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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 and Wednesdays, 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.

Building Resilience 
Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 PM
May 27 - July 8
Join through Zoom (see instructions above)
This is NOT a drop-in class.  Each class builds upon classes of the previous weeks.  Please plan to attend the entire class.  If you need to miss a class, you will receive the handouts for that class.

Description:
In his book Resilient Rick Hanson, Ph.D. (psychologist) states:
There’s a fundamental idea in psychology and medicine that the path your life takes depends on just three causes: how you manage your challenges, protect your vulnerabilities and increase your resources.  These causes are located in three places: your world, your body, and your mind.   . . . [developing] resources in the mind has a unique power.  It offers the greatest opportunity, since you usually have more influence over your mind than over your body or world.  It also offers the greatest impact, since you take your mind with you wherever you go.  You can’t always count on the world, other people, or even your own body.  But you can count on durable inner strengths hardwired into your nervous system . . . 

This class will help you develop mental resources that increase resilience: the ability to cope with adversity and push through challenges.
 
 
Morning of Mindfulness Mini-Retreat: Staying Grounded in a Time of Uncertainty.
May 29 and May 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The retreat is being offered at 2 times for the convenience of participants.  Feel free to attend just one or both.
 
Description:
Equanimity is a quality of heart that makes it possible for us to maintain balance when the winds of change and uncertainty threaten to overwhelm us.  The practice of mindfulness strengthens that quality in us.  This retreat will support participants in cultivating equanimity through a variety of mindfulness practices including the Body Scan, Mindfulness of Breath, Walking Meditation, Open Awareness, Mindful Movement, and Mindful Eating.