Mindfulness with Lanita: New Group Staring in July!
Always looking to add more that will benefit our clients, Vivify Wellness has partnered with mindfulness coach and trauma-informed yoga instructor Lanita England to help us bring a trauma-informed mindfulness group to our clients.
Studies on mindfulness have shown numerous positive effects on mental well-being. Mindfulness is helpful in improving learning and memory, emotional regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking.
Our virtual, mindfulness group is co-facilitated by Lanita England, CMC, Trauma-Informed 200ERYT, RPYT and Laura Fontaine, MS, LISAC, LPC. We hold the groups in 8-week cycles. The next one starts on Tuesday 7/18/23 @ 6pm. We accept UHC, Aetna, and BCBS as well as self-pay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our roster for the next round of groups.
The federal government has enacted the "No Surprises Act" which began on 1/1/2022. This Act applies mostly to medical professionals and emergency settings but we lucky therapists have been included as healthcare providers. The Act is meant to prevent clients/patients from getting surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers. For example, if you go to the hospital for surgery, your surgeon might be in-network with your insurance but the anesthesiologist might not be and a few months after your surgery, a bill comes to cover the anesthesiologist's services.
While there are very few instances of this happening with therapists (in fact, I can't think of any time this might happen except in the case of insurance claim processing errors), therapists are being required to inform our clients of this Act and the "Good Faith Estimate". The Good Faith Estimate details the rates for services for clients who are not insured or not using their insurance and reminds them they could potentially save money by using an in-network provider. Eventually, Good Faith Estimates will be done for clients who are utilizing their insurance as well so stayed tuned for updates. Click here to read more about the No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates.