Mindfulness Based Practices Groups for Health & Well-
Mindfulness Based Practices groups are designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking effective approaches for coping with emotional distress and pain. The groups provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation and effective cognitive-behavioral strategies for reducing stress and handling life’s challenges. The program integrates the most effective techniques from both MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) an empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapy. Together these approaches will teach you how to release and stay out of old, well practiced patterns of negative thinking and behavior, and live a life focused on health and well-being. Mindfulness exercises will be practiced individually and inter-personally with a partner and with the group.
Mindfulness Based/ACT Practices group classes will help you
- Let go of inner struggles
- Increase psychological flexibility
- Manage pain, tension, depression, anxiety
- Practice healthy responses to stress
- Practice mindfulness meditation
- Manage ruminative thought processes
- Cultivate acceptance, compassion, and a new sense of self
- Make a Commitment to your most important values
- ACT decisively to achieve your goals
- Integrate these practices into your daily life
This program is recommended for individuals struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and other chronic illnesses.
Contact Dr. Kravitz at 215-635-3011 for details and current offerings. All participants are asked to make a strong commitment to set aside 20-30 minutes daily for mindfulness practice at home.
Yaacov J. Kravitz, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. Dr. Kravitz brings a unique blend of psychology, spirituality and compassion to his work. He received his doctorate (Ed.D.) in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University in 1983. He received additional training in psychotherapy at the Pastoral Counseling and Education Center in Dallas, Texas, and has advanced training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).