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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

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.





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