Managing Your Mood
An Anxiety and Depression Skills and Support Group
Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm Starting June 5th
This is an open and ongoing weekly group where you will learn effective strategies for managing your anxiety and depression. Group structure will include the learning and practice of healthy coping skills as well as support. Education about anxiety and depression will be provided. Identifying and modifying unhelpful and inaccurate thoughts, mindfulness and self-compassion will be practiced.
Led by Megan Olson, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist at The Center for Mindfulness & CBT
Insurance or Private Pay $40 per session.
To enroll or for questions, contact Dr. Olson, at 314-561-9757 x706 or email email@example.com.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-Week Course
For Adults and Mature Teens ages 16 and over
Now Enrolling for Fall Session starting October 18th
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm; $400 for all 8 classes
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is a clinically proven program for preventing relapse into depression and reducing stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment and increases our awareness of how we habitually react to situations, so we can choose to respond in more effective ways. Cognitive therapy teaches skills to identify and challenge the underlying beliefs that contribute to depression and anxiety. Mindfulness complements cognitive therapy through the development of an accepting attitude towards oneself and one’s life.
This course will help you:
- learn to step out of automatic pilot and become aware of each moment
- be mindful of how thoughts and feelings lead to depression and anxiety
- learn to respond to negative feelings with acceptance
- learn to recognize distorted thinking to feel less anxious and depressed
- engage in healthy behaviors that are consistent with your values
Led by Laura Chackes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director of The Center for Mindfulness and CBT, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 150, St. Louis, MO, 63141.
To enroll or for questions, contact Dr. Chackes at 314-561-9757 ext. 701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Mindfulness Program
This 8‐week course will teach you and your family members a specific way of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and the world around you. This way of paying attention is very powerful because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, then you can choose what you say and how you act, so you can respond skillfully rather than react mindlessly. This course will not only help you learn ways to regulate your own emotions, but also interact better with each other.
Research demonstrates that people who practice mindfulness experience the following benefits:
Increased attention and decreased hyperactivity and impulsivity, increased executive function (working memory, planning, and organization)
- Fewer conduct and anger management problems
- Increased emotional regulation and self calming
- Increased social skills and social compliance
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Increased sense of calmness, relaxation and quality of sleep
- Increased self esteem
Ages 9‐17 (at least one parent must also attend, siblings encouraged)
$400 for all 8 sessions (plus $300 for 1st parent, $200 for each additional family member)
Wednesdays 6:00‐7:00pm beginning August 23, 2017
Led by Laura Chackes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 150, St. Louis, MO, 63141.
To enroll or for questions, contact Dr. Chackes at 314-561-9757 or email@example.com