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Befriending Anxiety

October 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Eight-week series: Saturdays from October 24th – December 12th 12:00pm-2:30pm

Presented by: Lakshmi Tinker, E-RYT and Katie Battles, MPS, LCMHC, LADC

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Within anxiety, addictions can be born and feelings of claustrophobia within one’s skin arise and grow. This mind state has become a part of many people’s lives, whether minute or raging, affecting our health, relationships, mental stability, and especially, the sense of Self. The antidote to anxiety is relaxation, within the body and mind, allowing the breath to be the tide for all thought, clearing and renewing into emptiness.


This course is for you if you have been struggling with feelings of anxiety and/or chemical dependence and are looking for a holistic approach to healing.

Through this course you will:

  • Increase your understanding of addiction and decrease negative and self defeating patterns in your life.
  • Take the time to understand more deeply the driving forces behind addiction and get a greater understanding of how these forces have been impacting your own challenges, plus how to let them go.
  • Learn how to use art and creative expression as a modality to heal and overcome challenges, and you’ll leave the course with a compilation of artwork you’ve completed over the course of the 8 weeks.

About Katie:

Katie works with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, eating disorders and/or addictions. Katie is dually licensed to treat individuals struggling with co-occuring challenges. She works with individuals through multifaceted approach of art therapy, IFS and dream patterning. In Katie’s words: “Although life challenges and transitions can be a time of great turmoil they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and self discovery. My work is around supporting you in the process of connecting more deeply within yourself to get a better understanding of the challenges that you are seeking to work through.” Learn more about Katie here.

About Lakshmi:

Lakshmi was led to hatha yoga in 2003 in search of a quieter mind. In the summer of 2010 she moved to the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA where she served her Guru, Swami Sitaramananda, and taught traditional Hatha yoga, over the next 10 months. Upon leaving the ashram she settled back in her roots of the Pacific Northwest where she taught and studied restorative and vinyasa yoga. Lakshmi moved to Vermont in the spring of 2012; it was then she began to recognize her calling in the therapeutic yoga realm; Lakshmi now specializes in meditation and yoga for both teen and adult Eating Disorders, Addiction, and Anxiety. Learn more about Lakshmi here.

Ready to sign up? Claim your spot now by calling 802-658-9440 or register online by clicking here.

Pricing Options:

$600* for the 8-week series. *Some insurance is accepted. Please call to find out how to make this program work for you.

Not sure if you have insurance or not? Give us a call at 802-658-9440 and we will help you figure it out.

Work-Study: We have one work-study spot available for this group. If you are interested in attending this series for free in exchange for working at the center give us a call at 802-658-9440.

Secure your spot now by clicking here to make your payment.


October 24, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy
366 Dorset Street Suite 10
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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