Native American Community Clinic

Honoring Health and Tradition
Medical, Dental and Counseling services

1213 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 · 612-872-8086 · 612-872-8547 (fax)

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Counseling Clinic Groups-open to community

Counseling Clinic Support Groups

Wednesdays: Enhancing Wellbeing with Chronic Health Conditions at 11:30AM-12:30PM
One of the most common reactions to being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a strong desire to return to “normal”, so you can enjoy the sense of well-being you felt when your body was healthy. However, returning to “normal” may be an unrealistic goal if your health condition has no cure. Research has shown that the stress you have when dealing with a chronic health condition can affect your immune system and ultimately your overall body, mind, and spirit. The good news is that we all can learn ways to better manage our stress and make changes in our lives that will not only improve our physical health but will also improve our moods.

Thursdays: Grief and Loss Support Group at 11:00AM-12:00PM
The grief and loss support group is a place for people to process their grief and loss in a safe and healing space, where they may find meaning and have a transformative experience. Loss can take many forms including deaths, difficult transitions, and traumatic experiences. The experience of multiple losses or other compounding factors can lead to complicated grief, and at times, people struggle to integrate this experience as they move forward. The therapy group is led by therapist Dr. Laurelle Myhra and is open to adult men and women who have attended an individual therapy session with a NACC therapist aimed at assessing needs and readiness for the group. The group is an open group, meaning the people who start the group are able to attend as long as they need and are able to return at any time. There are a limited number of spaces available, usually between 5-8 people; so please confirm your spot each week. It is recommended that people do individual therapy in addition to joining the grief group but is it not required.

Fridays: Stress Management Group at 11:00AM-12:00PM
Are you worried, stressed, or tense a lot? Then maybe this group is for you. It’s normal to feel tense, stressed, and worried when the moment puts you under pressure. Just so you know, 2 out of every 5 of us worries at least once every day. But, it’s not okay when those feelings of worry, stress, and being tense keep us from doing what we want in life. This group can help you learn how to reduce how much tension and stress you feel and help you better control your worrying thoughts. Give it a try!

• Have an opportunity to share your story with others who understand
• Receive support through culturally specific group counseling
• Learn about the impact of historical trauma, discuss intergenerational grief on Native people and how to overcome the related effects, and gain support with grief and loss.
• Have an option of individual therapy

*Groups are in NACC’s Counseling Clinic, and are open to members of the public.

Register at 612-872-8086 option 1.

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