Classes at BINBA

(Note: These are recurring classes. Contact us to find out when the next sessions begin)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)

Second, a new weekly group is starting on March 7th -  May 2.  This group is designed for caregivers experiencing life or family stress such as lifestyle/role changes, anxiety or uncertainty.  It consists of training in mindfulness meditation, simple adapted yoga, and group support practice.  It is modeled on Jon Kabat-Zinn's program and teaches life-long tools to promote wellbeing, even in the midst of stress, pain or illness.  This group is designed and facilitated by Jan Hiley, M.S., OTR, faculty emeritus of Cabrillo College and the Stroke Center in Santa Cruz. 

Brain Injury Support & Education Group for Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury

Date: Year Round
Time:
Tuesday from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free of charge
Registration: Call (415) 461-6771 or email Patricia@mbin.com to register.

Instructor: Susan Moran, Psy.D

The group is led by Susan Moran, Psy.D, a neuropsychologist with a private practice in Santa Rosa and the consultant to MBIN. The group is open to survivors of acquired brain injury who are basically functioning independently in the community, but who are struggling with issues such as fatigue, memory, organization, communication skills, personal relationships, obtaining/retaining employment, and self-esteem.

This is an opportunity to meet other survivors who are dealing with situations similar to your own. The group explores the physical, cognitive and emotional effects of acquired brain injury. Coping strategies for memory, problem solving, cognitive and emotional difficulties are discussed, assisting individuals to interact more effectively with family members, community, school, and at work. Emphasis is on understanding individual abilities and disabilities, developing strategies, and enhancing one's self-esteem.

You can register at your first class. Call 415-461-6771 or email Patricia at:Patricia@mbin.com for more information. Also, feel free to call on a Tuesday to confirm that the class is meeting that evening.

Life After Brain Trauma - Rediscovering Your Abilities

Date: Ongoing
Time:
Tuesdays - 3:00pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $10 fee per class
Registration: Call (415) 461-6771 or email Patricia@mbin.com to register.

Instructor: Susan Moran, Psy.D
The group is led by Susan Moran, Psy.D, a neuropsychologist working with survivors of brain injury, in her office in Santa Rosa and as the Neuropsychological Consultant for Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area. The following topics will be discussed, and coping strategies identified & practiced: