Every other Wednesday, 12:00–1:00 pm
Jan 27, Feb 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7
Sign up for all 6 sessions or single sessions!
Facilitator: Sandra Williams, LCSW
This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. Please be on time!
Take a break from your workday (remote or at the office) by treating yourself to an hour meditation! We’ll meet via zoom so if you do go to the office you can put on a headset and still participate. In this meditation practice, we’ll use the breathe to get centered. Body scans and energy filling explorations will help us listen to, soothe, and energize the body. And, kindness meditations will help our self and the world be a kinder place to be. This mediation is done is in a seated position with your feet on the floor (and is adaptable if you want to lie down.) Meditation is a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus. Hope you will join!
Register by: 1/25 or 2 days before single session
Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
(Note: Changed from Tuesday to Monday)
Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD
This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month.
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Suggested equipment: yoga mat/rug, blanket, pillow.
Register by 2/28 or two days before each class.
March 4–May 6
Thursdays, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson
This class is online (ZOOM) ONLY! Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.
Over the next several weeks, we will follow the Science of Well Being curriculum developed by Dr. Lori Santos of Yale University and explore what new results in psychological science teach us about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and how to flourish more.
We’ll then have a chance to put these scientific findings into practice by building the sorts of habits that will allow us to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Most importantly, we will gather weekly on ZOOM to share our ideas and experiences and deeply connect with one another. Jean Kathryn Carlson, brings a rich background of conducting gatherings where each participant is encouraged to share their ideas and experiences in a safe container. Consider inviting a friend to join you on this journey. The more connection, the better!
This course will take place every Thursday from March 4th through May 6th. Taking part for the whole thing is ideal, but registration will remain open throughout the series.
In these times of restricted social engagement and physical touch, it is more important than ever to gather virtually in community to practice the science of well-being and the art of joyful living.
We wanted to make this program accessible to all who may need it during this challenging time, so registration is available for free if you cannot afford it.
Mondays, April 5, 12, 19, 26
(Note: Day changed from Tuesdays to Mondays)
Register by 4/04 or two days before each class.
3333 Maria Linden Dr.
Rockford, IL 61114
Monday–Thursday 10:00 am– 3:00 pm