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Virtua and Penn Medicine offer meditation course

Virtua and Penn Medicine are offering an eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Management at Virtua’s Center for Learning from April 29 to June 17. The course teaches a variety of meditation techniques that will lead you to relaxation, clarity and stillness.

The eight–week public program provides a thorough introduction to mindfulness meditation that will help you to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase focus and mental clarity
  • Improve communication in relationships
  • Heal from trauma or distress
  • Manage difficult situations

Each course includes 27 hours of class time consisting of eight 2.5-hour weekly classes and a full-day mindfulness-based stress management retreat held on Saturday, June 8. All class materials are included, including a textbook, written handouts and a series of audio recordings of guided meditation exercises for use at home.

Morning and evening options are available.


Cost: $549 (includes all class materials-- printed handouts, binder, text book, access to a series of guided meditation recordings)

Space is limited! Register early at www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness or call (215) 615-2774. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 25, 2013.

 

As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.