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News Room: Press Releases

Reducing stress is good for your health

Being calm not only feels good, it's beneficial for the body and the mind. But in a stressful world, it's difficult to rise above the stress of work, family obligations, economic issues and just day-to-day responsibilities.

Virtua, in collaboration with the Transformations Holistic Learning Center, presents the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program. This program is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., founder of the highly successful Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. People who participate in this program report improvement in both physical and psychological symptoms. It is recommended for those suffering from pain, stress, heart disease, anxiety and panic disorders, GI distress, fatigue, insomnia and other chronic conditions.

The program is presented by Dr. Christine Molnar, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Molly Giles Walker, a seasoned yoga and meditation practitioner. Both Chris and Molly have completed the most advanced training from the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts for instruction of MBSR.

The program is presented: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 11, 18, 25
December 2, and a full-day retreat on December 6.
Classes held at Virtua Virtua's Barry D. Brown Health Education Center, 106 Carnie Blvd., Voorhees, NJ

or

Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm
September 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 22, and a full-day retreat on November 15
Classes held at Transformations, located in the Pavilions at 2301 Evesham Road, Suite 109, Voorhees, NJ

Cost is $495 and includes materials.

To register, log on to readytotransform.com, or call 856-470-1399. Orientation classes will begin late August at Transformations Holistic Learning Center.
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 every year since 2007. 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.