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Mamas on the Trail
with Amy Harris, MS, RN, CNM, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
Walking in pregnancy can boost your strength, fitness and help improve your mood. Get outside in nature, meet other pregnant moms, and discover some of Falmouth’s beautiful Land Trust properties. Led by a certified nurse midwife and a Falmouth Land Trust guide, we will help keep you on track for a fun and safe outdoor adventure. Walking poles for extra stability and arm strengthening are available. Jogging strollers and siblings are welcome. We will be walking a 1.8 mile loop over moderate terrain. For the safety of participants and your pets, please leave all dogs at home.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session
with Tim Blair, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
The 9-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 pain management and reduce pain levels, improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events. Taught by an approved teacher of MBSR, instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all fitness levels.)
For more information on the class and requirements, visit www.mainehealth.org/LRC.
Registration deadline: Apr. 9
Participation is required on:
- Wednesday, Apr. 11, 5:30-7:00 pm (Orientation)
- Saturday, Jun. 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)
Pain Relief the Holistic Way
with Theodore R. Wissink, MD, Craig D Schneider, MD, Ingrid E Martin MD and Bryan Lamoreau, MD, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
--PLEASE NOTE: The day of week for this class was listed incorrectly in some places. The correct date is Monday, March 5--
Are you looking for new and different ways to approach your chronic pain? Led by MaineHealth’s physician experts in integrative medicine, this class will provide an overview of a variety of alternative and complementary therapies which may supplement a more conventional approach to the treatment of pain. Examples of the therapies reviewed will include mindfulness for pain relief, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and nutritional counseling.
Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor
with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA and Amy Harris MS, RN, CNM, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
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 childbirth, gynecological and prostate surgery
- Increase sexual sensation and orgasmic potential and,
- Increase social confidence and quality of life
This class will teach participants how to correctly find, feel and move their pelvic floor muscles. We will learn specific exercises to strengthen and relax pelvic floor muscles, how to incorporate pelvic floor muscle exercise into daily life and when to seek further evaluation. This class is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life, including pregnancy.