Date(s) - 09/19/2015
8:30 am - 10:00 am
FALL Session – Saratoga Stress Reduction Program –
Saturday mornings 8:30 to 10:00am
*All classes meet at One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices,
538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building
This eight-week course (9/19/15 through 11/7/15) provides instruction in formal mindfulness meditation methods including a body scan, gentle yoga, sitting meditation and walking meditation. These practices offer students a means of self-regulation and encourage the cultivation of greater awareness. Students learn to reduce their particular symptoms of psychological and somatic distress as well as to respond to challenges with less reactivity and greater clarity. The course also provides instruction in informal mindfulness meditation practices such as being in nature and eating with awareness.
Midway through the course, students learn about the physiology of stress and how it relates to their individual stress reactivity patterns. Using the latest scientific research, we explore how the act of mindful noticing activates innate internal resources that can change our perception of daily events, including stressful ones. This altered appraisal allows students to use a broader range of both internal and external responses so that they need not remain locked in stress patterns.
Please visit our website for details, including fees and insurance and online registration forms, and contact Dr. Selma Nemer at 581-3180 ext 307 with questions or for more information.