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 will start 4/18 and meet first and third Wednesdays 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

Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Continuing Education 2 day training
DBT was originally created to treat borderline personality disorder.  It is based on the idea that we can combine mindfulness strategies with more traditional cognitive behavioral techniques to solve our problems.  The skills balance accepting things we cannot change and making changes where we need to in order to be more effective.  Research has shown the skills can be helpful for a variety mental health concerns.

DBT Skills can help if you:
 -Struggle with being in the moment
-Have difficulty managing your emotions
-Engage in self harm or suicidal thinking to cope
-Too passive or too aggressive communication style
-Hold on to things from the past and/or worry about future
-Struggle with anxiety, depression, mood swings
-Struggle with addictions or eating disorders
-Difficulty managing anger or impulsive behavior

April 19 and 20th at Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies in Piscataway 9 am to 4 pm

​CEUS available