YOGA FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd 2 TO 8:30 PM
​HONOR YOGA PENNINGTON
DAYLONG WORKSHOP FOCUSED ON LEARNING YOGIC STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AT HONOR YOGA PENNINGTON

LEARN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM'S INVOLVEMENT IN DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND TRAUMA AND THE PATH TO HEALING

WORKSHOP WILL INVOLVE SOME LECTURE, SOME PHYSICAL PRACTICE, BREATHING EXERCISES  AS WELL AS MEDITATION 

REGISTER AT HONORYOGA.COM UNDER THE TRAINING/CONTINUING EDUCATION SECTION.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A YOGA TEACHER TO ATTEND
WAKING UP TO WHITENESS

An afternoon with Dr. Nathalie Edmond

Our culture is designed so that whiteness is the norm and privileged. Many are not socialized to have conversations about race or even have diverse social networks. Racism and ideas related to white supremacy are viewed as extreme individual acts rather than institutionalized and embedded in all elements of society and part of our conditioning. 

This workshop will take a mindfulness perspective and explore concepts such as racism, white privilege, white supremacy and how white people can start to explore their racial identity and become accomplices/allies in working towards social justice. 

Saturday February 9th 2019 1-4pm
Cost $30

Hosted by Julia Ruocco
Please email juliaruocco@live.com if you plan to attend and specific address info will be given at that time.


9 Day Meditation Challenge

Check out intro video on Commit to Sit Facebook page

Meditation challenge starts Tuesday, January 29th in workshop in Ewing from 6:30 to 7:45 pm

Daily emails will be sent with guided meditation practices and challenge will conclude in person on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:30 to 7:45 pm in person in Ewing

Opening workshop will focus on what meditation is, how to set up a regular practice and we will do a guided meditation.  Questions are welcome and suitable for all levels. 
Closing workshop will focus on checking in on how the challenge went, what did you learn about yourself and how to continue incorporating meditation in your life.

Cost: $40 for challenge, $30 for attending only one of the workshops, $20 for just emails with guided practices.
Call to register and pay or email to sign up and mail payment to 1330 Parkway Ave, Suite 12 Ewing, NJ 08628.  Register by 1/25.
Email questions to: drnatedmond@gmail.com 

Most Horizon and Medicare insurance accepted for workshops.

Theme of this challenge is "awakening" which is my intention for the first half of the year and based on writings of Jeff Foster: "Even in your glorious imperfection you were always a perfect expression of life, a beloved child of the universe, a complete work of art, unique in all the world"


WOMEN'S THERAPY GROUP- New date!

 In this psychotherapy group a variety of mindfulness based skills will be reviewed to help us better understand our emotions and experiences that lead us to feel shame/unworthy.  We will learn to balance acceptance and change to live more satisfying, peaceful lives.​​

We will focus on healing our shame and welcoming a range of emotions by incorporating these elements:

-instead of thinking of ourselves as broken or damaged considering ourselves to be wounded and in need of healing
-moving from self-disgust to budding compassion
-deepening awareness for the themes in our relationships, their origins and how they help or hurt us
-learning to share parts of ourselves that have been silenced and hidden in supportive relationships

Each session will include: 

-Meditation practices for "householders" rather than practices based on monastic tradition. We will learn to cultivate joy in our life, gratitude, curiosity, and compassion. We will learn to befriend our emotions and thoughts and welcome more of ourselves to live a fuller life. 

-Some type of psychoeducation to help tolerate distress, regulate emotions,  build shame resilience, increase flexible thinking and/or become more interpersonally effective

-Opportunities for discussion and processing issues from our daily lives

-Learning how we experience emotions through sensations, body movements, action urges, images, and thoughts

Group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:30 to 7:50 pm. 


Call Dr. Nathalie Edmond to discuss if you are interested

Cost of group session:  $30 each session 

Encourage 3 month minimum commitment to attending group with payment of 3 sessions at a time to hold your place in group.

Some horizon and medicare insurances accepted at contracted rate





Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Many people have problems with sleep and part of that is due to activation of our nervous system stress response and/or unhealthy bedtime routine.

Learn the best practices of sleep science research from CBT for insomnia which show that most of sleep issues are related to negative sleep thoughts and habits.

Offered periodically
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Cost $40 for workshop or $100 for individual session

Some Horizon and Medicare insurance accepted
Individual sessions can be scheduled as well as a follow up or instead of group
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Traditional CBT-I  is evidenced based practice that is proven to be more effective than sleep medication.  It is typically 5 sessions over 6 weeks.  I have completed the certification process to facilitate this series.




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Will explore:
-sleep science research
​-stages of sleep
-how much sleep do we need
-the downside of using sleep medication
-tips for improving sleep hygiene
-the role of thoughts and behaviors in sleep problems
​-the role of relaxation in helping with sleep​