Living Mindfully With Depression
"Depression hurts. It's the "Black Dog" of the night that robs you of joy, the unquiet mind that keeps you awake. It's a noonday demon that only you can see, the darkness visible only to you."
- The Mindful Way Through Depression, Teasdale, Segal, Kabat-Zinn
You've tried everything you can to make it go away. You try to understand it, to analyze it, to somehow resolve the problem to no avail. Then one day, it's gone and stays gone for a good while, so you think you've beat it. But then, out of nowhere, it tackles you to the ground again and won't let you up. After a while, this pattern may lead you to feel broken in some way, like a failure at life.
What if it wasn't you that was broken, but the very attempt to "fix" it that keeps depression on your heels? It makes perfect sense that you would struggle. But all that struggling has effectively kept depression in place. It is not the mood itself that creates the suffering, but the struggling in vain to get rid of it.
This ongoing group is here to teach you the tools to change the relationship you have with the thoughts and feelings assiciated with depression so that you can bypass the very control strategies that engage that downward spiral.
Join us for our weekly mindfulness group for depression; it may be just what you need to get through the chronic unhappiness in a self-compassionate manner and stop the cycle in its tracks. The group is open to both adult men and women- coming together to support one another and to learn new skills together.
Fee: $30 per session
Thursdays at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Led by Wendy Smith, LCSW
Please complete the registration form to the right to indicate you are interested in joining. We will contact you to let you know if we have available openings for new members. If the group is full, we will give you the option to remain on a waiting list for when a spot becomes available.