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Mindfulness in the Mountains

Find your Inner Peace in the Great Outdoors

 
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About Dr. Karen Bender, ND, RN

Dr. Karen Bender, ND, RN received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from one of the United States’ foremost institutions of science-based natural medicine, Bastyr University. While at Bastyr, she bonded with herbs.  She worked in the herbal garden and was a teaching assistant for field botany classes and herbal medicine making courses.
Dr. Karen Bender has over a decade experience working in the healthcare field, as a naturopathic doctor and as school and hospice nurse. Her experience continues to teach her the vital importance of connection to self, the community, and nature as fundamental to health.  She has found incorporating mindfulness practices with time in nature profoundly deepens all these connections.  She offers mindfulness workshops and classes with an emphasizes on compassion for self and others as well as guided medicinal plant outings.   Dr. Karen Bender hopes you join her in experiencing the beauty of the present moment in the great outdoors.

Upcoming Events

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    Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidenced-based program that combines mindfulness practices with self-compassion to optimize our emotional well being in the face of adversity and suffering.
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    Medicinal plants are everywhere. Come learn to identify the plants that surround you and learn about their healing properties.
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  • May 02, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom hosted event
    Learn practices to foster deeper and more resilient relationships.
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  • Sat, Apr 25
    Zoom hosted event
    Apr 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom hosted event
    Learn new ways to approach chronic pain with greater ease.
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  • Sat, Apr 18
    Zoom hosted event
    Apr 18, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom hosted event
    Learn practical skills to help prevent caregiver fatigue and burnout that go beyond self-care practices.
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  • Sat, Apr 11
    Zoom hosted event
    Apr 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom hosted event
    Learn to motivate yourself with compassion and use mindfulness practice to keep you on track.
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  • Wed, Apr 08
    Zoom hosted meeting
    Apr 08, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom hosted meeting
    Learn basic principles of mindfulness and practices in community. Research is showing more and more the benefits of incorporating mindfulness practices in daily life to help increase peace, creativity, productivity and overall wellness.
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  • Fri, Mar 20
    Japanese Friendship Garden
    Mar 20, 2020, 6:00 PM
    Japanese Friendship Garden, Idaho Falls, ID 83402, USA
    Bring your dog on this fun introduction to mindfulness
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Get in Touch

3206 Kristins Way

Bloomfield CT 06002

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