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Introduction to Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation with Lisa Wessan, LICSW, RM, CLYL-Tuesday, June 5 at Cameron Senior Center 2-3 p.m. Residents can all 978-692-5523 to register.
Based on the premise that every thought becomes a chemical reaction in your body, this workshop offers a multimodal approach to improve your ability to recover your emotional balance and feel healthier, more peaceful and relaxed. You will learn classic and innovative emotion regulation skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including how to understand and name your emotions, change your emotional responses and manage extremely difficult emotions. You will also learn how to apply Mindfulness methods, to improve your attention and focus, stay in the present, and reduce negative judgments about yourself and others.
Lisa Wessan, LICSW, RM, CLYL, is psychotherapist, life coach, DBT Skills Trainer (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), author, speaker and Reiki Master. Wessan works with individuals and groups who seek pleasure and fulfillment in their lives through improved energy and heightened consciousness. Wessan is also the on-air host and producer of the cable television Lisa Wessan Show.
Her work has been featured in the media over the years, including CNN, Paula Zahn Now, The Boston Globe, The Lowell Sun and The Wall Street Journal.
She is in private practice in Westford, and travels widely presenting a variety of wellness and stress management programs. Visit www.lisawessan.com
for further information.
CAREGIVER STRESS 5/24, 5:30 p.m.
Alicia Seaver, a guest speaker from Bridges, will speak about Caregiver Stress and its impact on one’s life. Providing care for a loved one can take a great toll on one’s own health. She will discuss what the signs are, how to prevent burnout and what steps to take to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing while caring for a loved one. Residents can register for this free class by 5/21 at 978-692-5523.
PLANNING FOR MEDICARE
Countdown to age 65, 6/5, 6 p.m.
This is a free seminar about when and how to enroll in Medicare, avoiding fees, Medicare Parts, Medigap plans and drug plans. Heather Hurd, a Blue Cross Blue Shield representative will be leading this class to help make this process feel less confusing. Residents are asked to sign up by June 1 at 978-692-5523.
LOWELL GENERAL EDUCATIONAL SERIES Introduction to Personal Safety & Self Defense for Women June 12 at 6 p.m. This women’s only workshop teaches safety awareness, risk reduction and how to react with basic self-defense skills. Residents can learn how to protect themselves. They can register at Circle Health by calling 1-877-544-9355.
MAME | North Shore Music Theatre June 13. Attendees will begin with a full course luncheon at the Danversport Yacht Club. The entrée choice is fresh baked scrod or baked chicken. Next, they’ll travel to the North Shore Music Theatre for Broadway’s Classic Musicals, “MAME.” MAME follows the madcap adventures of everyone’s favorite auntie, Mame Dennis, and her adoring nephew. She celebrates the Roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy, and perseveres through life with humor and style. The tour costs $119.00 per person. Residents can sign up at 978-692-5523.
Foxwoods / Moheagan
Participants, ages 50 and over, will head to Connecticut to Foxwoods and Mohegan Casinos on Tuesday, June 12. Participants will depart from the Franco-American Club at 7:30 a.m. The fee for this trip will be $36 which includes driver gratuity and is due at sign-up. You will receive bonus and food coupon when you arrive at the casino. Registrants can call 978.692.5523 to sign-up.
COA VAN TRIP:
The Butterfly Place, Thursday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10. Dutch Treat Lunch at Feng Shui, Tyngsboro. Registrants can call 978-692-5523 to sign up; seats are limited.