Mindfulness Skill Development Group Class for Anxiety And Depression

Learn How to Mediate and Cultivate Mindfulness

We are opening up registration for our next Mindfulness Skill Development Group Class for Anxiety and Depression.  The eight (8) week curriculum has been presented several times over the past few years in Austin and over fifty clients have participated and have reported positive outcomes from the class. 

Mindfulness Skill Development Group Class for Anxiety and Depression

Thursdays  7:00pm - 8:30pm  *   8 Sessions starting February 8, 2018

Luminary Counseling  *  6019 Belfast Dr * Austin  78723

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL  -- IT WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN in JUNE

Mindfulness is a modern therapeutic approach based on Buddhist psychology and can help individuals develop an awareness of the present moment while experiencing and observing thoughts and emotions from a non-judgmental and objective perspective.

How does mindfulness help?  Mindfulness is an evidenced-based practice to mitigate anxiety and depression.  The development of mindfulness awareness and skills can help individuals break patterns, like catastrophic thinking or self-blame, which often lead to panic attacks or chronic unhappiness.

What are the benefits of this skill development class?  The curriculum was designed to subtly cultivate mindful awareness while at the same time teaching you how your brain, gut and nervous system interact with each other in ways that can produce feelings of anxiety and depression. We use in-class exercises, discussion, meditation and homework to integrate the material so that you can learn how to differentiate thoughts from feelings, current experiences from past experiences, and begin to tolerate feelings of uncertainty and hopelessness in the present moment. 

The Facilitators Cyndi Collen, LMSW developed the curriculum; it has been taught to over fifty clients in the Austin-area with great results in clients seeing significant reductions in their over all levels of anxiety and depression.  She uses an eclectic mix of mindfulness-based attachment, self-compassion and cognitive theories and is also a certified yoga teacher.   Marcia Sherrod, LCSW  xxxx xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx    

Group Structure and Fees This is a closed group and requires an initial and free 10-minute phone screening.  The fee is $350 and includes a pre-group individual 45-minute intake session and all eight group class sessions.   

How to inquire about this group   If you are interested in joining this group, the first step is to arrange a required 10-minute phone screening — Email or call to set this up.    

Email:  cyndicollen@gmail.com  Phone/Text:  512-772-3611