Transforming Depression and Anxiety – daylong on Jan. 8th with Lee Lipp

Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a daylong with Dr. Lee Lipp on Satuday, Jan. 8th, from 10am to 5pm at Doctors Medical Center, Conference Center, room 1 (the building between the parking structure and the emergency department) on:

Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion

Combining mindfulness meditation and specific therapeutic approaches, this workshop will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to depression and anxiety with compassion. Suitable for both experienced and beginning meditators, the aim of the workshop is for participants to practice identifying, relating to, and interrupting conditionings that are hindrances to feeling better.  With encouragement and skillful means to interrupt the mind’s habitual patterns contributing to depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and prevent chronic feelings of unhappiness.

There is no fee for this workshop. Donations for the Insight Meditation Modesto’s future daylongs and for the teacher will be gratefully accepted.

TO REGISTER: Those wishing CEU credit must pre-register in advance and a CE  administrative fee of $25 will be collected at the workshop. 6 CEUs for MFTs/LCSW’s may be earned by those attending the entire workshop (Dr. Lipp’s Provider #4468). Please download the Transforming Depression and Anxiety Flyer and fill out the registration form and return it – follow instructions on the form.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring something vegetarian to share for a pot luck lunch.  Hot water and tea will be provided.  If you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own cushion.

Lee Lipp, Ph.D. has been a member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1991. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SFZC. She has taught classes at Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Center, San Francisco Zen Center, East Bay Meditation Center, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara, Arcata Zen Center, La Casa de las Madres, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, UCSF Trauma Recovery Center, SF Mental Health Assoc. and SF Dept. of Mental Health.  Lee supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services, leads “Transforming Depression” and “Transforming Anxiety” groups, and has a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco.