Stress Reduction through Mindfulness Practice
Many of us are experiencing greater amounts of stress than ever. Whether from jobs, family life, health related problems, relationships or finances, stress can feel inescapable. Although a little stress can be good, too much stress can be unhealthy and even dangerous.
If you or someone you know is having trouble keeping stress in check, Mission's Wellness Resource Center can help. We offer a Stress Reduction through Mindfulness Practice program, designed similarly to courses taught at Duke University and UNC Medical Center, but offered here at half of the cost.
Our class can help if you suffer from the following:
- sleep problems
- anxiety or depression
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- chronic illness
This 8-week series of classes teaches you about this increased awareness and how it can help you alleviate stress in your life. The series includes:
- weekly classes, both day and evening options
- guided instruction in a variety of meditation practices
- gentle guided movement
- class discussion
- mindfulness exercises to enhance present moment awareness in everyday life
- daily home assignments and CDs for home use
What is mindfulness practice?
Mindfulness is simply non-judgmental moment-to-moment awareness. It is a particular way of paying attention to your mind, body and heart and all that is going on around you.
Sometimes we can't change our circumstances, but we can learn to change how we respond and how we feel. Stress is something we all must deal with daily. But by practicing and utilizing the skills you learn in these classes on a consistent basis, you can enjoy the lifelong benefits of stress management and the freedom to think clearer and live happier.
In order to gain the most benefit from the class, you will need to be prepared to devote 20-30 minutes per day to practice the skills you'll learn in class.
Class cost is $215. If you are referred by your doctor, your insurance may cover the cost. Please check with your employer or insurance plan as coverage varies.
For more information or to sign up, call 828-213-2222, option 2.