Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been designed to help people with recurrent depression and chronic unhappiness. It aims to guide people in the cultivation of mindfulness, which may support the development of a greater understanding and awareness of one’s experience. This awareness, combined with cognitive therapy skills, has been shown to assist people in the detection of early warning signs, often averting the downward spiral into a depressive episode. The program is also helpful for life stress and worrying.
The program consists of 8 weekly 2-hour sessions of instruction and one full day of practice after the sixth session. In the course meetings, we learn and practice skills of mindfulness and cognitive therapy. Between sessions, we practice daily at home. The course includes handouts, guided meditations, and other course materials.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group
DBT skills training groups can improve emotional regulation skills. This can help people manage their lives better with reduced emotional ups and downs as well as to prepare them for further treatments of conditions like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The skills taught are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Based on client needs we can offer specialized group work for lifestyle, stress management, enhancing wellbeing and improving physical health.