November 20, 2006

2007 Eating Struggles Group Information

Posted in SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates, Western New York Eating Disorder Resources at 10:12 pm by satsanga

Wellness and Yoga Project:A Group Approach to Treating Eating StrugglesA Treatment Group and Research Study 

Advance Registration Required (see below) 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 unhealthy eating 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., Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Yoga Instructor.  When: The Wellness and Yoga Project will on campus and meet weekly for 8 weeks from 6:00-8:00 PM. Wednesdays on these dates: 2-7, 2-14, 2-21, 2-28, 3-7, (3-14 no group Spring Break UB), 3-21, 3-28, and last group 4-4.  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. 

Where: The Room is 271
Richmond (the Aerobics Room), Ellicott Complex, North Campus . Parking in Richmond
 Cost:  $120 prior to the start of group, receipts will be given for submission for insurance reimbursement. Scholarships are available. Please inquire. 

Eligibility:  Participants must be female and must maintain ongoing medical care.   For information related to:Registration and Intake session, please contact Dr. Catherine Cook-Cottone (645-2484 X 1073) or cpcook@buffalo.eduDr. Cottone on the web at Disorders Research at Group  schedules and updates at the weblog 


November 9, 2006

Five Questions and Concepts that Can Change the World

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:04 pm by satsanga

The Center for Media Literacy says that they know of five core concepts and key questions that change the world, your world! Here they are.

Concept #1 All media massages are “constructed.” Question #1 Who created this message?

Concept #2 Media messages are constructed using creative language with its own rules. Question #2 What techniques are used to attract my attention? 

Concept#3 Different people experience the same media message differently Question #3 How might different people understand this message differently from me?

Concept #4 Media have embedded values and points of vue. Question #4 What lifestyles, values and points of view are represented in, or ommitted from this messages?

Concept #5 Most media messages are organized to gain profit and/or power. Question #5 Why was this message sent?

So in a way it is back to basics: Authorship, format, audience, content, and purpose. But media is tricky. It is embedded in our everyday, in much of our waking lives. It is hard to stay mindful, isn’t it?

 The media becomes like the current in a stream and we don’t realize that we are going with the current. It just seems easier to go that way.

So, let’s change the current so  we don’t have to fight it to be well : ). Stay mindful and be active…I added to the blogroll some great Media Literacy sites check them out!

November 8, 2006

Gearing-up for our next group

Posted in SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 10:20 pm by satsanga

We will be running our next set of  groups in January 2007.

 Please email Catherine Cook-Cottone if you are interested and you will be placed on a contact list.

 We will also have a group with no yoga, just talking, thinking, and drawing for those interested!!