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Healing Through The Heart
Current Classes Being Offered
  • Lifeskills for Living in the New Millennium
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What Is A Lifeskills Group?
A small group of people who meet regularly in a supportive setting to learn skills for managing life challenges and illness more effectively.

What Do You Learn?

Through education, tools and techniques,
people learn how to:

  • reduce stress
  • decrease depression & anxiety
  • improve health & emotional well-being
  • manage life transitions
  • thrive through illness

What Skills Are Presented?

Lifeskills Groups empower your growth through effective research proven skills for self care such as:

• meditation
• movement
• guided imagery • journal writing
• self-hypnosis • self-observation
• biofeedback • breath work
• brain exercises (neurobics) • social support

These skills help people transform the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social dimensions of their lives.

Lifeskills Groups
Meeting Times

Tuesday Nights
6:30 - 9:00pm

Wednesday Mornings
9:30am - 12:00 noon

Thursday Afternoons
4:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday Mornings
9:30am - 12:00pm

9:30 - 12:00pm

Each group will begin to meet when there are
8-10 registered participants.

Registration Form

Map & Directions

Who Can Benefit?

Lifeskills Groups have been beneficial for people dealing with life challenges such as:

• divorce • job loss • bereavement
• separation • midlife • care giving
• burnout • infertility • menopause
• empty nest • addictions • severe stress
• abuse • end of life • parenting

Lifeskills Groups have been valuable and supportive for people with terminal and chronic illness such as:

• cancer • heart disease • asthma
• depression • anxiety • arthritis
• chronic fatigue syndrome • diabetes
• irritable bowel syndrome • fibromyalgia
• post traumatic stress • skin problems

What Are The Benefits?
Lifeskills group participants have experienced:

• less pain
• less stress
• better coping skills
• clearer thinking
• fewer symptoms of illness
• less fatigue and more energy
• higher sense of well-being
• greater engagement in life
• greater self-awareness
• greater self-care and responsibility
• positive perception about their lives
• a decrease in depression and anxiety
• practical tools to use daily and in crisis.

How to Join A Lifeskills Group

Most Lifeskills groups meet for 2 hours, once a week for six weeks. Weekend groups meet for 4 hours every other week for three weeks. Lifeskills groups can be presented in a corporate setting and are also offered in one and two day formats by special arrangement. Advanced groups are also available.

The fee for Lifeskills Groups is $300 if paid in advance or $60 for each 2 hour session. Some insurance plans may cover these expenses. A $60 deposit will reserve your place and will be applied toward the cost of the group.

How Do I Register?

Click below for the Registration Form, fill out and send by mail with payment.

Lifeskills Groups Registration Form


3507 Lyndale Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Click here for a Map & Driving Directions

For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please contact Jill Ann Marks at 612-740-6777.