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. 

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. 

Tai Chi classes, provided through St. John's Mind-Body Health Services, are offered at FitClub South. A six-session class is $78 for individuals who are not FitClub members. Please call (217) 787-8348 to learn about upcoming class sessions and to register.
 

Upcoming Classes

Wednesdays, October 26 - November 30, 2016 
Mindfulness: Prescription for stress relief    
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 six-week class will include:
  • Formal mindfulness practices: Mindful Body Scan, Mindful Movement, Sitting Meditation, Walking Meditation
  • Informal mindfulness practices: mindful eating, mindfulness of daily activities
  • Various reflection tools to explore one’s personal experience of stress and the impact of mindfulness
  • Group discussion

Instructor: Bridget Rolens, MA, BSOT
Time: 6–7:30 pm
Location: HSHS St. John’s Hospital – Assisi Conference Room
Suggested donation: $60
Register below

Wednesdays, December 7 - 21, 2016 
Meditation 101 
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 three-week class will include:
  • Formal mindfulness practices: Mindful Body Scan, Mindful Movement, Sitting Meditation, Walking Meditation
  • Informal mindfulness practices: mindful eating, mindfulness of daily activities
  • Various reflection tools to explore one’s personal experience of stress and the impact of mindfulness
  • Group discussion

Instructor: Bridget Rolens, MA, BSOT
Time: 6–7:30 pm
Location: HSHS St. John’s Hospital – Assisi Conference Room
Suggested donation: $30
Register below

 

Register

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