Board Game Social Connection Group for Teens (14-18)

6-week, in person group to play board games & practice connecting with others

Connection is an essential component to our wellness. Research shows that meaningful connection with others holds benefits for both our mental and physical health. It reduces stress levels, improves immune functioning, and increases a sense of contentment and gratitude.

Many of us already know the benefits of social connection, but still find it difficult to get plugged in. It’s hard to know where to turn when you want to build a sense of connection with others. How can I get more comfortable socializing with peers? How do I build confidence in social situations? How can I build connections with people who have similar interests to me?

Board games are a great way to build a sense of connection around a common purpose. Research has shown that board games have been shown to help with many aspects of mental health:

  • Increase Verbal Fluency
  • Improve Short-Term Memory and Flexibility
  • Increase Socialization and Openness to Others
  • Stress and Anxiety Reduction

This group might be right for you if you enjoy playing board games* and want to…

  • Grow and develop relationship skills
  • Increase self-awareness and social awareness
  • Build social connection with others
  • Reduce symptoms of social stress and anxiety.

This six-week group will focus on building social connection and strengthening interpersonal skills. The group will play a different board game that focuses on improving skills related to:

  • Social Skills
  • Critical Thinking & Strategizing
  • Team Building, Inclusion & Respect
  • Leadership, Patience, and Perseverance

*The board games will be low to medium complexity. There is no need to have extensive board game experience before joining the group.

When: 6 Wednesdays April 12-May 17, 6:00-7:20pm
Where: In person at The Center for Mindfulness & CBT
Cost: $150
Led by: Tyler Witzig, MSW, LMSW

Tyler is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with all ages & specializes in working with adolescents and young adults. He utilizes an eclectic approach utilizing tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Experiencing, and Feedback Informed Treatment working to adapt to each person’s unique strengths and personality. Tyler works from the belief that the foundation of good therapy exists within a warm, authentic, and supportive relationship with clients.

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