Good Shepherd To Offer Intensive, One-Day Class in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction3/5/2009
ALLENTOWN, PA - Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will offer an intensive, one-day program in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009. The program is scheduled to be held in the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center Conference Room, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. The cost for the workshop, which is open to the public, is $59 if paid before June 12, and $69 thereafter.
The workshop, which will be lead by Georgia Tetlow, M.D., medical director of Good Shepherd’s Integrative Medicine Program, will introduce participants to MBSR, a medically proven way to help reduce cardiovascular risk, gastrointestinal distress, pain, fatigue and anxiety. Course attendants will be invited to experience the mind-body connection, improve vitality, reduce physical symptoms and balance mood through meditation and yoga practices.
Dr. Tetlow, a practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, has 18 years of experience in meditation, applied mindfulness and group dynamics. Mindfulness, developed at the University of Massachusetts more than 30 years ago, has been medically proven to support stress reduction for both individuals and groups.
This is the only day-long mindfulness program offered in the Lehigh Valley. To register, call to schedule a brief screening appointment with Dr. Tetlow at 610-776-3278, option 2. The screening appointment is billable through insurance.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 40,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 17 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit the Good Shepherd Press Room.