2/18/2014 3:36:00 PM Mindfulness course being offered by hospital
McLaren Northern Michigan is offering "An Introduction to Mindfulness - Improving Daily Awareness and Building Joy" course.
This five-week course, led by instructor Chris Frasz, MSW, will take place on Tuesdays beginning February 25, 2014, from5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey.
"The goal of this Mindfulness introductory course is to introduce participants to the tools and methods of becoming more aware of one's thoughts and feelings through mindfulness training," said Chris Frasz. Mindfulness programs have been proven as an effective tool to reduce stress and improve quality of life in individuals.
Participants will learn to identify particular events and thoughts that bring on stress and learn tools and methods for responding to and managing such stressors. Breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, body scan, and basic stretches will be reviewed and incorporated. Guided, in-class practice will be the foundation for participants to develop their own home and work practice. This course is open to the public.
The fee for this five-week course is $110 for the general public and $95 for McLaren Northern Michigan Colleagues. Space is limited.
To learn more or to register, please go to northernhealth.org/CREG or call 800.248.6777.