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00-4170 Aromatherapy for Stress Management
Jennifer Zartarian, ND
The use of essential oils can be an excellent complement to any stress management practice. In this workshop, we will learn the history of aromatherapy, examine the practical uses of oils and scents in everyday life, and create our own unique stress relief oil. Each participant will receive an oil to take home and recipes for creating your own scents at home.
00-4171 Meditation: Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart - APR
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.
00-4172 Mindful Parenting
Bringing mindful attention to our skills as parents increases our capacity to form strong bonds with our children. This is because the practice of mindfulness cultivates the conditions of openness and receptivity in which communication naturally flourishes. In this workshop, we will learn to become mindful people as well as mindful parents, able to mitigate temper flare-ups from our children and modify our own reactions to them when they do occur.
00-4180 Mindfulness Meditation - Longwood Medical Area
Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
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.
4159 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.
4160 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.
4167 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 Sunday class meets at Monks Library, 2nd floor, University Health Services.
4168 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.
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