Unhelpful Thinking: Practical Strategies to Overcome Negative Thinking, MHAH

Overview: Unhelpful thinking is typically an automatic and unconscious internal response to life events. Most of the time, these habitual thought patterns go unnoticed until a person experiences negative emotion (e.g. anxiety or depression). This session will help bring awareness to these thought patterns and present research-based strategies to consciously move through unhelpful thinking patterns. After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common unhelpful thinking styles that cause emotional distress
  • Understand cognitive behavioral therapy’s approach to resolve unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Recognize how mindfulness practices affect emotional well- being.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for persons with depression and related mental health conditions. Their families and significant others, as well as care providers may attend. The community and healthcare professionals are also welcome.

Featured Speaker: Deah Robinson is a counselor and psychology instructor at Metropolitan Community College – Longview. She also runs a successful coaching business, where she helps women live passionately in their purpose. She received her degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Kansas State University. For the past 13 years, Deah has worked in social services, higher education, and counseling. In her personal life, Deah loves social justice, animals with paws, and the color pink.

When: April 18, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM Location: Englewood Baptist Church, Sanctuary, 1900 NE Englewood Road, Kansas City, MO 64118

Registration Fee: $10.00. 1.5 CEU's (Certificate of Attendance) Pre-register only. Contact Stacy Davis to obtain registration form or visit www.mhah.org. If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, please contact Stacy Davis at by email or (913) 281-2221 ext. 112 at least 5 days prior to the workshop. Registration deadline April 13, 2017.

Sponsored by: Mental Health America of the Heartland.