The X-Community Center at The Serenity Center of Summerville.
The X-Community Center is located in The Serenity Center of Summerville and is managed by our Community Center Director, Counselor Xiomara A. Sosa.
Its mission is to promote healing and well-being through mental health services.
The Community Center offers the following community services:
Counseling and Therapy
Meditation and Mindfulness
Support Groups and Workshops
Visit our Facebook Page Events link for our up to date community services schedule.
For more information regarding our community center or our community services please contact our Community Center Director, Counselor Xiomara A. Sosa, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (786) 200-0338.
Counseling and Therapy:
Individual Counseling and Therapy: Individual counseling and therapy is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling and therapy can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc.
Group Counseling and therapy: Group counseling and therapy allows one to find out that they are not alone in their type of life challenge. To be involved in a group of peers who are in a similar place not only increases one’s understanding of the struggles around the topic but also the variety in the possible solutions available. Typically, groups have up to eight participants, one or two group leaders, and revolve around a common topic like anger management, self-esteem, divorce, domestic violence, recovery from abuse and trauma, substance abuse and recovery, etc.
Meditation and Mindfulness:
Guided Meditation: Guided meditation is simply “meditation with the help of a guide”. It’s one of the easiest ways to enter into a state of deep relaxation and inner stillness, and it’s one of the most powerful ways to eliminate stress and bring about positive personal changes.
Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. Mindfulness practice has been employed to reduce symptoms of depression, to reduce stress, anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction. Mindfulness focuses on becoming aware of all incoming thoughts and feelings and accepting them, but not attaching or reacting to them. Mindfulness improves mental health. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. There is more than one way to practice mindfulness, but the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by deliberately paying attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment. This allows the mind to refocus on the present moment.
Support Groups and Workshops:
Healing and Well-Being Groups and Workshops: These are support groups that are psychoeducational in nature, providing important information about dealing with an illness or challenge. Members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome life challenge. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others’ experiences, providing a sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. We also serve tea during these groups.