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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center



Our Classes

Exquisite Empathy: Creating the Conditions for Healthy Caregiving

$20

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Dec 10, 2018 at 6 pm

In this class for professional and family caregivers, we will explore how mindfulness, self-reflection and creative expression can help you find a healthy balance between you and the people in your care.

You will learn:

  • How to practice and integrate mindfulness into your busy life
  • Simple tools for self-awareness
  • How to creatively shift your perspective
  • The possibility of feeling okay even when nothing around you is okay

Healthy Eating and Cooking to Lower Blood Pressure

$25

with Leslie Ouellette MS, RD, LD, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2018 at 6 pm

Join us to learn how the DASH Diet can help lower blood pressure and about its other great health benefits. The DASH Diet has been named the best overall diet for 8 years in a row by US News and World Reports. This science-based diet isn't just a fad. We will go over the DASH eating plan as well cook a couple recipes for you to learn and try.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session

$250

with Tim Blair

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2019 , runs for 8 weeks

The nine-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 Kabit-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.

 

Participation is required on:

Wednesday, January 16, 6:00-7:00 pm (Orientation)

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session

$250

with Anne Gosling

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2019 , runs for 8 weeks

The nine-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 Kabit-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.

Participation is required on:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 6:00-7:00 pm (Orientation)
  • Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)

Your Life, Your Choice

$10

with Jessica Begley, MPH, Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator

Calendar Next session starts Nov 29, 2018 at 12 pm

Advance care planning is a gift you give to yourself, your loved ones, and your caregivers. Join a certified advance care planning facilitator to explore the decisions people often face at the end of life and how to make the right decisions for you. You will also learn how to write an advance directive so your wishes will be honored. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up to return for free one-on-one help from a facilitator.





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