Mindfulness

We are so pleased to share with you news of our collaboration with the Department of Spiritual Care and Mindfulness in making available to you, several different types of mindfulness programs!

Currently, different types of mindfulness programs and presentations are being scheduled for departments and units upon request and per availability.  For more information, please call Laura Romano at 215-456-9799.

The programs are open to all Einstein staff, patients, community members, and friends and family of all.  For more information or to register, call Laura at 215-456-9799 or e-mail RomanoLa@einstein.edu.  Einstein employees can also register in HealthStream.

"Mindful Eating: Transforming Your Relationship to Food and Eating" is a 8 week program.  Register by May 12th or receive a 15% discount if you register by May 5th! The next session runs from May 19 - July 14 (no class July 7th), Wednesdays, from 4:15-5:45pm.  This 8-week program, held over Zoom, will get you started in establishing a healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating.  The program is based on one designed by an MD and social worker with more than 20 years of experience working with people struggling with food and eating, and adds current information and exercises related to creating long-term habit changes.  You'll learn about working with eight types of hunger, the difference between fullness and satisfaction, options for working with "stress eating" and cravings, and how to change old habits. We'll explore the connection between mindfulness and food/eating habits through a variety of fun hands-on exercises, simple meditations, gentle movement, and information and discussion.  The program lays down a path that if taken in small steps, can lead to the ability to make nourishing choices for yourself.

"Mini Mindfulness Program" -   The program runs for 5 Tuesdays in June: June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.  From 4:30-5:30pm.  Register May 19th - early bird discount by May 10th. Have you been impressed about all the research showing how mindfulness can help with stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, irritable bowel, chronic pain, etc. but with your busy life just haven't been able to make it happen?  Whether you're new to mindfulness or whether you've found it helpful in the past but are feeling the need for a re-boot, the new "Mini Mindfulness" program may be just the ticket for you!  This new program is structured so that you can either:

  • Come just for the first half hour in which you'll be guided through a number of different types of short mindfulness practices - no mini-lecture or discussion, OR
  • You can do the above and also stay for as much of an additional half hour as you're able/would like, during which you have a chance to ask questions and be coached regarding any questions or challenges that may have arisen for you with the practices, and learn from the question and answers from others

Don't forget, you can always access 5 and 10 minute mindfulness recordings here.

Please register through HealthStream or EinsteinConnect.
For questions about these classes, contact Laura Romano at 215-456-9799 or RomanoLa@einstein.edu for more information!