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EVENT FULL - An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia region's leading provider of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs comes to WVPL with this powerful workshop.   This program provides a taste of the fundamental of MSBR which has been shown to reduce anxiety,  depression, and pain, and to improve well-being.  Through meditation and awareness exercises, we will explore this practical time-proven approach to living fully in the present moment that has helped thousands of people achieve greater balance, vitality and health.

To fully explore the exercises, this workshop will run 90 minutes.  Participants are encouraged to  wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

With Diane Reibel, Ph.D, Director of the Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson The Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA.

Register at the Blue Bell Library along with payment to confirm enrollment. Fee: $15 for 90 minute workshop. Class limited to 25 participants for maximum benefit.

This event is full. Register for our waitlist.

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Skype Visit with Author Susan Bachrach

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

The Nazi Olympics : Berlin 1936Skype Visit with Susan D. Bachrach, Ph.D.
Author, “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin, 1936”

This program is presented in relation to Montgomery County Public Libraries’ One Book, One County selection for Spring 2016, Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  The One Book, One County initiative will  culminate on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 with Brown’s appearance at two public events. 

Dr. Bachrach’s program brings the games of  1936 Summer Olympics to life with fascinating profiles of the organizers, the politicians and the athletes.   She is staff historian in the Exhibitions Department at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

This program will be presented concurrently at both Ambler and Blue Bell branches.

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How to #Talk2urTeen: A Parenting Workshop

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell



Parenting a teenager is hard work for a parent or guardian, but with some direction and a few tips it can get easier.  Understanding, talking, and connecting to your teen can help lead to your success and a more meaningful relationship with your teen.  So stop taking your teen so seriously and come join Licensed Psychotherapist Andrew McGinley and learn the tools to navigate this difficult developmental stage.  Participants will learn:
1)    biological, psychological, and social connections at work during adolescence
2)    The benefits of progressive communication
3)    Practical and useful parenting strategies
Andrew McGinley is a licensed psychotherapist (LPC) in private practice who currently works with individuals, couples, and families, men, women, young adults, and children.  Using a psychodynamic approach, Andrew treats a variety of concerns including anxiety, trauma, bereavement, and parenting. Andrew’s aim is to facilitate his clients in understanding and overcoming their obstacles to having a good life.
Andrew is also a member of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

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