Mindful Yoga

Gemma Skuraton, MPH, CHES, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS

Learn yoga postures to cope with anxiety, depression, and trauma as we explore the mind-body connection together. Breathing and meditation techniques will also be a focus of this interactive group. No previous yoga experience needed. You need only an openness to self-awareness and new experiences. Join us to learn how stabilizing your body and breath can lead to stabilizing your emotional self.

Everyday Mindfulness

Jill Johns and Monica Dent

Our session is called “Everyday Mindfulness” and will allow the participants the opportunity to press pause in order experience the healing and stress-reducing effects of breath work, centering and meditation. Space To Thrive is a nonprofit mindfulness-based awareness and meditation organization with a retreat center located just minutes from downtown Statesboro. We offer Mindfulness Meditation including a walking labyrinth; Yoga; Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and SUP Meditation; as well as Detox such as Infrared Saunas, Ionic Footbaths and Massage. Visit for more information. 



Healthy Eating 101

Julia Gammon, RD, LD 

Join us for a Healthy Eating 101 workshop! We will begin with a brief discussion on the benefits of eating healthy and how to make the right food choices. Next, we will have an activity on how to make healthier versions of your favorite recipes! Lastly, we will end the workshop with a cooking demonstration on quick and healthy breakfast, lunch, and supper options. Get ready for a great time and some tasty recipes! 




Survivors Process Group

Lauren O. Patterson, Psy.D. 

Let's talk! Interpersonal connection is a vital part of the recovery process. In the Survivors Process Group, participants will be able to both give and receive support through open-ended, strengths-based discussion. The goal of the group is to foster connection with one another, identify strengths, and look to the future. The group will be facilitated by Lauren O. Patterson, Psy.D., licensed psychologist at the Georgia Southern University Counseling Center, a member of the Georgia Southern SART, SASE Advisor, and R.A.D. Instructor. 





Amanda Hedrick

In this workshop, we'll use markers, papers, stickers, crayons, washi tape, and more to create journal pages focused on self care. We'll let our creative layouts and backgrounds inspire us as we reflect on our experiences at the SRSAC conference. Each participant will leave with their creative reflection and some journaling prompts for continued reflection. No artistic or writing experience necessary. Please note that though some participants may want to share their writings during our workshop, this is by no means an expectation or requirement. Your writings are completely your own and will not be read or shared unless you elect to share them yourself.