Something powerfully transformative happens when people with a shared goal in mind come together and work toward reaching it as a group. Health coaching group visits have proven to be an important and effective way to improve patient outcomes. These visits provide a safe and non-judgemental space for people to come together and share their experiences, gain support from others, and find new ways to heal. These practices help foster community by bringing people together in a shared goal of improving mental and physical health. We know that humans are not wired to do life alone and have the opportunity of creating a shared space.
Our mind-body medicine group visits include tools to overcome trauma, restore balance to the autonomic nervous system, and promote mindfulness, and self-awareness. Our patients have been able to improve resiliency and even metabolic/immune function through learning breath work, meditation techniques, and even Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Processing emotions is usually something we are not taught growing up and definitely not in school. However, we now have the knowledge that emotions can take on physical manifestations. Having a safe space to process our emotions is so vital for our psychological well-being, which is what makes mind-body sessions so meaningful. Performing mind-body activities in a group setting with like-minded individuals adds an additional layer of health and well-being.
Similarly, nutrition group visits offer the necessary tools for supporting patients in improving their overall well-being and health outcomes. Data has shown that group visit attendance as well as one on one coaching leads to significantly improved a1c, (a value used to measure overall blood sugars in patients struggling with diabetes). Our educational and interactive sessions including Virtual cooking sessions, brain health workshops, and nutrition coaching can help participants learn about the importance of healthy eating habits and the impact that lifestyle choices have on the body and mind.
Whether you are seeking support for mental health, physical health, or both, group visits offer a valuable opportunity to find community and heal in a safe and welcoming space. If you are ready to take the next step towards better health and well-being, join us and pick your community of choice! We have plenty of group events and wellness programs coming up soon!