Anxiety Support Group - Introduction to Movement Therapy

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Tim L.
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2024 | 05:00pm - 06:30pm EDT
3 seats remaining
About this meeting
Our anxiety support groups are for individuals with anxiety, panic, or phobias of all kinds. You will learn about anxiety and discover self-management tools to master the challenges that it presents. You will also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings with others who have similar experiences and grow through mutual support. These meetings are confidential and anonymous and led by Certified Peer Specialists.

About the host
I am an immigrant to the United States. I have worked as a fire fighter/first responder, and a US ARMY Infantryman, until a severe injury from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq. I've struggled with intravenous opiate addiction that led to lengthy jail sentence and I have attempted suicide several times. Once I decided to try and get well, I utilized the GI Bill to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology emphasizing in substance abuse counseling, then became a certified peer specialist. I have worked for veteran non-profits, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SMART recovery facilitation and several other wellness centers providing support to those who have struggled with similar afflictions. I've been doing peer support of some kind for 5 years and I know how much it helped me. I know what it is like to wake up every day feeling nothing but hopelessness and despair. Today I live in line with my values, and I am proud of the person I have become. It is an honor and a pleasure to support those who currently do not have hope in their lives.
Motivation for help
I believe my life was saved by a peer that worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and since that time I have wanted to be that person for someone else. I believe that sharing similar life experiences helps relate individuals on a level that cannot be achieved in a clinical setting. Working in recovery and helping others gives me sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Being a peer keeps me living a life of wellness.
Recent reviews
Christina was great
Jun 14, 2024
As always, Tim did an excellent job facilitating the meeting. He listened carefully and compassionately, provided valuable feedback, and allowed attendees to speak openly about suicidal ideation, a topic that is too often swept under the rug, glossed over, or ignored.
Jun 14, 2024
Group leader was enthusiastic, empathetic, and knowledgeable
May 28, 2024
great job
May 28, 2024
One of most loving, understanding and real facilitators i've come across! Tim is a great example to follow!
May 28, 2024
Amazingly insightful, considerate and knowledgeable about the condition. I felt confident and had a better understanding of my struggles/challenges following the engagement. Thank you all for having me be a part, listening and lending.
May 28, 2024
Tim is great at facilitating groups. He keeps it real with authentic and good content feedback and shares --- he's integrated the qualities and skills of peer support so its natural and substantive. Today what he said about yoga really struck me -- I've heard him mention it before but somehow today I was receptive or the context or ? - but it resonated - We were talking about ways to overcome isolation - and he said yoga was a good place because people there are likely not going to be judgmental or body shaming etc... I have had thoughts about going to yoga -- but I assumed it to be a threatening environment.. Even having to go barefoot for me seems like a deal-breaker... but maybe there are ways to handle that. So I learned that I carry some big bias from somewhere about yoga, or just generally doing something with the body in public -- a rock hardened closure I've constructed. I used to play tennis a lot but then had a hand injury that makes it hard for me to hold the racquet and to hit balls.. But it would be sooo good for me to stretch, and the yoga of course is so beneficial. My sister in law walks alot and earlier today - before the meeting, I asked her if sometime we could walk together. She said yes of course, gladly. So two little kinds of breakthroughs today. And Im not going to overanalyse them worry about them - I;ll try to just let em ride and go with the growth. I think the walks will happen before any yoga.. but the realization about the yoga was a powerfufl -- and good -- shaake up I had today. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024
Tim is always a good listener and very supportive. His knowledge and lived experiences create a comfortable and safe place to share one’s own life experiences, difficulties and issues revolving around mental health.
May 15, 2024
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Welcome to HeyPeers Certified Meetings!

HeyPeers Certified meetings are facilitated by Group Leaders who have lived experience with the topic of the meeting they are facilitating. They have completed training, passed exams and have met other requirements in their state to become cerified. Some of our CPSs are also nationally certified and most have other credentials as well. Most HeyPeers Certifed meetings are 90 minutes in length and include a discussion of helpful tips and techniques.