August 29, 2006

Fall Group Information

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:26 pm by satsanga

Wellness and Yoga Project Level One:

A Group Approach to Treating Eating Struggles

A Treatment Group and Research Study Supported by: SUNY at
Department of School, Counseling, and Educational Psychology

Content: Each session will address the mind and body issues that can be an integral part of eating struggles. In the group, we will work on healthy ways to experience self and body and to reduce reliance on eating disordered behaviors. Journaling and yoga techniques will also be used throughout the program.

Instructors: The groups will be conducted by Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D., Licensed psychologist and Linda Kane, M.A., Certified School Counselor and Yoga Instructor. Doctoral Students, will also be assisting with group administration and intake.

When: The Wellness and Yoga Project will meet weekly for 8 weeks from 6:00-8:00 PM. Following obtained consent and assent, group members will meet individually with a group leader in an initial intake session. In order to develop the program and explore its effectiveness, all members will complete surveys at the intake session, as well as following the last group session.

Cost:  $120 prior to the start of group, receipts will be given for submission for reimbursement. Scholarships are available. Please inquire.

Eligibility:  Participants must be female and must maintain ongoing medical care. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Catherine Cook-Cottone (645-2484 X 1073) or


August 24, 2006

Eating Disorder Treatment: Yoga and Wellness

Posted in SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 7:19 pm by satsanga


Next Wednesday is our last week of treatment group for our summer session. It has been a wonderful 5 weeks. The next Eating Disorder Risk/Treatment session will start in September at SUNY at Buffalo. It will be on Wednesday nights. I will post the start date and other materials soon.

We leave this summer thinking about the self, the ability to choose our words and when to use them, the ability to choose our silence and our voice, and the ability to choose our stillness and our movement.

 When we externalize our power and our focus (without balance), we lose ourselves. So, we remain mindful of both that which is within us and that external to us.