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Provided in collaboration with West Virginia University Extension, Stress Less with Mindfulness introduces participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness, with a goal of reducing stress. Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.
Research has shown that practicing mindfulness is effective in reducing stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may be helpful in managing chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes.
By offering adults and seniors alternative ways of relating to everyday life experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and events, Stress Less with Mindfulness teaches and encourages the use of mindfulness self-care skills to help one feel better and enjoy life more.
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April 15, 2021 – May 6, 2021 Zoom
Alternatives to Anger is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents and caregivers increase their knowledge about anger issues and put anger management and healthy relationship skills into practice.
April 19, 2021 – November 29, 2021 Zoom
Are you an essential worker who could use some essential stress reduction? Take a mental health lunch break and join our online Mindfulness for Better Living Lunch and Learns.
April 27, 2021 8:00PM – 9:30PM Online
Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges, joys, and concerns of parenting.
April 28, 2021 12:00PM – 1:00PM Zoom
Maintaining Your Health During Challenging Times includes recognizing ways our health is affected mentally, socially and physically during stressful times.
Not seeing an upcoming class in your area? Contact us at your county MSU Extension office for more information about this program in your area.
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