Learn about the Mindful Way Through Depression a.k.a. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy plus get 1.5 continuing education credits and a free light lunch.
Friday, December 16 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Gateway Wellness Associates will offer a free “Lunch & Learn”. Registration starts at 11:00 am in the West Conference Room on the second floor of University Towers, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd, across from St. Louis Galleria. The Washington University Brown School of Social Work will offer 1.5 CEUs at a cost of $10 payable when you arrive.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Major depression will affect approximately one in six men and one in four women in their lifetimes. At least 50% of those who recover from a first episode of depression will have one or more additional episodes in their lifetime and about 80% of those who have had two episodes will have another recurrence.
Research indicates Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) substantially reduces the risk of recurrent depression. This evidence-based approach combines the benefits of guided meditation and CBT to help clients change their negative thinking, a significant risk factor for recurrent depression. MBCT is taught in an 8-session 2-hour weekly experiential class, called The Mindful Way Through Depression.
In this free Lunch & Learn, we will review the research on which MBCT is based, share the roots of MBCT, outline the methods and structure of the 8-week class and demonstrate a small taste of the first session for discussion.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This brief workshop is intended as an introduction for wellness professionals who are not familiar with MBCT or who would like a preview of what an MBCT group session would look and feel like for a client referral. It is also apporopriate for folks who have considered doing MBCT or who have been referred to an MBCT program and are not sure about whether or not they are ready for the investment.
Sandra Miller, MSW, LCSW, will present the session. She is trained in CBT and integrates it into her DBT work with individuals and couples at St Louis DBT, LLC. In addition, she has practiced meditation on-and-off for 36 years. She has done retreats with Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh and Anam Thubten as well as teachers from Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Marin County, California, the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and St Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.