Health & Wellness

Wellness Offerings – October 2022


Forest Bathing Immersive Workshop – Saturday, Oct. 1 @ 1 PM-3 PM, Dubuque Arboretum
Forest bathing and forest therapy (or shinrin-yoku) broadly means taking in, in all of one’s senses, the forest atmosphere. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. It was developed in Japan during the 1980s, and in 1982 Japan made this form of mobile meditation under the canopy of living forests a part of its national health program. Researchers, primarily in Japan and South Korea, have established a growing body of scientific literature on the diverse health benefits.

No Limb-its Amputee Social and Support Gatherings – Monday, Oct. 3 @ 4 PM-5:30 PM, Statera Upper Level
Join us for free monthly gatherings where individuals living with limb loss can meet others with similar experiences and struggles. Members can ask questions, learn how to adapt to their new normal, support others in their journey with living with limb loss, and enjoy return to life activities.

Comfort Measures Workshop – Monday, Oct. 3 @ 7 PM-8 PM, Statera Lower Level
Build confidence for labor as you and your support person discover the three types of relaxation needed during labor. Learn and practice specific comfort measures your support person can use to help you have a more comfortable birth.

5-Week Prenatal Yoga (Series) – Mondays, Oct. 3-31 @ 5:30 PM-6:20 PM, Statera Lower Level
Release tension and move your body in ways that can ease the common discomforts of pregnancy. Deepen your connection with your body and your baby, developing greater trust in your body, your intuition, and the process of birth. Practice openness, breath, and surrender – preparing mind, body, and spirit for birth and motherhood.

Strength Training 101 – Wednesday, Oct. 5 @ 4:30 PM-5:20 PM, Statera Lower Level
Join Nicole Hutchison, PT, CSCS for small group fitness classes that are education based on special topics that will rotate monthly. Learn foundational principles, correct form and technique, and build confidence in how to move your body safely and effectively. Modifications provided for special needs. Open to all ages, recommended for beginner to intermediate levels. Equipment provided. Handouts provided for learning and exercise recommendations you can do on your own.

Lunchtime Meditation – Thursdays, Oct. 6-27 @ 12:10 PM-12:30 PM, Online
Take a Mindful Moment with us! This is a free, weekly, guided meditation to connect to self using techniques that can lower heart rate, blood pressure, stress, or anxiety. Learn skills that are immediately useful and accessible, all you need is a moment in your day to sit and connect to the present moment.

Reiki: Thursday Evenings are for Healing – Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Statera Upper Level
We store life experiences as energy patterns in our energy anatomy. Some of those experiences create blockages interrupting the free flow of energy. The spiritual healing art of Reiki works by channeling positive energy into your body physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally resulting in stress reduction and relaxation. This triggers the body’s natural healing abilities.

The Art of Adjustment – Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 9 AM-12 PM, Lower Level
Yoga training for continuing education credit. Pre-registration required.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Class – Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 AM-12 PM, Statera Upper Level
Knowing about breastfeeding and what to expect is a good idea before your baby arrives. This hands-on, interactive class will give you the knowledge you need to feel ready to meet your baby and start the breastfeeding journey. Moms are encouraged to have a support person come along for the class.

Milk Parties! – Mondays, Oct. 10 & 24, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM, Statera Upper Level
Let’s celebrate breastfeeding! This FREE support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Come and share your victories about breastfeeding and receive help for your challenges. This is a great way to receive support and offer support to other moms in return!

HeartMath Introductory Sessions (Thursday Evenings are for Healing) – Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Statera Upper Level
For more than 25 years, HeartMath Institute has been researching the heart-brain connection and learning how the heart influences our perceptions, emotions, intuition and health. HeartMath helps you tap into the power and intelligence of your heart – your heart’s intuition – which awakens you to the best version of yourself.

Community Acupuncture (Thursday Evenings are for Healing) – Thursday, Oct. 20 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Lower Level
Community acupuncture allows for individualized treatment through a 30 to 45 minute treatment in a common treatment area. Share the healing space with others in a relaxed community environment.

Reflexology (Thursday Evenings are for Healing) – Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Upper Level
Reflexology is a holistic, non-invasive therapy based on the theory that every part of your body has corresponding reflex points found on your feet. Reflexology is suitable for most everyone and of all ages. While many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, many medical professionals are recognizing reflexology as a well-established, respected and effective complementary therapy for a variety of diagnoses.

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