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Upcoming Programs and Events

Please check here for upcoming Communitas programs, retreats, workshops, and events. If you have an idea for an workshop, program, or event, please email us at communitasprogram@gmail.com

Communitas 7-Session “Urban Retreat” at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

This is a transformative integrative health education program is for 12-19 year-olds living with a chronic illness and their parents.

It meets weekly after school on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm for 7 sessions.

Teens and parents meet in separate groups and learn various mind-body and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, manage symptoms, cultivate resilience, and go deeper into what really matters — all in a supportive group of peers.

Each session consists of a meditation, a didactic lesson on a mind-body technique, an experiential exercise, an opportunity for sharing in a group, and social time during lunch.

Examples of techniques taught include:

  • meditation
  • mindfulness practices
  • biofeedback
  • breath-work
  • positive reappraisal
  • guided imagery
  • movement
  • self-hypnosis
  • self-expression/communication
  • Health nutritional principles
  • Using art and writing to deal with emotions
Please email us at communitasprogram@gmail.com for more information or to enroll.  A member of our team will call you within 1 week to discuss the program and make sure you meet the criteria for enrollment.