Wellness Wednesdays

Starting this September and continuing through the fall, we will offer a series of programs to help you relax, restore and recalibrate. We offered some of these programs this past spring and, based on how popular they were, we’re expanding. All programs are from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Stress Management
September 26
Health educator Dr. Elizabeth S. Wind offers a toolkit of mindfulness and stress management techniques for immediate use. Wind has taught and led programs on stress management, meditation and mindfulness in many academic and business settings, including Westchester Community College and Westchester Jewish Community Services.

Relax & Restore with Sound Meditation*
October 10
Experience a sound journey with Harmonic Alchemy duo Dr. Celine Daly and Julie Harris. Vibrations from their singing bowls, drums, gongs and flutes will soothe and help participants recalibrate. Daly is a physician and flutist and has studied sound healing extensively. Harris is a Reiki Master, Sound Healer, and flutist. Both have expertise in the Native American style flute playing. For more information, visit Daly’s site, celinedaly.com.

Sound Healing and Tibetan Singing Bowls*
November 7
Explore the ancient, restorative potential of Tibetan singing bowls to awaken a natural state of deep relaxation. In playing these bowls, Michelle Clifton shares an experience of beautiful sound that can calm the mind and release tension.
Clifton is a Master Sound Healer and massage therapist who has been studying energy healing since 1987. She incorporates singing bowls into her private practice and has played for festivals, libraries, and group workshops.

Relax with Reiki
November 28
Join Andrea Deierlein for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that brings balance to body, mind, and spirit. Mini Reiki sessions will be available after the introduction. Deierlein, a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, practices and teaches throughout Westchester County. For more information, visit her site, thrivereiki.com.

Registration for Wellness Wednesday programs is required. To register, visit our online calendar or call the Information Desk (422-1480).

*For the two Sound Meditation programs: Bring a yoga mat or blanket if you wish to lie on the floor; chairs will be provided for those who prefer to sit.

Questions: contact Christiane Deschamps (422-1496) or cdeschamps@whiteplainslibrary.org

These programs join our existing program Lunchtime Meditation@the Library (Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and, beginning September 10, a Meditation/Reflection Room will be available (Mondays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.), for quiet, self-guided meditation and reflection.

Pick up a brochure at the Library, or view a PDF here.

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