A twelve week group
Eliot Community Human Services offers a group for men and women with chronic medical illness. The group helps counter the isolation that people with illness experience in the world. Members address issues of self-image, altered identity, anger, depression, interpersonal relationships, and dependence / independence. Mind/Body interventions, writing exercises, and open sharing help individuals explore attitudes and emotions and discover new coping skills for living life fully within the limitations of illness. Members are encouraged to heal losses and create options in their lives.
- Self-Image: Am I more than my illness?
- Anger and Depression: Why me? How do I grieve my losses?
- Interpersonal Relationships: How can I maintain a connection to existing friends? How do I create new relationships?
- Independence and Dependence: How and when do I ask for help? Can I depend on others without seeing myself as "weak"?
Meetings are held on Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at The Eliot Center in Concord, on the grounds of Emerson Hospital. Groups are offered in the spring and fall.
Most insurances are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.
For an initial interview, please call Dana Snyder-Grant, LICSW at (978) 369-1113, voice mail 116.