Liza Mermelstein, PhD will be offering an online Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course in early 2021. MBCT is an empirically supported 8-week course that combines aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy with the cultivation of mindfulness skills and attitudes through meditative practices. Throughout this course, you will gain awareness of the mood states, patterns of thoughts, and behavior patterns associated with anxiety and depression and develop a new way of relating to challenging feelings and patterns of behavior.
Who should participate? Anyone who wants to learn basic mindfulness techniques and how to use mindfulness to deal with life stress or difficult emotions.
If you would like to learn more about MBCT, check out this Ted talk:
Next Offering: We hope to offer this group beginning in February of 2021. The program consists of 8-weekly, 1.5-hour classes and one half-day retreat. Classes will meet via Zoom.
Class size is limited to 12 participants and there are no refunds or makeup dates for missed classes.
Fee: There is a $100 non-refundable enrollment fee which reserves your place in the course and covers the cost of the 1/2 day retreat. The fee for each of the 8 classes is $40 which may be partially or fully covered by your health insurance.
E-mail Dr. Mermelstein to schedule a pre-course interview and register: Liza.Mermelstein@behaviortherapy.com
Dr. Liza Mermelstein is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders for adolescents and adults. She is also a long-time meditator and has attended, and greatly benefited from, several week long and 10-day meditation retreats. Her professional training in mindfulness techniques includes participation in a residential intensive training course in MBCT taught by Dr. Zindel Segal at the Omega Institute in upstate New York.