Center Of Personal Empowerment 

"COPE" Project

Anxiety & Depression Program

featuring the Body Mantra & Toolbox Method

The journey from childhood to adulthood can be bumpy, confusing and sometimes even frightening. There are many changes happening on all levels -  mind, body, and spirit. Statistics show that today, we have more teenagers struggling with anxiety and depression as well as alcohol and drug abuse.

Teen/young adult anxiety is characterized by fear and worry. Often triggered by an initial event or continuous trauma, anxiety manifests through varying degrees of severity, from constant irrational unease to terrible panic attacks. The anxiety also continues to prevail and sometimes worsens, despite “logical” reasons it might let up. Anxiety attacks can occur without reason, simply because of how the disorder affects the mind. Teen anxiety treatment options are largely dependent on the type of anxiety from which one is suffering.


Anxiety manifests through various symptoms, based on the cause of the anxiety and the severity of the fear and worry. While some symptoms are unique to certain disorders – such as flashbacks or recurring memories – there are a few general symptoms found across many cases of teen anxiety.


Long-term anxiety can lead to panic attacks – sudden episodes of extreme anxiety, with physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and fainting.  These symptoms can strain the heart, and lead to health complications down the road. Teen anxiety treatment is crucial for mental as well as physical health.


Depression can accompany anxiety or manifest as a separate condition.  Depression can cause persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your child thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems.


Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens and young adults. But for some, lows are more than just temporary feelings - they can be a sign of depression.  Depression causes changes in the teenager's previous attitude and behavior that can cause significant distress and problems at school or home, in social activities, or in other areas of their life.

Our COPE Program helps children, tweens, teens, and young adults shift their feelings of anxiety and depression.  They will learn tools and rituals to help them live happy, healthy, productive lives utilizing evidence-based complementary and alternative (CAM) strategies. 

Evidence suggests that children need happiness training to begin by the age of three.  They need lifestyle management and coping skills training from early childhood through young adulthood. 


We have developed our COPE curriculums from early childhood through adolescence.   Working toward positive changes in behavior and relationships alongside achieving and maintaining academic progress is the desired outcome.  When a child is unable to overcome difficult patterns of behavior, the COPE staff supports that child in learning healthy ways of thinking and interacting.  We explore the strengths and needs of each unique child while providing an opportunity to learn and practice new skills with other children in a group setting. 


We are a team of Neuroscientists, Postive Psychologists, and Yoga Therapists that have developed fun and engaging complementary and alternative strategies using breath techniques, yoga, aerial play, art, and meditation to teach your child how to be the best version of themselves. 

At Body Mantra, we strive to help your kids "unplug".


Children today suffer from overstimulation due to hyper academia strategies, unrealistic expectations and dependency on technology constantly both at home and at schools. Television, video games, social media, cell phones to just name a few, all now play a formative role in our child's development. Research is now showing evidence of negative brain plasticity and learning.  Addiction to gaming, social media, and drugs leads to a negative, or obstructive, flow state that will keep them returning to bad behaviors while numbing themselves of feeling and sensation.  


Our Art & Yoga workshops will teach your children how to obtain and stay in a Positive Flow State or "in the zone", using yoga, art, music, and aerial play.   Our interactive programs will help children achieve peak performance in their lives so they can become productive and calm young adults.  They will learn how to obtain all their goals effortlessly, with ease and flow, by building positive lifestyle habits and rituals that will help them be the best version of themselves.  


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Our program, primarily for adolescents ages 13 - 21, will give your child the space they need to express and release feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression while giving them new tools to help them think and behave in positive, productive ways and to ultimately live happy and successful lives.  This program is designed to focus on accountability, teach coping skills, and build confidence and character - all presented in a FUN, nurturing, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment. 


Ready to learn more? 

Schedule a 30-Minute Consultation discuss

your concerns and goals. 

For Info about Teen
Depression and Suicide
Prevention from the NIMH


Anxiety/Depression Program 


Step 1 - 30 min - $45


Initial 30-minute consultation between Dr. Grimaldi and a parent/caregiver.  


Step 2  - 1 1/2 hours - $225


Intake session between Dr. Christine Grimaldi, and the child (client).  In this session, basic and nutritional intake forms will be completed.  After a  behavioral and Positive Psychology assessment, the program's plan will be outlined.  Toolbox Method handbook will be given. 


Upon acceptance into the program, a THREE (3) MONTH COMMITMENT and an upfront payment of $1425 ($475 a month) are to be made and a schedule will be created for the next three months.  


Step 3 - 3 Months - $1425


  • Full Fitness and Salt Spa Membership (Value $375)

       *Must attend TWO (2) of the following MANDATORY Classes each week:

               -  Saturday 7:30 am Merged Method

               -  Wednesday 8:30 pm Merged Method 

               -  Wednesday 7:30 pm Restorative Yoga 


  • Weekly "Walk & Talk" in Blydenburgh Park or Sunken Meadow Train (Nature Therapy) (Value $900)


  • AromaDome Session (Value $540)


  • Weekly Guided Meditation in Salt Spa (Value $300)



Additional Ala Carte Services available. 


Participants are encouraged to fully engage in all offerings for the optimal benefit of this program.