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Stress Management

The Mindfulness-based Stress Management Program teaches participants how to live life fully in the present moment each day – without jumping forward to what lies ahead or reliving what’s already happened. In the present, where we actually live, we can learn to create a quieter mind and a more peaceful life.

The program is an eight-week learning experience that includes eight 2.5-hour group sessions and two individual meetings with the clinical coordinator. Weekly group sessions emphasize using mindfulness to enhance your quality of life and manage physical and emotional distress. Sessions include the practice of four different ways to meditate, discussion, handouts, homework and practical application to daily life.

Research has shown meditation to be significantly helpful to people with the following diagnoses:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Disease
  • High Stress Levels
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Panic Attacks
  • Recurrent Depression
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbances

Participants of the program learn to decrease frequency and severity of pain episodes, make positive changes in self-esteem, improve their ability to cope with stress and improve their outlook on life.

Anyone seeking to manage the effects of stress, chronic disease or other life challenges can benefit from the FirstHealth Mindfulness-based Stress Management Program.

For more information or to make an assessment appointment, call Elizabeth Manley MSN, R.N., C.S., Clinical Coordinator, at (910) 715-5217.

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