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A mindful approach to stress management and health promotion.
It Is An Outpatient Behavioral-Medicine Eight Week Intensive In Stress Reduction. We Have Carefully Blended Some Of The Oldest And Newest Techniques Of Stress Management And Health Promotion. We Have Combined Mindfulness Training, A Powerful Stress-Busting Practice With The Current Advances In Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, An Effective Method For Changing Negative And Limiting Beliefs And The Newest Brain Research. Our Goal Is To Train You To Become A Master At Meeting The Challenges Of Your Life So That You Can Live Life To The Fullest Even While Struggling With The Challenge Of Chronic Pain Or Other Stress –Related Disorders.
  1. Mindfulness Meditation
  2. Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
  3. Gentle Yoga And Stretching
  4. Group Support
The Interconnection Of The Mind And Body Is Now An Accepted Fact In Medical Treatment. We Know That Mental Stress Directly Affect Our Health And Sense Of Well Being. Mastery Participants Develop The Ability To Be Fully Present And Take Life One Moment At A Time. By Learning Effective Cognitive Strategies, They Gain A Powerful Tool To Meet The Demands Of Our Stressful Times.
No. Your Physician Will Determine If You Are Able To Participate In The Gentle Movements. The Remainder Of The Program Is Not Physically Challenging.
Yes! But Please Remember That Even A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step.
Developing Present-Centered Awareness Through The Practice Of Mindfulness Meditation Will Allow Participants To Master Their Responses To Stress And Reduce Physical Symptoms. We Assist In You In Learning How To Take Better Care Of Yourself And To Live Well Despite Your Health Challenges. Our Graduates Have Decreased Their Dependence On Medication And Medical Treatment As They Take Responsibility For Managing The Stress And Pain In Their Lives.
Research Shows That Graduates Of The Mastery Program Experience:

Decreases In:

  • Physical Symptoms
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pain Levels
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Use
Increases In:
  • Levels Of Relaxation
  • Positive Coping With Illness And Pain
  • Ability To Handle Life’s Daily Challenges
The Mastery Program Provides An Opportunity For Participants To Make Significant And Lasting Changes In Their Lives. We Have Found That The Benefits Are Closely Proportional To The Effort Put Forth. There Are Weekly Group Meetings And Regular Homework Assignments Between Sessions.

Since This Training Can Be A Compliment To Ongoing Medical Treatment, We Will Be In Partnership With Your Physician. The Mastery Program Has Been Beneficial To People With Medical Conditions Such As:

  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Distress
  • Hypertension
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety And Panic
  • Cancer
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Tmj
  • Skin Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathies
Lee F. Nagel, PhD   J. Eva Nagel, PhD  
Schenectady Office: 1583 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309
Saratoga Office: 157 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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