Public Workshops & Lectures
Holiday Myth Busters
Presenter: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
A popular holiday song states, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But does it truly need to be? The expectations and demands we put on ourselves and others during this time of year often lead to unnecessary stress and unhealthy emotions. Using principles of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RE&CBT), participants will learn to identify and challenge maladaptive beliefs and thought patterns that can often be triggered by the imposed myths and expectations of various aspects of the holiday season. more
Drop That EggNog! Curbing Emotional Eating & Drinking During The Holiday Season
Presenters: Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. & Kristen Tobias, M.A.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Tis’ the season….for managing difficult family members, for multiple office holiday parties, for just one more glass of eggnog. We often make excuses for over-indulging during the holiday season; however, sometimes, we eat to numb ourselves from uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and boredom. If this scenario sounds familiar, then this lecture is for you! Come learn the triggers of your emotional eating and drinking, and more importantly, effective strategies for overcoming this self-sabotaging behavior. more