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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 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 p.m. in the Chapel Annex at St. John's.

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.

Upcoming 2020 Classes

Healthy Steps
Regardless of health, age or ability level, the six-week Healthy Steps program improves overall wellness, range-of-motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image.

Evening classes: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, January 14 - February 25, 2020 
Tuesdays, March 10 - April 21, 2020

Afternoon classes: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Thursdays, January 16 - February 27, 2020
Thursdays, March 12 - April 23, 2020

Don't Diet, Eat Mindfully
Despite our best intentions, we often times end up eating in ways that harm our health both physical and mental. Developing the skill of mindfulness will help.
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, March 11 - April 15, 2020

Stop Smoking, Start Living
Quitting smoking is not about just breaking a “bad habit.” It is about changing your life so cigarettes are no longer a part of it. Our six-week support group program “Stop Smoking ... Start Living” is based on a model developed by Yale University using the practice of mindfulness to meet and overcome cravings for cigarettes. In a study comparing the mindfulness-based program with the American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking, those who used mindfulness techniques were twice as likely to quit and had more success at staying “quit.” You are supported by a wellness coach and your classmates as you move through the program towards a smoke-free life. For more information email, or call 217-544-LIVE (5483).
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, January 15 - February 19, 2020

Spring 2020 Retreat
Well-being is like a garden. In order to enjoy its fruits, we need to plant seeds of self-care and nurture them on a regular basis. Participants will be guided in a process of identifying areas of self-care they wish to address and creating a plan of action to cultivate healthy life-style habits. Mindfulness practices will be woven throughout the process as a support for removing barriers to greater well-being.

Please dress in loose, comfortable layers and bring a blanket and pillow. Fee includes morning beverage bar and lunch.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2020