Mental Health Promotion Seminars—Mindfulness

Sun, Aug 12 • 11:45 am

Loper Chapel

On Sunday, August 12 (note change in date), First Church member Kerrie Hein will present the fifth in a series of six monthly seminars on Mental Health Promotion. The title is Mindfulness and will take place from 11:45 am to 1 pm in Loper Chapel.

(The date for the seminar on "Sleep" will be announced later.)

Kerrie will look at the scientific research on mindfulness and mental health, its use as part of evidenced-based treatments for mental illness, and resources for mindfulness practice in this community and beyond.

The Mental Health Ministry Team is sponsoring this series of seminars which will be held during the Adult Learning Hour on the second Sundays, January – August 2018. All are welcome to attend one or more or all of the presentations.

Kerrie Hein is the Lab Director for the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley. Over the past eight years, Kerrie has interviewed hundreds of people from many walks of life—teenagers to seniors—about their mental health histories, learning from them the many ways in which their lives have been painfully affected by mental illness. Her passion is to educate people about mental health, giving them information and tools that will help them live more productive, fulfilling and resilient lives, recognize and recover from mental health problems, and care for those in their lives who are experiencing them.

Here is the full list of presentations (links indicate a video of a past presentation):

January 14   Mental Health: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
February 11   Mental Illness
March 11   Emotional Literacy
April 8   Suicide
August 12   Mindfulness
TBA   Sleep

For more information, click here for a description of each seminar or speak to Kerrie.

Childcare provided
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Robin Kempster