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4509 Morning Group Meditation

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 1 - December 22
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

4510 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In

Jeanne Mahon & Suzanne Westbrook
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 3 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

4511 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Introduction

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursday 5:30-7:00pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge
September 10
Fee: FREE (registration required)

Attend this complimentary session to meet Dr. Westbrook and to learn more about the program before registering for the class (see below, #4515). The final 30 minutes of the Introduction will be reserved for questions. 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.

 

4515 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge
September 24 - November 19; (no class 10/22). Saturday class Oct 31st, 9am-4pm (Monks Library, 2nd Floor HUHS)
Fee: $450, $300/HUGHP Member, $150/HUSHP Student

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.

 

4516 Meditation: Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart

Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Wednesdays from 7:15pm - 8:15pm
CWHC Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 30 - October 7
Fee: FREE (space is limited, registration required)

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.

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4517 ***Class is CLOSED. New reg. added to WAITLIST*** A Good Night's Sleep

Amanda Ayers
Wednesday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monks Library, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 30
Fee: FREE (registration required)

Learn the best tools and tips to overcome the common obstacles to getting a good night's sleep. Poor quality sleep and sleep deprivation can have a detrimental effect on your mood, the ability to focus, hunger/appetite, and stress levels. Learn to achieve better sleep, and participate in any questions and answers that may come up along the way.

 

4518 Knitting Basics

Leon Welch
Mondays 5:15pm-6:15pm
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
October 5 - November 2 (no class 10/12)
Fee: $20 ($10 HUGHP Members)

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!

 

4519 Mindfulness Meditation - Longwood Med. Area

Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
Countway Library, 5th Fl, HSPH, 10 Shattuck St. Boston MA 02115. (Ballard: wks 1,2,4,6; Minot-wk 3; Lahey-wk 5)
October 7 - November 18 (no class 11/11)
Fee: $90.00/$45.00 HUGHP member

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.

 

4520 ***Class is CLOSED. New reg. added to WAITLIST***Taking Care of Your Neck & Back

Jennifer Lee, PT, DPT
Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm
Monks Library, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
October 22
Fee: FREE (registration required)

Taking Care of Your Neck and Back is for any person who has ever had neck or back pain. It is also appropriate for anyone who sits in front of a computer for long hours or who is dealing with any repetitive stress. The session includes a discussion of anatomy, proper postures and body mechanics, ergonomics, do’s & don’ts, heat and cold therapy and basic exercises. Not only will you learn the basics of taking care of your own spine, but you will also leave the class with new information and exercises that you can put into practice immediately.

 

 

My therapist's expertise in identifying where stress and tension was held proved extremely helpful. I have taken nutrition, attended the Mind Body Institute classes, and meditation along with massage - all with tremendous benefit.
- Male, Harvard Staff, Participant for 4 - 5 years