Workshop

****Mindfulness Meditation Clinic

Apr 12 (F) 9am-12pm -or- Jun 14 (F) 9am-12pm $50 (Pre-registration required.)
 

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 also been shown to decrease complications in cancer treatment, surgical procedures, and improve pain in both acute and chronic pain disorders. It has been shown to also improve attention, increase creativity and provide greater cognitive flexibility.
 
This stress-reduction workshop will help each participant to:
  • Understand stress and disease affect the body and its consequences
  • Become familiar with current research on meditation and its role in stress-reduction and healing
  • Learn and practice a simple mindfulness, evidenced based method to reduce stressful stimuli

***Stress-Reduction Meditation Workshop for Healthcare Providers

Apr 27 (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

Apr 6 (Sa) May 11 (Sa) Jun 8 (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

Stephanie Warfield, SoulCollage® facilitator

Mindful Photography: Sacred Viewing of Ordinary Objects

Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7 (Tu) 6:30-8:30pm $145 (Pre-registration required)
 
Mindful photography opens up a new way of connecting with our sense of spirit as we choose to see the sacred in our ordinary surroundings. Allowing ourselves to slow down and be genuinely present as we focus on various elements in our world can be a profound and personal experience. 

 Over four weeks, both during the workshops and between sessions, we will explore how we can use our cameras to receive the images that surround us. We will take time to reflect on the sense of presence, connection or meaning we find in our photographs. We will also be invited to craft a story or poem about what we have noticed and experienced.

 Please bring a digital camera or Smartphone. This is not a technical class, and no experience is needed.

 Julie Bowman