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Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

$65

yoga, TKF Foundation

EVENT DETAILS

Date: November 19

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $65

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 10/19/2024.

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Presenter: Dr. Heather Alexander

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 10/19/2024.

We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically.  

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment — nonjudgmentally and with compassion. Paying attention gives us valuable information we can use to live better. During our time together, we will experience mindfulness practices for reducing stress and becoming more aware of God’s presence. 

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and may want to bring a blanket or shawl to this retreat. If you have one, please bring a yoga mat or something soft to lay on, a cushion or pillow to sit on, and a journal or paper, as well. Please note, however, that it is not necessary to lie down or sit on the floor to participate. Lunch is included.  

Heather Alexander, MD, FAAP has a passion for encouraging people to live well by becoming more present to the moments of their lives and living with more compassion. She sees this as her way of offering peace to our world that is so in need of healing. Initially learning mindfulness to reduce stress, she found that practicing mindfulness helped her to be more aware of God’s presence. Dr. Alexander has led workshops on practicing mindfulness for stress reduction and connecting with God, mindfulness for parents, and mindfulness for teens. She received an undergraduate degree from Haverford College, a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She also trained with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and with the Mindful School program to teach mindfulness to children. Dr. Alexander currently practices in Columbia, Maryland.  

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 10/19/2024.

You will be entering your information for registration and payment next. If you would rather call us, please contact our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 and they can accept credit card information over the phone. You can also contact them with your information and mail a check to: 1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been made.

If you would like to register a group to attend this retreat, please call our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or email Doris Gallagher, Manager of Marketing & Events, at Doris.Gallagher@BonSecoursRCC.org.

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