Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based practices are proving to be an effective approach for addressing depression and anxiety.  This 8-week class is intended for people who have had one or more episodes of depression or live with anxiety.  You can participate whether or not you are taking medicine or are currently in psychotherapy or have had therapy in the past.

Each week you will learn new skills to help you change your relationship with anxiety and depression so that they interfere less in your life. Discover that you can live more fully and in the present moment.

Topics:

  • Awareness and Automatic Pilot
  • Living in Our Heads
  • Gathering the Scattered Mind
  • Recognizing Aversion
  • Allowing/Letting Be
  • Thoughts are not Facts
  • “How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?”
  • Maintaining and Extending New Learning

 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer from symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. It is especially helping in reducing relapse of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often contribute to depression and anxiety while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them. MBCT was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation with at least 14 days notice will receive a refund, less a $50 administration charge, or receive a credit, less a $25 administration charge. Switch your registration to another program or individual appointments in the same season (no administration charge).

Cancellation with fewer than 14 days before the beginning of the workshop/retreat/group date and receive a credit, less a $50 administration charge. Switch your registration to another program or individual appointments in the same season (no administration charge).

Cancellation with fewer than 1 business day before the workshop (or non-attendance at workshop/retreat/group), please contact me within seven days after the program date to receive a 50% credit toward future workshops.

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