Southdown Community Wellness Services

Welcome to our new Community Wellness Services! We invite you online for connection to the many offerings that are designed to help you navigate these new and challenging times. Please click “Read More” to see detailed information on each virtual offering. Remember to visit this page often, as additional links to virtual offerings will be added as we move forward.

We encourage you to also consider our online teletherapy services, offered in English, French and Spanish, which are now available to members of the Catholic laity.

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Our Faith: A Key to Sustained Mental Health in Times of Crisis

We invite you to join us for this two-part webinar, to engage in an interactive process of exploring how our faith can indeed be a key to sustained mental health.  There will be time available at the conclusion of each webinar for questions and answers.  Presented by Rev. Stephan Kappler, Psy.D., C. Psych., President and Chief Psychologist of The Southdown Institute.

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Calmness Through Breath

We invite you to join this five-week, 30-minute, Calmness through Breath online workshop series. This course will be an opportunity to explore an array of breathing techniques that will help you calm your reactiveness and reduce the fight or flight response.

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Virtual 6-Day Guided Advent Retreat

The virtual guided retreat will be led by Febe Aguirre, Southdown’s Spiritual Director.  As a retreat facilitator, she will offer a daily guide and spiritual accompaniment during  the retreat may be arranged upon request.

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And Coming Soon . . .

January 2021

Webinar Series:

Healthy Relating: Strategies to Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution with Carol Cavaliere

La Résilience, une Lumière à l’aurore du Trauma with Francois Diouf

February 2021

Teletherapy Groups:

Mindful Living and Stress Management with Marc Simpson

Dangers of Sex and Pornography Addiction with Rev. Stephan Kappler

Spirituality Group:

A Long Loving Look at the Real: Theological Reflection in Lent with Greta DeLonghi

Webinar Series:

Resilience, a Light at the Dawn of Trauma with Francois Diouf


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