Slow down, Breathe, Be Free!
Relieving Stress with Meditation and Mindfulness
Sixty to ninety percent of physical illness is caused by stress! By lessening our stress level, we decrease stress molecules and maintain a healthy body, calmer mind, and freer heart. Mindfulness and meditation are wonderful ways to calm ourselves, relax deeply, and free ourselves of debilitating stress. During this program we will explore:
• the symptoms, causes, and physiology of stress
• how stress affects our body, mind, heart, spirit
• various ways to relieve stress in our daily lives
• the many benefits of meditation to reduce stress
• meditation practices to foster stillness and awareness
• developing and practicing mindfulness in our daily life
You will receive a helpful handout of information and meditation techniques for ongoing healing in your daily life. Guided by Sr. Maureen Conroy.
Maureen Conroy, RSM, D.Min. is Co-director of the Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, New Jersey. Her ministries include spiritual direction, the education of spiritual directors, giving directed retreats, and offering workshops on spiritual direction, supervision, holistic spirituality, meditation and wellness. Maureen also educated spiritual directors for twenty-five years at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska during the summer months. Maureen has offered workshops on spirituality and spiritual direction in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Maureen’s educational background includes a Masters of Divinity, a Doctor of Ministry, Certificates in Spiritual Direction, and many Certificates in Holistic Modalities. She is the author of numerous articles and five books, including The Discerning Heart, Looking into the Well, and Experiencing God’s Tremendous Love.