- Mental wellness tool offered to public for free
- Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety
Waterloo, September 16, 2016 – It can happen to youth and adults alike – the stress of a new season and a busy life can get to any of us. Starting Thursday September 22, Lutherwood is offering an interactive introduction to the DBT-I mindfulness techniques used so successfully in Lutherwood’s mental health programs for youth. Originally a cognitive behavioral treatment developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals, DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy) is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as depression, substance dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.
Lutherwood Psychologist Dr. Liz Orr will be presenting a series of short, fun activities designed to encourage participants to be fully aware and present in the moment. It has proven to be a useful tool in managing mental health issues among at-risk youth.
“Mindfulness is a good mental wellness tool for everyone as it reduces stress and anxiety” said Jacqui Terry-Carroll, event organizer. “This is a great opportunity to get some practical tools you can use in your life. We hope people come out after their visit to St Jacobs Market, and bring a friend!”
The series will take place on Thursday mornings on September 22nd, October 13th and 27th, and November 10th and 24th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 285 Benjamin Road in Waterloo.
Lutherwood is a not-for-profit health and social service organization that supports youth with mental health issues, people at risk of being homeless, workers looking for employment and families in need of counselling. Its services are accessed by more than 16,600 people annually in Waterloo Region and Wellington County. For more information visit: www.lutherwood.ca
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