Free meditation class to address handling stress

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:18 AM

An introduction to mindfulness and the health care program Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Smiley Building, Studio 12, 1309 East Third Ave.

Originally created as a treatment for recurrent depression, and shown through extensive research to be as effective as anti-depressant medication in reducing the risk of relapse, MBCT is a highly effective way of coping with the stress, low mood and mental chatter that can so often keep us from experiencing the sense of well-being.

Mindfulness meditation training is being offered in hospitals, mental health centers, corporations, schools and the U.S. military.

Participants will learn why and how mindfulness practice can support them in cultivating greater health, focused attention and peace of mind.

This free session, open to the public, is offered by Janet Curry, a mental health counselor in private practice and certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction provider. Curry is currently earning a master’s degree in MBCT at Oxford University in England.

For more information about this session or the MBCT class beginning April 9, call 779-0611 or email