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STRESS IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 3:00 - 4:30 pm

St. Patrick's Catholic Church 501 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande

Lompoc Public Library 501 E. North Avenue, Lompoc

Stress can have a huge impact on one's physical and psychological health. To avoid its ill effects, it is important not only to learn effective stress reduction techniques, but to also develop a keen awareness of how and when tension arises in mind and body so that the stress response can be averted or minimized.

Bring your family and friends. This interactive FREE program provides valuable tools that everyone can use.

What will I learn?

~ How stress affects health in general and MS in particular ~ Mental habits/filters that can exacerbate the stress response and how to work with them ~ Techniques for managing and transforming stress, including:

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    body and mind scanning

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      deep relaxation practices

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      visualizations

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    mindfulness meditation

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      creative expression for tension release

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      the calming effect of time spent in nature

Featured speaker:

Devin Wallace is the new Programs Manager for the San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara County areas. Devin has designed and managed therapeutic and educational programs for people with disabilities for over 12 years. He has taught stress reduction classes and workshops at rehabilitation centers in California and Washington state.

Cost: FREE

Sign me up! Pre-registration is required by May 30th. Turn to the last page to register. Please call Devin Wallace at 1.800.344.4867 for more information or to register by phone.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter

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