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Area Agency on Aging Presents
Mindful Self-Compassion for the Caregiving Journey
with April Hadley, LLMSW

Wednesdays – August 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017
1:30 pm3:30 pm

Mindful Self-Compassion is the practice of offering kindness to yourself in the midst of difficult experiences. It provides a foundation of emotional strength and resiliency. With self-compassion, you will begin to motivate yourself with encouragement, forgive yourself when needed, accept your shortcomings, and care for others while caring for self. Research shows when caregivers practice self-compassion, they experience increased emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, more satisfaction in personal relationships and are more able to sustain healthy habits such as diet and exercise.

Location: Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Drive, NE, Grand Rapids, MI

RSVP: Registration is required. Email registration@aaawm.org or call
616-222-7032. A $5.00 suggested fee per class is payable at door.
Maximum class size is 20 people. Register soon. Please make sure
you can attend all four classes before registering; recognizing of
course, that emergencies can arise after the classes start.

Questions: Call 616-222-7032 or email registration@aaawm.org

Educator’s Summer Special – Save $50
Repeating a Class? – Save $100
Save Your Spot with a $100 Deposit
Scholarships Available
Early Bird $385 through August 11, $425 beginning August 12

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
with April Hadley, Carol Hendershot & Katy Chapman

Free Information Sessions:

Tuesday, August 1 or 8, 6:30 pm at Energy Touch
Wednesday, August 2 or 9, 9:30 am at Holistic Care Approach
Wednesday, August 2 or 9, 6:30 pm at Inside-Out Bodyworks in Spring Lake, MI

August Classes Begin:

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 pm at Energy Touch
Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 am at Holistic Care Approach
Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 pm at Inside-Out Bodyworks in Spring Lake, MI

Mindful Self Compassion
with April Hadley & Carol Hendershot

Free Information Sessions:

Thursday, August 3 & 10, 9:30 am at Mindful Counseling
Thursday, August 3 & 10, 6:30 pm at Women’s Health Center
Class Begins:
Tuesday, August 17, 9:30 am at Mindful Counseling
Tuesday, August 17, 6:30 pm at Women’s Health Center

Eat for Life: Mindfulness
Based Intuitive Eating
with Carol Hendershot and Lori Schermers, RD

New Class Coming in October!

Now Offering a Spring Lake Class!
8-Week Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction Class
in Spring Lake with Katy Chapman

Scholarships Available
Free Information Sessions: Wednesday, August 2 or 9, 6:30 pm at Inside-Out Bodyworks in Spring Lake, MI
Class Begins: Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 pm at Inside-Out Bodyworks in Spring Lake, MI
More Info

 


Save the Date
Friday, October 20, 2017

The Science of Mindfulness and Habit Change
One Day Workshop with Judson Brewer MD, PhD


Call 616-361-3660 for more information.

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Upcoming Workshops

The Science of Mindfulness
and Habit Change

Mindfulness in the Mainstream

Upcoming Programs

Summer 2017 Schedule

Classes Meet Once Weekly for Eight Weeks

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
with April Hadley, Carol Hendershot & Katy Chapman
<Free Information Sessions:

Tuesday, August 1 or 8 @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 2 or 9 @ 9:30 am
Wednesday, August 2 or 9 @ 6:30 pm

August Classes Begin:

Tuesday, August 15 @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 16 @ 9:30 am
Wednesday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm

Mindful Self Compassion
with April Hadley
Free Information Sessions:

Thursday, August 3 or 10 @ 6:30 pm
June Class Begins:

Thursday, August 17 @ 6:30 pm

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Interpersonal Mindfulness
Mindful Self-Compassion