Body Wisdom: Working with your Nervous System

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” –Rumi

Are you curious about how your body speaks but are unsure of how to listen? Join us for group therapy that provides real-life strategies and support for getting into your body and learning from its wisdom.

Beginning on November 29th, 2022, and concluding on February 7th, 2023, this 10-week group introduces practical exercises to move through holiday season stressors, recognize the body’s communication patterns, and honor the ways your embodied voice helps you navigate life’s challenges. Commitment to attending the full 10-week series is highly encouraged as the curriculum is self-building. The cost is $30 per session. Enrollment will be capped at 8 participants.

If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to attend an experiential info session to explore whether the group is appropriate for you. It will be held at Health Discovery Acupuncture and Yoga (4741 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98118) on Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Therapist-facilitators, Ava Keating and Yungee O’Connell, will meet individually with group members in advance of the first session.

Location: Health Discovery Acupuncture and Yoga
Date: Tuesdays beginning November 29th, 2022 and ending on February 7th, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Cost: $30 per session
Enrollment: Maximum of 8 participants

Information Session on Tuesday, November 15st, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Health Discovery Acupuncture and Yoga.

MEND’s COVID policy can be viewed here.

Meet Your Therapists:
Yungee O’Connell (she/her), LMHC, is a director at MEND Seattle. She brings a holistic approach to healing and wholeness, bringing mind, body, spirit, culture, and other contextual factors together. She aims to help her clients shed light and expand awareness in exploring and accepting who they are, what it means to be them, and how they wish to live their lives. As a mental health counselor, she takes a client-centered approach in which the client is the source of knowing. She is a facilitator – a witness, who invites exploration, processing, integration, and healing. She brings extensive training in polyvagal theory, Somatic Experiencing, group process, and feminist psychology to her therapeutic work.

Ava Keating (she/they), is a MEND therapist intern. Her therapeutic approach is guided by the belief that we are born whole, expansive, and capable, and that our brilliance and healing are inextricably linked to that of our communities. She brings warmth, compassionate authenticity, and a spirit of humility to her work drawing upon her experience as a yoga teacher and somatic practitioner to meet her clients and their nervous systems where they are. Ava brings further training in Buteyko breathwork, embodied activism, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and has published on foregrounding social equity in clinical psychedelic research. She believes that embodiment is foundational to building the better world that we all deserve.