We are pleased to join the efforts of eMindful and Duke Integrative Medicine in providing action-oriented support to the many people being affected by our current economic situation
Vero Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2008
eMindful.com, a web-based mindfulness training resource, along with Duke Integrative Medicine, is offering a series of free, online classes teaching stress reduction techniques intended to counteract the effects of financial losses, concerns related to job layoffs, and uncertainty about the future to people affected by the global credit crisis and potential recession. The classes are being taught by experts from Duke Integrative Medicine and conducted in virtual classrooms on eMindful.com where students can see, hear, and interact -- live -- with their teachers and fellow class participants.
In addition, Hummingbird Coaching Services is now offering a month of health, life, or parenting coaching to participants in the eMindful classes at no charge. The stress reduction techniques taught in the eMindful group setting, along with Hummingbird's one-on-one interaction with a personal coach, makes a powerful combination in helping people move forward in a positive way -- even in the face of enormous external stressors.
"We are pleased to join the efforts of eMindful and Duke Integrative Medicine in providing action-oriented support to the many people being affected by our current economic situation," says Sean Slovenski, CEO of Hummingbird Coaching Services, Inc. "Our coaching services have helped thousands of people through stressful situations in the past and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to offer a helping hand to people who can really use our services now."
Hummingbird's coaching services are unique in that there is unlimited access to a personal coach using web-based communications. Hummingbird also has a wealth of online resources related to stress management, improving health and fitness, enhancing parenting skills and building better personal relationships -- all areas that come "under siege" when people are faced with potential job loss, financial pressures, and economic uncertainty. Hummingbird's coaching and online resources will be made available at no charge, for a period of one month, to people participating in the eMindful / Duke Integrative Medicine classes and who also wish to participate in the coaching program.
Coaching is an important support mechanism for developing a personalized goal-oriented action plan and seeing that plan through implementation. But coaching is much more than that: a study published in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring found participants in a UK finance organization had lower levels of anxiety and stress after an average of 3.8 coaching sessions when compared to a control group of employees from the same organization. A number of additional studies support the link between coaching and reduced stress. For more information on these studies, please email your request to [email protected]
Email [email protected] if you are interested in joining one of the complimentary stress reduction classes. Please include your name as well as the class and time you are interested in. Also, indicate your interest in obtaining one month of coaching services compliments of Hummingbird Coaching Services, Inc. and your preference for either health, life, or parenting coaching.
eMindful class times can be found at: http://www.emindful.com/schedules/MBSR.html
The following Duke Integrative Medicine stress reduction classes will be offered:
- Mindfulness Practices for Weight Management taught by Ruth Wolever, Ph.D., Director of Research at Duke Integrative Medicine. This class will focus on techniques for dealing with stressors in more healthful ways than overeating.
- Five Good Minutes - taught by Jeffrey Brantley, M.D., and based on the popular book by the same name. This 90 minute class will teach brief stress reduction skills and focus on how to deal with anxiety and fear.
- Learning to Manage Stress with Mindfulness -- taught by Jennifer Davis, MS, LPC, who is a psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor at the Duke Integrative Medicine, focuses on helping people facing challenging situations.
Entering eMindful's virtual classroom is simple -- and no software is required; even novice computer users have easily accessed and enjoyed the eMindful classes.
eMindful was founded in 2007 and offers online mindfulness courses for a variety of stress reduction and weight control issues. Classes specifically tailored for teens and children are available as well - please write [email protected] for more information. Many of the interactive classes offer CMEs for physicians and CEUs for nurses. For a full list of classes offering CME credits, please see eMindful's CME Information page.
Cincinnati-based Hummingbird Coaching Services has been providing a unique form of one-on-one health coaching since 1997. Using their proprietary coaching model and online delivery platform, Hummingbird provides coaching services to businesses such as Proctor and Gamble, Motorola, United Healthcare, Leeza Gibbons, and the Muhammad Ali Center. Through its innovative technology platform and coaching programs, Hummingbird provides health, parenting, and life coaching that drives real behavior change for individuals. For more information about Hummingbird Coaching, please visit http://www.hummingbirdcoaching.com.