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Yoga Reinforced CBT for Generalized Anxiety with Dr. Kamala Pilgrim C.Psych...

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Ottawa River Psychology Group

44 Hawthorne Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1S 0A9

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Yoga-Reinforce CBT for GAD: Is based on a program developed by Julie M. Greiner-Ferris, LICSW and Manjit K. Kahlsa, Ed.D. of Riverside Community Care in Boston, Massachusetts. A recent study conducted by the authors showed that their 6-week “Y-CBT” program which combined elements of traditional CBT with Kundalini Yoga reduced symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression, and improved quality of life in individuals diagnosed with GAD and co-morbid conditions who had been resistant to other interventions including, CBT.

Why Yoga Reinforced CBT? Though there is a wealth of support from randomized controlled clinical trials showing the effectiveness of CBT for the treatment of anxiety, a recent meta-analysis shows that there is still significant room for improvement and there is growing evidence demonstrating that Yoga may constitute a promising addition to existing therapies.

Why GAD?: GAD affects about 5.7 percent of the population at some point in their lifetimes and it is the most common anxiety disorder in primary care facilities. Moreover, persons with GAD typically experience a host of impairments including, diminished physical health, bodily pain, vitality, emotional well-being, and social functioning.

Details of the Yoga Reinforced CBT program: The Y-CBT program was designed by Dr. Kamala Pilgrim, C.
Psych. to incorporate aspects of CBT known to be efficacious in the treatment of GAD, such as:

  • Psychoeduation about factors that trigger anxiety
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Problem solving skills
  • Exposure exercises
  • Behavioural experiments

While weaving into each session aspects of Kundalini as well as Ashtanga-Vinyasa styles of Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan and Sri Krishnamacharya, respectively), including:

  • Pranayama (Breath regulation and control)
  • Asana (Gentle, attentive movement and posture, some combined with
  • affirmation)
  • Use of mudra (Finger/hand positioning that corresponds with meridians in the
  • body)
  • Deep physical relaxation
  • Meditation

Rationale: Since GAD is characterized by challenges at both the cognitive and the physiological levels,
the merging of these interventions can help those with this condition better cope with and reduce distress by learning skills that specifically target these pathways.

Cost, Duration, and Dates: The full Yoga-Reinforced CBT for GAD program will be 8-weeks long, with evening sessions lasting 2 hours, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, on the following Wednesdays: January 30, 2019, February 6, 2019, February 13, 2019, February 20, 2019, February 27, 2019, March 6, 2019, March 13, 2019, and March 20, 2019.

Limited Group Size!
Group size will be kept to a minimum of 4 to 6 individuals and the total cost is 795$ per person (i.e., the early bird rate if payment is received before December 5, 2018) OR 895$ (regular price). Hand-outs and worksheets will be provided at no additional charge. Insurance Receipts provided for psychological services offered by a registered clinical psychologist.

Potential benefits: With the full Yoga-Reinforced CBT for GAD program you will learn:

  • To recognize and challenge inaccurate, maladaptive automatic thoughts and beliefs
  • To bring non-judgemental awareness to thoughts without becoming overwhelmed
  • To better tolerate and make room for physiological aspects of anxiety
  • To regulate breathing patterns for a greater sense of overall calm
  • To modify posture and move in ways that directly impact emotions in positive ways
  • To recognize and tap into unique strengths and gifts
  • To develop your courage and self-confidence
  • To create a deeper capacity for compassion

Pre-register online at Eventbrite with a $200 refundable downpayment to hold your spot.

Payment: E-transfer remainder of payment to info@drsogge.com. Dr Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. is the Clinical Director of the Ottawa River Psychology Group, which will be hosting this class in the Wild Blue Mindfulness Studio.

Meditation and Yoga Gear: All meditation cushions for in-class exercises will be provided. Bring your own personal yoga mat and yoga gear!

Call 613-656-3331, or email: info@ottawariverpsychology.com to book an initial, free, 45-minute, in-person interview aimed at ascertaining mental health diagnoses and to determine your overall suitability for the program.

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