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New Stress Management Programs at Penn

Penn Program for Mindfulness

Spring is a great time to find new balance, and take moments to get on track with work, home life and fun with your family.

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is a mindfulness-based stress management program that teaches you how to use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management. Mindfulness meditation is taught in a completely practical way as a powerful tool to manage the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress.

Below are some of the classes offered from the Penn Program for Mindfulness this spring.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Management

This highly acclaimed eight-week program course will teach you a variety of meditation techniques to help you to cultivate relaxation, clarity and stillness in your day-to-day life. You will learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress, to find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use your own inner resources to find greater health and well-being.

  • Eight 2-½ hour weekly classes and one full day Saturday on June 7. (CE Credits available)
  • Eight-week courses start week of April 28, 2014.
  • Nine classes in eight locations in PA and NJ.

Mindfulness-based stress management is perfect for anyone hoping to maintain focus and learn positive ways to manage stress.

Penn Mindfulness Programs begin week of April 28 – registration deadline, April 24.

Learn more or register here.

The Neuroscience of Meditation

In recent years, scientists have learned a lot about the brains and lives of people who meditate. We have learned that meditation affects multiple aspects of brain function and structure, including metabolic activity, neural communication, and even the composition of brain tissue itself. Several recent discoveries, such as the influence of meditation on neuroplasticity and how it leads to synchronization between left and right sides of the brain, provide us with a deeper understanding of how embodied meditation supports personal integration and psychological growth.

Join us on Wednesday, April 23 from 7 to 9 pm for a special presentation reviewing some of these most interesting and important new discoveries in the neuroscience of meditation. This presentation, suitable for the lay public as well as scientists and clinicians, will review of some of these most interesting and important new discoveries in the neuroscience of meditation.

Healing the Heart and Mind: Mindfulness Meditation for Health Care Professionals

Annual eight-week mindfulness based stress program for health care providers. CME, CEU, CE credits available. Discount for Penn Medicine employees.

Class starts May 1, 2014. Learn more or register here.

Penn Program for Mindfulness Welcomes Back Sharon Salzberg

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is delighted to welcome Sharon Salzberg back to Philadelphia for two special events on May 20-31, 2014. May 30 will feature an evening lecture titled "Real Happiness at Work." Saturday, May 31 will feature a 3-hour workshop focused on "Loving kindness in the Face of Adversity".

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