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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center



Our Classes

Heartsaver CPR AED Training

$40

with Kathleen Meserve

Calendar Next session starts Oct 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches CPR and AED use and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Kick-Start Your Healthy Habits

Free

with Amy Pearl

Calendar Next session starts Sep 23, 2019 at 3 pm

This class will provide you with the latest evidence-based research about how our choices and lifestyle habits affect the brain, body inflammation and overall functioning.  Two health coaches with clinical social work and nursing backgrounds will guide you in developing a beginning wellness plan with resources to support you in in making the changes that you choose to improve your health. Some topics and experiences that we will cover:  

  • Identify strengths, challenges and resources to develop and follow through with a personal wellness plan   
  • Learn about community resources that can support your wellness plans   
  • Experience mindfulness techniques that can support your relationships, stress management skills, and overall health.

Instructors: Julie Schirmer, LCSW, Health Coach and Amy Pearl, RN, Health Coach

This class is sponsored by Maine Medical Center Family Practice

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session

$250

with Molly Montgomery. LCSW

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

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 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.

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

  • Fall Orientation is THURSDAY, Sept. 26 5:30-7pm
  • Fall Retreat is Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am - 3pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session

$250

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

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

  • Fall Orientation is Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10-11:30am
  • Fall Retreat is Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am - 3pm

Pre(vent) Diabetes: Healthy Habits & Recipes

$25

with Kayla Sargent, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Oct 9, 2019 at 5 pm
1 additional session on Dec 2, 2019

Have you or a family member been told that you have prediabetes? Health Educators Kayla Sargent, MPH, and Bonnie Carleton, CHES, will explain what prediabetes is and some healthy lifestyle changes you can make to improve your overall health and prevent type 2 diabetes. We will cook some healthy prediabetes-friendly recipes and you will have the opportunity to sample a few!

 

Kayla Sargent, MPH, LRC Associate Program Manager and Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES, LRC Health Educator present

Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor

$15

with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA

Calendar Next session starts Nov 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Did you know that regular pelvic floor muscle exercises can help:

  • Improve bladder and bowel control
  • Decrease pain during labor and childbirth
  • Improve recovery from gynecological surgery, prostate surgery, and childbirth
  • Increase sexual sensation
  • Increase social confidence and quality of life

This class will teach participants how to find, feel, and move their pelvic floor muscles. We will learn specific exercises to strengthen and relax the muscles and how to incorporate those exercises into a daily routine. This class is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life, including pregnancy

Restorative Yoga

$40

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2019 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 30, 2019

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.

Take Your Mindfulness to Work: Sustaining Focus, Engagement and Purpose

$20

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm

In this two hour workshop, you will learn the simple practice of mindfulness which builds the skills of self-awareness, empathy and compassion, the foundation of resilience.

This practice is not about getting rid of our thoughts, anymore than life is about getting rid of all our challenges. It is about working with our thoughts skillfully, seeing them for what they are and being able to use them to respond to our life with choices that support our happiness and well-being, even under difficult conditions. The workshop will include sitting practice, guided meditation, and discussion.

No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Some topics we will address:

  • Being with what’s difficult without getting swallowed up
  • Putting things in perspective
  • See the difference between avoidable and unavoidable stress
  • Accepting, adapting, and appreciating change 




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