Join a Mindfulness course under the instruction of Dr. Jayshee Rao for two days, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm. Mindfulness is defined as a method of experiencing the present moment with open curiosity, without judgment, and with a willingness to be with what is. The course, which is usually offered over eight weeks, is condensed to two days for a weekend intensive, in order to facilitate better attendance and engagement by the participants. $60 for NOMA members | $80 for nonmembers | Registration Required REGISTER NOW The two-day course will teach skills to help individuals Cope with the stress, pain, and challenges of everyday life Deal with disturbing events with grace and composure Be present and alive in the here and now Through guided meditation and brief exercises, participants will learn to develop mindfulness that will help them experience the present moment during everyday activities. Although no specific outcome is promised, participants typically report feeling more focused, more “in-tune” with themselves and others. In addition, research has shown significant beneficial effects in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and diabetes. Dr. Jayashree Rao is a retired pediatric endocrinologist, who spent thirty years teaching, researching, and practicing medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center and Children’s Hospital. For the past several years, Dr. Rao has practiced and led others in practicing mindfulness, employing techniques learned in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course offered by Dr. Dave Potter. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.