Groups can be a helpful addition to an existing treatment or can stand alone as an effective tool for growth. Group offerings at SelfWorks change throughout the year, so be sure to check our calendar or speak with your individual therapist about the unique ways group participation can benefit you.


Bereavement Group

Without the time, space, and courage to acknowledge the loss of a loved one and express our grief through mourning, it remains locked tight inside us like a bud that cannot bloom. Sharing our grief with others can help facilitate the healing process. Grief has no set timeline. You may have just lost a loved one in recent months, or you may be reencountering a loss from years ago as you approach a life milestone like love, marriage, or parenthood. Whatever the nature or timing of your loss, this 12-week group is a safe, supportive space in which to:

  • Encounter the presence of your unique loss, while embracing hope
  • Share your grief story or just sit, listen, and be supported by others
  • Learn practical tools of intentional mourning and exquisite self-care
  • Find reconciliation, integration, and renewed energy and purpose
  • Be companioned by others who have experienced their own losses


Unwind led by Amy Vigliotti

Our meditation groups teach skills to reduce stress and promote relaxation in body and mind. No prior experience with meditation is required. This group will show you how to be mindful – essentially being present without judgment or criticism. Exercises are adapted from Dr. Amy Vigliotti’s CD, Unwind: Guided Relaxation. Benefits of a regular meditation practice include:

  • Improved physical and emotional health
  • Enhanced ability to focus and concentrate
  • A more accepting, less critical self
  • Stronger commitment to work; less burnout
  • Resiliency after setbacks
  • Compassion for ourselves and others
  • Effective decision-making
  • Remaining mindful of the present, without excessive concern about the past or future
  • Confidence and courage, even in anxiety-producing situations like interviews, performances, public speaking


Women’s Group with Robin Herbst-Paparne, Psy.D.

We are offering two women’s groups (ages 18-24 and 25-39) beginning in March 2017 that will meet weekly for 16 weeks. The groups are designed for women dealing with the pressures of career, relationships, transitions, body image and individuality. Dr. Robin Herbst-Paparne will facilitate the process, providing support and building awareness. Each participant will meet with Robin initially in private to discuss her individual concerns and goals for the group. Group participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Build upon their identity and individuation from family
  • Discuss health concerns and improve self-care
  • Deepen their intimacy in important relationships
  • Improve communication with family, friends and coworkers
  • Increase resiliency to manage difficult feelings and challenges
  • Practice self-reflection and problem-solving in a nonjudgmental manner
  • Learn from others in a safe, supportive environment


SelfWorks Calendar




1140 Broadway, Suite 204
New York, NY 10001


(917) 727-7497


(212) 213-4238