April 17, 2012

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center community series presents program on mindfulness today at 6 p.m.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is sponsoring the latest of its community series, which includes appetizers and an informative discussion, today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Green Hills, 3810 Bedford Ave., Suite 100.

Michelle Foote-Pearce, LPC, R.N., D. Min., will speak on "A Taste of Mindfulness."

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of waking up, of paying attention and being present now, in this moment, with whatever is happening, without judgment. It helps to not get lost in what is beyond our ability to change and is a commitment to the intention of staying happy and engaged with life and living. Research shows benefits of mindfulness meditation include stress relief, improved immunity, better quality sleep, increased mental awareness and clarity and improved mood.

In this overview some of the research and benefits to cancer patients will be presented and the many ways to be more mindfully present will be explored. A brief experience of several types of guided mindfulness practice will be included.

To register or for more information please visit: www.vanderbilthealth.com/cancer/seminars.