Friday, April 15, 2011

Conference Workshop Spotlight: Mindfulness

Mindfulness training has been shown to make positive impacts on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)and eating disorders.

Interested in learning more about how mindfulness can impact your mental well being? Join us at the 2011 NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania Education Conference for our workshop, "Mindfulness: Learning to Listen to Our Bodies and Inner Needs":

Mindfulness: Learning to Listen to our Bodies and Inner Needs

Presenters: Ricardo Stephen Marsili and Ruthann Valentine

Hidden in the word "listen" is the word "silent." What often happens for many of us is that we do not listen to our bodies or our inner needs. We often try to run from our conflicts. Through the practice of mindfulness, we can begin to heal from within. Mindfulness is being present to the current moment through the process of listening and quieting our own minds. During this presentation, the presenters will describe and demonstrate mindfulness approaches to stress, pain, grief and anxiety and share research supporting mindfulness benefits in the clinical setting.

For more information about our conference, view our online brochure or visit our website.

Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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