The wide variety of programs and services from Mind-Body Health Services can help you take control of your health. Formerly known as the Center for Living, our goal is to help people achieve optimal health and quality of life. Program facilitator is Bridget Rolens, MA, BSOT.

The Relax and Renew (Meditation Circle) meets weekly to calm your mind and refresh your body. The format includes gentle stretching, guided meditations and reflections that highlight using the mind-body connection to enhance health and well-being. This drop-in class is open to the public and is provided at no cost thanks to a generous grant from HSHS St. John's Foundation. It is held on Tuesdays from noon - 12:30 pm in the Chapel Annex at St. John's.

Our Stop Smoking, Start Living program empowers individuals to quit smoking with the help of a wellness coach. 

In keeping with our mission to extend Christ's healing love to all people we are happy to offer our classes on a donation basis.
 
To sign up for any of the classes below, go to Events & Classes. The class category is "Mind-Body Medicine."
 

Upcoming Classes

Healthy Steps: Moving You to Greater Health
Tuesdays
January 16 - February 27, 2018

Regardless of health, age or ability level, the Healthy-Steps Lebed Method uses therapeutic movement done to music to improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, endurance and self-image. Originally designed to help women recovering from breast cancer, Healthy Steps benefits those living with cancer, medical conditions or chronic illnesses, as well as anyone looking for a fun way to enhance physical and mental well-being.

Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

Suggested donation is $70 payable at the door. Feel free to offer more or less as you are able.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Centennial Hall, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Lobby Level 

 
Achieve your healthy living goals
Wednesdays
Jan. 17 - Feb. 7, 2018

We start out the New Year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier and take care of ourselves better. Several months later the resolutions are a distant memory. This class will help you create a vision of your best self, connect with motivators, identify challenges and find support for meeting those challenges.

Suggested donation is $40 payable at the door. Feel free to offer more or less as you are able.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Conf. Room Q, HSHS St. John’s Hospital

 
Coping with anxiety
Wednesdays
Feb. 14 - March 21, 2018

Anxiety often prevents us from engaging in those activities and relationships that are personally fulfilling. This class offers ways to work with anxious thoughts and feelings so they don't interfere with our well being and happiness.

Suggested donation is $60, payable at the door. Feel free to offer more or less as you are able.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Conf. Room Q, HSHS St. John's Hospital

 
Managing pain with mindfulness
Wednesdays
March 28 - April 25

Pain creates suffering both physically and psychologically. As pain gets bigger and bigger, life tends to get smaller and smaller. Those with pain may have lived the life they loved, but now their lives are devoted to trying to keep the pain at bay. This class will explore how acceptance and commitment therapy can help those in pain reconnect with the lives they love.

Suggested donation is $50, payable at the door. Feel free to offer more or less as you are able.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Conf. Room Q, HSHS St. John's Hospital

Cancellation policy: You must contact Mind-Body Health Services at (217) 544-5483 at least 24 hours before class start date to receive refund.