Mindfulness for Sheltering

August 6th, 2020

Greetings Community Counseling Center (CCC) Friends, Partners, and Supporters:

The agency is pleased to announce that the “Mindfulness for Resilience” virtual group series has been extended and will be running indefinitely until the need changes (see the updated PDF flyer attached)!

The CCC is very proud that the groups have been a success and that our wonderful facilitators will be continuing with delivery of the group resource.

For this interested in checking this out, the group sessions occur every Thursdays from 11a-12p (PST, last half hour, 1130a-12p, is optional at all sessions for sharing and questions) and will be continue to be hosted by Clinical Committee, Chair, John Elfers, PhD/LMFT (Certified MBSR Instructor) and Jyll Maxwell, AMFT.

Remember, the virtual sessions happen through ZOOM and are OPEN at NO Charge to the entire populace and aimed to engage a broad spectrum of CCC contacts!

You and your network are welcomed to join us for a key moment of community education, consciousness/awareness raising, and emotional regulatory skill building to support the new and complex challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCC also has capacity to provide individual, couples and family therapy for our sliding scale, CenCal/Medi-Cal, and victims of crime counseling programs. Call 805-543-7969 for more information on scheduling an intake.

*Note: you need not attend all sessions and may attend the date/s that work best for your schedule.

The link to the ZOOM meetings and access ID:


Meeting ID: 856 6212 9297

Passcode: 061793

For more information contact johnelfers52@gmail.com or jyllmaxwell@gmail.com.

You may also wish to go to the CCC website https://www.cccslo.org/event-details.php?id=8.

Facilitator Backgrounds:

John Elfers is the Community Counseling Center Clinical Committee Chair and a licensed therapist with over 30 years of experience in mindfulness practices, yoga, and teaching. He is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor with the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training institute.

Jyll Maxwell has worked for the Cuesta Student Health Center and the Community Counseling Center for the past five years. She earned her Master’s Degree in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Jyll has served on the Central Coast Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Board for over 5 years.

With gratitude and compassion,

James Statler

Executive Director

Community Counseling Center (CCC)

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