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***Stress-Reduction Meditation Workshop for Healthcare Providers

Nov 9 (Sa) 9am-3pm $100 (Includes breakfast snacks. Brown bag lunch or various restaurants within a 1-minute walk. Preregistration required.) Location: Seton Cove 5 CMEs / CEUs of Continuing Education
 
Meditation has been studied over 30 years and is an evidence-based method that counteracts daily stress responses. The effects have been shown in MRIs of the brain, in biochemical changes in blood, and even in genetic changes in the body. This mind-body method has been proven to significantly improve health and quality of life for patients with illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, pain and fatigue syndromes, mood disorders and many others. It has been shown to also improve attention, increase creativity and provide greater cognitive flexibility. The benefits proven for patients using this method also applies directly to all healthcare providers. It is an important step in ‘healing the healer’.
 
This stress-reduction workshop will help providers:
  • Understand stress physiology and its consequences
  • Become familiar with current research on meditation and its role in stress-reduction
  • Learn and practice a simple mindfulness, evidenced based method to reduce stress
This is a CME / CEU accredited course!  5 CMEs / CEUs of Continuing Education

Dr. Anna Vu-Wallace, MD

**SoulCollage® Open Studio

Oct 12, Nov 16, Dec 14 (Sa) 9:30am–12:30pm $30 (Pre-registration required.)

Open Studio is for anyone who has previously taken a SoulCollage® class and is searching for a dedicated group of individuals who want to continue growing in this process. If you have not worked with SoulCollage®, you are also welcome to attend the gathering. No teaching is included however. It is a time for creating additional cards and sharing in community. Images, scissors and glue sticks will be available, and one SoulCollage® artboard and one plastic sleeve. This is an opportunity to connect with others and further your own inner journey in a safe and encouraging environment

Sue Kullerd, LPC

Mindfulness Meditation with Ginny Agnew

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30am & 9:30–10:30am Free (No registration required)

People of many faiths have utilized mindfulness meditation techniques to deepen their relationship with their own religious tradition. Join us for any of three sessions of practice followed by a discussion period that will draw upon a variety of texts and traditions. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

Ginny Agnew, MSLS, JD

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am
Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30am & 9:30–10:30am
Free (No registration required)

Ginny Agnew, MSLS, JD, is an Austin lawyer, political activist and poet. She leads weekly Seton Cove mindfulness meditation sessions and is a regular presenter at Seton Cove on a variety of subjects that always include laughter.  Ginny also works as a reference librarian.

Open Mind, Open Heart

Thursdays, 9–10am Free (no registration required)

Contemplative prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to experience God’s presence within. This method is not meant to replace other forms of prayer; rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates a process of interior transformation. According to Fr. Thomas Keating—founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and Contemplative Outreach—“Our way of seeing reality changes in this process; and a restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers us to perceive, relate, and respond with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through, and beyond everything that exists.” This dynamic process evolves not by strategy, but through a personal love-relationship with God.

Please join us for 20 minutes of contemplative prayer, as well as reflective reading, discussion, and support. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
Daniel Hope, MA
Thursdays, 9–10am