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Wellness Through Mindfulness

Sat, May 4th at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, May 18th, 2024

One event on Sat, March 30th, 2024 at 12:00 PM

This spring, NOMA presents an eight-part mindfulness course with Dr. Jayashree Rao. 

This series of classes will develop skills to help individuals:

  • Cope with the stress, pain, and challenges of everyday life
  • Deal with distressing events with grace and composure
  • Be present and alive in the here and now

This eight-week course is held on Saturdays in NOMA’s Woldenberg Boardroom. Through guided meditation and brief exercises, participants will learn to develop mindfulness that will help them experience the present moment during everyday activities.

Although there is no specific promised outcome, participants typically report feeling more focused and more “in-tune” with themselves and others. In addition, research suggests significant beneficial effects in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and diabetes.

 $80 for Eight Classes | $60 for NOMA Members  

This course is open to everyone, but registration is required as space is limited. Your registration fee covers all eight sessions, and it is highly encouraged to attend every session for a full learning experience.

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March 23rd | What is Mindfulness?

March 30 | Scientific Evidence — Due to the Crescent City Classic, classes will be held 12–1:30 pm.

April 6th | No Class

April 13th | Managing Thoughts

April 20th: | Understanding and Dealing with Stress

April 27th | Difficult Emotions and Chronic Pain

May 4th | Communication

May 11th | Compassion

May 18th | Resilience / Burnout

About the Instructor:

Dr. Jayashree Rao is a retired pediatric endocrinologist, who spent thirty years teaching, researching, and practicing medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center and Children’s Hospital. For the past several years, Dr. Rao has practiced and led others in practicing mindfulness, employing techniques learned in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course offered by Dr. Dave Potter. 

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Sat, May 4th
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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