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00-4667 Mindful Eating

Barbara Boothby
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
University Lutheran Church, Alumni/ae Room, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA 02138
August 10
Fee: Free (registration required)

When was the last time you were truly present and aware while you ate? The last time you employed all five senses? Join us while we discuss, and then experience, what it means to eat mindfully. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore how mindful eating can support a nurturing relationship with food. Please plan to bring a lunch that you will enjoy eating.

 

00-4710 Morning Group Meditation

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
114 Mt. Auburn St., 7th Floor Conference Room
September 6 - December 20
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

00-4711 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Resource Room, Smith Campus Center
September 1 - December 22
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

00-4712 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Introduction

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Monks Library, Smith Campus Center
September 15
Fee: FREE (registration required)

Attend this complimentary session to meet Dr. Westbrook and to learn more about the program before registering for the class (see below, #4717). The final 30 minutes of the Introduction will be reserved for questions. The Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation. Based on ancient healing practices, this program offers you a way to better manage stress and to restore balance to your life. Please note: entrance to the Smith Campus Center must be made from the Mass Ave. side of the building.

 

00-4717 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge
September 22 - November 10 ***Saturday class October 29th, 9am-4pm
Fee: $450, $300/HUGHP Member, $150/HUSHP Student

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.

 

00-4718 “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense”

Michelle P. Gallant, MS, RDN, LDN
Monday 12:00-1:30pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
September 26
Fee: FREE (registration required)

This class is geared towards parents of preschoolers, toddlers, and infants older than 6 months. It’s challenging to raise a child with healthy eating habits. Hectic schedules, anxiety about obesity and conflicting nutrition information can make it difficult for parents to feed their families well. Learn how to avoid mealtime struggles and help your child establish a healthy relationship with food. We will discuss the Division of Responsibility with child feeding and share practical strategies for meal planning and preparation. Prior review of the book, “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense” by Ellyn Satter is recommended. Available as ebook, Kindle, and paperback through Amazon, or special order from Harvard Bookstore.

 

00-4720 Knitting Basics

Leon Welch
Mondays 5:15pm-6:15pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Resource Room, Smith Campus Center
October 3 - November 7 (no class 10/10, 10/17)
Fee: $20 ($10 HUGHP Members)

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

Trevor Wilson
Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
October 18
Fee: FREE (registration required)

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

Leon Welch
Mondays, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
CWHC Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
November 14 - December 5
Fee: FREE: Open to Knitting Basics graduates only. (registration required)

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.

 

465900 Morning Group Meditation

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
114 Mt. Auburn St., 7th Floor Conference Room
June 7 - Aug 30
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

466000 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In

Jeanne Mahon & Suzanne Westbrook
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
University Lutheran Church, Alumni/ae Room, 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge MA 02138.
June 2 - August 25
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

466600 Mindful Living: Engaging Real Happiness

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm
University Lutheran Church, Alumni/ae Room, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA 02138
July 14 - August 4
Fee: $80.00 ($40.00/HUGHP members)

This series will focus on mindful breathing and movement, gratitude practice, walking meditation and loving kindness practice. No prior meditation or mindfulness practice necessary. Great for first timers, or as a support for regular practitioners.

 

 

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