By Lee Stephens….
To help people cope with the stress, South Miami Hospital’s Behavioral and Collaborative Medicine Program will be offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an eight-week course that teaches participants lifestyle management techniques using meditation and gentle stretching.
This course will be beneficial for people who are committed to good health and stress reduction and for those who suffer from chronic pain, illness or life-threatening disease.
“Stress can contribute greatly to health issues,” said Mindy Kram, program administrator. “The program is unique because it stresses a mind/body focus in healthcare, and it does this in a medical setting. The techniques in the program are all evidenced-based.”
The two-hour class will meet once a week for eight weeks in the Victor E. Clarke Education Center, Classroom F, at South Miami Hospital, located on South Dixie Highway and SW 62 Avenue.
Two series will be offered. The Monday series begins on Monday, September 13, and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. The Saturday series will begin Saturday, October 9 and will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
The courses will be taught by qualified instructors who are trained through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction founder, Dr. John Kabat-Zinn at the Omega Institute.
Advance registration for the course is required. To register, call the Behavioral and Collaborative Medicine Program at 786-662-8106. For more information about this course and others offered by Baptist Health, go online to www.baptisthealth.net.