Communitas: Mind-Body and Resilience Group Visit for Youth with Chronic Illness

Video used with permission from Communitas Health

Communitas is a group medical visit for youth living with chronic illness and their parents. The goal of Communitas is to improve the lives, health, and well-being of young people living with chronic illness and their families by providing integrative medicine education and experiences, mind-body and mindfulness instruction, peer support, and empowerment with self-care skills.

Specifically, we will be teaching and practicing various mind-body and stress management skills, including meditation, mindfulness practices, breathing techniques, biofeedback, guided imagery, movement, and reflective and creative practices — all within a supportive group setting. We will also explore ways in which illness and adversity can lead to cultivation of resilience and positive transformation if given the right tools and community.


  • 9-21 year-olds living with a chronic physical condition (must be cognitively intact enough to be able to participate in the program in a meaningful way)
  • Parents/guardians group, which meets separately from teen group

Instructor: Brittany Blockman, MD

Fall 2017 Dates: 10 Sessions
Note: enrollment deadline is September 15 for both groups.

  • 9-13 year olds
    Tuesdays starting October 10
    3:15 – 5:15 pm
  • 14-21 year olds
    Wednesdays starting October 4
    3:15 – 5:15 pm

Fee: Communitas is covered by most insurance, including Medi-Cal.
Please call 415-353-7716 for details.

Registration: Please call 415-353-7716 to register.

Flyer: Download the printable flyer (PDF).


Questions? Please e-mail Brittany Blockman, MD

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