Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Serenity Now!

Who doesn't need a chance to release stress and renew energy?

Participants at the Women's Wellness Center's Summer Serenity program on Monday, July 12, will learn mindfullness techniques from expert Amy Bloom Connolly, the founder of S.H.I.N.E. (Support, Honor, Inspire, Nurture and Evolve). The program runs from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Northwest Hospital.

"We are thrilled to have Amy come into our space and offer this type of program," says Women's Wellness Center health coach Adrienne Bannon, M.S. "This is a taste of what we're hoping to bring into the women's wellness center. We can bring these mindfulness practices into all areas of our lives."

These techniques, such as deep breathing and relaxing the body, help us release stress and renew our energy levels. Mindfulness allows the brain and body to be open and aware.

"In this heat, it's a wonderful break. Everyone is sure to leave with a renewed sense of wellness. These are great techniques for staying healthy," Bannon says.

One article on the S.H.I.N.E. program is here. Recent studies have shown that mindfulness can help those with anxiety and depression, or increase relationship satisfaction.

Sign up today for the Summer Serenity program. Call 410-601-9355 to register.

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