Sunday, December 6, 2 to 3:30 pm
For those who are
curious about mindfulness.
Class is free, but space is limited to ten spots.
so please register below.
This class is intended as an introduction to the 8 session Beginners Mindfulness classes offered this winter at Open City Healing Arts
or call or text 215-545-7040 and leave a message.
Beginners Mindfulness Workshop – for People in Caring Professions
Sunday, Dec 6th, 10 am to 12 noon
Cost – $35
Class limited to 10
People in caring professions such as teaching, social work and medicine face the challenge of learning to give without emptying ourselves, making do with limited resources, multitasking, and representing systems and institutions that may seem to care very little about those we are committed to caring for. All this can add a lot of stress to our jobs and our lives. Left untended, stress leads to fatigue, irritability and burnout.
We are not often taught how to care and maintain balance for ourselves. In this workshop participants will learn simple mindfulness practices, and participate in facilitated conversation about sources of stress, and about mindfulness as a means of stress management and self care.
Goals of class:
> Engaging in conversation about sources of stress at work, participants will explore a range of stress responses, both physical and emotional. We will discuss cultural and professional messages about stress, pain and suffering. burnout as a risk in the caring professions.
>Participants will learn simple sitting meditation, will learn about applications of mindfulness in daily life and and work. Participants will also learn qi gong, a form of moving meditation.
>Participants will learn techniques to bring mindfulness to daily life, to work and to stressful situations at work. Although these techniques can be taught to our students and patients, the focus of this class is on caring for the self while caring for others.
About the teacher:
Laura Hawley, Lic Ac, MSW is an acupuncturist and social worker. Her acupuncture practice includes a focus on the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress related disorders. A graduate of the practicum in Teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Jefferson Myrna-Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, she incorporates meditation instruction into her treatment of patients
. Her teaching includes Beginners Mindfulness at her practice, Open City Healing Arts, and seminars on Ethics and Communication for the Association of Professional Acupuncturists. She is also a volunteer teacher at Mighty Writers, where she leads a monthly book club for teenage girls.
Moxibustion is a warming therapy that is wonderfully effective in a wide variety of health situations. Best known in the turning of breech babies, moxa is used for relief of arthritic pain, fatigue, numbness and difficulty sleeping. We invite you to learn more about this great adjunct to acupuncture. $10 includes a moxa stick for use at home.
Please register to save your spot!
Open City Healing Arts is in the process of renewing its lease. That’s good news; we’ll keep providing high quality affordable acupuncture care in Center City. However, the reality is that our rent has gone up significantly. We do our best to keep costs down, but in order to stay in practice, have to raise our fees. I have consulted with some of you about this. The response I got was that a small increase would not affect people’s ability to get care. I was touched by how warm the response was. It means a lot to us to be able to do this work, and to be a part of your health and wellbeing.
If this increase does affect your ability to afford our services, please call and speak to Laura.
Below are the fees as of November 9th, 2015
|Gross Income level||Open Room
|Intake and 1st treatment|
|Less than $30,000||$38||$58|
|More than $40,000||$55||$75|
Additional treatments in the same calendar week will be provided at a $10 discount.
|Intake and 1st treatment||$118|
There is a $3 discount for payment with cash or a check.