Entries by Linda Ciotola

Recognizing & Treating Depression

Linda Ciotola, M. Ed.,CHES, TEP Sources: National Institutes of Mental Health; Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Vitality); American Counseling Association; Wellness Networking Group According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, depression affects about 19 million Americans. The effects are far-reaching, impacting not only personal well-being, but family interactions, work place performance, and even financial security.

A Coping Mechanism

However, getting someone with an eating disorder to treatment is often difficult since persons act upon their eating disorders (restricting, bingeing, purging, etc.) as ways of dealing with emotional distress. Eating disorders are symptoms of underlying emotional distress, a way to numb or distract from underlying painful feelings.


Welcome to Pilates

Pilates is a mindbody practice of physical exercise with an inwardly directed contemplative focus (IDEA Mind-body Fitness Committed 1997-2001).  Early in the 20th century, German immigrant Joseph Pilates developed this system of exercise in an attempt to rehabilitate soldiers returning from the first World War.



Yoga is, in addition to being a strength/balance/flexibility/relation practice, also a meditative practice. It is designed to relax the body and calm the mind. Thank you for honoring the spirit of yoga. In order to enhance your yoga experience and that of all students, please observe the following guidelines.


Introduction to Psychodrama

This course explores the theory, history, methods, and practice of psychodrama and its applications in psychology, theatre, education and more. Through a combination didactic and experiential methods, students will learn role theory, and the “Canon of Creativity”, sociometry as well as the art of “doubling” and role reversal.


Creative Arts for Health and Healing

Introduction to use of creative arts methods to facilitate heath and healing (drama, dance, music, art, literature) – body, mind, heart, and spirit.  Individuals will identify goals for individual well-being and identify obstacles to meeting those goals and experience how creative arts empower change. For more information and to schedule this workshop contact Linda at […]