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Mom’s Club

Date: Monthly on Mondays

Group Facilitator: Carolyn Abele, LPC. Contact Carolyn at or (215) 354-7941.

Mom’s Club is a group for moms parenting children of all ages and stages. Mom’s Club is a great self-care tool to discuss parenting challenges with other parents, learn tools and techniques to apply at home, as well as tools and techniques to help Mom keep the family going.

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Interstitial Cystitis/Pelvic Pain Support Group

When: Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm and periodic weekend meetings (TBA)

Group Facilitator: Kathleen Krol, LCSW, RPT-S, Individual and Family Therapist

Cost: Contact Kathleen for information.

Ongoing monthly support and psycho-educational group providing an opportunity to connect with others with Interstitial Cystitis and/or Pelvic Pain symptoms. Share experiences, coping strategies and resources while learning to take care of yourself. Speakers presenting on topics related to Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Pain conditions are offered throughout the year.

RSVP: Email Kathleen at with “support group” in the subject line for information and registration. You may also request to be added to a group email list for future meetings and topics.

  • RSVP Required.
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Rest, Restore, and Move

Join Brittiney George for a class that fuses movement and postures that help to encourage and restore balance, length, strength, and flexibility in the body with a rest element that invites awareness of how to use breath and imagery to help reduce tension.

When: bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm

Cost: $10 per class

Contact: Brittiney George

Contact at or at 610-389-7866

RSVP: RSVP required online at

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Rumi & Hafiz Poetry Reading and Discussion

Do you love the poetry of Sufi Poets and Philosophers Rumi and Hafiz? Are you looking for inspiration? Seeking wisdom? Curious about our interconnection and about connection with Spirit?

Join Elizabeth Venart for discussions on Rumi and Hafiz. She will share a few of her favorite pieces and invite you to lend your inspirations and insights. Please also feel free to bring your own favorite poems by Rumi, Hafiz, Rilke, Kahlil Gibran, or other inspired writers (with copies to share). Space is limited.

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Creative Writing with the Philadelphia Writers Workshop

Dates and Times:  Meetings on Tuesdays from 7-10 pm
Sessions of various lengths begin throughout the year.

Facilitator: Rachel,

The workshop leader, Rachel Kobin, uses the Amherst Writers & Artists™ method to create a supportive, collaborative setting for writers of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Writers interested in poetry, screenwriting, play writing, non-fiction, memoir, and fiction are all encouraged to join. Writing is done during workshop time, and manuscripts polished outside of workshop are reviewed and discussed by the group.

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EMDR Consultation Group

Dates: Ongoing

Time: 2nd Friday of each month, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Group Facilitator: Elizabeth Venart, Licensed Professional Counselor, (215) 233-2002 or

This consultation group is designed for licensed therapists who have completed the EMDR Basic Training and wish to pursue EMDR Certification and/or deepen their knowledge and understanding of EMDR in practice.

The group includes case presentation, discussion of challenging issues and obstacles to effective EMDR processing, creative case conceptualization with complex trauma, and a review of the latest research findings and clinical applications. EMDR has the power to help people make sense to themselves and heal at the deepest levels. This consultation group supports clinicians in using EMDR effectively so that clients can experience the significant transformation possible.

  • Participation requires a minimum six-month commitment.
  • No more than six participants. Pre-registration required.


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Connection, Expression, & Movement Workshops (CEM)

When: 4th Wednesday of the Month

Cost: $20 per person, per month. If you sign up and pay for 3 classes in advance, pay only $55 for three classes.

Facilitator: Brittiney George610-389-7866,

Connection, Expression and Movement (CEM) is a monthly workshop series for women focusing on bodymind integration. Each month the discussion and activities center on a specific theme such as stress management, emotions, and finding balance in your life. No experience or previous training is required.

Class size is limited; Registration required. For more information, contact Brittiney George at 610-389-7866 or

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Laughter Yoga

When: Various times throughout the year

Cost: Varies

Laughter Leader: Elizabeth Venart,  (215) 233-2002 or

Laughter Yoga is an exercise and wellness routine that combines fun laughter activities with deep yoga breathing. It was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria in India in 1995 and has now expanded to over 6000 laughter clubs worldwide.

Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.

In laughter yoga, we stimulate laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group. Using eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

These benefits include:

  • improved mood,
  • strengthened immune system functioning,
  • decreased stress,
  • lowered blood pressure, and
  • experiences of pain relief.

To top it off, laughing is FUN! Laughing in community? Even better! More information on laughter yoga can be found at

To learn more about bringing Laughter Yoga to your organization, community event, family reunion and more, contact Elizabeth Venart at or 215-233-2002.

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When: Thursdays at 2 pm and 6:20 pm

Cost: $10 per person or pre-pay 10 sessions for $80 per person

Teacher: Karen or 215-836-7184.

Qigong literally means “energy work” and has been continuously practiced in China for thousands of years to achieve vibrant health and a calm mind.

In the introductory Qigong classes offered through The Resiliency Center, you will learn basic, yet powerful Qigong exercises based on the movement of animals and birds (such as the crane, eagle, dragon, and swan), as well as movements to strengthen the bones and the immune system and to increase range of motion with the hips, shoulders, and the neck.

Take time now to slow down, get in touch with your body, and become whole.

About Qigong

Qigong  [pronounced chee-gung] classes are offered weekly at The Resiliency Center.

“Chi”[or Qi] means energy or breath. It is the source of life. Gong means moving the energy. Qigong literally means “energy work” and has been continuously practiced in China for thousands of years to achieve vibrant health and a calm mind. Qigong is similar to Tai Chi in that it incorporates slow, meditative movements with deep abdominal breathing.

Qigong consists of ‘separate’ standing exercises used for overall wellbeing, harmony, and improved health. Practitioners choose exercises that generally increase overall range of motion, improve flexibility, and create better balance. They can be done in any order for any length of time. Conversely, Tai Chi consists of standing Qigong moves linked together in a non-changing “choreography” that has gone unaltered for centuries.


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