Acclaimed Relaxation Series Available at Jameson Hospital

Date: 03/13/2012

New Castle, PA·March 16, 2012– The Jameson Hospital Community Education Department and The Highmark Foundation have teamed to present Discover Relaxation Within, a lifestyle improvement program focused to lead participants to manage everyday stress through practical relaxation techniques and innovative stress management strategies. This experiential program will help participants to identify and reduce individual stressors. From coping skills and visualization, to progressive muscle relaxation and humor therapy, attendees will acquire effective tools to let go of stress and take hold of life.

“Stress management and relaxation techniques can become effective resources in our everyday lives. These learned skills are also proven to be critical components of disease process prevention,” comments Katelyn Dominelli, M.S. a Discover Relaxation Within program facilitator. “Negative stress causes physiologic reactions in the body like increased blood pressure and heart rate. Healthy bodies and minds stem from healthy choices which include patterns to stay relaxed in stressful times.” Katelyn is a Mental Health Counselor with Jameson Hospital Behavioral Health Services and has been an instructor of the program for five years.

The four-week group-based program series meets Tuesdays beginning March 27, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Jameson Hospital South Campus Conference Center, 1000 South Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16101.  There is no fee for Highmark members to participate and a nominal fee for non-members. 

You may register for the series by calling (724) 656-4270.  For more information about health and wellness programs offered by JHS, please visit www.jamesonhealth.org/wellness.