Tuesdays at 1 pm – Weekly through August 31, 2021
Whether we recognize it or not, many of us are still recovering from the life-changing impacts of the COVID-19 disaster. That’s why we’re offering the Summer Resilience Series: weekly one-hour programs on topics designed to help restore mental well-being.
Join us for one, two, or all five programs as we explore practices that help human beings find hope, tranquility, and optimism. Channel your thoughts in different directions this summer. Be kind to your mind!
All programs feature a guest speaker and an American Sign Language interpreter. To register, click on the topic name below. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/Stay Well.
- Tuesday, Aug. 3: Mindfulness Practice for Anyone, Any Time
What is mindfulness, and how can it benefit our health and wellness? Learn five real-world ways to expand your mindfulness practice.
Speaker: Kristal Reyes, LMSW, MPH, CAADC, Director of Crisis Services, Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), Detroit, Michigan
- Tuesday, Aug. 10: Meditation 101
Learn what meditation is, and what it is not. Explore ways to build your practice by trying two styles of meditation during this session.
Speaker: Jeff Currier – B.S., Chemical Engineering, B.S., Geology and Geophysics, USUI Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, Co-owner of Ways to Wellness, Midland, Michigan
- Tuesday, Aug. 17: Exercise for Depression
Learn why and how physical movement helps relieve stress and anxiety. Learn how to set realistic expectations and stay motivated.
Speaker: Teri Keller, ACE Certified National Trainer, Family YMCA, Birmingham, Michigan
- Tuesday, Aug. 24: Yoga and Yogic breathing for wellness
Become acquainted with Iyengar Yoga as a practice for physical health, mental clarity, and emotional stability while learning ways to alleviate common discomforts and support respiratory health.
Speaker: Hong Gwi-Seok, BA, MFA, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Co-owner, Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective, Detroit, Michigan
- Tuesday, Aug. 31: Hardwiring your Nutrition Routine
Fuel your body and brain by optimizing your daily nutrition habits. Learn how to meet your micronutrient needs, up your fiber intake, and make your good dietary habits stick.
Speaker: Lisa McDowell, MS, RDN, CSSD, DipACLM, ISAK, Director, Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Team performance dietician for the Detroit Red Wings, USA Olympics Consultant