LivingWell center offers series on stress relief

By on December 8, 2009

GENEVA—LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, a provider of nonmedical support at no cost for people living with cancer, will host a series of 12 programs on stress relief called Stress Relief Thursdays.

A “Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation” will be presented by Charisse Crisci and Yolanda Lozano from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. This event is free, but registration is required. Call (630) 262-1111 to register.

The classic, frosted-crystal singing bowl creates a deep resonance which surrounds the listener like a heavy blanket: warm, comforting and healing. The December program will focus on holiday stress relief.

“Stress is a part of life, but at times can feel overwhelming,” said LivingWell’s Wellness Coordinator, Marianne Cirone. “Our Thursday night series of stress reduction programs will teach a variety of skills to reduce stress and anxiety and increase health and happiness. All of these classes can be done seated in a chair or comfortably on the floor with blankets and bolsters, as appropriate.”

The roots of vibrational sound healing can be traced from present day trends back to many ancient civilizations. Chimes, bowls, bells, gongs, drums and vocal toning, chants or repetitive vibrations are just a few of the many vibrational sound tools that have been used for healing and relaxations.

LivingWell is located at 1803 W. State St., Geneva, and online at www.LivingWellCRC .org. LivingWell is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be contacted at (630) 262-1111. LivingWell is a certified 501c nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Delnor Heath System.