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Learn Life Coping Skills

Dec 29, 2019 07:23PM ● By Rebecca Young

In today’s world it’s no surprise that anxiety, depression, stress and low self-esteem are rising at an alarming rate. Mind Body Soul in New Smyrna Beach is now offering an eight-week program that aims to help. 

 This interactive, educational program is designed to lead participants in developing skills for coping with current and future stress and anxiety through a series of easy-to-follow, weekly sessions. It is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral therapy-style program, and results are measurable. Participants will learn how to become more aware of thoughts and how they manifest in actions, change negative thoughts into positive thoughts, be more mindful and present, communicate effectively, better cope with stress and increase self-esteem. 

 A group session is scheduled for teen males, ages 13 to 18, starting January 7 at 6:30 p.m. and will continue for eight weeks. Beverly Spinney, founder of Mind Body Soul, reports, “The last group teen session was held for young ladies and resulted in a 33 percent decrease in depression!”  

 This program is also offered for ages 7 to 12 and for adults. “While we can't always control events, we can control our responses to them,” says Spinney. “We can all use a little help in dealing with life events and everyday frustrations.” 

 The cost of the group sessions is $140 for all eight weeks and includes materials. Private sessions are also available upon request, with a total price of $295 for all sessions. Consultations to see if this program is a good fit are offered free of charge. 


Location: 821 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 386-410-2175 or visit See ad, page xx. 

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