Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Make Positive Changes Now! Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation Response Series in HoHoKus

There is no time like the present to make positive changes that an affect your entire lifetime!  Contact Mary Beth at mbdelbalzo@gmail.com or register at http://tinyurl.com/p934cvw
On Friday evenings this winter from 6-7:30 pm, join Mary Beth Del Balzo, LSCW, CHt, Psychotherapist and Certified Hypnotherapist for group mindfulness based relaxation response for decreased stress, better focus, health, confidence and peace. You will learn techniques that you can use in everyday life to defuse the effects of stress on your body, mind, emotions and spirit. You will experience increased peace and vitality, decreased aggravation and better rest. Cost is $25 per class or $175 for all 8 classes in advance.  On January 24 and 31, Mary Beth will be joined by Nutritionist Jess Cording, MS, RD, CDN.
If you have already taken a class with Mary Beth, these techniques may be familiar but there are also new materials and additional techniques to enhance or reinforce your practice.  Individual classes can be taken, but it is encouraged to participate in all for maximum positive benefit.
Dates include:
Fridays 6-7:30pm

January 24, 31 - Learning Mindfulness and Eating for the Season part 1 and 2, with guest Nutritionist Jess Cording, MS, RD, CDN (see additional information below) 
February 7 - Getting Better Sleep Using Mindfulness and Creating Clean a Sleep Routine
Feb 14 - Mindfulness for Relationships, Communication and Compassion
Feb 21 Mindfulness for Better Health and Exercise
Feb 28 Mindfulness for Pain Management through Mindfulness
March 7, 14 Creating Your Own Practice of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation Response Parts 1 and 2
Did you know that 60-90% of doctor visits are due to stress related illness? Mary Beth draws on techniques including self-hypnosis, meditation, the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School), Herbert Benson (Founder of the Benson Henry Institute at Harvard Medical Center and author of The Relaxation Response) and others.
Everyone feels stress. You will learn the tools needed to diffuse, cope with, and avoid it, through this workshop series. Channel energy otherwise spent on stress into positive energy in order to achieve abundance, happiness, and health. Benefits include immune system support, pain management, stress relief, relief from anxiety and depression.
On January 24 and January 31 we will be joined by Nutritionist Jess Cording, MS, RD, CDN, who will coach us on healthy eating habits, seasonal eating and combining a healthy lifestyle.  We will combine her techniques and suggestions with our mindfulness training for maximum positive effect. You can read more about Ms Cording on her website; jessicacordingnutrition.com  

Happy New Year

May countless blessings and Joy be yours in the coming year, and may you always have an overflowing stocking of gifts! 

Gratitude is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of the many people who have crossed my path over the years.  Some are fleeting and some long term and deep.  I am grateful for you all.

The second word that comes to mind is compassion.  I am not perfect, and I hope that I will have compassion for all others, and for myself as well.  Please consider compassion for your own self, as well as others.

See you in 2014!