MDCMC Offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Starting Oct. 1, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainers Dr. Chona Antonio and Barbara Wulf will conduct a weekly program for people seeking to improve their physical and mental health through meditation.

Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) is one of only 350 medical centers in the U.S. to offer this innovative program, which teaches participants about the health benefits of mindfulness and gives them the skills to develop their own mindfulness practices.

Meditation is a tool proven to benefit many symptoms including depression, fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, chronic pain and headaches.

“This program is for people who want to take charge of their health,” says Barbara Wulf, who has been facilitating mindfulness programs since 2006. “Participants will work hard individually, but the group aspect of this course makes it inspiring.”

In addition to weekly Tuesday evening meetings and a full day retreat, the program asks participants to practice mindfulness meditation for 30 minutes a day with an instructional CD.

“We are thrilled to be offering this program to the community,” says Dr. Chona Antonio, integrative medicine specialist at Ministry. “Mindfulness is a practice of living in the moment, connecting again to ourselves. It is a tool, a meditation practice, and not another medication to make us feel well. It is an embodiment of mind-body connection. Our life, our health is definitely in our own hands.”

To register, contact Wulf at 612.242.0271 or [email protected].