Women Enriching Women

Connecting at the 2014 women's event

Mindful Living: Moment by Moment

Saturday, April 9, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person

*Register with at least one friend before March 25 and you each receive a $5 discount

Studies have shown that stress is a contributing factor to a wide variety of physical and medical ailments. You have it in your power to control your stress factors by practicing mindfulness. Come and learn from two experts how to begin your mindfulness practice today!

After lunch, you will have an opportunity to choose one or more activities to practice mindfulness. Please dress comfortably if you decide to participate in the Yoga session, and bring shoes or boots that are appropriate for an outdoor nature walk, should that be your choice in the afternoon.


8:30 a.m.

Check-in and coffee in Centennial Hall

Net proceeds from this conference, along with other gifts to the Women's Council, go into a Professional Enrichment Grant fund to assist female undergraduates at Bluffton to attend professional conferences. Thanks to the support of our donors and conference attendees, 14 students attended conferences with PEG funds during fall semester 2015. 

9:15 a.m. SOS: a distress call to save ourselves - Dr. Lorie Thomas, OB/GYN
Dr. Thomas is a leader in women's health and ranks #1 in NW Ohio and Michigan for minimally invasive robotic gynecological procedures. This informative and interesting session takes us through the various chemical and physical reactions that occur in our bodies as a direct consequence of unmanaged stress.
10:15 a.m BREAK

10:30 a.m.

The practice of MINDFULness - Terri J. Brenneman, PhD, HSPP
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Terri Brenneman specializes in the assessment, treatment and promotion of behavioral health and uses mindfulness-based cognitive therapy skills to assist individuals. In this session, we will learn about the benefits of practicing mindfulness and start to put that practice into use.

12 p.m.

Lunch in Marbeck Center will include a salad bar and time to visit with old friends and make some new acquaintances.

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Mindfully Engaging the Body and Senses - Terri J. Brenneman
Do you ever think about how you place one foot in front of the other while walking? Do we engage all of our senses while listening to music or creating and observing works of art? Dr. Brenneman will coach us on how to mindfully engage our bodies and senses during the next hour's activities

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Mindfulness activities - CHOOSE ONE OR TWO:
   * Nature walk and outdoor prayer labyrinth
   * Creating colorful images while listening to music in The Commons
   * Light Yoga with Karen Kline in The Kreider Room
   * Art exhibit by Anita Lehman in The Gallery Lounge
   * Conversation and active listening with a friend in The Kiva or other quiet spaces

2:15-2:45 p.m.


2:45-2:55 p.m.

Gratitude and Closing: Women's Council Members


>>> online registration
For questions or to register via phone: contact Julia Szabo, szaboj@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3245.

Sponsored by the Bluffton University Alumnae Women's Council
and Bluffton Hospital, Blanchard Valley Health System