Event Type: Online Class
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Oct 30 - Nov 13 2023
3:00pm - 4:15pm
At your computer/device
Relaxing Into Sleep
Discover how the simple practice of mindfulness can help transform your lifestyle habits in order to set the stage for a peaceful night’s sleep. In this three-session online class, we will review core aspects of wellness – sound sleep, stress reduction, consistent exercise, and healthy eating – and learn how the establishment of these fundamental activities affects each moment of our day and the quality of our sleep at night.
We will study how the nervous system responds to stress, often creating a state of perpetual vigilance, and practice key skills that help restore balance and calm to the body and mind. You will experience guided meditations that will help you feel calmer and improve your ability to cope with the typical stressors of daily life. You will learn current guidelines for good sleep hygiene and the most common causes of difficulty falling asleep or nighttime wakefulness.
Class activities will include goal setting for implementing healthy sleep habits, tracking sleep patterns, and assessing results, in addition to mindful movement, gentle yoga, and guided meditation.
Attendance requirement for incentive points – all 3 sessions. This class will not be recorded.
Instructor: Patty McLucas is a trauma-informed sound sleep and stress reduction specialist with 22 years of experience as a wellness consultant. Patty teaches mindfulness for Stanford’s Healthy Living Program and has taught for other organizations including Apple and Google. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing and Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training and teaches mindfulness meditation for Stanford’s Cancer Supportive Care Program.
Class details are subject to change.