Our wellness services and events focus on mindfulness, movement, nutrition and nature- all of which support mental health.
Upcoming Classes, Workshops and Events:
Meditation Rx – Series with Amanda O’Bryan, PhD
Second Tuesday of every month (7-9pm) – Bridge Building B location
Meditation Prescriptions were designed to help folks apply the principles of mindfulness and compassion to the unique problems we all face. Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly which practices will help the most for a specific issue, and the amount of information can be overwhelming. Amanda has created a package of four practices and meditations that will target each issue directly. Also included in the workshop will be journaling prompts and a discussion of self-care practices, again specifically chosen for the issue we are working with. Each participant will receive a digital download with audio recordings of the meditations, and a pdf guide.
$45 per class which includes a digital download with audio recordings and a pdf guide
10% discount if you sign up for 6 classes
Dr. Amanda O’Bryan is a meditation teacher who enjoys the challenge of combining science and spirituality to create a new method of teaching, and a perspective that is both modern and meaningful. Before becoming a full-time meditation teacher, Amanda worked as a Psychology professor. She earned her PhD in Experimental psychology in 2012, and brings that knowledge of human behavior and the brain to her teachings.
Amanda strives to create a compassionate and non-judgmental learning atmosphere. She understands that life bombards us with stress and chaos, and gives her students powerful tools to accept and transform these obstacles. https://www.amandaobryanwellness.com
Please register by clicking the button below.
Upcoming Sessions: Taking the month of December off for hibernation. Jan/Feb dates TBA
Meet in the parking lot of the Horine Section of Jefferson Memorial Forest
Shinrin-Yoku means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Now their research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world.
The idea is simple: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved. Forest therapy approaches such as Shinrin-yoku have roots in many cultures throughout history. John Muir wrote, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity.”
What to expect:
This Guided Forest Bathing experience is for all fitness levels and abilities. We will be walking a short distance, sitting and standing. Accommodations can be made for everyone’s comfort levels.
We ask that all electronics be left behind so you can completely unplug and tune into the forest atmosphere. Please make necessary arrangements. Apply all sunscreen and bug spray before you arrive as to not disturb sensitive noses. Lastly, bringing a filled water bottle is recommend. Many people choose to carry a small backpack or hip sack so their hands can be free to explore.
Meet your guide:
Jennifer Owens, LCSW is a therapist and wellness director at Bridge. Jennifer is a trained ecotherapist and lifelong outdoors woman. She has extensive experience in the backcountry leading women’s only backpacking and kayaking groups. Jennifer’s approach to guiding is open, safe, nurturing and exploratory. She hopes that all people can reconnect with the other than human world to restore inner and outer balance.
RSVP by emailing Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 694-9488. You can also register by clicking below.