Good Shepherd Offers Class in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction12/5/2008
December 5, 2008
Allentown, PA - Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is offering a new program entitled “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.” The program is medically proven to help reduce blood pressure, cardiovascular risk, gastrointestinal distress, pain, fatigue, insomnia, panic and anxiety.
The eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is lead by Georgia Tetlow, M.D., medical director of Good Shepherd’s Integrative Medicine Program. The course includes Eastern practices such as meditation and yoga. Through the course patients will:
- Learn how to take better care of themselves by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body and mobilizing their inner resources for coping, growing and healing.
- Address internal barriers to self-awareness, such as unexamined emotions, over-concreteness and emotional exhaustion.
- Practice self-forgiveness to gain deeper satisfaction from life.
- Attend to their internal critic with compassion through meditation exercises, mindful movement, instructional sessions, group discussion and self reflection.
- Gain a deeper sense of ease and calm and enhanced mental and physical health.
The program will run Thursdays from January 15, 2009, until March 12, 2009, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Conrad W. Raker Center multipurpose room, 601 St. John Street, Allentown. An all-day retreat included in the course will be held in the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown on February 14, 2009. Cost for the course is $379. Installment payment options and scholarships are available.
To register for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, call to schedule a brief screening appointment with Dr. Tetlow at 610-776-3278, option 2.
For more information about Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, call 1-888-44-REHAB or visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org .
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 40,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 16 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.