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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.

To continue to provide mind-body services during the COVID-19 pandemic, program facilitator Bridget Rolens is still offering all services via Zoom.
 
All online classes and retreats are offered free of charge. For more information and to register contact Bridget Rolens: email - bridget.rolens@hshs.org; phone - 314-369-1391
 
Join Zoom videoconference by computer, tablet or smart phone:

  • Install the Zoom app on your device
  • Open the Zoom app and choose “Join a Meeting”
  • Type in meeting ID: 621 030 8637 and press “Join” 
  • If you are asked for a Password type in 195122 

 
Join by Phone (audio only, no video): 
Dial in using 1-312-626-6799. When prompted, key in ID: 621 030 8637 (no spaces).  Ignore the prompt for a participant ID and just press #.
 
For help using the Zoom application, call Bridget at 314-369-1391 at least 15 minutes before the start time of the program.
 
Meditation Circle
Tuesdays, 12 - 12:30 PM 
This is a “drop-in” class - no registration needed.
Join by phone or Zoom 
To obtain a recordng of past sessions, email Bridget.
 
Healthy Steps
Mondays  1 - 2 PM
Tuesdays, 6 - 7 PM
This is a “drop-in” class - no registration needed.
Join through Zoom (see instructions above)

Description:
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.

By participating in this online class I know that I assume full risk of any injury and will not hold liable HSHS St. John's Hospital, Bridget Rolens, CLMT, or Healthy-Steps: Moving You to Better Health with the Lebed Method.

Harnessing the Power of the Positive

July 22 – August 19
Wednesdays, 6 – 7 PM 

The field of neuroscience has discovered that the thoughts people think and the experiences they focus on can change the shape of the brain and its neural pathways. “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” People who focus on the positive have greater resilience in the face of the stresses of life and move though life in a greater state of relaxation.

Class Format:

  • Mindful movement to invite a release of tension and greater focus on present moment experience.
  • Guided Meditation
  • Discussion
  • Setting an intention for practice

Morning of Mindfulness – Being Present

Friday, August 21 OR Saturday, August 22
9 AM -12 PM

The meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of mindfulness as means to be truly present in the moment.  He says, “When you bring your mind back to what is happening in the here and now, that is mindfulness, and mindfulness can bring you a lot of life, pleasure, and joy.” 
 
This mini-retreat will support participants in experiencing the life, pleasure and joy of being present through a variety of mindfulness practices including the body scan, mindfulness of breath, walking meditation, open awareness, mindful movement and mindful eating.