The wide variety of programs and services from Mind-Body Health Services can help you take control of your health. Formerly known as the Center for Living, our goal is to help people achieve optimal health and quality of life. Program facilitator is Bridget Rolens, MA, BSOT.

The Relax and Renew (Meditation Circle) meets weekly to calm your mind and refresh your body. The format includes gentle stretching, guided meditations and reflections that highlight using the mind-body connection to enhance health and well-being. This drop-in class is open to the public and is provided at no cost thanks to a generous grant from HSHS St. John's Foundation. It is held on Tuesdays from noon - 12:30 pm in the Chapel Annex at St. John's.

Our Stop Smoking, Start Living program empowers individuals to quit smoking with the help of a wellness coach. 

In keeping with our mission to extend Christ's healing love to all people we are happy to offer our classes on a donation basis.

Those who are able to donate at the suggested level or higher make it possible for us to provide for those with limited income. If you wish to donate an amount not listed, please use the mail-in Registration Form

Upcoming Classes

Mindfulness: Prescription for stress relief    
October 18 - November 22, 2017
If you search the internet for “mindfulness meditation” you will find hundreds of articles about its effectiveness in relieving stress. Studies have indicated that mindfulness – focusing attention on present moment experience in a non-judgmental way – can play an important role in strengthening the immune system, alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing productivity at work, managing chronic pain and generally decreasing the harmful effects of stress on an individual’s overall health and well-being.

This class will give participants a foundation in the practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) – a model for stress management developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues for the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine - the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the world.

Bridget Rolens, MA, BSOT
Time: 6–7:30 pm
Location: St. Claire Annex (Chapel Annex) HSHS St. John’s Hospital 2nd Floor Lobby Level

Online registration/Suggested donation levels


Healthy Steps: Moving You to Greater Health
November 7  - December 19, 2017 

Regardless of health, age or ability level, the Healthy-Steps Lebed Method uses therapeutic movement done to music to improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, endurance and self-image. Originally designed to help women recovering from breast cancer, Healthy Steps benefits those living with cancer, medical conditions or chronic illnesses, as well as anyone looking for a fun way to enhance physical and mental well-being.

Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Centennial Hall, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Lobby Level 
Online Registration/Suggested Donation Levels


Holiday Survival Tools

December 6 - 20, 2017

Holidays are wonderful times for celebration and connection. And they can also be stressful. Practice good self-care this holiday season by taking time out to practice mind-body skills that help you meet stress.

We will be using the Harvard Medical School model of stress management – Stop, Breath, Reflect, Choose – to develop skills to decrease holiday stress and increase holiday joy.

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Claire Annex (Chapel Annex) HSHS St. John’s Hospital 2nd Floor Lobby Level

Online Registration/Suggested Donation Levels

By phone using a credit card: (217) 544-LIVE (5483)
By mail: Registration Form