April 26, 2018
Dominion’s fantastic clinicians continue to be out and about championing mental health topics within the DMV community. On April 20, 2018, Jody Wager, Director of the Expressive Therapy Department and Senior Dance Therapist, met with 130 elementary education school counselors from Montgomery County to conduct a workshop entitled “ Anxiety and Depression: Strategies for Working with Students.”. Jody spoke about the impact of depression and anxiety while offering a variety of simple exercises the counselors can share with their students. The counselors had the opportunity to experience the exercises themselves within the body of the presentation. Coping techniques included breathing exercises, guided imagery, mindful meditation, progressive relaxation and gentle movement. The group was highly interactive and appreciative.