Ward Church has partnered with PCS Counseling’s team of group counselors to provide dynamic, weekly interactive life coaching groups to the entire community. These groups, held at Ward Church in room G724, guide participants to examine their lives, find areas they would like to improve, and support group members as they work to make proactive changes. PCS Counseling’s team of group counselors includes Dr. John Mlinarcik, PhD, LMSW, CEO; Laura Dyas, LBSW, LPC, MA; and Matt Swartz, LLMSW. There is no need to register: just show up! Thanks to Ward’s generosity in providing these sessions, all are welcome to attend for no charge; donations to Ward Church will be gladly accepted if you feel so compelled.
This Tuesday, October 28th, at 6:30 PM…
Rearview Mirror: Focusing on Looking Forward in Life and Not Behind
Week 4: Making Healthy Choices
Sometimes being happy and healthy are one in the same, but it can take discipline to sacrifice what you want for what you know you need. This week, Laura Dyas will share tools for making healthy choices in daily life, helping you to move forward and improve your life.
This Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:30 PM…
Talking Yourself Down from the Ledge: Moving on from Anxiety
Week 4: Using Distractions and Positive Activities
One of the many challenges with anxiety is that it traps us in its web, and it can feel impossible to break free. Fear not! This week, Matt Swartz will help participants to learn new skills for dealing with anxiety when it comes, including immersing yourself in positive activities and learning how to distract your attention to escape anxiety’s grasp.
This Thursday, October 30th, at 6:30 PM…
Juggling: Managing Families of Any Shape and Size
Week 4: The Myth of the “Perfect Family”
Newsflash: there’s no such thing as a perfect family. Instead, families come in all shapes and sizes, and the important thing is to harness your own family’s strengths and work on the improvable parts. Laura Dyas will walk participants through the harm of constantly comparing your family to an unattainable ideal, and give tips for appreciating your family for its own particular beauty and strength.