Harmony: Yoga-Reinforced CBT for GAD

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Harmony: Yoga-Reinforced CBT for GAD

Time: September 11, 2019 at 6pm to October 30, 2019 at 7pm
Location: Ottawa River Psychology Group
Street: 44 Hawthorne Avenue
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map: http://ottawariverpsychology.…
Phone: 613-656-3331
Event Type: yoga, and, psychotherapy
Organized By: Kamala Pilgrim, C. PSYCH
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2019

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Event Description

This group is for adults diagnosed with, or who are experiencing symptoms they feel are consistent with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

To determine whether you might be a good fit for this group please consider the following:

  • Do you frequently feel anxious anxiety and stressed? i.e., experience anticipatory expectation, on more days than you do not, for at least the last six months?
  • Do you tend to worry about a variety of different topics such as:  your health or that of others close to you, your performance at work and/or school, about your safety or the wellbeing others, about the future in general?
  • Do you find it very challenging and/or distressing to deal with uncertain situations?
  • Do you often feel restlessness or on edge?

If you responded yes to two or more of these you may be eligible to take part in this group.  Continue reading to find out more about the process of joining in.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been found to be a beneficial treatment for GAD, and research is showing that elements of Yoga may represent a promising avenue to be used to boost the effectiveness of standard CBT treatment.

With the full Yoga-R-CBT-for-GAD program you will learn:

  • To recognize and challenge inaccurate, maladaptive automatic thoughts and beliefs
  • To bring non-judgemental awareness to thoughts without becoming overwhelmed
  • To better tolerate and make room for physiological aspects of anxiety
  • To regulate breathing patterns for a greater sense of overall calm
  • To modify posture and move in ways that directly impact emotions in positive ways
  • To recognize and tap into unique strengths and gifts
  • To develop your courage and self-confidence
  • To create a deeper capacity for compassion

Additional Criteria:

  • You are between the ages of 18 and 50 years old
  • You do not have or experiencing any major health concerns, especially chronic pain, cancer, serious ongoing injury, or are pregnant, etc.
  • Your doctor has cleared you to be healthy enough to participate in this kind of program  (i.e., a program involving gentle Yoga posture and some breath work that engages the abdomen in each session and for homework throughout the 8 weeks


Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM for 8 weeks beginning September 11-October 30 2019.

Investment Options:

Total:  $1000 due 1 week prior to start date = September 4 2019.

  • Fees Include:  Hand-outs, worksheets, and several audio recordings of the meditations, relaxation practices, and chants

Early Bird:  $895 if register and pay in full by August 11, 2019.

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