Joan Glass Morgan

Teaching Schedule

SPECIAL PROGRAM

Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance
An 8-week psycho-educational and experiential course
Mondays Evenings 
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
September 25th - November 13
Westfield, New Jersey (private location)
Retreat date:  Saturday, November 4th
Tuition: $350, includes the retreat
(Sliding fee available for early career teachers and service professionals.)
For more information and registration: joanmorgan@comcast.net or call 908 654 8737
www.joanglassmorgan.com

Based on a synthesis of the well-documented methods of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, contemporary emotion research, and compassion practices, Margaret Cullen, M.A. developed Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) in 2007. This method has been shown to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, by increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, leading to greater emotional balance. Margaret Cullen’s book, co-authored with Gonzalo Brito, Ph.D., The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook, provides an overview of the program. 

Participants in this program have the opportunity to:
o Learn or deepen a personal mindfulness meditation practice
o Explore emotions such as fear, anger, and shame
o Use mindfulness-based strategies to cope with stress and emotional reactivity
o Cultivate kindness, forgiveness, and compassion for ourselves and others

The program is both experiential and educational, and requires a commitment to daily practice between classes. Using mindfulness meditation as our foundation, we’ll explore ways to cultivate an attitude of self-acceptance, regardless of what feelings and thoughts arise. We’ll learn to bring mindfulness to all areas of life, so that we can appreciate all that is good, befriend our difficulties, and become more tolerant of the whole range of emotional experience. People completing this and similar mindfulness-based programs often report being better able to “ride the waves” when the going gets rough.

PRIVATE SESSIONS

Introduction to MBSR is currently offered on an individual basis and groups will be forming in the future. 

Contact :  joanmorgan@comcast.net or 908 654 8737




Joan Glass Morgan, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in central New Jersey. In addition to using therapy methods derived from contemporary relational psychoanalysis and cognitive approaches, she incorporates aspects of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 

In private practice since 1984, she earned her doctorate at Rutgers University, postdoctoral certification at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, training in yoga and meditation through the Himalayan Institute and training in MBSR through the University of Massachusetts Medical Center's Center for Mindfulness. 
She is a contributing faculty member at Rutgers University's Clinical Psychology doctoral program and at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ where she has introduced mindfulness practices to faculty and students.

Contact: joanmorgan@comcast.net or call 908 654 8737
www.joanglassmorgan.com