*Registration for this program is sold out! Please see our Fall 2019 offering which begins in October*
Wednesdays, July 10-Aug 285:30-7:45pm Retreat day: Saturday, Aug. 17
$320/members$480/general publicLayering stresses from your personal and professional life on top of things like the 24/7 news cycle and political upheaval can put your body in a constant state of red-alert. This instinctual survival response can be helpful if you’re being chased by a tiger, but not if you’re trying to get dinner on the table! Learn to check in with your body to identify what causes you stress and where you hold tension, then use practical techniques to reduce that stress on a regular basis. Decades of research show that this 8-week course makes structural changes in the brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and compassion, measurably reducing stress in just 8 weeks.
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FACILITATORSSusan Brock Wilkes, PhD, is a psychologist, award-winning instructor, Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, and Certified Teacher in Mindful Self Compassion and Compassion Cultivation Training. A former university professor, she owns her own consulting firm and is a frequent facilitator with nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Her community engagement is extensive, including her current service on the Board of Health Brigade, on the founding leadership team for Impact 100, and as past-President of the Chrysalis Institute. Currently on the faculty for The Innerwork Center, Susan was co-editor of the Words for the Journey anthology and the 2017 recipient of the Chrysalis Spirit Award. Susan is also a certified spiritual director.
Sherry Klauer is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the UCSD School of Medicine. She holds certifications in yoga (200RYT), personal training, run coaching and fitness nutrition. Sherry left the corporate world to care for her three children in 2007, and made a career shift to mind/body wellness after her daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009. She serves at Program Director at The Innerwork Center and teaches yoga, meditation and mindfulness in various studios in the RVA area.