Shield Bearer has several groups beginning in February. Some are returning groups others are new groups we are very excited to introduce. Our groups run for ten weeks and last one hour, beginning the week of February 7, 2022, and ending the week of April 11, 2022. Our groups focus on mindfulness and coping skills, and each week is a new skill. The group sessions do not build upon the previous session, so group members do not need to worry about missing a meeting. Attend all of them, and you will gain a complete understanding of mindfulness and coping skills, or attend the ones your schedule allows, and you will still learn new coping skills to help when issues arise.
We are offering six different groups this semester to meet everybody’s needs. They are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
- Cypress Bible Church Adult Support Group
Monday – 2 pm to 3 pm
Monday from 2 pm to 3 pm is our adult support group. This is the only group offered off-site. These meetings are held at Cypress Bible Church located at 11711 Cypress North Houston Rd, Cypress, TX. This group is for adults looking to learn coping skills to help with daily living.
- Teen (13-14) Group
Monday – 6 pm to 7 pm
This group is for teens ages 13-14 years old looking for a positive, encouraging place to share their thoughts and concerns about teen life while learning valuable coping skills and mindfulness techniques.
- Veterans Support Group
Tuesday – 6 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 7 pm is our Veterans support group. Group members will learn coping skills and mindfulness in a safe and friendly environment. Some topics discussed include PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
- Mom’s Support Group
Wednesday – 10 am to 11 am
Our moms’ support group is Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11 am. Moms of children of all ages are encouraged to participate and share their thoughts and feelings about the trials of raising children. Moms will learn relaxation and anxiety-reducing techniques along with valuable parenting skills.
- Teen (15-16) Support Group
Wednesday – 5 pm to 6 pm
The Wednesday evening teen group is the same as the Monday group but slightly older teens. This group is for teens ages 15-16. Again, the focus of this group is to allow a positive, encouraging place for teens to share their thoughts and concerns about teen life while learning valuable coping skills and mindfulness techniques.
- Parent Support Group
Tuesday – 6 pm to 7 pm
One of our newer groups is for parents of children with mental or physical disabilities. This group will also teach coping skills and mindfulness and include information on parents as caretakers and the unique concerns of this specific group of individuals. Group topics will include self-care, boundaries, fostering self-compassion, and encouraging independence.