William "Sandy" Pryor, MA, LPC
2855 N. Speer Blvd
Denver CO 80211
At least fifty percent of those who experience a depressive episode have a recurrent episode later in life, despite having made a seemingly complete recovery. After a second or third episode, the risk of recurrence rises to between eighty and ninety percent. Each episode of depression increases the chances that the person will experience another episode by 16%.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8 week class that teaches clients Mindfulness and Cognitive therapy skills that have been clinically proven to significantly reduce rates of depressive relapse.
This program helped bring some balance into my life. Each week, I looked forward to attending, to see what would come up, and in the end itís helped me in more ways than I expected.
Over the eight weeks of the program, the practices help you:
∑to become familiar with the workings of your mind.
∑to notice the times when you are at risk of getting caught in old habits of mind that re-activate downward mood spirals.
∑to notice small beauties and pleasures in the world around you instead of living in your head.
∑to be kind to yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time, or driving yourself to meet impossible goals.
In the MBCT program, participants meet together as a class (with an instructor) for 8 weekly 1.5-hour classes. The main 'work' of the program is done at home between classes, using CDs with guided meditations that support participantsí developing practice outside of class.
Beginning February 25, 2013, classes meet for 8 Monday nights 5:30-7pm. Cost is $280, includes book, CD, and handouts
For more information call (303) 815-8538 or email: email@example.com