Mind over Mood Workshop

Purpose

The goal of this two-session workshop is to help participants learn concepts and skills to identify and modify the thought patterns that cause negative moods. It is particularly appropriate for those experiencing depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and excessive anxiety.  The workshop is based on the principles of a form of psychotherapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is known for its effectiveness in alleviating a wide variety of problems.  For more information about CBT, follow the links provided below.

Structure of the workshop

The workshop begins with a session that introduces the concepts and skills, followed by one session that focuses more on application.  Each session is scheduled for either 60 or 90 minutes.  The first session is conducted somewhat like an academic class, with material presented by an instructor who welcomes student participation and discussion, but does not require it.  During the session focused on application, students are encouraged to participate at whatever level they are comfortable.  While students are welcome to share personal information about themselves, it is not necessary in order to learn the concepts and skills.

To register for the workshop

You may view the workshop schedule and register by following this link.  Registration is not required, but is appreciated.  You will receive a reminder email on the day prior the workshop.  Please note that this workshop is open only to current clients of the Georgia Tech Counseling Center. If you are not a current client, but are interested in learning more about these concepts, please contact Dr. Nelson Binggeli.

Mind over Mood workshop video

Watch a brief video about Mind over Mood with Nelson Binggeli (6 minutes). 

More about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dr. Nelson Binggeli has written a concise introduction to CBT (located on his website), with a focus on the particular skills taught in the M/M program. Students who participate in the Workshops and Seminars are encouraged to read this, as it could help orient them to the concepts they will be learning.  First read the "Introduction to CBT" article, and then read the article on "Cognitive Restructuring."  A link is provided between the first article and the second.

Credit where credit is due

The title Mind over Mood was borrowed from an excellent CBT self-help workbook with the same title.

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Updated on 05.23.12