|Stress Reduction Programs|
Includes: Group Courses-Individual, Family, and Couples Psychotherapy , Coaching and Training-Workplace presentations or Retreats
The focus is on mind/body skills that are effective and practical.
These skills are taught and practiced in the class. This Eight-Week
Course includes instruction in:
• Breath Work - become aware of the power of the breath in returning to the present moment, by “turning off” reactionary stress patterns and the “fight or flight” mechanism when not needed.
• Effective Communication Styles - learn and practice more mindful self-expression, relationship communication, and mindful parenting skills.
• Autogenic Training and Biofeedback – provides the opportunity to understand the science of stress and discover one’s own innate healing capabilities; each participant will have the use of a thermal biofeedback machine.
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Work
- gain more awareness of thoughts and internal self-talk, feelings,
experiences and beliefs, and working with them mindfully to create a
more accurate, whole self-image.
• Gentle Stretching, simple yoga and Mindful Physical Motion -
simple bodywork suitable for all participants, promotes individual
awareness of physical conditions as they connect with one’s emotional
self. This component is modified for physical limitations; No
experience in exercise or yoga required.
Once you complete the eight week course, you are notified of and invited to attend, free of charge, all future Saturday Retreats.
PRE-GROUP INTERVIEWS ARE NOW OCURRING FOR THE NEXT GROUP COURSE. CALL NOW FOR A FREE PRE-GROUP INTERVIEW.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST AND CURRENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
“I feel more control over my illness rather than feeling like my illness is controlling me.” - Lisa J., age 38, Registered Nurse and Artist
“ This group has changed my life! What a difference adding meditation to my daily routine has made in reducing my stress. I have to admit I was skeptical, but gave it a try anyway….and am glad I did! Meditation like this is not what I would call “New Age.” My work colleagues continue to comment on how less stressed I seem.” Look out…. You may be getting more group members and will need a larger room!” -Tom M. age 56, Financial Advisor
“ Cindy Foster was truly receptive to my feelings, concerns and ideas by creating a calming, soothing and non-judgmental atmosphere.” - Brenda A., age 43, X-Ray Technician
“ I’m truly living more in the present moment, rather than living in the past or worrying about the future.” -Dean T., age 47, Medical Doctor
“ The most beneficial for me was the body scan. It has taught me how much tension I have retained in my body and how to release it.” -Brenda A., age 43, X-Ray Technician
“The meditation exercises, guided imagery and breathing exercises were all very helpful in relieving my physical and emotional pain. Being more mindful in interactions with others, especially with my children has added more meaning to my life. It has been almost two years since I took the stress reduction course and I am still benefiting from the experience. Thank You.” -Sara A. P., age 26, Homemaker, Proud Mother and Student
“I liked the small number of people in the group. The group content and exercises were very meaningful to me. I wish to start a similar program for employees within my own company, if Cindy will help.” -Chris M., Business Owner
“I have a better understanding of my thought process and how it can aid in my health or how it can aid in my stress and grief.” -Pat W., anonymous participant
“I am reminding myself more that my health is more important than the daily stressors. I feel more clear on the next step in my journey than I was before. I feel more confident in risk taking that would be beneficial to me overall than before.” -Patsy B., Social Worker
“I never realized I was capable of relieving my emotional and physical worries and discomfort! I am now beginning to really understand the connection between my emotions, my mind and my body. – And the power I have had within myself all along. I continue to share what I have learned with my students! -Marsha Z., age 45, Middle School Teacher
“ I feel more at peace with change.” “This program was well worth the money – a real treasure” Thank You. -Bruce L. B., age 42, Advertising Executive