Great Minds / Great Ideas: Reduce Anxiety

Great Minds - Great Ideas Lecture Series

In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College is pleased to announce the fourteenth season of its Faculty Library Lecture Series: “Great Minds / Great Ideas.”

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. with ample time for questions and conversation following each lecture.

The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Pat Stacy Healey, class of 1962, and Helen Stacy.

Tuesday, March 20 at 7 pm

On-line Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): A holistic approach to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression
presented by Dr. Joni Koegel, assistant professor, business management

The Center for Disease Control (2016) reported that depression is estimated to cost U.S. employers approximately 200 million lost work days each year, an expense ranging from $17 to $44 billion. Combined with other mental disorders such as stress and anxiety, the costs significantly climb.

Researchers have found success using web-based therapies such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Web-based MBCT therapy is an easily accessible, holistic approach to reducing reoccurring symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. Although web-based therapies have been in existence for nearly 15 years, many suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression are unaware of its availability. The audience in this lecture may opt to experience the benefits of MBCT as various techniques are demonstrated.