Mind-Body Health Services

The mind-body health classes are held Mondays throughout the year.

Bridget Rolens, MA, BSOT is the program facilitator and the Mind-Body Health Services Educator at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. She holds a bachelor of science in occupational therapy and a master of arts in theology. She has certifications as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and as a Healthy Steps trainer. She has completed the Core Coach Training program through Wellcoaches7 School of Coaching.

Over 40 of experience in traditional health care, mind-body medicine and a variety of meditation practices have given Bridget a strong understanding of the connection between body, mind and spirit in promoting health and well-being.

For more information or to register for a class, email bridget.rolens@hshs.org or call (217)544-LIVE (5483).

Upcoming Classes and Events:
Healthy Steps: Moving You to Greater Health
Day/Time: Mondays, 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Dates: July 8 through August 19
Location:  Auditorium, Lower Level, HSHS St. Francis Hospital
Fee: The suggested donation is $20
Regardless of health, age or ability level, the Healthy-Steps Lebed Method uses therapeutic movement done to music to improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, endurance and self-image.  Originally designed to help women recovering from breast cancer, Healthy Steps benefits those living with cancer, medical conditions or chronic illnesses, as well as anyone looking for a fun way to enhance physical and mental well-being.
Please note: If you are under a doctor’s care for a medical condition or you are recovering from surgery you must provide a doctor’s permission slip to participate.
Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.
Online Class: Stop Smoking - Start Living
Dates: Mondays, July 8 – August 12
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Contact Bridget Rolens for how to access the online class: bridget.rolens@hshs.org or 217-544-5483
Fee: The suggested donation is $60
Registration deadline: Friday, July 5

Quitting smoking is not about just breaking a “bad habit.” It is about changing your life so cigarettes are no longer a part of it. Our six week support group program “Stop Smoking ... Start Living” is based on a model developed by Yale University using the practice of mindfulness to meet and overcome cravings for cigarettes.  In a study comparing the mindfulness-based program with the American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking, those who used mindfulness techniques were twice as likely to quit and had more success at staying “quit.” You are supported by a wellness coach and your classmates as you move through the 6 week program towards a smoke-free life. 
To register visit: https://www.st-johns.org/Event-Management/Mind-Body-Medicine/Stop-Smoking-Start-Living/Online-Stop-Smoking,-Start-Living-class