At last month’s gathering of the Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals, Ina Becker, MD, taught the science of the Stress Response. For another opportunity to review or learn more about the Stress Response, clinicians and clients can benefit from the upcoming Sunday morning, December 8, Introduction to Mindfulness from 9:30 A.M. until 12:00 Noon at Mountainview Studio in Woodstock.
In addition to the physiology of the Stress Response, participants will explore Dr. Daniel Siegel’s Window of Tolerance, an easy-to-understand model for recognizing stress symptoms and knowing one’s limits. This workshop is an excellent way to learn user-friendly forms of self-regulation, in addition to compassion, insight, and acceptance, when feeling anxious or when noticing the beginnings of a lowered mood.
On its deepest level, mindfulness invites the capacity for an expanded experience of self and life, and a new sense of having a choice where one’s previous reactions were automatic and habitual. In addition to learning about stress, we will practice mindful focus on breath, body, and movement, attending closely to the present moment, allowing “what is.” Over several decades now, research has shown extraordinary health benefits for clients and clinicians alike.
To register for this Introductory workshop, go to our website www.WoodstockMindfulness.org. Who are the facilitators? Two professionals who value practical, personal, and transpersonal tools for living more fully and responding to life with heartfulness and creativity. We are happy to share what we have learned and practice.
MM Cliggett Reynolds, M.A., M.S. Ed. Elizabeth M. Nielson, M.A., CASAC
Psychotherapy Mindfulness Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dermer Institute
The Woodstock Therapy Center for Advanced Psychological Studies
5 Pine Grove Street, Woodstock, NY Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
646 322 9979 845 389 3850