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 group 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

Healthy Steps: Moving You to Greater Health
Tuesdays, March 14 – April 25, 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 
Suggested donation: $70
Register online
What Is Mindful Eating?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mindfulness is paying attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions moment by moment without judgement. This one evening workshop will introduce you to the benefits of bringing mindfulness to your relationship to food and eating.

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Location: Assisi Conference Room, HSHS St. John's Hospital, Lobby Level, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL
Suggested donation: $10 


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

Don't Diet, Eat Mindfully
Wednesdays, March 15 - April 19, 2017

Participants will practive the skills of mindfulness to:
  • become more aware of the habits that drive their eating behaviors;
  • understand the difference between physical and emotional hunger;
  • learn to listen to the wisdom of their bodies for guidance about what and how much to eat;
  • create strategies for eating mindfully.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. John's Chapel Annex, HSHS St. John's Hospital, Lobby Level, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL

Online Registration/Suggested Donation Levels


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