Chronic illness

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness Support Group

Hosted By
Bartja W.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024 | 06:00pm - 07:00pm PDT
Meeting Full
About this meeting
The Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness Support Group is a program offering mindfulness and self-compassion strategies for managing chronic illness. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST and is facilitated by clinical social worker, Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LICSW, MHP, CMHS. *If you register and then cannot attend, please remove your registration to free up the space for another participant.

About the host
Mindfulness, Compassion, Positive Psychology are my great passions in live and sharing these practices is an honor. I work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindfulness Educator. I am a trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion out of UC SanDiego's Center for Mindfulness. I have a passion for supporting people who find themselves on the margins of society on their journey from birth to death, with a focus on people living with disability, chronic and terminal illness. I have been with CCI from its beginnings. It is an honor to work with such a compassionate organization.
Recent reviews
Bartja is an amazing group leader who welcomes everyone in a safe space without judgement to learn the self healing techniques that really work! Thank you for so graciously sharing your wisdom with us all🙏🏽🥰
May 15, 2024
Kind, gentle, brings excellent helpful tools to use for real problems and holds space for all. Top tier facilitator and teacher.
Apr 24, 2024
Knowledgeable, gentle, kind, empathetic, validating, safe.
Apr 10, 2024
Supportive, great teacher
Mar 27, 2024
Top tier leader who holds space with genuine compassion and warmth.
Mar 27, 2024
Excellent, gentle, kind, compassionate and provided a safe, welcoming, supportive space to be seen and guided through practice.
Feb 14, 2024
Kind, gentle, affirming, knowledgeable, terrific leader.
Jan 24, 2024
I appreciate the resources (books) shared right away, and sincere compassion. I appreciate what was covered.
Jan 10, 2024
Awesome. Really meaningful facilitation.
Jan 10, 2024
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Attendees (30)
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Center for Chronic Illness

The Center for Chronic Illness (CCI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization promoting well-being and decreasing isolation for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through support and education. CCI offers free, peer support groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and Master's level mental health interns. CCI's programs are designed to bring people together who live with different types of health challenges and diagnoses, recognizing the shared emotional experience of many who are impacted by chronic illness. Please note, because we are a Seattle-based organization, all support groups are scheduled on Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The Center for Chronic Illness provides support and education for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through our professionally-facilitated peer support groups. Although the information and support provided can be psycho-educational in nature, our support groups are not counseling or therapy groups, and we are not providing healthcare services. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating any health condition. Participation in our facilitated peer support groups does not create a psychotherapist/patient relationship. You should always consult with a doctor and / or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment. If you are in a need of immediate medical attention or crisis support, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-(800) 273-8255 without delay.

To learn more about the Center for Chronic Illness, visit our website at or contact us with questions at or (425) 296-2705.

While our programs are offered free of cost, we rely on donations from members in our community to be able to provide these services. If you are able, please consider making a contribution.

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