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Calm Kids

$15

with Nancy Sturdevant, RN, LMT

Calendar Next session starts Jan 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm

In this class for parents and child caregivers, we will discuss pediatric massage and how children can be helped with this therapy. Join Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Nancy Sturdevant to discuss: General information about pediatric massage Respectful approach to children and establishing boundaries Special needs that can be helped with massage, for example: pain, “growing pains,” sleep problems, ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. Techniques that you can use with your children Certificates of attendance available upon request.

Exquisite Empathy: Creating Conditions for Healthy Caregiving

$20

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Mar 5, 2019 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.

Fact or Fiction: Essential Oils

$15

with Susan Johnson, OTR\L

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

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about essential oils lately- maybe about how they can help you sleep, soothe sore muscles or ease your tummy troubles. Like with many things we see today, there is a lot of mixed information out there. Join us to learn the answers to questions such as: Where do essential oils come from? Which ones are medically proven to work? How do I use them? What should I look for when I’m buying them? You will leave this class with the knowledge of which essential oils can be used to support and promote good health and which ones you should avoid.   

Makeover Meals: St. Patrick's Day

$25

with Lynn Connolly

Calendar Next session starts Mar 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day food is delicious but often not very healthy. Why not have both?

Join Lynn Connolly, LRC Program Coordinator and Kayla Sargent, MPH, LRC Associate Program Manager, to see how you can makeover some St. Patrick’s Day favorites that will taste great and be better for you. No luck needed!

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session

$250

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 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.

 

Participation is required on:

Wednesday, January 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Orientation)

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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session

$250

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 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 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, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Orientation)
  • Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)
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Reiki for Self Care

$40

with Jessica-Jean Fletcher

Calendar Next session starts Mar 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-part class we share the origin of Reiki and how this energy can support your immune system and promote healing. Reiki Master Teacher Jessica-Jean Fletcher will lead participants on on how to give Reiki to enhance health, relieve stress and reduce pain.

The second class will include the attunement process and provide an opportunity to ask questions and practice. Attendance at both sessions is required in order to complete the attunement process.

Restorative Yoga

$40

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2019 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Feb 20, 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.





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