Nourish is an ongoing interpersonal process group for adults (25 years and up) seeking connection on their body liberation and food peace journey. This group will benefit members to strengthen their ability to connect with others and ultimately with themselves. Group is a healing space to change old patterns of relating and can provide members support in:
Expressing themselves authentically
Exploring family of origin issues and attachment patterns
Explore and reduce anxiety, shame, depression, loneliness, and people pleasing
Practice taking up space and honor your body story free from diet culture
Improve relationship skills and get more of what you want in life
Living an embodied life more aligned with core values
All gender identities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds welcome. This group embodies the values of Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, and is fat positive, sex positive, and anti-oppressive. LGBTQ+ folx and BIPOC are encouraged to apply.
Feel free to contact us to see how this group can be helpful to you!
ABOUT GROUP THERAPY
We are born into a group (a family) and often spend the rest of our lives in a group (school, friends, work, family). We are usually wounded in the context of a group which means we can experience tremendous healing and growth through group work. People who join a group typically want to be able to better relate to others and to feel more connected to themselves. Group is about two things: 1) mindfully paying attention to thoughts, feelings, and reactions as they happen in the moment and 2) reporting to the group on what is noticed. This helps us develop the ability to experience and understand what is going on in our minds and bodies without immediately acting. Group is a place to explore the facets of who you are and how you interact with others and practice relating to yourself and others in new ways. It's a place to "be seen" and get support with changing old patterns and moving towards living a more meaningful life.
Group is a wonderful opportunity for transformative healing and is a great addition to individual therapy. Group allows space for taking what you’ve learned in individual therapy and applying it to a “relationship workshop”. Group therapy is a conduit of vitality and we will share both laughter and tears together, growing our capacity to experience intimacy and connection. Group therapy is designed to be a long term support and members often find themselves in group for at least a few years and many staying for much longer. Group can be an anchor of support as you navigate the ebbs and flows of life.
*Currently meets on zoom however will resume in person in Austin, TX when it is safe to do so*
Ample + Rooted is an inclusive therapy practice and we believe it is our birthright to inhabit, trust and honor our physical and emotional selves without shame. We believe in cultivating a healing home for the whole you and that this healing and belonging is profoundly vital in creating a more equitable and just world. We believe compassion, pleasure and embodiment lead the way toward healing and liberation.
Our work is rooted in relational therapy: We believe the most powerful aspect of therapy lies within relationships, including the one between client and therapist. While many therapists practice a hands-off approach, you're more likely to find us engaging you in the kind of deep, personal work we've seen lead to true healing and growth. It's work that begins with a genuine, respectful and trusting relationship – and the understanding that each of us is the foremost expert in ourselves.
We cultivate a safe and welcoming space of compassion and connection. Our practice is rooted in Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, fat-positive, sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, harm reduction, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive frameworks. We are poly and kink affirming and allied with those engaged in sex work.
The name of our practice grew out of the belief that each of us is whole and beautiful as we are; that it is our birthright to inhabit, trust and honor our physical selves without shame; and all that we need to learn, heal and grow is already inside of us. We are bountiful. We are expansive. We are ample.
Our therapy practice promotes connection within ourselves and with one another. It is a space, whether experienced virtually or in person, for becoming grounded in ourselves and the greater world. Here, we are connected. We are mindful. We are rooted.
We are Ample + Rooted.