All events take place at the Cohen Clinic and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, email email@example.com
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday Talks are held in partnership with the American Red Cross and are facilitated by licensed clinicians. All programs are free and open to the public and include lunch but participants must register through Eventbrite.com (Search Tuesday Talks, Fayetteville, NC)
- January 28 - Defusing Anger - Teaches participants to recognize triggers and reactions and offers ways to respond in the moment and over the long term to defuse anger and reduce emotional responses.
- February 25 - Stress Solutions - Teaches stress management through learning the signs of stress, practicing relaxation techniques, discussing sleep issues, learning to help others and changing the way you think about stress.
- March 31 - Trauma Talk - Teaches the effects of trauma on our bodies and minds in approachable and conversational ways and offers easy ways to overcome the effects of traumatic experiences and to help others who are struggling.
Monthly Mindfulness and Empowerment Workshop
10:00 am - 11:30 am, 2nd Wednesday of the month
Workshops are free and open to the public but registration is encouraged through Eventbrite.com (Search Mindfulness Workshop, Fayetteville, NC)
- January 8 - Changing Habits with Mindfulness - Resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something and change comes with it. Learn how being mindfully in the present moment makes the change possible.
- February 12 - Mindfulness for Your Heart; Stress Management and Self-Care - The US Center for disease control/prevention reports 75% of doctors visits are stress-related. Research suggests a regular meditation practice could protect against heart disease. We all experience stress. Find ways to respond instead of react using mindfulness.
- March 11 - Mindfulness and Sleep - Sleep should come but our minds won’t turn off. Approximately 30% of adults in the US don’t get enough sleep. Learn how to use mindfulness to ease into sleep.
- April 8 - Mindfulness and Pain - We all experience pain but is pain ruling your life? Chronic pain affects more people in the US than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Learn how to use mindfulness to stop resisting the pain and begin living with it.
Monthly Mindfulness Practice Group
10:00 am - 11:30 am, 4th Wednesday of the month (Dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27)
Beginning January 22, 2020 Mindfulness practice groups can help you establish a lasting practice:
- Having a group provides structure & accountability, which helps build a habit of practice
- Practicing with others can foster the experience of a deeper practice
- Sharing insights and/or challenges with others helps gain more perspective about the practice
- Building a mindful community supports the sustainment of practice
Military and Veteran Spouse Support Group
10:00 am, 1st Saturday of the month beginning Feb. 1, 2020
Want to connect with others who share similar experiences as a the spouse of an Active Duty Service Member or Veteran? Mark your calendars for this support group offered the first Saturday of each month.
Facilitated by the Outreach Coordinator and co-facilitated by the Clinic Director (both are spouses of recently retired Service Members), topics are participant-driven and highly interactive. The group’s focus is to alleviate feelings of isolation or loneliness, gaining perspective, feeling heard, sharing practical advice and experiences, forming social connections, and learning about resources in the community.