This eight-week series with Satpal Kaur/Sonya Theriault LCSW, certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, will offer techniques to deal with anxiety and its symptoms, whether they are fleeting or debilitating. We will work to change habitual responses to stress and anxiety, calm racing thoughts, develop self-compassion, improve communication with others, reconnect with your own internal guidance, and build resilience so that you are better able to deal with whatever life has in store for you.
Participants will need a copy of the book, “The Yoga-CBT Workbook for Anxiety”, a journal, and something to write with.
All other props (yoga mat, blanket, etc.) will be provided, though feel free to bring your own if you would like.
***Participants are required to complete a brief phone screening prior to registering for the series by contacting Sonya Theriault at (207) 831-4203.
Advanced Sign up for the full 8 weeks series is required as space is limited. 8 Class Specialty Series: $200. Absence is non-refundable. Limited Sliding fee options may be available upon request. Members of Lotus Family Practice receive a discount. Please contact Sonya for more information.
You can send your payment to Satpal/Sonya via PayPal at PayPal.Me/satpalkaursonya, please include your email address with payment.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is an evidence-based therapy originally developed in the 1950’s and 60’s by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. It is based on the theory that thinking patterns affect our emotional state and behavior. CBT aims to help people become aware of negative thinking patterns and to adjust them. More than 200 research studies have shown that CBT is effective in reducing anxiety.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga helps to develop flexibility, tone muscles, and strengthen the nervous, glandular, and immune systems. It may help to increases mental energy and give you deep inner calm, strength, and grace. This ancient system draws upon a vast body of teachings brought to the U.S. by Yogi Bhajan. Each class includes all elements of the ancient teachings of yoga: Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra (sound), Mudra (hand positions), and Meditation. These aspects are combined into series of exercises called Kriyas. Some Kriyas are dynamic and energetic; others are slow and meditative.