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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 10-Session mind-body & resilience group visit @ UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

This transformative integrative health program is for 9-21 year-olds living with a chronic physical health condition and their parents/guardians.

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 lesson on a mind-body technique, an experiential exercise, an opportunity for sharing in a group, and social time.

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

9-13 year olds: 10 Tuesdays 3:15-5:15 PM, starting SEPT 12TH 

14-21 year olds: 10 Wednesdays 3:15-5:15PM, starting SEPT 6TH

Please email brittany.blockman@ucsf.edu for more information or to learn how to enroll.