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Learn How To Tame Depression & Anxiety

Get the tools you need in a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy group

Wednesday 5:30-7:15pm group begins September 26, 2018 (runs for 8 weeks)

In a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group, you’ll learn how to apply mindfulness – a relaxed attentiveness to one’s experience in the present moment – to painful thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations associated with depression, anxiety, and other forms of psychological distress. By practicing mindfulness skills in the group and at home, you’ll begin to relate to these experiences with acceptance and ease instead of habitual, self-defeating defenses. In the process, you’ll also discover that you can often prevent them from spiraling into more severe depression and anxiety.

Based on a groundbreaking program that has been clinically proven to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression by Segal, Williams & Teasdale, Guilford Press, 2013), this group is highly experiential, offering participants a set of tools and exercises they can take home with them and integrate into their daily lives. In fact, weekly homework assignments are an essential component of the program.

The group meets on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:15pm. There are generally two sessions per year, fall and spring. For more information, please visit Or contact Tom Pedulla, LICSW at 617-803-0951.


Mind Full or Mindful?Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction Program

Join Maïté Paillet van Lohuizen and Christine Durand, MBSR teachers to:




  • Discover what Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction is.
  • Explore formal and informal mindfulness techniques through activities, exchanges, practices.
  • Learn how MBSR can help you, across a lifespan, develop a different relationship to respond to stress, personal challenges, physical pain and psychological distress.
  • Bring mindfulness into everyday life to foster greater well-being and enrich yourself.
  • All are welcome, no experience necessary to participate.

Early registration recommended. Space is limited. Email: [email protected] to save your spot.

Information session: Thursday, Jan 19th, 7:15-9:15pm (information session is not a commitment to sign up for the course).

Course date: Thursday, Jan 26th – Mar 26th, 7:15-9:45pm (course includes a 1-day retreat on Mar 4th)

Yoga for Mindful Eating

Nourish from Within: Make Peace with Food with Yoga, Mindfulness and Healing Inner Dialogue

How freeing! No more judgment about weight, shape, and food choices.


*No yoga experience needed. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Together, we set out on an exploration toward your relationship with food, body image, emotions and ultimately, to become Self-led. You’ll be invited to delve into the practice of yoga and “mindful awareness” for a deeper understanding of how to heal not only your relationship with food but with yourself and all the parts of you that make food and behavior decisions on your behalf.

Pre-Registration is required –  Space limited. Your reservation is guaranteed upon receipt of payment. 

Note location is not at CIH but at 275 Main St., Watertown MA (Whitney Towers apartment building.)

For more information about the workshop, please visit or contact Diana Dugan Richards RDN LDN at 617-678-0607.

IFS Sangha for IFS Practitioners @ IFS Collaborative / Center for Integrative Healing

(Currently inactive – contact us if you’re interested)

Third Sunday of every month, 6-7:30pm, we meet with the intention of offering Self-care for IFS practitioners in the presence of collective Self Energy.

Suggested Agenda:

  • Welcome meditation (~5 min)
  • Introductions and review recommended format and guidelines (~10 min)
  • Going inside – longer meditation to engage in internal work (~20 min)
  • Check-in- optional- A safe time to share from Self whatever is in your heart, speak for your Parts that were revealed to you during the meditation and present moment.  (~30 min)
  • Closing meditation (~5 min)
  • Feel free to stay and socialize afterwards

Recommended Guidelines for Check-in and interaction within the group:

  • Speak from Self for your Parts
  • Speak about your own experience and avoid focusing your comments on the experiences of others.  Our intent is to provide a space for Self care, rather than therapy for one-another.
  • Confidentiality: please do not speak about the experiences of others that occur in this circle.  Feel free to share your own experience as you wish.

Leading Guided Meditations:

Anyone attending is welcome (and encouraged) to lead any of the guided meditations/visualizations.  Please inform Percy anytime before the meeting if you are interested in doing so.

Following guidance for the meditations is always optional.  You are encouraged to give your parts whatever they need when you go inside.

Donations: Center for Integrative Healing (CIH) has graciously donated the space so that IFS Sangha may happen here free of charge.  We welcome donations of $1-5 to CIH to support the upkeep of the space.

For more information or to share ideas, please contact Percy Ballard at [email protected]