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Behavioral & Mental Health

DIY Stress Relief Activities

$20

with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES, LRC Health Educator, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 5 pm

Life can be stressful. Stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and minds. It is important to take time to reduce stress levels to keep ourselves healthy.

Join us for an evening of relaxing activities. Listen to soothing music and sip tea while making your own stress-relief projects, including:

  • Glitter jar
  • Mini Zen garden
  • Stress ball

Please note: We will be using an essential oil diffuser in this class

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

$15

with Mary Bitterauf, CHES, CHWC, Certified MBSR Teacher, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Sep 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join us for this informative session on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program. You will learn how developing meditation skills through the 9-week program can help you to manage pain, promote health and wellness, and develop a more positive response to stress.

Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness to Children

$15

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Teacher, and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 6 pm

Children can benefit from practicing mindfulness just as much as adults! Join us to learn how a consistent mindfulness practice can help children build focus, empathy and emotional regulation skills. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, lower rates of missed work/school days, and increase cognitive performance in children.

This class will be helpful for parents, caregivers and teachers who care for children in grades pre-K through 12.

Certificates of attendance will be available if requested.

Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness to Children

$15

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Teacher, and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm

Children can benefit from practicing mindfulness just as much as adults! Join us to learn how a consistent mindfulness practice can help children build focus, empathy and emotional regulation skills. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, lower rates of missed work/school days, and increase cognitive performance in children.

This class will be helpful for parents, caregivers and teachers who care for children in grades pre-K through 12.

Certificates of attendance will be available if requested.

Local Author Series: Kari Wagner-Peck's Not Always Happy

$10

with Kari Wagner-Peck, MSW, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

What if we saw disability as natural? And Down syndrome was diversity instead of exclusion? This class will explore the common stereotypes about children with Down syndrome-- "they're always happy!" or ""they're so stubborn!" compared to the reality that like all children, children with Down syndrome are complex people with the same hopes and desires. This class is for both parents and professionals. Come with an open mind and heart-- and expect to enjoy yourself with frank, sharp and funny observations from the author’s experience as a parent, an advocate and a clinical social worker.

Kari’s memoir, Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey was published in 2017. After the class, there will be a book signing for those interested in staying. 

Mindfulness & Technology

$15

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Teacher, and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6 pm

Technology, like computers and smart phones, gives us incredible access to information and one another. However, it can also easily take over our attention and have a negative impact on our wellbeing. Young people are growing up in a world where technology is everywhere. They are still developing, so they are even more prone to negative effects.

Through this interactive class, families will learn about how technology impacts people who use it often and who depend on it. We will:

  • Review current research around screen use
  • Identify your current technology habits
  • Practice some mindful technology use
  • Create a Mindful Technology Use Plan for your family

This class will teach you how to manage your technology use, and how to support mindful technology use in your family, rather than be controlled by it. Children over 10 who are accompanied by parent are welcome. The price is $15 per person.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Series

$250

with Tim Blair, Approved Instructor for MBSR, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

The 8-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. Taught by approved and certified teachers of MBSR, we now offer both a morning and evening class. 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, September 5, 5:30-7:00 pm (Orientation) Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Series

$250

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D and Mary Bitterauf, CHES, CHWC, Certified MBSR Teacher, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 9 weeks

The 8-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. Taught by approved and certified teachers of MBSR, we now offer both a morning and evening class. 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, September 5, 5:30-7:00 pm (Orientation) Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)





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