Mind-Body Health Services

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 (Meditation Circle) 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.
To sign up for any of the classes below, go to Events & Classes. The class category is "Mind-Body Medicine."

Upcoming Classes

Healthy Steps: Moving You to Greater Health

July 10 - August 28, 2018

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.

Suggested donation is $70. Feel free to offer more or less as you are able. Registration deadline is Friday, July 6.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Centennial Hall, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Lobby Level 

Don't Diet, Eat Mindfully
July 11 - August 8, 2018

Most of us know what a healthy diet is – what kinds of foods to eat and how much.  Acting on that knowledge is another matter.  Despite our best intentions, we end up eating in ways that harm our health both physical and mental.  Developing the skill of mindfulness will help participants:
  • 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;
  • meet cravings and urges to eat without giving into unhealthy eating; and
  • create strategies for eating mindfully.

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital, Conference Room Q
Suggested Donation: $60. Feel free to offer more or less as you are able. Registration deadline is Monday, July 9.

Cancellation policy: You must contact Mind-Body Health Services at (217) 544-5483 at least 24 hours before class start date to receive refund.