Mind-Body Health Services

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
March 13 - April 24, 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 

Managing pain with mindfulness
March 28 - April 25, 2018

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

Spring Retreat
Saturday, April 14, 2018

The stresses of life can have a negative effect on both mind and body. This retreat will offer a variety of mind-body strategies to cope with stress and free up energy for what is important in your life.

Please dress in loose, comfortable layers. Bring a pillow and either a yoga/exercise mat or thick blanket/mat for meditation done on the floor.

Morning beverage bar and lunch provided.

Fee: $40, $45 after April 2.*  |  HSHS colleagues and Samaritans, $30, $35 after April 2.**
Time: 9 - 3 p.m.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Chiara Center, 4875 LaVerna Road, Springfield, IL 

*To register after April 2, complete the mail-in form found here
** HSHS colleagues and Samaritans should register via the mail-in form found here.

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