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Fall Classes Offered for Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

Sep 04, 2014 01:54AM
The George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine is now accepting registrations for the eight-week course “Reducing Stress with Mindfulness,” which begins in October. This experiential learning program teaches new skills for managing stress and pain with an emphasis on body-centered practices that awaken awareness of the present moment.

Learning occurs through guided activities and the interactions of the participants with each other and with the teacher. Participants learn to recognize sensations, feelings, and thoughts in times of difficulty, which is the first step to healing and stress reduction.

People who have attended this program reported the following benefits:  A decrease in chronic physical and psychological symptoms; improvements in ability to manage stress; feeling calmer; and coping with change better. They also eliminated behavioral patterns that were causing distress and developed more compassion and patience with others and with themselves.

The course runs for eight weeks, which includes a full-day session in complete silence after week five. Two sessions are offered, Sunday afternoons on the GWU campus and Tuesday mornings in Takoma Park. Longtime mindfulness practitioner Grace Ogden will lead the class.

Information or to register, visit or call 202-833-5055. If you have questions about the class, please write to [email protected]

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