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!

In addition to the formal classes described below, no registration needed, half-hour, bi-weekly, drop-in mindfulness meditation sessions are available!  At EMCP these take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 12:00-12:30 pm at the Department of Spiritual Care and Mindfulness, Moss-Sley basement.  At EMC-EP they are the first and third Wednesdays of each month, in the Chapel on the second floor.  If you'd like to be on the mailing list for "day of" reminders, please e-mail RomanoLa@einstein.edu and just ask to be added to the list!

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.

Register for either of the below programs by September 24th; 15% discount for early bird registration by September 11th.  Einstein employees can register through Healthstream or by calling Nicole at 215-456-3996.  To discuss questions about either program, call Laura between Sept 8-11 or after September 21, at 215-456-9799.

"Mindful Eating: Transforming Your Relationship to Food and Eating" is a 6 week program.  The next session runs from October 1 - November 19, Thursdays, from 4:30-6:00pm.  Has COVID-19 exacerbated some of your struggles with food and eating habits?  A 6-week Zoom meeting program, "Mindful Eating: Transforming Your Relationship with Food and Eating" will help you focus on re-establishing (or creating for the first time!) a healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating.  The program is based on one designed by a physician and social worker with more than 20 years of experience, and it has some newly added information and exercises related to creating long-term habit changes.  You'll learn about the difference between fullness and satisfaction, options for working with "stress eating" and cravings, and working with 9 types of hunger.  Because thousands of people and a consensus in the medical literature have found that dieting does not work as a long-term solution, we don't discuss diets or weight in this program.  Instead, we'll explore the connection between mindfulness and food/eating habits through a variety of experiential exercises, simple meditations, gentle movement, and helpful information and discussion.  It lays down a path that if taken in small steps, can lead to the ability to make nourishing choices for yourself.

"Mindfulness for Challenging Times" is a 4 week program.  The next session runs October 6th - October 27th, Tuesdays, from 5:00-6:00pm.  In this 4-week Zoom meeting experiential program, you will learn evidence-based practices to help you respond more helpfully to the many life challenges being presented to all of us in 2020.  Whether you're simply feeling a little overwhelmed by the stress of it all: struggling with your mind driving you crazy with more worrying, planning, or re-hashing than is helpful; finding yourself overly reactive with loved ones or colleagues; or just feel the need for a little more centeredness and ability to focus -this short program will give you some support and tools. Participants will meet weekly online for one hour, and will be expected to make a strong commitment to a minimum of 10 minutes a day of home practice. 

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!