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Highlands Hospital event focuses on integrative medicine

| Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

Highlands Hospital is holding a program this week that allows participants to sample integrative medicine techniques to learn ways to subdue stress and maintain a positive lifestyle.

The program, being held Thursday, is called Utique.

According to organizers, participants will have a chance to experience mindfulness-based stress reduction, energy psychology, the power of essential oils, guided imagery, music therapy and rediscovering spirituality.

Jeanne Brinker, RN BSN, integrative health specialist, will lead the session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Country Club.

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Vendor tables will be set up and provide information from the Wellness Center, integrative medicine, educational materials, wellness passes, wine, food, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Seton Hill University and more.

A welcome and introductions will take place at 9 a.m. followed at 9:15 by an overview of mindfulness, breathing techniques, progressive relaxation with guided imagery and music. A break at 10 will be followed by health rhythms drumming at 10:30. The health benefits of food will be presented at 11:30 and a Mediterranean meal will be served at noon.

“The Utique program provides participants an opportunity for self-exploration and self-discovery in a safe and healing environment using breathing techniques and a process of guided relaxation. The group drumming allows the little child in you the chance to play,” said Brinker.

“Highlands is firmly committed to helping Connellsville become a major destination for visitors by offering distinctive holistic health programs in collaboration with our community partners such as Nemacolin Woodlands, Connellsville Canteen, Pleasant Valley Country Club and the list continues. “Our goal is to grow the program and our collaborative efforts to showcase the treasures of our region,” said Vicki Meier, director of professional relations and development at Highlands.

Preregister at 724-626-2233. The cost is $75 per person with a $10 discount for groups of three or more. Sessions will be the third Thursday of May, July and October, led by experienced and certified practitioners.

These sessions are offered by Highlands Hospital, made possible by a Fayette County tourism grant and administered by the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau. Go to utique-experience.com.

Nancy Henry is a Trib Total Media contributing writer.

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