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Relaxation prgrams set at City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital

January 21, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Discover Relaxation Within I and II, will be offered at City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital through Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield's Preventive Heath Alliance.

Discover Relaxation Within is a wellness and lifestyle improvement program designed to identify and reduce personal stress through practical relaxation techniques and innovative stress management strategies. It gives participants the tools they need to recognize stress, become stress-resilient and develop coping skills. This classroom-based, group program is led by a Mountain State-trained behavioral health specialist.

For people who have completed the initial Discover Relaxation Within I, Discover Relaxation Within II explores additional ways to integrate relaxation, time management, self-insight and creative skills into your life.

Participants are taught a variety of skills, including deep breathing, meditation, visualization and progressive muscle relaxation. Upon completion of the program, participants are equipped with newfound coping strategies to manage daily life stressors.

Discover Relaxation Within I will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 3 through 24, in the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., or March 3 through 24, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., or at noon Thursdays, March 10 through April 14, in the Main Building of City Hospital.

 Discover Relaxation Within II will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursdays, April 28 through May 19, in the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital.

There is a fee for nonMountain State members who sign up. There is no fee for Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield members to participate in the program.

For more information on program schedules or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 1814, or e-mail ddejarnett@cityhospital.org.

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