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00-4719 Meditation: Calming the Mind Opening the Heart - 2 wks
Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Learn techniques including concentration, relaxation, deep breathing, and guided visualization to help you calm the busy thoughts in your mind and open yourself to the inner source of peace, love, and strength in your heart. Suggestions will also be included for setting up a meditation routine at home to help realize the full benefit that meditation can provide and to find meaning and guidance in life. Initial registration is required for this two-week class.
00-4720 Knitting Basics
Join experienced knitter, Leon Welch, and others for instruction, advice and company. Whether you are a life-long knitter or brand new to knitting, Leon will coach you along the way. Join us for this relaxing yet productive session. Bring your own supplies. Space is limited! Please note: entrance to the Smith Campus Center must be made from the Mass Ave. side of the building.
00-4721 Laugh for the Health of It
Laugh the stress away by engaging in fun, theatrical exercises that will inspire you to think on your feet. Participants will reap the many benefits of laughter without using comedy and will learn the six principles to good-hearted living in a supportive environment.
00-4722 Knitting Circle
Continue the camaraderie and fun in this knitting circle with Leon Welch and other graduates of Knitting Basics. Bring your own supplies and projects. This is not a teaching class. Please note: entrance to the Smith Campus Center must be made from the Mass Ave. side of the building.
00-4723 Taking Care of Your Neck & Back
Denise Lotufo, PT, DPT
Taking Care of Your Neck and Back is for any person who has ever had neck or back pain. It is also appropriate for anyone who sits in front of a computer for long hours or who is dealing with any repetitive stress. The session includes a discussion of anatomy, proper postures and body mechanics, ergonomics, do’s & don’ts, heat and cold therapy and basic exercises. Not only will you learn the basics of taking care of your own spine, but you will also leave the class with new information and exercises that you can put into practice immediately.
00-4724 What is Reiki?
Farris Ajalat, LMT
Are you curious about Reiki? What is it, and what are the benefits? Join us for an introduction to the basic principles of traditional Usui Reiki. Offered to patients at Brigham and Women’s hospital for over six years, Reiki is a gentle, hands-on technique for reducing stress, relieving pain, and facilitating the body's own healing. This workshop will include a combination of lecture, discussion and some hands on demos. Bring your questions and curiosity.
4710 Morning Group Meditation
Please join us at 8:20AM, Meditation will begin at 8:25am. Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 8:25. To help us communicate if class must be cancelled or relocated, please register through website to provide name and email address.
4711 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 12:30. Meditation will start at 12:35pm.
4717 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
This enriching learning program requires a significant time commitment that includes attendance at all classes and 45 minutes of daily practice to include yoga, meditation and specific learning exercises. Please note: entrance to the Smith Campus Center must be made from the Mass Ave. side of the building.
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