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Clark College News and Events


December 28, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921

E-mail:  bkerr@clark.edu

MANAGING STRESS WITH MINDFULNESS:
THE FIRST “MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY” OF 2010
AT CLARK COLLEGE


Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, BC-DMT, will speak at the college at noon on Monday, Jan. 11


VANCOUVER, Wash. – The holidays may be over but, for people who are dealing with economic uncertainty, job loss or family crisis, stress is a constant.  Acute or chronic stress can have a serious impact on an individual’s emotional or physical well-being.

“Managing Stress with Mindfulness” is the topic of Clark College’s first “Mental Health Monday” discussion of 2010.  It will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in Clark’s Penguin Student Lounge, located in the college’s Penguin Union Building.  The event is free and open to the public.

Clark College’s main campus is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Maps and parking directions are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Yael SchweitzerThe guest speaker will be Yael Schweitzer, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), BC-DMT (Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist).  Schweitzer is an instructor of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) and is co-developer of the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program.

Yael Schweitzer received training in the leading managing stress programs at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University.  For more than 25 years, she has incorporated mindfulness-based approaches into her teaching and therapeutic work.

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