New Mindfulness Group Begins January 15, 2019

Mindfulness Training

Eight one and a half-hour group sessions

 Mindfulness practice is a wonderful opportunity to “wake up” to your life and to encounter emotions, thoughts in the mind and sensations in the body with curiosity and non-judgment.

Dr. Pamela Cappetta, LPC, LMFT, will be offering an eight-week group experience to explore your struggles, joys, confusion, depression and anxiety through the lens of mindfulness. She will teach you a variety of mindfulness practices for inclusion in your daily life.

Mindfulness—waking up to what is—is a non-judging awareness in the present moment.  Mindfulness arises when you pay attention on purpose in a way that is friendly and non-interfering.  It is possible to develop and to bring mindfulness into all activities of daily life, both internal and external.

Paying attention on purpose, carefully and with sensitivity, can be done as a formal meditation, or informally, as a way of noticing the flow of your daily life.  The benefits of mindfulness include lowering stress and increasing calmness in the mind and the body.  Developing insight and wisdom into the habits of judging, thinking and reacting that are at the core of stress reactions will be addressed.  Ultimately, by becoming more mindful, you will learn to make stronger and deeper contact with the moments of your life.  The growing medical research suggests that mindfulness developed as a meditation skill and practiced daily offers benefits that impact both psychological and physical conditions.

Each group will be limited to 8-10 people and each person is requested to commit to attending each session. High levels of confidentiality will be expected and a commitment to daily practice outside the group will be a piece of the commitment to the mindfulness training.

Please arrive early to find your seat and settle in.  You may bring beverages into the group room.  Please do not wear any perfumes or fragrances (lotions, hair products, etc.) due to the sensitivity of some of the group members.

Please Note:  If you are new to Dr. Cappetta’s practice, you would need to schedule an individual appointment with her before the start of the Mindfulness Training group.  This way she can get to know you and we can determine if your health insurance would cover the cost of the group.  Also, all people registering for the Mindfulness Training group are required to pay a $100.00 deposit (with check, cash or via PayPal) to hold their place in the group.  This deposit becomes non-refundable seven days prior to the first group session.  

When:  Tuesdays, 5:45 PM-7:15 PM

Dates: January 15-March 12, 2019 (we will not meet on February 12)

Cost: $400.00 (check or cash, or under special circumstances we can bill your insurance company)

For more information or to register, please call

757-253-5708

Mindfulness Training for Professionals begins this fall.

September 11 – October 30, 2013
Wednesday from 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
Early bird registration by August 25th: Cost $300
Registration after August 25th: Cost $325
Eight 1.5-hour sessions
12 CEUs
SACAVA Approved

Workshop will be held at:
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place
Downstairs Conference Room
5477 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Purpose
As healthcare providers we often practice great medicine for others but forget the importance of healthy self-care. This workshop will introduce you to mindfulness and will provide you with an opportunity to put into practice the basics of “paying attention on purpose in the present moment and non-judgmentally.”

Mindfulness will be explored through both practice and lecture. You will learn the tools of mindfulness meditation to create both a formal and informal practice for yourself. These skills can become transferable to your clients as well. Developing your own meditation practice before teaching others is recommended. You will become more skilled in responding vs. reacting to stressors and commit to setting new intentions for your own wellness.

Current research on mindfulness suggests that new pathways in the brain can be created through regular practice. Mindfulness tools can be used in relapse prevention with addictive disorders through teaching an increased awareness of triggers and personal accountability for responses.

Come join us in this venture to truly commit to your own wellness and invite this practice of mindfulness into your self-care and clinical strategies.

 

Goals
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Increase recognition of automatic thoughts and reactions and to learn “pause”
  • Increase responding vs. reacting to old patterns of thinking and behaviors as
    it pertains to addiction recovery
  • Use curiosity and non-judging awareness as a lens for viewing life in promoting recovery
  • Integrate mindfulness into routine activities and decrease mindlessness
  • Set daily goals for setting intentions, attention and attitude for promoting
    skillful interactions

 

 

Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn formal and informal mindfulness processes
  • Commit to developing a personal mindfulness practice during the training
  • Integrate mindfulness into self-care strategy
  • Integrate mindfulness into your life as a tool for decreasing stress reactions
  • Increase curiosity rather than judgment into daily life events
  • Recognize old patterns of thinking and reacting and to build new patterns
    using the mindfulness tools of “naming and noting”

 

 

Registration & Information
http://farleycenter.com/mindfulness

 

Print a PDF of the event flyer: Mindfulness for Professionals

New Mindfulness Training Group begins October 1, 2013!

 Mindfulness Training

Eight 1&1/2 hour group sessions

Mindfulness practice is a wonderful opportunity to “wake up” to your life and to encounter emotions, thoughts in the mind and sensations in the body with curiosity and non-judgment.

Dr. Pamela Cappetta, LPC, LMFT, will be offering an eight-week mindfulness group experience to explore your struggles, joys, confusion, depression and anxiety through the lens of mindfulness. She will teach you a variety of mindfulness practices for inclusion in your daily life.

Mindfulness—waking up to what is—is a non-judging awareness in the present moment.  Mindfulness arises when you pay attention on purpose in a way that is friendly and non-interfering.  It is possible to develop and to bring mindfulness into all activities of daily life, both internal and external.

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Pamela Cappetta, Williamsburg, VA

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Pamela Cappetta

Paying attention on purpose, carefully and with sensitivity, can be done as a formal meditation, or informally, as a way of noticing the flow of your daily life.  The benefits of mindfulness include lowering stress and increasing calmness in the mind and the body.  Developing insight and wisdom into the habits of judging, thinking and reacting that are at the core of stress reactions will be addressed.  Ultimately, by becoming more mindful, you will learn to make stronger and deeper contact with the moments of your life.  The growing medical research suggests that mindfulness developed as a meditation skill and practiced daily offers benefits that impact both psychological and physical conditions.

Each group will be limited to 8-10 people and each person is requested to commit to attending each session. High levels of confidentiality will be expected and a commitment to daily practice outside the group will be a piece of the commitment to the mindfulness training.

Please arrive early to find your seat and settle in.  You may bring beverages into the group room.  Please do not wear any perfumes or fragrances (lotions, hair products, etc.) due to the sensitivity of some of the group members.

   When:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm

    Dates: October 1 to November 26, 2013 (we will not meet on October 8, 2013)

    Cost: $280.00 (check or cash)

For more information or to register, please call

757-253-5708