Mindfulness Program - Community Psychiatry

Managing Your Mood Through Mindfulness

An 8-week program combining meditation skills with cognitive behavioral therapy.

We made Mindfulness available to everyone.

Community Psychiatry is committed to providing this powerful and practical resource for its patients. In most instances, your health insurance will pay for the program, but for those with limited insurance or financial limitations, just call us to discuss scholarship opportunities.

About Mindfulness

The Mindfulness program teaches tools for reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain and chronic illness. By utilizing a combination of meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, participants in the program learn to change old distressing patterns of thinking and feeling in order to live more fully in the present. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this program has now helped thousands of people in over 200 medical centers in the US and Europe.

It is natural to have an emotional reaction to physical pain. Often this reaction takes the form of worry, anticipation, anger, hopelessness, helplessness or even panic. About 50% of people with chronic pain suffer from depression and anxiety. The stress and tension from such negative reactions can lead to increased pain symptoms and even inflammation. This reaction also lessens our ability to make clear decisions which may have a negative impact on relationships, work, and other things we care about. The resulting problems in our lives tend to produce even more stress and the cycle continues. Mindfulness meditation teaches skills to help free us from this pain cycle.

Upcoming Programs

We periodically offer programs in Roseville, San Francisco, and Oakland. Please contact us for upcoming program locations and dates.

Please Join Us

To register or get further information call toll free (888) 737-7712.