Our impact so far

“After Harvey, I was unable to cry; I was so afraid my tears would be overwhelming. Today I was able to cry- but they were tears of joy and relief for the compassion and support shared through this process. Thank you CMBM and your healing work.”
— LaVonne Carlson, UTHealth HTPC

Since completing advanced training in January 2018, our team of facilitators have led over 50 intensive, 8-week Mind-Body Skills Groups, reaching over 400 individuals across Harris County.  Every participant experiences group support for eight 2-hour sessions, along with education and practice in a curriculum of evidence-based self-care skills for mind and body that have shown to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety among people of all ages and cultures.  In addition to the skills groups, an additional 500 Houstonians have been served through facilitator-led workshops that introduce core self-care education and skills practice.

 

These workshops and groups have been offered in organizations, neighborhoods, schools, houses of faith, and communities across Houston.  These include:

Neighborhoods:

  • Kashmere & Trinity Gardens
  • Bear Creek
  • Bellaire
  • Meyerland
  • Third Ward
  • Katy
  • Hiram Clarke
  • West Houston
  • Pasadena

Organizations:

  • Catholic Charities
  • Veterans Affairs Hospital and Clinics
  • Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
  • Easter Seals
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Felony Mental Health Court
  • Be the Peace Be the Hope
  • SHAPE community center
  • Council on Recovery
  • UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging
  • Jung Center
  • Menninger Clinic
  • Institute for Spirituality and Health
  • Combined Arms
  • St. Austin Center

Faith Communities:

  • Beth Yeshurun
  • Bellaire UMC
  • Holy Covenant UMC
  • Ecclesia
  • First Presbyterian Church of Pasadena

Schools:

  • Clear View High School
  • Westchester Academy for International Studies
  • De Zavala Middle School

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Farsi

In addition to those served directly in workshop and group settings, our facilitators have reached an additional 2500 Houstonians by integrating their mind-body skills training into the services they already provide.