By Deborah Metzger
Packet Online, January 15, 2008
Are you really breathing?
OK, so you’re thinking, ‘She’s got to be kidding.’ Well, I’m not, but go ahead and have a good laugh – it’s good for you. Laughter is a form of breathing that revitalizes you and helps you to get rid of sad feelings.
But still, isn’t breathing one of those automatic things that I never have to think about, like my heartbeat or digestion?
Hospital Partners with a Yoga Studio
By Michael Redmond, Lifestyle Editor
Packet Online, August 28, 2007
Based upon the success of their initial collaboration in the spring, Capital Health System in Trenton and the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health will once again be presenting an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at the yoga center’s studio in Montgomery, beginning Sept. 24.
This is news, folks.
by Greg Vellner, published July 14, 2007 on NJ.com and in the Trenton Times
So severe was her depression, Amy Weintraub couldn’t do the simplest things.
She was unable to put two shoes in a shoe box. She couldn’t close a folding chair. Finding the right words was sometimes impossible. And then there was the check book.
“Once, instead of sending the amount on the invoice I was paying for my health insurance, I sent the entire balance of my checking account,” she says.
Like scores of others — 121 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization — Weintraub was clinically depressed. And like many of those sufferers, she was put on an antidepressant medication — probably for life, her psychiatrist told her.
The Key is ‘Living in the Moment.’
by Fay Reiter
The Times of Trenton Times, May 2007 and at NJ.com
“There is a lot more right with us than wrong,” observed Pat Vroom, director of integral medicine at Capital Health System, as participants gathered recently to learn about a new approach to stress management.
With a dozen others, I sat in a circle in a large studio on a cool Monday evening at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township. The session was the first of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, a structured, educational program teaching mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as tools to manage chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression.
by Fay Reiter
The Times of Trenton and at NJ.com, June 2007
FOCUS ON FITNESS
Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts.
Five weeks have passed since I started the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, a joint venture of Capital Health Systems and the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health in Skillman.
The eight-week series is a structured, educational program teaching mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as tools to manage stress. Most significant has been my commitment to daily meditation, which I have been practicing every evening at bedtime.