Always on edge, like your body and mind are reactive to just about anything?
Coping with family, relationship, or parenting stressors that you want to respond to differently?
Sapped of mental and physical energy despite your best intentions to live well?
Dealing with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, headaches, and/or other medical conditions?
Interested in learning more about mindfulness and its many health benefits?
The Mindful Path: Transforming Stress through Awareness
Instructor: Christine Tyrrell Baker, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Three sessions provide core content on stress reactivity and the basics in mindfulness skill practice. March 12, 19, and 26; 5:30-7:30pm
$295.00 for the entire course.
Our mind and body responses to stress play a large role in how well we feel. Stress does not only come to us from external forces in our lives but also comes from our reactions to stressful circumstances. Our bodies are programmed to react to stress in a fight or flight mode. When are bodies react in this natural way to stress, our minds also respond by being on high alert to respond to threats and to solve problems. These stress reactions can leave us with experiences of depression, anxiety, exhaustion, illness, physical pain, and general life dissatisfaction.
The Mindful Path will not instruct you to change your life circumstances or magically reduce your commitments or life stressors. Instead, it will teach you a way to better respond to these experiences so that they are livable. By retraining how our bodies and minds respond to stress, we can free ourselves from the most damaging aspects of stress in our lives.
This course provides a pathway to awareness that diverts us from our usual mind and body responses to stress. Learning about this pathway has the potential to change your response to stress forever.
This approach is backed by substantial medical research that shows mindfulness has positive benefits for immune function, chronic pain, parenting and relationships, anxiety, depression, cancer, and hypertension.
To register, please email Dr. Christine Tyrrell Baker at Wellbeing.firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (315) 790-0717