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Health Smart: Mindfulness

04-23-2014 | 12:10 pm | Wethington Building, 127 Commons

Several media sources have proclaimed 2014 to be the "Year of Mindfulness"...but what does mindfulness really mean?

You can think of it as any experience where you are practicing moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness. In this HealthSmart Conversation, you'll learn how to practice mindfulness through several guided practices - but first experts Carrie Davidson and Dr. Patterson will present a brief background on mindfulness and how mindfulness practices can help relieve stress and promote resiliency. During the practicing portion of the conversation, all participants will be invited to follow along as Dr. Patterson and Carrie Davidson will guide participants through several different breath and sense-based exercises that are accessible to anyone and everyone (but please be aware that speaking is never required and most of the participation does not involve sharing).

Some of the experience and practices gained in the session may include: skilled relaxation, biofeedback, imagery, sensory awareness, gentle yoga and mindful eating, walking, sitting and breathing exercises.

Want a head start in learning more about mindfulness? Check out this recent article.

Presented by John Patterson, MD, MSPH, FAAFP and Carrie Davidson, MDiv., ACSM HFS, RYT 200, Mind Body Specialist, Doctoral Candidate

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What You Need to Know: 

The goal of Health Smart is to help you make informed choices about your health and your family's health such as when to seek professional medical care or treat an ailment or injury at home. Become Health Smart and earn a free book! Join us for free monthly sessions aimed at helping you take part in a healthier you. Feel free to bring your lunch. 

Health Smart: Conversations About Your Health

Can't make it to the Health Smart Conversation? We'll be live streaming this event with Adobe Connect. Register and you'll receive a link to attend online! After clicking on that link, you'll simply need to login to Adobe Connect as a guest with your first and last name. You'll be able to hear the speaker and see the PowerPoint. You may also interact by typing in your questions, and we'll relay them to the speaker. Problems with Adobe Connect? Troubleshoot Adobe Connect.


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