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Mind-Body Wellness Series

Discover tools for emotional processing, anxiety reduction, and well-being with Mental Health Lou.

Workshop Descriptions

Exploring Emotion Processing Through Journaling

In this interactive workshop, participants will discover the therapeutic power of journaling as a tool for processing emotions. Journaling provides a safe and private space to explore thoughts and feelings, helping to gain insight and clarity. During this session, participants will:

  • Learn the benefits of journaling for emotional expression and self-discovery.
  • Understand different journaling techniques, such as stream-of-consciousness writing and gratitude journaling.
  • Engage in guided journaling exercises designed to explore and release pent-up emotions.
  • Discuss and share their experiences, insights, and any challenges they encountered during the journaling process.

Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction

Breathing techniques are invaluable for managing anxiety and stress. This workshop will focus on teaching participants practical breathing exercises that can be used to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety. During this session, participants will:

  • Understand the connection between the breath, nervous system, and anxiety.
  • Learn and practice different breathwork techniques, such as 4-7-8 breathing and belly breathing.
  • Explore how conscious breathing can promote a sense of calm and presences,
  • Discuss strategies for incorporating breathwork into daily routines to manage anxiety.

The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience

Sleep plays a crucial role in emotional well-being and resilience. In this workshop, participants will learn about the relationship between sleep and emotions, and how to optimize their sleep habits for better mental health. During this session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of sleep for emotional processing and regulation.
  • Learn about the sleep cycle and the different stages of sleep.
  • Discover strategies for improving sleep hygiene and creating a sleep-conducive environment.
  • Discuss the impact of technology, stress, and daily routines on sleep quality and emotional well-being.

Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction

Being present in your body is a powerful way to reduce anxiety and connect with your emotions. This workshop will guide participants through somatic and mindfulness practices to cultivate a deeper connection with their physical selves. During this session, participants will:

  • Explore somatic awareness techniques to ground themselves in the present moment.
  • Practice mindfulness exercises that focus on bodily sensations and breath.
  • Understand the role of body-based practices in reducing anxiety and promoting emotional regulation.
  • Discuss ways to integrate these practices into daily life for ongoing well-being.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY
Date Program
Tue., Mar. 5, 2 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Tue., Mar. 12, 2 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Tue., Mar. 19, 2 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Tue., Mar. 26, 2 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
SHIVELY LIBRARY
Date Program
Tue., Mar. 5, 2 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Tue., Mar. 12, 2 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Tue., Mar. 19, 2 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Tue., Mar. 26, 2 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
BON AIR LIBRARY
Date Program
Thu., Mar. 7, 6:30 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Thu., Mar. 14, 6:30 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Thu., Mar. 21, 6:30 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Thu., Mar. 28, 6:30 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
CRESCENT HILL LIBRARY
Date Program
Thu., Mar. 7, 3 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Thu., Mar. 14, 3 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Thu., Mar. 21, 3 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Thu., Mar. 28, 3 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
ST. MATTHEWS LIBRARY
Date Program
Thu., Apr. 4, 6 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Thu., Apr. 11, 6 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Wed., Apr. 17, 6 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Wed., Apr. 24, 6 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
SHAWNEE LIBRARY
Date Program
Sat., Apr. 6, 2 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Sat., Apr. 13, 2 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Sat., Apr. 20, 2 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Sat., Apr. 27, 2 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
MAIN LIBRARY
Date Program
Mon., Apr. 8, 6 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Mon., Apr. 15, 6 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Mon., Apr. 22, 6 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Mon., Apr. 29, 6 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
WESTERN LIBRARY
Date Program
Tue., Apr. 9, 6 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Tue., Apr. 16, 6 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Tue., Apr. 23, 6 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Tue., Apr. 30, 6 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
FAIRDALE LIBRARY
Date Program
Tue., May 7, 2 PM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Tue., May 14, 2 PM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Tue., May 21, 2 PM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Tue., May 28, 2 PM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY
Date Program
Sat., May 11, 10 AM Exploring Emotion Processing through Journaling
Sat., May 18, 10 AM Breathing Skills for Anxiety Reduction
Sat., May 25, 10 AM The Power of Sleep for Emotional Resilience
Sat., June 1, 10 AM Embodiment of Practices for Anxiety Reduction