10 weeks of free ‘Mindfulness’ workshops to diffuse stress, anxiety in veterans, others

ST. GEORGE — Whether at sea and isolated due to post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, obsessive compulsions, generalized anxiety or some other type of trauma or stressful occupation – or if you are related to and affected by someone who is – support workshops can help you find ways to manage and even still the internal torrent of concerns, emotions and reactions.

Mindfulness flyer | Image courtesy of Bruce Solomon, St. George News
Mindfulness flyer | Image courtesy of Bruce Solomon, St. George News

“Mindfulness: The Way of the At-Peace Warrior”” is a workshop for veterans and first responders, including firemen, police, EMTs, and their spouses and partners. “Mindfulness” is being offered beginning Aug. 18 and continuing weekly through Oct. 13. The workshops run from 4-6 p.m. at the St. George Vet Center, 1664 South Dixie Drive, Building C Suite #102, in St. George.

The 10-session series is dedicated to teaching skills, philosophies, perspectives and practices to help veterans in traumatic experience-based disabilities, whether emotional or physical.

“The variety of Mindfulness I’m going to be presenting is that which works well for my clients, veterans in crisis because of PTSD, MST, or some other trauma-induced disorder,” vet center Readjustment Counselor Bruce Solomon said. “The dominant trait of this type of disorder is that the afflicted never stops doing threat assessments and, as a result, never fully relaxes.  This throws gas on the fire called ‘avoidance’ and virtual reclusivity results.”

The workshop will discuss top personal tools for reducing and managing stress and anxiety.

The first workshop is limited to 16 participants, issued on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is free, a workbook and notebook will be provided at no cost, but all participants are asked to attend all 10 sessions.

Classes meet on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m., beginning Aug. 18 and continuing through Oct. 13.

Event details

  • What: “Mindfulness: The Way of the At-Peace Warrior”
  • When: Aug. 18, 4-6 p.m., continuing on Tuesdays through Oct. 13
  • Where: St. George Vet Center, 1664 South Dixie Drive, Building C Suite #102, in St. George

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