• Trauma Recovery & Holistic Wellness

    Groups | Workshops | Special Events

    Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of stress, overwhelm, or trauma. Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual balance so that instead of just surviving, we’re thriving. Our Wellness Recovery groups allow clients to have their own healing journey while also experiencing the healing power of being in a group.   

    The Recovery Model in Mental Health

    A recovery model focuses on personal strengths and abilities rather than on deficits and pathologies. It encourages clients to learn about their mental health symptoms, advocate for themselves, seek support, and to be fully involved in the process and practices of healing.

     The recovery model is a holistic, person-centered approach and is becoming the standard model of mental health care.

    Wellness Groups

    Our groups educate clients about the mind-body connection and its impact on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

    We emphasize hope, resilience, and overall wellbeing through education, skills building, and connection.  

    Learn More & Sign Up!

    Our groups are offered both in-person and online. They fill quickly! Reserve your space by registering ahead of time. 


    Insurance coverage and self-pay options are available.

    Ph: 719-301-3732

    2024 Events

    Saturdays March 9-April 20: Grief & Loss

    The 6 Needs of Mourning: For anyone going through pain during loss, change, or trauma recovery

    Process through feelings of grief and learn to use your grief and pain in a healthy way.

    Whether it be the grief of losing your identity, the loss of a job, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a pet, this group is calling to all of those needing support through the grieving process. 

    This group aims to incorporate different modalities of trauma and grief recovery to: validate members about their grief, learn different ways of coping with grief, integrate emotions into the body, and provide support from a group setting. Various modalities including Art Therapy, education, mindfulness, and movement for somatic integration will be used to process feelings of grief.

    Online Group

    • When: Saturdays March 9-April 20
    • Time: 10:30am to 12:00 pm
    • Self-pay: $25 / 90-minute Group
    • Ask about Insurance: May be covered by Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and Tricare. You can use HSA or Victim’s compensation 
    • To RSVP: Email [email protected] or call 719-619-8331

    Facilitator: Andrea Mongelluzzi is a trained mental health counselor at The Body Based Mindfulness Center with a focus on trauma-informed care. She knows that having a supportive and safe community is one of the foundational tenants of learning and healing and she strives to provide that in the individual and group setting. Andrea graduated as a Clinician Mental Health Professional in 2020 and has been dedicated to providing healing to the community through a variety of modalities ever since.

    Join us In-Person or Online

    Class Options –

    • Date: Every Thursday, January 4-25
    • Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Format: In Person & Online
    • Fee: Sliding Scale $10-$25
    • Alternative Payment: Ask about Medicaid and other insurance coverage.
    • To RSVP: Email [email protected] or text/call 719-301-3723


    Thursdays January 4-25: Mindful Movement Circle

    Ongoing and open to all!

    This peer group is here for you if you want support with chronic physical or emotional pain. We offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore gentle movements that help us balance our energy and relieve pain in the presence of those with shared experience. We are here to support each other in our wellness – emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. Group members are welcome to bring prayers, poems and other ways of finding your Center.

    Facilitator Bio: 

    Carrie Ann has loved movement and conversations since she has been a child. Her passion is to support peers with a safe space to grow in loving themselves, making peace within, and seeing the world more clearly. She started her self-compassion journey through her experiences of complex trauma, bipolar, and clubbed feet, and found that many others relate to the experience of healing and building resilience through traumas, chronic illness, brain differences and disabilities.  She is currently a trained peer support coach with a BA in Communication and an accessible yoga teacher (RYT-200) working toward COPA certification. 

    2nd Saturday in January: Sound Healing Bath

    Join us every month on the second Saturday and immerse yourself in the tranquil and restorative practice of sound healing. This hour-long sound bath will provide peace, stress-relief, and revival. All are welcome to join. 

    Class Format: In Person

    • When: January 13
    • Time: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
    • Self-pay: Sliding Scale $10- $25 per class.
    • Alternative Payment: Ask about Insurance coverage, victim’s compensation, and health savings payments.
    • To RSVP: Email [email protected] or text/call 719-301-3723

    Instructor: Hannah Sheehan-Farris is a licensed LPCC and owner of Revival Therapies: Mind-Body-Spirit. She works as a clinical counselor and group facilitator around Colorado. Her background is in Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Trauma Healing and Self-Regulation, sound healing, IFS, and other body-oriented practices. She believes in the connection of mind, body, and spirit and that everyone deserves a safe space to heal and thrive! Love, truth, and respect are basic principles in her life and is on a path to make all forms of healing accessible to everyone. 

    In-Person Drop-In

    Open Heart Sangha has been meeting for eighteen years. The Sangha is a support and a refuge. It is one of the Three Jewels of Buddhism, along with the Buddha, both the historical teacher and our own enlightened heart-mind, and the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings.

    Class Options –

    You can donate to Open Heart Sangha via PayPal or Venmo, which are connected to [email protected]. You can send a check to  P. O. Box 8294, Colorado Springs, CO 80933

    Online Options

    Open Heart Sangha meets on Zoom each Monday. Topics of the week can be seen on the Open Heart Sangha website.

    Email for more information and to get the Zoom link

    Our email address is: [email protected]

    Telephone number: 719-650-9356

    COVID-19

    As we continue our live sits on Thursday, we will observe the Colorado and CDC guidelines to protect each other and our community. We encourage everyone who can, to get vaccinated. The current CDPHE guideline for group gatherings is Unless you are fully vaccinated, masks are required for unvaccinated people in public indoor spaces. 

    Every Thursday: OPEN HEART SANGHA

    Ongoing and open to all!

    Open Heart Sangha is an ongoing dharma meditation practice group. “Sangha” means a community of people who are on the same path. We are a dynamic group, seeking to know ourselves better through the study of the teachings of the Buddha, as interpreted by many great people, such as His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, and Ajahn Chah.

    Our primary form of meditation is shamatha vipashyana, mindfulness, and insight meditation. Each meditation session typically begins with one 20-minute meditation, sometimes guided by our teacher, followed by a dharma talk, and concludes with a 10-minute silent meditation.

    We welcome everyone to participate – you do not have to be or become a Buddhist to benefit from this practice. You can incorporate the teachings and philosophy into your own personal beliefs, whatever they may be.