Mindfulness Modalities for the Management of Unwarranted Stress

       An eight-week program

Modern science has demonstrated the incredible benefits of mindfulness practice in the management of stress-induced anguish.

It is now universally recognized that mindfulness changes the structure and function of the brain in a very positive manner. You become more aware of events occurring around you. Noticing more real-time information makes you more flexible in how you respond to the world. You also become less imprisoned by the past, your habits, expectations or assumptions, and more able to respond to events as they unfold.

It is with this in mind that I’m excited to offer this eight-week program. As a participant, you’ll be immersed in eight integrated sessions that include didactic and empirical instruction in contemplative modalities including sitting, supine, walking, eating, and loving-kindness meditation, trauma-management yoga, restorative yoga, introspective breath work, mindfulness and acceptance practices for depression, yoga nidra, and autogenics.

These are all modalities that reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system such as high anxiety headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain and recruit the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, the rest and digest facet of autonomic nervous system. 

But more importantly, they are tools that can be used to achieve many aims in the management of mental disorders—clinical depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, addictive behavior, and other forms of psychopathology.

         Sharpen attentiveness and memory recall

         Improve information processing

         Enhance problem solving

         Deepen the individual’s understanding of self

         Find happiness in the present moment

         Find meaning in the face of the reality of change

         Actualize our highest potential

      Find our true purpose in life

I welcome you to join me on this eight-week journey and reap the life-long benefits of these modalities.

WHEN:

August 30 – September 7, 2017

We will meet once a week from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. starting on Wednesday, August 30 for seven weeks and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, for an all-day silent retreat.

WHERE:

The Stress Management & Prevention Center

COST:

$250

$200 Early bird if paid by July 31, 2017

$200 for therapists and physicians

FACILITATOR:

Jaime R. Carlo-Casellas, Ph.D.