New Program: G.L.A.D.!

Mind Master is pleased to present its newest program, a 3 part series entitled G.L.A.D., the remedy for S.A.D.  GLAD is an acronym that reveals 4 proven effective strategies for dealing with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.  SAD is a type of depression that affects many people who live in northern countries like Canada, where significant changes in daylight hours dramatically impacts quality of life for many.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Seasonal Affective Disorder affects 3% of the population at some time in their life.  SAD generally occurs between September/October and April/May of each year.  Many people in Metro Vancouver experience six months or more of decreased energy and low moods.  What can one do to ward off the effects of SAD and minimize its impact?

Join insightful conversations in this participant-centred, dialogue driven series where you will discover keys to overcoming SAD and becoming more resilient in winter months.  More than just strategies for releasing negativity and embracing positive thinking, this program covers proper diagnosis, various types of treatment and available resources in the area.  Embrace a mindful approach as you assess your strengths and create personally effective goals that are realistic and achievable.  Treat yourself to the true gift of lasting Joy this season.  Sign up for all 3 sessions at the special price of $99+GST or choose one session for $40+GST.

Session #1 opens your mind to possibilities with enhanced awareness of your situation and strategies for releasing negative thought patterns and beliefs that keep you in a depressed state.  This session takes place on Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Douglas College, David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, in Room C1004.  Register now!

Session #2 teaches mindfulness with techniques for generating greater peace of mind, compassion and better choices for enhanced quality of life.  This session takes place on Tuesday, November 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Douglas College, David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, in Room C1004.  Register now!

Session #3 promotes authentic alignment with techniques for drawing out natural strengths, talents and positive energy in life.  This session takes place on Tuesday, December 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Douglas College, David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, in Room D1020.  Register now!

ALTERNATE OPTIONS:

Join an afternoon discussion at Glen Pine Pavilion on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  This session covers essential habits for warding off Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Register on-line at coquitlam.ca/registration, by phone 604-927-4386 or in person at 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam.

Create your own discussion group with 4 or more friends at a local coffee shop.  Click on S.M.A.R.T. Cafe to register.

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