WIB-RTP Hosts a Wellness Event: Bringing Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Meditation into Your Life, February 22, 2017
Boosting mental wellness is important for every aspect of our lives – including our careers! Learning about ways to manage your stress, decompress after a busy day, and appreciate yourself can help to improve mental health. WIB-RTP is bringing in two wonderful speakers to teach us about mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation by combining discussion on the background and research of these techniques with interactive sessions. Join us for an educational and interactive evening, and take the first step towards improving your mental well-being!
Dr. Karen Bluth is faculty in the Program on Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UNC’s School of Medicine where she is a self-compassion and mindfulness researcher and teacher. Dr. Bluth’s research focuses on the roles that self-compassion and mindfulness play in promoting wellbeing in adults and youth. Dr. Bluth also serves as Associate Editor of the academic journal Mindfulness. With over 40 years of experience as a mindfulness practitioner and 18 years of experience as a classroom educator, Dr. Bluth is an expert not only in promoting the use of mindfulness and self-compassion in everyday life, but also in the scientific research behind why they benefit the mind and body. http://www.mindfulselfcompassionforteens.com
Erin Kaltenbrun, Ph.D., RYT-200, earned her Ph.D. in molecular and developmental biology from UNC and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Duke. She came to yoga hoping to gain some flexibility and strength, but quickly discovered yoga as way to manage anxiety and stress. Erin obtained her 200-hr teaching certification from Republic of Yoga in Cary and currently teaches vinyasa-style classes at Republic of Yoga and Yoga Off East in Durham.
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration, networking, and appetizers
6:30 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.
6:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Educational and Interactive sessions
- Early Bird Pricing through February 20, 2017: $15
- Regular Pricing after February 20, 2017: $20
- Early Bird Pricing through February 20, 2017: $45
- Regular Pricing after February 20, 2017: $50
Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members are also allowed 1 guest at member pricing
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
Parking available on site
* - Note: the Bridge Room is on the 3rd floor – there will be signs and people directing to this location as it is not our usual location at the Frontier