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Hunterdon Behavioral Health to Host Program on Mindfulness and Relaxation

October 2, 2017

Hunterdon Behavioral Health Intensive Family Support Services invites the community to a special program on Monday, October 16 to learn about mindfulness, meditation and relaxation strategies for stress management and overall health. The program will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room C at Hunterdon Medical Center, located at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington.

The discussion will be led by Gina Byrnes, LCSW, ACT, Psychotherapist with Hunterdon Behavioral Health. Topics of discussion will include how to use meditation, a variety of relaxation strategies, and current research on mindfulness based approaches. Participants will also experience guided meditation during this session.

Intensive Family Support Services assists families in their understanding of psychiatric disorders and the effects upon family life. Their goal is to form a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with families so that they can increase their knowledge, as well as coping and communication skills. IFSS consults with families about their individual needs. The counselors work with families to reduce isolation, stigma, and increase their understanding of mental illness. IFSS is crucial to families so that they do not feel overwhelmed during a time of crisis.

Space is limited. To register, please call 908-788-6401 ext. 3006 or 3029.

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