Practical Skills for Managing Your Moods
The Depression Workshop is a learning series for people who live with low moods and are interested in learning how to lower the impact and disruption these episodes have on their lives.
The classes put depression in biological, psychological, and sociological context, identifying and dispelling myths and misunderstandings while presenting the most recent, reliable research available on a variety of interventions.
The Depression Workshop is not therapy, it is education for people who live with frequent low moods. The curriculum is built around a set of teachable, practical skills and ideas that are grounded in research. These classes are appropriate whether you have a formal diagnosis from a mental health professional or not.
This class has a strong practical component, and students will be asked to begin applying skills presented in class to their daily routines.
The tone of our workshops is informal, supportive, and inviting. Classes meet in a private mountain forest surrounded by acres of redwood, madrone, and oak trees.
There are two day-long programs, The Depression Toolkit and First Aid for Depression. The Depression Toolkit is designed for people who live with depression and would like to get reliable information about their management options and acquire a set of practical coping skills they can put to use right away.
First Aid for Depression is a day-long class designed for people who live with low moods, AND those who love, or work closely with someone who experiences depressive episodes. It is for people who would like to learn practical skills to help them respond to their lives (or their loved one) while maintaining boundaries and balance.
Each workshop is limited to a small circle of participants to make sure there is plenty of time to address questions, practice new skills, and reflect on new concepts.
A Learning Series for People Who Live with Low Moods
Tired of trying to sort out myths and opinions from facts? Discouraged by past attempts at taking control? Our classes can help you understand and explore all of your options.