Mini Medical School
Awaken Joy through Mindfulness & Nutrition
The Roberta E. Neustadter Mini Medical School in Integrative Medicine is a free lecture exploring how mindfulness, nutrition and lifestyle can affect your ability to receive joy in your life. Research has shown that our brain chemistry changes through meditation, what we eat, and how much we move our bodies. Learn easy practices and tools from pioneers in their fields.
Tools for Strengthening your Gratitude Muscle
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Learn about the practice of gratitude and our natural capacity for kindness as a part of true happiness. Happiness is not about acquiring anything but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness inside you. Even as we navigate life’s challenges, it’s vital to understand the importance of joy as an aspect of health and healing. Remember how to stay connected to that place inside that makes life worth living. Our own cultivation of well-being and joy can become our gift to ourselves and our community.
If the word "joy" is a stretch, don’t worry. Truly happy people are not happy all the time. They feel sad and angry and have the whole range of human emotions. Joy is a general feeling of aliveness and well-being that is characterized by engagement with life, meeting its ups and downs with authenticity and perspective. It can look very different from person to person, from a quiet sense of contentment to bubbly enthusiasm. That will be one of your discoveries—identifying how joy expresses itself uniquely through you. James Baraz is a renowned teacher and pioneer in translating Buddhist teachings into our daily lives.
Through Healthy Nutrition
Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD, ABIHM
Good eating is not only an act of kindness to yourself but has been shown to dramatically impact your mood. As you get in touch with your intention for happiness, you’ll start to do more to take care of yourself. Often we have food habits that deplete our energy and limit our access to our natural joyfulness. Mindful eating and nourishing foods are cornerstones of health and important for achieving our full potential for happiness. Learn about the foods that support your brain health, and the patterns of eating that may also have an impact on the function of your mind and your brain.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Buhler Specialty Pavilion
2800 L Street, Sacramento
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 pm Registration with healthy snacks
6:30 – 8:30 pm Lectures with Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 pm Book signing
The Institute for Health & Healing Sacramento is a program of Sutter Medical Foundation.
James Baraz has been a meditation teacher since 1978. He is creator and teacher of the Awakening Joy course and leads retreats, workshops and classes in U.S and abroad. James is a co-founding Teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA and co-author of Awakening Joy, the book based on the course. He is a Guiding Teacher for One Earth Sangha, a website devoted to expressing a Buddhist response to Climate Change. James has a deep desire to share his discoveries with others.
Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD ABHIM is the Medical Director of the Sacramento Institute for Health & Healing in Sacramento. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and has done extensive training in functional medicine and nutrition. Dr. Max is passionate about educating the community on healthy lifestyle choices.
Brought to you by the Roberta E. Neustadter Mini Medical School in Integrative Medicine.
The Roberta E. Neustadter Mini Medical School in Integrative Medicine is a free public lecture series in the Bay Area
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Co-sponsored by the Gil Moore Family Foundation
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