compassion, expressive therapies, and open discussion enable participants to:

  • Manage the inevitable stresses of modern life without destructive eating patterns;
  • Refocus attention and energy toward personal values that create meaning, purpose and joy; and
  • Develop the competence to live the life you truly value.

Open to adults who struggle with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating and related Disorders. Pre-group assessment is required to determine suitability for the group. For more details, or to register, call 321-327-3793 or email us via our Contact Page.

When: Mondays October 2, 2017 – November 20, 2017 @ 5:30PM