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Healthy Mind & Body

“Scientists…have been rediscovering the links between stress and health. Today, we accept that there is a powerful mind-body connection through which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect our health. Mind-body medicine focuses on treatments that may promote health, including relaxation, hypnosis, visual imagery, meditation, yoga, and biofeedback.”

Recognizing that these practices can be accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels, the Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) is offering Healthy Mind & Body classes throughout the county.

Participants will receive a free workout towel (while supplies last), and can enter a drawing to win gift cards to Whole Foods Market. Each class is 60 minutes. Please preregister to reserve your spot.

The Healthy Mind & Body series has been made possible thanks to generous donations to the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, in the memory of Rachel Mick, the Palm Beach County Library System’s founding CHIS Coordinator. Rachel was recognized at local, state and national levels for her work as a Consumer Health Librarian. She passed away February 2016 following a three-year battle with breast cancer.

Upcoming Events

Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 01, 10:00 am
Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how breathing techniques combined with aromatherapy can change your mood and help you to relax.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Functional Foods
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Feb 02, 2:00 pm

Superfoods may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyle choices. Give yourself a health boost with powerhouse foods.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Feb 07, 2:00 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 07, 6:30 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 08, 1:00 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Feb 08, 2:00 pm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how aromatherapy and breathing techniques can change your mood and help you relax.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 08, 2:30 pm

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Gardens Branch
Thu, Feb 09, 2:30 pm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how aromatherapy and breathing techniques can change your mood and help you relax.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how aromatherapy and breathing techniques can change your mood and help you relax.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 11, 11:00 am

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Feb 13, 2:00 pm

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Feb 15, 2:00 pm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how aromatherapy and breathing techniques can change your mood and help you relax.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Main Library
Wed, Feb 15, 6:30 pm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how aromatherapy and breathing techniques can change your mood and help you relax.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Functional Foods
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Feb 16, 2:00 pm

Superfoods may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyle choices. Give yourself a health boost with powerhouse foods.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
Acreage Branch
Thu, Feb 16, 6:30 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 16, 6:30 pm

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Functional Foods
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Feb 22, 2:00 pm

Superfoods may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyle choices. Give yourself a health boost with powerhouse foods.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 22, 6:30 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Feb 24, 2:00 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 25, 11:00 am

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Main Library
Tue, Feb 28, 6:00 pm

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Mar 01, 10:00 am

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Aromatherapy - Thriving in a Stressful World
Acreage Branch
Wed, Mar 08, 6:30 pm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Learn how aromatherapy and breathing techniques can change your mood and help you relax.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Mar 09, 2:00 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Acreage Branch
Thu, Mar 09, 6:30 pm

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Mar 10, 2:00 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Yoga Meditation
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Mar 10, 2:00 pm

Yoga and meditation together cleanse and harmonize the functions of the entire body, soothe and strengthen the nervous system, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, release trapped emotions, and calm and focus the mind.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Mar 11, 3:00 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Mar 14, 2:00 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Functional Foods
Main Library
Thu, Mar 16, 2:00 pm

Superfoods may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyle choices. Give yourself a health boost with powerhouse foods.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Mar 20, 2:00 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
Main Library
Mon, Mar 20, 6:30 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Tai Chi
Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 21, 2:30 pm

Tai Chi quickly delivers health benefits – lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved balance, and clarity of mind. Bring water and wear sneakers or securely fastened shoes; no sandals or flip-flops. An alternative form can be done seated.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Functional Foods
Gardens Branch
Wed, Mar 22, 2:30 pm

Superfoods may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyle choices. Give yourself a health boost with powerhouse foods.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Sahaja Meditation
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Mar 23, 2:00 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. Anyone can do it!

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Accessing Inner Guidance
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Mar 24, 2:00 pm

Practice simple meditation techniques designed to awaken inner wisdom, guidance and latent healing. Learn basic mindfulness principles.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Yoga Meditation
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 29, 2:00 pm

Yoga and meditation together cleanse and harmonize the functions of the entire body, soothe and strengthen the nervous system, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, release trapped emotions, and calm and focus the mind.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Healthy Mind & Body Series: Functional Foods
Wellington Branch
Thu, Mar 30, 3:30 pm

Superfoods may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyle choices. Give yourself a health boost with powerhouse foods.

(60 min.) Preregister.