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4359 Morning Group Meditation
Please join us at 8:20AM, Meditation will begin at 8:25am. Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 8:25. To help us communicate if class must be cancelled or relocated, please register through website to provide name and email address.
4360 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In
Jeanne Mahon & Suzanne Westbrook
Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 12:30. Meditation will start at 12:35pm.
4361 ***This Class is CLOSED*** Community Acupuncture
Jeff Shih-chung Matrician, Lic. Ac. & Heather Lance, Lic. Ac.
New to Acupuncture? Curious to try it? Sample a community acupuncture treatment to relieve stress and tension. Acupuncture in a community or group setting has been the traditional method of treatment in China for thousands of years. After completing a brief health history form, you will receive a relaxing twenty minute treatment to address stress and tension. If you have a preference for the first hour or the second hour, please let us know in the "Notes" section when registering. We will confirm a specific time with you individually about one week in advance, and attempt to accommodate all requests.
4363 Knitting Basics
Join experienced knitter, Leon Welch, and others for instruction, advice and company. Whether you are a life-long knitter or brand new to knitting, Leon will coach you along the way. Join us for this relaxing yet productive session. Bring your own supplies. Space is limited!
4364 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Introduction
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Attend this complimentary session to meet Dr. Westbrook and to learn more about the program before registering for the class (see below, #4368). The Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation. Based on ancient healing practices, this program offers you a way to better manage stress and to restore balance to your life.
4365 Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group - Longwood Medical Area
Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
"The four Noble Truths." The core of insight (Vipassana) meditation is the practice of mindfulness, the quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation, and on some days low impact Viniyoga. The length of the practice period will vary from day to day to a maximum of 30 min.
4366 ***Class is CLOSED. New reg. added to WAITLIST*** Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to monitor one's feelings and the feelings of others. EI helps individuals avoid habitually criticizing themselves or others, by demonstrating how to identify the source of problems instead of becoming caught up in cycles of self-doubt. As a result of skills related to EI, individuals are more likely to embrace new challenges, work in teams, lead others, and effectively care for themselves. This program will discuss how the practice of mindfulness - the cultivation of a mind that is stady and sees things clearly - is the foundation for developing these ways of being with ourselves and others.
4367 Meditation: Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart
Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Learn techniques including concentration, relaxation, deep breathing, and guided visualization to help you calm the busy thoughts in your mind and open yourself to the inner source of peace, love, and strength in your heart. Suggestions will also be included for setting up a meditation routine at home to help realize the full benefit that meditation can provide and to find meaning and guidance in life. Initial registration is required for this two-week class.
4368 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
This enriching learning program requires a significant time commitment that includes attendance at all classes and 45 minutes of daily practice to include yoga, meditation and specific learning exercises. Please note: the one Saturday class meets at Monks Library, 2nd floor, University Health Services.
4370 Knitting Circle
Continue the camaraderie and fun in this knitting circle with Leon Welch and other graduates of Knitting Basics. Bring your own supplies and projects. *Please note that this is not a teaching class.
4371 Rehab Right: Recovering from Common Sports Injuries
Jennifer Lee, PT, DPT
Join HUHS Physical Therapist, Jennifer Lee to learn tried and true methods to prevent or recover from common sports injuries. Simple stretches and strengthening exercises will be reviewed, along with a realistic schedule for successful recovery. Come with your own questions.
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