Finding Mental Health
Are you overwhelmed or have symptoms of depression and/or anxiety? During this 6-week program you will develop a personalized mental health plan to: enhance physical and brain health, improve thoughts and emotions, increase meaning and purpose in your life, and aid in connections and relationship with your higher power, family, and community.
Class: Meets as a group for six Sundays, October 1 through November 5, at 5pm. Class size is limited to 15 people..
Location: 4308 N. Harvard Rd., Otis Orchards, WA 99027
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Sept 27.
Cost: $5 per class at the door - includes a light dinner
About the Program
Weeks 1 & 2 - Focus on the Physical. Overview of how neurons work and what nutrients are needed for their health. Develop physical fitness activity goals that you want to achieve.
Weeks 3 & 4 - Focus on the Mind. Learn to identify thoughts that keep you stuck in negative patterns of behavior and emotions, and restructure these to more growth-responsive thoughts. Learn stress management techniques. Develop strategies you will use to gain more control of thoughts and emotions.
Weeks 5 & 6 - Focus on the Spirit. Explore your value system (what is important to you). Evaluate how you use your time and how it affects you and your family/community. Develop social support. Explore your relationship to your higher power and meaning in your life.
Each week: Learn a new, simple and delicious recipe to add more nutrients to your daily diet. The class includes weekly cooking demonstrations and a light dinner each evening.
Linda Stitt, AS, BS, M.Ed
Linda is a retired counselor with over 17 years of counseling experience in the addiction field. Linda began her career earning an Associate of Science (AS) degree from Spokane Community College. She worked as a respiratory therapist and then switched from hospital work to education - focusing on smoking cessation and tobacco awareness to help prevent diseases caused by nicotine. Linda noticed a need for other areas of counseling and pursued a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Weber State University. She focused on the biological aspects of mental health with classes in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, psycho-biology, neuro-biology, and nutrition. She also holds a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Guidance and Counseling from Whitworth University. She has focused on helping clients look at all aspects of their lives to gain as healthy and happy a lifestyle as possible.
Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP), WA state
Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), National certification
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Albert Ellis Institute