Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Presenter: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Procrastination is something we have all experienced at one time or another. Granted, some experience it more often than others, but we have all put off a task for a later date when it was quite possible to complete it in the moment. This problem is especially prevalent when having to face uncomfortable tasks, such as preparing taxes, writing papers, and exercising. There may not be a scientifically proven method to completely eliminate procrastination in one’s life, but there are helpful ways to address and manage it. This public lecture will provide education on the concept of procrastination, review various factors that contribute to procrastination and teach cognitive and behavioral strategies to help you Procrastinate Later and get things done now….….more information
Holiday Survival Kit
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Presenters: Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. & Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Believe it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. A popular holiday song states, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” With all of the planning, shopping, cooking, preparing, decorating, and coping with “difficult” family members, some of us may be skeptical of this lyric. However, we can work to anticipate and manage the stress and other problematic emotions that may be part of the entire holiday package. Using principles of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RE&CBT), participants will learn to identify and restructure their maladaptive beliefs and thought patterns that can often be triggered by the stressors of the season. Participants will also learn behavioral methods for stress management, including relaxation skills and effective planning strategies. So don’t wait until New Years to make your resolutions, start now by minimizing the stress and maximizing the joy of the season by attending this unique and interactive workshop…..more information
Drop That Cheesecake!
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Presenter: Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D.
Tis’ the season….for managing difficult family members, for multiple office holiday parties, for just one more slice of cheesecake. 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 information