Transforming Depression and Anxiety Practice Group

Topic:  Calm – mindfulness – meditation – tools – stress reduction - stress reduction
Event Dates:  January 15, 2024 - March 25, 2024
Event Date:  TBD
Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 7:00 pm
Location:   Virtual

Additional Information

Three-month session: every other Monday
5;30 PM-6:30 PM, beginning January 15, 2024, in March 25, 2024

Kindness, mindfulness, and therapeutic tools are engaged to shift our relationship with depression, anxiety, and their companions – judgement and self-criticism – in SFZC’s Transforming Depression and Anxiety (TDA), and Finding Ease with Anxiety classes.

This 3-month virtual practice community supports course participants and others resonant with its focus, weaving in Zen teachings like The Four Noble Truths in practicing compassion and using session tools to disrupt reactive mental patterns that threaten to steal our peace of mind-heart and the moment. We will also engage noticing and questioning the old stories we have long believed about ourselves that can literally poison our perceptions of self, others, and reality. Our purpose is to live more fully in the present moment, less affected by reactivity, rumination and worry — one of the most powerful antidotes to lowered and agitated moods. If you have taken TDA or Finding Ease, please try this Practice Group. If you haven’t, you are welcome to join us and encouraged to read The Mindful Way through Depression, or take the self-paced Befriending Your Pain in preparation for the group.