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A Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking

Thursday, October 6, 2016
9 am to 4:30 pm at The Ecumenical Center, 8310 Ewing Halsell
Registration Only: $45
Registration with 6 CEUs: $75

Experience a day of mindfulness. Why are some types of thoughts so challenging? Some of our patterns of thinking create significant suffering in our mind. Thoughts can lead to anxiety, depression, and anger. Thoughts can be incessantly judgmental, repetitive, compulsive, worry-filled, anxious, and self-critical. Yet other thoughts can lead to happiness, calm, and peace.

In this daylong experience, we will explore how we can use mindfulness to transform difficult thinking. Through mindfulness, we can learn to not believe everything we think, distinguish helpful from harmful thinking, let go of repetitive unhelpful thoughts, and use thought in helpful ways to bring more happiness. The day will also include a basic introduction to mindfulness, tools for getting started with daily practice and ways to integrate mindfulness into your practice with clients and others.

The day will employ a number of modalities, including lecture, group discussion, interpersonal exercises. The centerpiece of the day will be walking and sitting meditation, to allow the participants to fully explore the benefit of mindfulness practiced over a full day.

Our Speakers
Diana Winston Called “one of the nation’s leading mindfulness teachers” by the LA Times, Diana Winston has been the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center since 2006. She is the co-author (with Susan Smalley, Ph.D.) of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness and the CD, “Mindful Meditations” (2008). She has been teaching mindfulness nationally and internationally since 1993 and has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals, businesses, and nonprofits, as well as to leaders, educators, and health professionals in the US and Asia.

Mariel HemingwayMariel Hemingway is Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter. An Academy Award nominee and prolific author, In a high-tech world, Mariel is considered an expert in high-touch solutions that facilitate the greatest sense of personal power, life balance, joy, fitness, authenticity and peace of mind. She’s both a devoted teacher and student in this holistic concentration. Mariel will stop by the workshop in the morning to share a little of her story of surviving and thriving despite her family’s struggle with mental illness, alcohol, suicide and abuse.

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ACOG Practice Advisory Updated Interim Guidance for Care During Zika Virus Outbreak

ACOG and SMFM have issued an UPDATE to the Practice Advisory on the Zika virus issued on January 21, 2016. This update includes updated guidance for management of pregnant women and new guidance for women of reproductive age based on CDC’s updated MMWR dated February 5, 2016.

ACOG encourages providers to contact state health departments for local direction on handling specimens for testing. Please see a list of State Health Department Contacts here.

For additional information click here for the Zika webpage on ACOG’s Immunization for Women website or visit

Additional resources include CDC’s Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection, Questions and Answers for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure, Questions and Answers: Zika and Sexual Transmission, and CDC’s new Zika virus microsite which is syndicated and will automatically update should you post on your own website.

These and other links found on ACOG and CDC’s websites are helpful resources, and may be beneficial to post on your practice website as resources for patients.

San Antonio Wellness Center

Achieving optimal wellness can be a struggle at any age, whether it’s simply to lose weight or to create a completely new, healthier lifestyle for yourself. With such a high-demand lifestyle these days, achieving a healthy level of wellness can be even more difficult.

Stone Oak Womens Center is here to help. Our wellness center in San Antonio, Texas is wholly dedicated to creating a custom plan that works with your lifestyle and your physical needs. One of our most successful programs at our San Antonio wellness center is called Firstline Therapy. What makes Firstline Therapy different from other programs is that it targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses, not simply the symptoms that are the most obvious and sometimes the easiest to treat. Our San Antonio wellness center can provide a sensible eating plan, a good exercise regimen, nutritional supplementation and stress management tips to reach your wellness goals over the course of your wellness program. Our nutritional supplements include products from USANA Essentials and My Metagenics, some of the best wellness products available to women today. We also offer Firstline Therapy and nutritional assessment during pregnancy as well so you and your baby can both be at their healthiest.

Dr. Michelle Harden is the head of our wellness center in San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Harden is a Board Certified OBGYN and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her passion for preventative health and her extensive knowledge and training in women’s overall healthcare makes her one of the leading wellness experts in the San Antonio area.

Our San Antonio wellness center is located inside Stone Oak Methodist Hospital. To schedule an appointment and to begin making a change in your lifestyle, call us today at 210-495-LIVE. Dr. Michelle Harden and her skilled wellness team will take care of you from start to finish.

Wellness Center San Antonio

Being healthy in this modern age has become a challenge for women. Fortunately, Stone Oak Womens Center has an excellent wellness center in San Antonio designed to help you with every possible health concern. Our Firstline Therapy focuses on not just the symptoms, but the underlying causes of all your wellness problems. Our full-service San Antonio wellness center also provides excellent OBGYN care for women of all ages.

Firstline Therapy is not just a weight loss program for San Antonio women. Our wellness center offers Firstline Therapy as way to change your wellness lifestyle. What makes Firstline Therapy different is how we approach our customized plans. Every plan is tailored for each woman, because each woman is unique and no one plan can be used for everyone. Firstline Therapy integrates a low-glycemic eating plan, medical foods, supplements, stress management and exercise in order to help every San Antonio woman feel and be at their healthiest. What’s more, Firstline Therapy has been proven to be an effective method of achieving optimum wellness, so you know that you’re getting the best care at our wellness center! Stone Oak Womens Center’s wellness center also has a Firstline Therapy blog, where you can find a wide variety of recipes, tips and more! Visit our Firstline Therapy blog to read more.

Dr. Michelle Harden leads the Firstline Therapy team. She will work with you every step of the way to ensure your complete success with the program. Our San Antonio OBGYN and wellness center wants to provide you with unbeatable service, so we also offer USANA Essentials and My Metagenics products to keep you healthy. Visit our Wellness Products page for more information.

To schedule an appointment at our San Antonio wellness center, please call 210-495-LIVE. Dr. Michelle Harden and her excellent team of nurses will oversee your plan and your success.