Turning Self-Quarantine into Self-Discovery
Using this Moment to Reconnect with Yourself
Are you feeling lost and exhausted since the beginning of the quarantine? Have your stress and anxiety levels spiked, making it harder for you to manage your emotions? If self-doubt is feeding your insecurity and stealing your confidence, I want you to know you are not alone.
2020 has caused a lot of young women to feel disconnected-from their friends, from their families, and even from their careers. With each passing day, many women tell me they feel less connected to the goals they had for this year. And, it causes anxiety and self-doubt.
What if this is EXACTLY how you should feel? What if this time distanced from people and chaotic schedules is really an opportunity to reconnect, meaningfully, with YOU, making YOURSELF the priority in your life?
Before the quarantine you were working hard and reaching for your goals and dreams. Overnight, everything changed. The unknown and uncertainties kept feeding your anxiety. Now instead of being your best friend, you are becoming your worst critic. You continue to have high expectations of yourself and feel overwhelmed to meet them.
Join me and other young women in their 20s and 30s to reconnect with yourself through a 6-week support group journey.
Because, right now we have a unique opportunity to take what feels like lonely, self-isolation and turn it into self- EXPLORATION.
Because, I want more for you. And YOU want more for you! you don’t just have to survive, you are meant to thrive. Through this pandemic. And through life.
Let me tell you more about the group…
Each week, we will meet and learn how to take feelings of disconnection and turn them into a stronger connection with yourself.
Through heartfelt conversation, science based psychoeducation, and solution-focused actions, you will not let this year get in the way of your growth. Each week, a day before the group session, you will receive a unique 2-page worksheet on that week’s group topic. This way, you don’t have to worry about taking notes during our discussion and you will have all the space you need to write your weekly action goals, note questions that come up for you as you go through this experience, and note differences in the way you feel.
The group is going to be interactive and challenging..but most importantly it will be inspiring. You get to ask yourself, who am I in a pandemic? What really fills up my cup? What things should I say “no” to more often, and what things should I say “yes” to because they nurture and sustain me?
Here is the weekly agenda:
Week 1: Who am I in a pandemic? Self-assessment of your needs
Week 2: Digging Deeper: Facing Your Inner Critic
Week 3: Strengthening Your Inner Soother: Learning to be your loudest cheerleader, not your worst enemy
Week 4: Where Do You Draw the Line?: Honoring Your Boundaries
Week 5: Creating The Mindful Self: bringing mindfulness and gratitude to your life
Week 6: Welcoming the new You: Discussion on how to maintain the self-growth and staying on track
At the end of the 6-weeks group therapy, you will know how to:
- Turn your inner critic into your biggest champion
- Let go of limiting beliefs that are getting in your way
- Create SMART action plans that will be sustainable and easy to maintain.
- Reorganize your priorities
- Incorporate Mindfulness into your life
- Reconnect with your authentic self.
- Set those boundaries for once and for all.
People say it often: you GROW through what you GO through! And it’s true! You are going to be a stronger, more mindful person once you get to know You!
Now is the time to reexamine your personal needs and establish meaningful habits that nurture and honor yourself…and start living a more fulfilling life.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and I am here to tell you that you can turn your life around and create the one you are meant to live.
I am passionate about feeling grounded and centered so that you can be real with yourself and those around you. I will help you turn your disconnection to connection so that you can feel the true confidence, empowerment, and acceptance you desperately deserve. You are completely capable of breaking free from the vicious cycle of self-criticism and disconnection and feel a true sense of trust and confidence.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and disability studies from the University of California Los Angeles, and my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy/counseling from California State University Northridge.
Frequently asked questions:
When / where do we meet?
We meet via Google Meet every Saturday morning from 10am to 11:15am. The entire 6-week period will take place virtually.
How much does it cost?
The group session costs $35 per session. You will provide a credit card to have on file and I will collect the session fee two sessions at a time.
Does insurance cover the group?
Due to my desire to make sure you maintain maximum privacy and wanting to provide you with the highest level of care possible without constraints from managed care, I am an out-of-network provider for all insurance panels; therefore, I am not affiliated with any insurance panel. I work hard to keep the groups affordable and the cost per group is roughly the cost of the average co-pay.
How is this group different than a Facebook group?
Facebook groups are wonderful platforms to find resources and build a community. However, this group is different because it is a therapy support group. It is a professional, therapeutic exercise that guides you on a journey of self exploration with professional guidance and support to improve the relationship you have with your emotions, interests, and other people. By a master’s level therapist in training, you will be provided with education that is science based and be part of a group that adheres to confidentiality and non-judgment.
Who can join?
This group is for young women in their 20s and 30s single or in a committed relationship. Young women who have been struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and self-doubt will benefit from a supportive group environment to learn self-love and self-confidence. The group is ideal for those who want to deal with the stress of the quarantine and continue to challenge themselves to become the best version of themselves. The group is also ideal for those who are willing to commit whole-heartedly, practice honesty and vulnerability, and take actions in between group sessions.
Since the group will take place virtually, all CA residents are welcome to join. Please note that you do not have to be receiving individual therapy to participate in this group therapy. However, during our free 30-minute intake call, I will inquire about your needs to make sure the group is the right fit for you.
Who will be leading the group?
Cindy Sayani, AMFT, will be leading the group. She is supervised by Dr. Menije Boduryan-Turner, a licensed psychologist (PSY26351). The supervision requires that Cindy meets with Dr. Menije weekly to review the group process to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible.
How do I join?
Your first step is scheduling a free 30-minute intake consultation. You’ll meet with Cindy via video chat for about 30 minutes and make sure that the group is a great fit for you. She’ll get you set up with paperwork, share all the details of the group and answer any questions. You can also email her any time with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 856 -0408
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