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My approach is to provide you with support, to leverage wellness and motivation for change, to facilitate personal growth and relational wellbeing, to provide feedback, and to respectfully assist in your search for meaning - in order to help you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.

somov's books

  • Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    by Pavel Georgievich Somov, Ph.D.
  • Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    by Pavel Somov, Marla J., Ph.D. Somova
  • Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    by Pavel Somov
  • Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    by Pavel Somov Ph.D.
  • Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    by Pavel G. Somov
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    Mindfulness-focused workshops in AU

    (through Tatra Training Services)

    16-17 June 2016 – Sydney, Australia

    20-21 June 2016 – Brisbane, Australia

    23-24 June 2016 - Melbourne, Australia

    27-28 June 2016 - Adelaide, Australia

    30 June and 1 July 2016 – Perth, Australia

     

    About this Workshop | How to Register

    Workshop Title:  Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple

    Workshop description: You will learn about how to use mindfulness-based meditation to manage anxious worry and depressive rumination and dwelling.  Additionally, you will be presented with a combination of mindfulness and breath-focus to facilitate stress management and craving control.  You will be also offered a discussion of how mindfulness meditation can be used to explore your sense of self and identity.  Finally, the workshop will offer habit-formation tips to help you establish a meditation practice.  The workshop will utilize an original "Dots and Spaces" approach to teaching mindfulness meditation described in Pavel Somov's self-help books.  The workshop consists of a series of brief discussions and accompanying mini-meditations.  I (P.S.) hope you will find this training to be both relaxing and intriguing.  The workshop is an educational/experiential event and is not intended as a substitute for mental health treatment.

    Format: small group presentation (limited seating of 10)

    Presenter: Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

    When: next workshop will be offered on Sat, Feb 1st, 2014 (4pm-5:30pm)

    Where: 729 Washington Rd., 2nd Floor, Suite 201, Group Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15228; please, note that the building is not handicap-accessible

    Who can attend: the workshop is open to all persons 18 years of age and older.

    Cost: $100.  The cost of the workshop includes a copy of either of my six books: "Eating the Moment" or "Present Perfect" or "Lotus Effect or "Smoke-Free Smoke-Break" or "Reinventing the Meal" or "Anger Management Jumpstart" (this is an approximate $16-$20 value).  At the time of the registration you will have a chance to choose one of these three books and it will be waiting for you at the time of the workshop.

    Refund Policy:  if you are unable to attend you will be offered no more than two opportunities to reschedule for an alternate workshop date; no refunds will be otherwise offered;  if the workshop is cancelled by the presenter, a refund will be issued within two weeks of the event cancellation.

    Parking options: Metered on-street parking on Washington Road (25c per 1/2 hour).  Mt. Lebanon LRT ("T") Station is a block away from the practice location.  And, finally, across the street from the practice, there is affordable parking through the Mt. Lebanon Parking Authority Garage. Click here for rates.

    Arrival time: on the day of the workshop, please, kindly, arrive 10 minutes early to grab some tea, coffee or water (complimentary) and to settle in; late arrivals will have to reschedule.

    Current clients: the workshop is, indeed, open to current clients; however, you are encouraged to check in with your therapist to see if the material in the workshop has been already covered in therapy or if you'd do better with this material individually.

    Refreshments: water, coffee, tea (complimentary)

    How to register:

    - all registration is online;

    - you will be required to pre-pay for the event;

    - please, do not send in any payments by mail; no payments will be collected on-site; 

    - please, note that you will receive an email confirmation of your registration once the online payments is processed;

    - please, note that no reminders will be sent;

    - as part of the online registration you will be first asked to provide your first and last name, your contact information (should the organizers have to cancel or reschedule the event); you will be also asked to attest to the fact that you are 18 years of age or older; you will be asked to select which of the three books you would like to be included as part of your registration; and you will be re-directed to PayPal to post a payment (please note that you do not have to join PayPal to make a payment through PayPal, you can use any major credit card to complete the payment).

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