January 2, 2018
 
I. From My Desk
 
Happy New Year to all of my past and present clients, colleagues, and followers! 

II. Group Meeting Schedule on Saturday, January 6, 2018
 
  • The Men's Group: 10:15 to 11:30 AM
  • The Relationship Group: 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
  • The Dynamic Psychotherapy Process Group:  1:15 to 2:30 PM 
 
The Men's Group: Unpacking Mindfulness
Mindfulness has emerged as an important concept in the self-help and popular cultures.  In reality, however, it is actually poorly understood and not accurately portrayed.  In the next meeting of the Men's Group on Saturday, January 6, 2018 (10:15 to 11:30 AM), I will present the fundamental concepts of mindfulness, especially how it has arisen from Buddhist philosophy and psychology and been translated in the West.  Its relevance for managing one's emotions, thoughts and behaviors will be emphasized.  
 
The Relationship Group: Open Discussion Group
In the next meeting of the Relationship Group on Saturday, January 6, 2018 (11:45 AM to 1:00 PM), I will not present on a specific topic.  Instead, the group will be an open forum in which any issues attendees are thinking about or challenged with concerning their relationships can be addressed. Please come with your questions!   
 
The Dynamic Psychotherapy Process Group
Our next group session will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018 (1:15 to 2:30 PM) at The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  
 
**To register for the January 6th meetings of the Men's Group (10:15 to 11:30 AM) and/or the Relationship Group (11:45 AM to 1:00 PM):  If you would like to attend one or both of these groups on January 6, 2018, please RSVP ASAP to Dr. Tobin at 949-338-4388 or jt@jamestobinphd.com. There is a limit of 14 attendees for each group and registrants will be accommodated on a first-come/first-serve basis.  The fee is $25.00 and the location is The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  Please note that these psychoeducational groups are educational in purpose, not therapeutic, and do not constitute psychotherapy or counseling.**
 

 
James Tobin, Ph.D., PSY 22074 | 949-338-4388 | jt@jamestobinphd.com