Calming the Storm with Mindfulness and Other Stuff
Facilitator: Roberta Boughton, M Ed, MA, Psychotherapist and Addiction Counsellor
Painful emotions and self-critical thoughts are key triggers for many addictive and problematic behaviours. Over a series of 4 week Modules, we’ll explore:
- What emotions are and how we struggle to avoid painful feelings,
- How our thinking process can create or magnify the painful feelings
- How we self-sabotage when we buy into self-critical or extreme thoughts, fueling depression and anxiety
- What’s helpful?
The group modules offer a combination of support and skill training to calm the storm. We’ll use Mindfulness (practices, awareness, self-compassion, acceptance) and other strategies to cope more effectively, to move beyond suffering and to utilize our strengths and values to create a richer and more fulfilling life.
Module I: Mindfulness Intro; Dealing with emotions
Module II: Our thoughts as Triggers for upset, and changing the tune
Module III: Befriending and softening suffering self though self-compassion.
Module IV: Using Mindfulness to both accept what is and make changes towards a positive and meaningful life.
When: Friday evenings, 6-8 PM Starting August 25th, 2017
Where: North Simcoe Therapy Network, 788 Yonge Street, Midland, ON
Costs: $150 per four- week module. (8 hours)
Register at the office, call (705) 481-1925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org