Friday Refresh

Friday Refresh

Put your self-care first this fall. Come join us weekly for 50 minutes of contemplative practice (e.g., gentle movement, guided meditation, resourcing and community building) that will leave you feeling grounded, soothed, and refreshed. “Friday Refresh” is a class for soothing and healing the nervous system of therapists whose main task often is healing others. It offers therapists an opportunity for experiential learning of techniques they may wish to bring back to their practice in order to resource clients.

This group is designed specifically for mental health clinicians. The practice aims to decrease vicarious traumatization and increase resilience, satisfaction, and joy in our work.

The format is neither a consultation group, nor a traditional yoga class. Each session focuses on a theme and helps participants experience resources on a primarily somatic and emotional level. Much of the time is spent in mindful reflection, practicing guided breath work, meditation or movement.

Both instructors are trained and practice as psychotherapists who incorporate mind-body approaches with more traditional theoretical orientations. Sharon is a psychologist and certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Carryn is a social worker and registered yoga teacher.

Meeting Time: Fridays 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (please arrive between 11:00 and 11:10 to have a few minutes to settle into the room before we begin promptly at 11:10). Fall dates: September 8 – December 15.  There is no class on November 24th. The first two sessions in September are free pilot sessions, so that participants can check out the format without yet having to commit to paying for the semester.  Please RSVP, however, by sending an email to so we know you are coming. Space is limited to 8 participants!
Meeting Place: We are at 214 S. Main St. on the second floor. The suite number is 207. Once you arrive at the building, take the elevator up to the second floor. Walk all the way down the hallway and take a left at the very end of the hall.
Suggested Materials: We are meeting in a yoga studio without furniture. Please bring a yoga mat. You also may find it comfortable to bring a meditation cushion and/or blanket for your comfort.
Instructor: Carryn Lund, LMSW, RYT and Sharon Gold-Steinberg, Ph.D.

Enrollment limited to 8 participants.

Cost: $360 for 12 sessions ($30 per session; first two sessions in September free), payable by check to Carryn Lund at 214 S. Main St., Ste. 204-5, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 or Carryn can arrange for credit card invoice and payment by contacting her at: Payment plan or sliding scale options may be available by contacting instructors.

Photo above by Kayla Steinberg