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  • The Center for Connection 1021 E. Walnut #200 Pasadena, CA 91106 USA (map)


Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
— Charles R.

Join us for our 8-week, Social-Emotional enhancement group designed primarily for children with an ongoing educational component for parents to learn more about supporting children to become socially and emotionally competent and learning an array of activities in managing social anxiety.

Come and learn more about:

  • Becoming emotionally competent
  • How our senses affect our emotions
  • What it means to be in and out of our "Just Right" zone
  • Manage big feelings through yoga and various games, arts and crafts
  • Engaging in social situations with empowerment and courage
  • and more!

More About the Group

We are eager to kick off our Fall 2017 "Brave Bobcats" group for socio-emotional regulation and competence for kids dealing with social anxiety and/or Selective Mutism. Here is how it works: the group is facilitated by an occupational therapist and a mental health therapist; the parents and the kids initially participate in a sensory-motor/art activity together and then parents leave the room and will wait in the lobby. The kids will be engaging in various activities that promote regulation to then learn about how the brain works, various zones of emotional regulation, identification of feelings, engaging in fun games in the group, creating a "Brave Box" and more. Families will make a journal to track progress and communicate with the therapist any additional questions or concerns. Also, the families will learn about the curriculum so that they practice the same emotional vocabulary at home.


    This group will meet for a total of 8 weeks on Thursdays starting November 2nd, 2017 through January 11th, 2018 (we will have a few holiday breaks), from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm. The age group is 5-8 years old.

    The first and last day of the groups will meet for 75 minutes for the therapist to meet with the parents and review the curriculum and provide updates.

    The sessions will take place at The Center For Connection located at 1021 E. Walnut #200, Pasadena, CA 91106. To learn more about our Brave Bobcats socio-emotional regulation group.  Click here to download the flyer


    Cost: Price is $600 for the whole 8 sessions, with $100 due before the first session to hold your spot and the rest due at the end of the first session.  

    *Early birds: sign up by October 25th and pay $500 total for the whole group (pay a $100 deposit with $400 due at the end of the first session)! 

    For more information and to register, contact Karla Cardoza at

    Earlier Event: November 17
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    Later Event: December 1
    NICU Parents Support Group