The Mindfulness Workshop – Cognitive Therapy

Learning Mindfulness with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy helps you reduce the power of your negative thinking and the negative moods of depression and anxiety.

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

New Mindfulness Workshops start soon.

Registration/Intake starts Tuesday, September 6

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. 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.

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’s credentials

  • 5-day intensive residential training with Dr. Zindel Segal
  • 5-day intensive residential training with Susan Woods
  • 7-day silent retreat at Insight Meditation Society
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Certified as an MBCT teacher by the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Medical School

Start now

The next workshop meets Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:30 pm., and Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 12:00.  Pre-registration intake interview required. Registration and Intakes begin September 6, and the 8-week workshop begins October 18, and ends December 6. Both groups meet 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.

MORNING BONUS: BRYNN WALLACE WILL CO-FACILITATE

Brynn Wallace, LCSW, SEP is a therapist in private practice specializing in Somatic and Mindfulness Based Therapy. Brynn also teaches mindfulness classes with the HOPE program and educates about stress, trauma, and resiliency in the community. Brynn has studied Mindfulness Based Therapy under Donald Fleck for four years. Brynn has co-facilitated or participated in 3 Days of Mindfulness and 3 MBCT groups.

Registration and Intakes start Tuesday, September 6.

Questions?

Contact Donald Fleck  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 a Saturday after the 5th session.  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 the teacher? Go here: Donald’s training and experience.

I’M INTERESTED, WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Questions? Want to Register?

Call Donald Fleck 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.

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