Music Industry Support Group
Last year we offered an educational/support group on Beating the Winter Blues. It was a success and so we are offering it again!
As we move into Spring; move the clocks forward, experience longer days and less darkness, the anxiety and depression prevails with the global uncertainty we are all experiencing during the last two years. Lives have changed drastically by the pandemic; illnesses and death of loved ones, loss of jobs, fear and ambiguity have become a continuous state of being.
Winter depression is a common affliction for those who live in our northern climate. Its clinical name is seasonal affective disorder; appropriately given the acronym SAD. Depression, by definition, drains your energy, motivation and sense of hope and efficacy, affecting everyday life, including job performance and friendships.
Join Dr. Mary to better understand this mind/body phenomenon and explore solutions to beat the blues.
This is an open group that brings a little light on the issues that are beyond our control. Let’s spend time together supporting each other and find ways to survive.
THIS IS AN OPEN FREE GROUP. You are welcome to sign in for one time or all. Can’t make it for a week, no worries, catch up the following week.
THIS IS NOT A THERAPY GROUP. The hour goes quickly, unmute and connect together adding your thoughts and experiences. We all have a story or two. Or partake silently (mute), it’s your choice.
We will adhere to guidelines such as, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, full confidentiality.
Let’s spend time together, share thoughts and feelings emerging from the depths of the darkness… learn how to navigate this perfect storm called Winter Blues.
Tuesdays 1-2PM ET via Zoom.
Led by Mary Massaro
Dr. Mary Massaro is a certified psychoanalyst who utilizes a combination of modern psychoanalysis, mind/body integrative therapies and self-relations theory in practice with children, teens, adults, couples, families and the elderly. A graduate of the renowned High school of Performing Arts in New York City, Mary—who began her career as a dancer, choreographer, and director of a Modern Dance Company—has maintained a long-lived relationship with the performing arts communities.
In addition to her private practice, Mary has consulted for major corporations and school districts on wellness, stress management, trauma and resilience, productivity and group team effectiveness.
Dr. Massaro’s early career as a dancer acted as a foundation to each next personal and professional pursuit; as the founder and director of a school for dance, having a faculty of twelve, student body of five hundred; as a dance therapist serving psychiatric hospitals, schools for emotionally challenged children and teens, outpatient group facilities, infant and early intervention schools for children born developmentally delayed often caused by drug addicted mothers. In addition to building another connected layer, she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Movement Science, creating another layer to then use art and science to assist others. She was well trained to successfully integrate the body in her practice; the next step was to become trained in the aspects of the mind, leading her to the long process of training the mind through the lens of psychology and psychoanalysis, leading to a state certification in psychoanalysis.
Dr. Massaro began using technology over 20 years ago to offer her patients who were away at college, living in rural communities, away on tour, out of the country, or unable to travel and ultimately chose to focus her doctoral dissertation on the therapeutic relationship while conducting technology.
Dr. Massaro is the past Director of the Pain Management Program at St. Clare’s Hospital. She has served as the director of graduate level institutes at Long Island University.
Dr. Massaro authored a chapter in Walking in Two Worlds: Self-Relations in Theory, Practice and Community and a volume of her poetry, From Silence.
She is also certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Stress Management Education and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).