Practices in Wellness: Body, Mind and Spirit

June 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Education Hall
Kelly Collins
(630) 584-2199 x232
Practices in Wellness: Body, Mind and Spirit @ Education Hall

Join us as we explore ways to maintain – and even enhance – our physical, emotional and spiritual wellness with three unique “tools”: Acupuncture, mindfulness and prayer. This “healthy” program is open to all! 

We will hear and learn from each of these Bethlehem disciples:

Dr. Rob Gregory is a Chiropractor with a Masters in Acupuncture, a medical massage therapist, strength coach and personal trainer. Rob is the owner of Longevity Health and Fitness in Geneva and is passionate about the benefits of conservative alternative medicine for the treatment of a multitude of health issues. He uses acupuncture to help with both physical and emotional conditions such as pain, headaches, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, and addictions. Rob looks forward to sharing the benefits of acupuncture with those who may be seeking supplement treatment for care they are already receiving.

Rick Vander Forest has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has worked at the Ecker Center for Mental Health in Elgin for 17 years, currently serving as Ecker Center’s Director of Social Services. He has also led their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for 8 years. Rick teaches consumers of mental health services how to use mindfulness skills to manage anxiety and stress, to manage emotion regulation, maintain healthy relationships, and to use stress reduction techniques to help reduce impulsive behavior.

Pastor Jean Duran is celebrating 25 years of ministry as an ELCA pastor. She has been actively talking with Jesus since she was a small child, and the conversation naturally intensified while she was raising her three daughters. Prayer has fortified Pastor Jean’s life and reminded her that God is with her at all times, through both the highs and lows. She will introduce several prayer practices that can provide comfort, peace and connection with God’s presence.


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