Sundays, March 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd at 6:00-7:15pm
$140 for four sessions; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (including CD) will be provided.
Experience More Balance and Ease in Your Life
This series offers practical, easy to use tools for integrating mindfulness practices and meditation into everyday living. As these practices become more second nature, you’ll find yourself meeting stressful moments with less reactivity and more mental clarity, releasing you from the grip of self-defeating emotions and behaviors.
Appropriate for all levels, classes meet over the course of 4 weeks.
In each class and in your daily practice you’ll be learning to:
1. Observe thoughts before taking action
2. Respond effectively to emotional triggers
3. Heighten your awareness of how the body responds to stress
Each class offers practical information, guidance, and first hand experience in practicing each of the methods presented. Small class sizes allow for individual attention and support. Activities and discussion are tailored to meet the needs of class participant.
“My professional background includes a bachelor’s degree from NYU, a doctorate degree from University of California, Los Angeles which I received in 1999 and specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic. I obtained my license in Clinical Psychology in 2002. Since that time, I have gained a lot of experience by working with patients in clinics and in private practice as well as conducting training and seminars for other therapists. In addition to my private practice, I currently provide weekly supervision to psychiatric residents at OCD Clinic at Stanford. I am also a member of number of professional organizations such as Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. I regularly attend seminars and training session to make sure that I am current in the most state-of-the-art interventions for obsessive compulsive disorder, stress and anxiety disorders. Beyond my education and professional training, I bring personal experience to my work. I grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to New York after high school. Over the years I have moved from New York to Los Angeles and from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. I have been living a rich and eventful life. Like everyone else, I experienced joy and sorrow; achievement and loss. I have made good and bad decisions in life and learned from those consequences as best I could. I have been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation for many years and integrate mindfulness concepts and techniques into my work as a therapist. My offices are located in downtown Palo Alto and in the San Francisco Marina district.”