Mindfulness Meditation Cognitive Therapy Workshop

Learn Mindfulness Meditation with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Get control of your negative thinking –

and the moods that go with it.

Learning mindfulness also helps you increase your contact with the beauty of the present, and to live your life more fully.

New Mindfulness Workshop starts soon.

Regular Registration/Intake starts Tuesday, January 3. Workshop starts February 21. Note: Early bird discount of $75 if you register before January 17.

Read participant reviews here.

You probably have lots of negative thinking. These toxic thoughts may have led to a lot of self-doubt, to a series of depressions, to an ongoing sense of depression, to generalized anxiety, or just a general sense of being adrift and out of control. The workshop teaches mindfulness skills combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.

Various mindfulness Apps, such as Headspace, can be helpful for a wide range of people, as much as “one size fits all.”  This mindfulness workshop is offered only within a small, intimate group, after meeting individually with each  group member, so there is plenty of time to address individual concerns and customize each lesson to your individual needs.

Questions?

Contact Donald Fleck here

Participants learn how to

  • Use the body to ground experience in the present
  • Focus on the breath to think more clearly
  • Notice more experience in the present so as to have less time lost in past regrets or future worries
  • Use a 3-minute intervention when moods begin to take over
  • Use a series of interventions when moods seem to be taking hold

Read articles, see videos on Mindfulness here.

DONALD FLECK AND

BRYNN WALLACE

WILL FACILITATE

 

Donald’s Credentials

  • Mindfulness Teacher
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher
  • This will be Donald’s 34th MBCT Workshop
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Uses mindfulness in individual and group work
  • Days of Mindfulness Facilitator
  • Graduate, Fordham Graduate School of Social Work, 1995

Brynn’s Credentials

  • Mindfulness Teacher
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher
  • This will be Brynn’s 4th MBCT Workshop
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Combines practices from the fields of neuroscience/neurobiology, mindfulness, attachment, and somatic therapy
  • Days of Mindfulness Facilitator
  • Graduate, Portland State Graduate School of Social Work, 2006

Start now

The next workshop meets Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 12:00.  Pre-registration intake interview required. Registration and Intakes begin January 3, and the 8-week workshop begins February 21. The workshop meets in Manhattan near Park Avenue and 22nd Street.

This workshop includes 8 weekly sessions of 2 1/2 hours each, a 5-hour Day of Mindful Practice, and 4 hours of guided meditations.  Follow-up sessions are also available to participants.

Registration and Intakes start Tuesday, January 3.

Questions?

Contact Donald Fleck    here

Contact Brynn Wallace  here

In each class there is a guided meditation and extensive discussion with guidance from the teacher; much learning occurs during this discussion…. there are no bad questions.  Then there is a presentation of new skills, discussion, and explanation of how to do the home practices for the coming week. Each week there is an intention that participants do about 45 minutes of daily mindfulness activity.

To start registration, or to ask questions, please use the  CONTACT form or call 917-202-5148.

HOW DOES IT HELP?

The workshop includes instruction in mindfulness meditation practice, body awareness, group dialog and inquiry, and provides 4 hours of guided meditations.

The workshop helps people reduce the power of negative thinking, helps people keep their moods more stable, helps people live more fulfilling lives.  It does this by helping people learn to focus their attention onto present experience, without judgement. When noticing the present, they are not ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future… and that in itself is of value.

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Mark Williams on stress and anxiety and how mindfulness can help.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE 8 SESSIONS?

Each week we meet for 2 1/2 hours. We typically start with a live, guided meditation, and discuss it immediately after it ends. Much learning occurs here, as there is no chance for the experience to get fuzzy from the passage of time, and plenty of time to explore the difficulties that come up. Next, we talk about the daily home practice from the previous week.   Much is to learned by discussing any obstacles that have come up. Then new material is presented and discussed, and finally home practice for the coming week is reviewed.

Free Day of Mindfulness

Participants can attend a free Day of Mindfulness, held on Saturday March 25.  Many report that this day helps solidify the mindfulness practices they have been learning. They also report experiencing routine existence in a new and vital way.

IS THIS A NEW AGE WORKSHOP?

It is both new age, and scientifically validated. The workshop is based on the MBSR program created by Jon Kabat Zinn about 30 years ago. Twelve years ago three world-renowned psychologists modified that, adding principles of cognitive-behavioral treatment to create Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This workshop has been researched with control groups, and replicated, all successfully. It has been found to be as effective as anti-depressants in certain circumstances.

It is the basis for a lot of the most exciting and innovative treatments now being developed in psychotherapy. Donald Fleck has taught this workshop 30 times over 9 years. It is clear that it can bring  greater energy, improved self-compassion, and relief from the turbulence of stress, emotions and negative thoughts

Want to know more about Donald? Go here: Donald’s training and experience.

More about Brynn? Go here: Brynn’s training and experience.

I’M INTERESTED, WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Questions? Want to Register?

Call 917- 202-5148

We will speak briefly by phone, to get an idea of how the workshop might help you.  You will also have a chance to ask questions.

Or use the Contact form.

Has the workshop been successful?   

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