Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety Group
This group reviews evidence-informed techniques for coping with depression, anxiety and/or pain. It is led by Robert Martin, LMSW, who has a long history of both practice with and teaching mindfulness. Mindfulness has a growing evidence base, and is especially indicated for intermittent depression, chronic depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. The current group is appropriate for individuals who experience any of these (depression, anxiety, and/or pain).
The majority of participants who complete this type of program report these benefits: * Decreased physical and psychological symptoms * Increased ability to cope with stressful situations * Improved self-esteem * Greater enthusiasm for life * Greater energy
This group is run on a regular basis several times per year. Please contact us for current scheduled days and times.
1. To learn and practice basic mindfulness skills.
2. To be in the present moment and manage depression
3. To develop a plan for consistent practice of skills
Session Frequency. One weekly evening session fover the course of 8 weeks, for a total of 8 sessions. Each group session lasts 1.5 hours. This group is run several times per year. Please contact Robert Martin at 734.996.9111 ext 213 for specifics. Please note that participants who are not current AACS clients must complete an additional intake session.
Session 1 Getting Started & Overview, Beginning Breathing Meditation
Session 2 Breath Meditation I
Session 3 Breath Meditation II
Session 4 Body Meditation
Session 5 Problematic Thoughts & Emotions I
Session 6 Thoughts and Emotions II
Session 7 Self compassion, Thoughts and Emotions
Session 8 Self compassion, Summary, Final Session
Please contact Robert Martin for fees. Insurance may cover cost of sessions.
Robert Martin, MA, LMSW, 734.996.9111 ext 213
The group is held in the lower level of our 2355 W Stadium Blvd office, in the group conference room. Intake sessions for non-AACS clients will generally take place at our main office (5331 Plymouth Rd)
Additional Readings & Resources
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Be more mindful for a better workplace
Stressed Out? Try Mindfulness Meditation
10 Steps to Mindfulness
Brief Meditative Exercise Helps Cognition
Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges