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August 17th Education Meeting: “Mindfulness and Mental Health”

NAMI Cobb Education Series presents:

“Mindfulness and Mental Health”

Thursday, August 17, 2017 , 7-9pm
Marietta Square
Turner Chapel Room 187
492 N. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta 30060

Description of the Program
The 2-hour program will describe mindfulness as a way to help enhance
mental health by cultivating self awareness, mental clarity, and empathy,
leading to increased resilience, less unproductive stress, and more
engaged relationships. Mindfulness has been shown to decrease anxiety
and depression and positively impact addictions.

Facilitator Profile: Mark Dannenfelser, MA, MPS, LPC
Mark is founding director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta and is a
licensed professional counselor, specializing in the treatment of post-traumatic
stress disorder, chronic stress, anxiety and depression, and
addiction. He is adjunct lecturer in the graduate division of theology at
Spring Hill College. Mark is the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory
University lecturer on Centering Prayer. He is a registered yoga teacher
(RYT 200).
In addition to achieving the master of psychology and the master of
theology degrees, Mark has completed the MBSR teacher development
intensive training program taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and
senior staff from the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at the University of
Massachusetts Medical Center and is a CFM Qualified Teacher of
MBSR. He has also completed training in the Mindful Schools
Curriculum, Yoga Therapy in Cancer & Chronic Illness Professional
Training with Integral Teachers Yoga Association, and Clinical Training in
Mind-Body Medicine, by Herbert Benson, MD at the Mind/Body Medical
Institute.

 

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