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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center



Our Classes

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session

$250

with Molly Montgomery, LCPC

Calendar Next session starts Jan 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 7, 2020

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.

Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).

For more information on the class and requirements, visit www.mainehealth.org/LRC.

Please note all 8-week MBSR class participants must attend an Orientation ahead of each session as well as an All-day Saturday retreat toward the end of each session

  • Winter Orientation is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Winter Retreat is Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Spring Orientation is Tuesday, Apr. 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Spring Retreat is Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Summer Orientation is Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Summer Retreat is Saturday, Aug. 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Diabetes Shopping Made Easy -Portland

Free

with Andrea Paul, RD, LD

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2020 at 9 am

Does understanding carbohydrates, reading food labels and following your doctor's recommendations make grocery shopping stressful?  Andrea Paul, Registered Dietitian, is here to help make food shopping easier in this 1 hour class and store tour. You will learn how to choose the best foods for managing your blood sugars while still enjoying the foods you love and shopping on a budget.

 

Full Course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session

$250

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 22, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 8, 2020

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.

Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).

For more information on the class and requirements, visit www.mainehealth.org/LRC.

Please note all 8-week MBSR class participants must attend an orientation ahead of each session as well as an all-day Saturday retreat toward the end of each session

  • Winter Orientation is Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Winter Retreat is Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Spring Orientation is Wednesday, Apr. 8, 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Spring Retreat is Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Summer Orientation is Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Summer Retreat is Saturday, August 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 am

Vaping and Our Youth: A Panel Discussion (IN PERSON)

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Jan 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Join us for a panel discussion from local prevention professionals to discuss the youth vaping epidemic. Panelists will include a district tobacco prevention specialist, a substance use prevention specialist and a local school administrator. Speakers will discuss concerns of youth vaping, their role in tobacco prevention and show you current products being used by youth. Panelists will speak for half of the session and then open the discussion up for questions from the audience. Light refreshments and resources will be available.

Panelists:

Hawa Shir, Tobacco Prevention Specialist at City of Portland, Public Health DivisionBeth Blakeman Pohl, Substance use coordinator, Casco Bay CANRobin Haley, School administrator, Falmouth School Department

Vaping and Our Youth: A Panel Discussion (ONLINE)

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Jan 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Join us for a panel discussion from local prevention professionals to discuss the youth vaping epidemic. Panelists will include a district tobacco prevention specialist, a substance use prevention specialist and a local school administrator. Speakers will discuss concerns of youth vaping, their role in tobacco prevention and show you current products being used by youth. Panelists will speak for half of the session and then open the discussion up for questions from the audience. You will receive a link to view the webinar before it begins.

Panelists:

Hawa Shir, Tobacco Prevention Specialist at City of Portland, Public Health DivisionBeth Blakeman Pohl, Substance use coordinator, Casco Bay CANRobin Haley, School administrator, Falmouth School Department

The Secrets of Inflammation

$20

with Theresa Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2020 at 5 pm
1 additional session on Feb 5, 2020

Join us to learn about the hot topic of inflammation and how it can affect our health and wellness.

What is it? How do we know if we have it? What can we do to control it with what and how we eat?

Let Theresa help answer some of these questions. We will touch upon how inflammation is affected by sugar, the glycemic index of foods, and digestion. You will learn some simple, user friendly tips on how the food you eat impacts health and wellness.     

Theresa will share some information about her personal and professional experience with inflammation. You will learn how making small changes to your diet can improve your health and prevent disease.

Restorative Yoga

$40

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Mar 4, 2020

Restorative yoga is the practice of allowing the body to relax and rest deeply, restoring the nervous system. Guided imagery, breath awareness, and the use of props supports us in our total relaxation. Restorative poses help relieve the effects of chronic stress, and unwind layers of holding and tension in the body and mind boosting the immune system and balancing the nervous system.

The Fundamentals of Mindfulness

$60

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This four-week class is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness; training the mind to be awake and aware in the present moment. Mindfulness can help reduce stress, support healing and improve well being. The class will include practice, discussion and suggestions for integrating mindfulness into our busy lives. You do not need any previous experience.





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