• Celeste Ballard, LCPC, LMT

Mindfulness Meditation For Psychological Growth: An 8 Week Series

Come join us for an 8 week class that will give you a thorough tool belt to understand yourself better, ways to navigate difficult feelings, and positive steps to create a happier life. This class will be didactic and experiential so that you will have a chance to practice within the class with the instructor’s support. With guidance, you will have the opportunity to develop a personal meditation practice that will help you to grow closer to your goals. Though this is not a traditional psychotherapy group, you will be in the class with the same people each week who also care about growing and bettering themselves. We will share our experiences with each other so that it enhances the learning and connection with others.

Topics Include:

Foundations of Meditation and Psychology

How Our Patterns Were Created

Dealing With Difficult Feelings; Stress, Anxiety, Depression

Negative Thoughts and Stilling the Mind

Creating the Life You Want

Creating Positive Relationships

Being Alone Versus Lonely

Taking Yourself On

This class will be taught by Celeste Ballard, LCPC, LMT who is a local Woodstock psychotherapist who combines the best of traditional counseling psychology with mindfulness and body-centered psychotherapies to help people create more happiness and peace in their lives. She is the owner of Within Holistic Counseling and has been a therapist for over 20 years. She has also had extensive training in meditation with a personal practice for over 15 years.

There will be a free interview process that is part of registering for the class. You can contact Celeste via her website under the contact us tab. You can find it at

Where: Blue Lotus Temple

221 Dean St.

Woodstock, IL

When: Saturdays from 11:30-1pm

Feb 25th

March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

April 8th, 15th, and 29th

Cost: $45 per class or receive $5 off of each class if you pay in full by 2-25


Within Holistic Counseling 665 W. Jackson St, Woodstock, IL 60098 815-308-8859 

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