The Rutgers Church Adult Wellness Initiative is Back!

After a well-attended 2016-2017 season, the Rutgers Presbyterian Church Adult Wellness Initiative is hosting a series of monthly wellness workshops on topics of general interest. We began with a September offering on Managing Chronic Pain. Here’s what’s coming up next:

October 13: Posture Clinic
November 17: Mindful Eating
December 15: Managing Your Arthritis

The Better Posture Workshop on October 13th (back by popular request for the 4th time!)will be an exploration of the elements that comprise good posture. It’s not achieved by throwing your shoulders back military style, but is, in fact, an  “inside” job. Registration now by clicking here. We’ll cover:

  • The critical relationship between the spine, breath, and deep abdominal core muscles
  • The role of poor posture in many forms of chronic pain
  • How habits can actually alter the spine
  • Tools and techniques to support the infrastructure, muscular balance, and breath support vital to healthy postural alignment

The act of eating food should satisfy us body, mind, and soul while energizing us to be fully present to our lives. But all too often, we use food as a form of self-medication or to derive a false sense of comfort. In the  Mindful Eating Workshop on November 17th, we’ll explore some of the ways eating patterns and habits can be just as important as caloric intake in managing a healthy relationship to food–just in time to have a mindful Thanksgiving! We’ll explore:

  • The non-nutritive role food sometimes plays in our lives
  • The relationship between food choices and overall health.
  • Current vs. desired eating habits and the tools and techniques that might bridge the gap
  • Why “dieting” rarely works as a long-term solution to weight management.

The Managing Your Arthritis workshop on December 15th will cover basic information about the various types of arthritis and strategies for people living with the disease, including exercise, nutrition, and ways to manage symptoms and decrease arthritis-related pain. We’ll discuss:

  • Systemic vs. structural forms
  • The vital role of safe movement
  • Strategies for managing the activities of daily living
  • Energizing breath techniques
  • Self-comforting techniques

The workshops are held at 236 W 73rd ST on the 5h floor, from 11 am – 1 pm . They are free of charge and open to the community, but registration, which is done on a first-come, first-served basis, is necessary. Registration opens approximately one month in advance of each workshop.

As of this writing, the Posture Clinic is open for registration here.

 

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