TRAIN YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
for the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Emotional Distress
In this class we develop skills to identify triggers – thoughts, bodily sensations and emotions that can lead to painful mood states. By examining the nature of habitual thinking and our specific responses to these automatic "mental formations" we can begin to untangle
the relapse process.
Meditation practice offers us the opportunity to begin to experience the present moment as it actually unfolds, witnessing the nature of mind and the impermanence of all emotion. Seeing into reality in this way reveals a sturdiness and resilience we can build on.
As we hold the range of emotions in awareness, recognizing that mood states arise and fall away quite naturally, we become less reactive and more able to soothe ourselves.
The MBCT class consists of 8 weekly, 2.5 hour classes
There is a day-long retreat offered between class 6 and 7
Each class consists of guided meditation, gentle movement and class discussion
A daily meditation practice is the foundation of this class.
In general, the more time invested in practice, the better the outcome.
Cost : $350 $50.00 discount to El Camino Hospital Staff
Dates: Wednesdays, April 24th to June 12th
FREE ORIENTATION April17th 7-9pm
DROP-INS WELCOME AT ORIENTATION
LOCATION: 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View, Ca 94040
Park Pavilion, (behind YMCA building, next to El Camino Hospital
Continuing Education: 24 CEU hours available for RN, LVN, MFT, LCSW.
More information on MBCT: www.mbct.com
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