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Queer Mindfulness: Reconnecting with the present moment as self-love

A Weekly, Drop-in Practice Group

Queer Mindfulness Practice Group

This weekly Mindfulness practice group meets on Tuesdays, from 6-7 pm, via Zoom.

Please note: The Queer Mindfulness group will be taking a break for the fall/winter holidays and will return next year. 2022 sessions are now over but you can join our mailing list to receive updates when 2023 sessions are open.

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Antonia Jurkovic, Psy.D. talks about why she started the Queer Mindfulness Practice Group.

Read more about the Queer Mindfulness Practice Group and how it can be a useful space for the queer community in the recent Conversation about Queer Mindfulness published on our blog.

Reduce stress, fatigue and burnout. Mindfulness is a practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment with curiosity, openness, and acceptance. As people who do not always fit societal norms, we receive messages that tell us that our bodies, minds, and spirits are not welcome. These painful messages can lead to intrusive thoughts and disconnection from the body. At Queer Mindfulness, we can choose to reconnect with the present moment and learn from others who share our experiences.

This open, drop-in group is tailored to the queer community and allies are respectfully asked not to attend, so there can be a container of shared experience. This is not a psychotherapy group but an opportunity to practice mindfulness in a supportive queer space using facilitated mindfulness meditations.

Suggested Fees: The suggested fee is $20 per person, sliding scale available. Please do not let the suggested fee be a barrier to your participation. Payment is non-refundable.

Facilitated by Antonia Jurkovic, Psy.D., a queer, polyamorous psychotherapist at LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center.

About our Facilitator

Antonia Jurkovic, Psy.D. holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. She has experience working in various settings including community mental health centers and VA hospitals. Her specialty is working with different forms of trauma (i.e., physical, sexual, intimate partner violence, combat trauma) and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD). Additionally, she has experience working with substance abuse, personality disorders, neurodiverse populations, and those facing end of life issues. Dr. Jurkovic completed her doctoral dissertation on perceptions of verbal sexual coercion and has presented on various topics in the past including Rejecting the Heteronorm.

If you have questions, you may contact Dr. Jurkovic at antonia@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com

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