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Mind-Body Classes

Stress Reduction Anyone?

Statistics indicate that the stressors in our lives continue to be on the rise, with an increasingly faster-paced and stimulus-overloaded lifestyle for most Americans. Therefore it is increasingly important to find ways to manage, and reduce this level of stress.

A recent research from the National Institute of Health indicates that meditation can decreased a number of symptoms including: anxiety, depression, chronic pain, pre-menstrual symptoms, insomnia, high blood pressure, headaches and obesity Research further indicates that meditation can increase the strength of our immune system, feelings of calmness, relaxation, concentration, productivity, and the rate at which we heal from illness.

For these reasons PCS has been committed to offering a variety of meditation/stress reduction programs. PCS has been teaching these classes for over 10 years in a variety of settings: in groups, schools, medical centers, homeless shelters and prisons.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mindfulness training develops the ability to stay fully present, moment by moment. This type of attention can play a critical role in navigating stress, allowing one to be calm and less reactive in times of turbulence.

An on-going adult meditation class led by Carol Knieriem, MSW, LICSW. Contact her at 627-2702 x130 or via email cknieriem@pcs-nh.org for detailed information.

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