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Education Classes

EXCLUSIVE—Mindful Way through Life: Small Group Workshop

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., February 21–April 11

forest-pathDynamics of the Workshop
Join Gena on an intimate journey of exploring what mindfulness can do for your emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. These group visits are for established patients who want to live with more intention and joy in their life. If you experience SAD, depression, anxiety disorders, developmental or other traumas—or if you are a human being—you will wholeheartedly benefit from this workshop. Each person who attends will bring different gifts to this private group; thoughts, feelings, emotions expressed and shared by group members will be kept between those present. Members will create a safe space for everyone to share and support each other as they delve into the powerful, healing concept of mindfulness.

What to Expect
The group will read The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. In this book, four uniquely-qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of bad moods or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into a downward spiral—“down the rabbit hole.” Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive behavioral therapy, the authors demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-shaming, so we can face life’s challenges with greater emotional resilience.

Throughout the book there are activities and personal growth exercises each member will complete before or during the course of the evening assigned to the given chapters. We will share personal responses, thoughts, or experiences—as members feel comfortable. Gena will also incorporate findings on self-compassion, mindfulness, boundaries, and self-care from additional sources.

Reading and Discussion Schedule

  • February 21—Part One, Chapters 1 & 2
  • February 28 and March 21—Part Two, Chapters 3, 4 & 5
  • March 28 and April 4—Part Three, Chapters 6, 7, 8 & 9
  • April 11—Part Four, Chapters 10 & 11

Flow of the Workshop

  • Presence and intention for healing to take place
  • Five-minute guided meditation for gathering of self
  • Opening thoughts by Gena followed by open discussion from group members
  • Five minutes of self-compassion journaling
  • Open discussion from group members
  • Sharing of exercises completed from the reading—as members feel comfortable
  • Closing thoughts by Gena

What to Bring to the Workshop

  • The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn (copies on loan at the clinic)
  • Your own special journal, a pen or pencil, and an open heart

Fee

  • Will be submitted to your insurance as a “group” or “shared” visit.

More Information

  • Call the clinic for further details at (402) 730-9819.

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