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. 

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.

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, January 17 – February 28, 2017
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
 
Living the life you value
Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22, 2017

The way we go about trying to find happiness might just be preventing us from the happiness we seek and leading to greater stress, anxiety and depression. This six-week class will support participants in clarifying their values and using the practice of mindfulness to remove barriers to living in harmony with those values.

Material from The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Russ Harris will be used in the class. Copies of the book may be purchased at the first class for $9.50 or the book may be borrowed for a deposit of $9.50 which will be returned at the end of the class.

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Clare Annex (Chapel Annex), HSHS St. John's Hospital, Lobby Level

Online Registration/Suggested Donation Levels

$72
$60 
$42
$30

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

 
Time Out for Grownups Retreat - Saying yes to life
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Registration deadline is February 8, 2017.

Life is a mix of joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, success and failure. No human being can get through life without experiencing it all. When we become willing to embrace all the moments of our lives, (both the wanted and the unwanted) with an open mind and heart, we move through life with greater energy and ease.

This retreat will include relaxation techniques, guided meditation, gentle yoga, personal reflection and group discussion. Please dress in loose, comfortable layers. Bring a pillow and either a yoga/exercise mat or thick blanket for meditation done on the floor. These activities also can be adapted to sitting in a chair.

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 noon 
Location: Dove Conference Center, Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital, 619 E. Mason St. in Springfield 
Suggested donation: $15 
 

Register

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

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 

Register

Online
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

$72 
$60 
$42 
$30 

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