Flamingo Las Vegas, Carson City ballrooom
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:30-11:00 AM PST
An experiential workshop for patients, family members, and friends for managing stress, illness, and disability. This is being offered as a pre-conference activity of the 2018 FSHD Connect.
If you wish to attend, RSVP to Robyn O’Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
You are hearing the word everywhere… seeing it everywhere… but what is Mindfulness? What is the practice of mindfulness and how could it be useful in facing FSHD and related stress and disability? Mindfulness meditation has been well researched as a practice to help manage stress, pain, emotional distress and a number of medical and mental health conditions. Ongoing practice helps to adapt to challenges we all face, facilitates greater acceptance, self-compassion, and patience. In this pre-conference workshop, Dr Egert will guide us through several forms of mindfulness practice. Together, we will discuss our experience and explore the value of mindfulness for living with FSHD and loving and/or caring for people with FSHD.
Jennifer Egert, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with FSHD who works in private practice in New York City. She offers mindfulness based psychotherapy and workshops in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and mindful approaches to cope with stress and anxiety. She began her own personal study and mindfulness practice in 2002 and has trained in MBCT and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well with other mindfulness-based psychotherapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion focused interventions.
For further information, see Dr. Egert’s course listings on the NYC Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative Website: http://www.mindfulnessmeditationnyc.com/mbsr-nyc-teachers/jennifer-egert and her personal website: www.jenniferegert.com