Coping Skills: Between Breathing & Moving - Hip Opening & Mobility Work
Registration is required 24 hours in advance in order to preserve the integrity of the group, but it's only required once. After your first registration, you'll have the link for all upcoming sessions. You'll also receive updates and information about the plan for each month and reminders before each session.
Our bodies hold a great deal of stress and emotional trauma in the space between our upper and lower bodies. Improving hip mobility may also help alleviate or prevent lower back pain and injury (the lower back is often called in to compensate when tight hips can't help out with motion or strain). Stiffness and pain in this region of the body interferes with our ability to be still and the ability to move.Join us to practice some self-massage techniques and a gentle hip-opening mobility flow that you can use to find space and build strength in this often-neglected region of the body. This will be an informative, interactive session with gentle, easily modifiable movement - the only requirement is that you have hips!
What you’ll need: You'll need two lacrosse- or tennis-sized balls (we'll provide more information on that when you register) and a willingness to invest in your own self-care. Towels, bolsters, pillows, and other props that you can use to support your body are always helpful, but no specialized equipment is required (we can come up with a way to make almost anything work).
Coping skills sessions occur on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 12 p.m.
Sometimes we all need to break out of the mental, emotional, and physical routines to which we’ve grown accustomed. Changing the conversation can provide comfort and inspiration; it can also help us learn more about ourselves and about others in our community. Each session in the 2022 coping skills series is an interactive, fresh take on strategies that can help us as we grieve and as we live.
Part of the grief journey is learning how to carry the weight of heavy emotions; part of it is learning to manage those emotions so that we can still live rich and fulfilling lives. Each workshop in this series is designed to help participants learn through expression and/or experience, all while supported by an encouraging community.