Change is good, especially the changes that not only improve our health, but our entire approach to the stress and anxiety in everyday life. The College of the Canyons Student Health and Wellness Center and SNAC (Student Nutrition and Wellness Advocates at COC) will sponsor a free seminar, "Meditation to Change Your Moods" that will do just that; change the way we live and think through the art of meditation.
Dr. Darlene Mininni, an emotional health specialist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology who taught for fifteen years at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Health and Wellness Center, will be conducting this seminar at College of the Canyons for the very first time from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 20 in room L-105.
"Since unmanaged stress is so pervasive in our culture and contributes greatly to so many eating problems and other health concerns, SNAC felt strongly about having Dr. Mininni ‘kick-off’ its speaker series," said Sheri Barke the nutrition education coordinator at College of the Canyons.
Mininni has recently written a book, The Emotional Toolkit: 7 Power-Skills to Nail Your Bad Feelings (St. Martin’s Press, 2005).
Students and the Santa Clarita community can easily reduce anxiety and sadness and increase happiness and optimism through meditation. "Attendants to the seminar will learn a simple meditation technique that can act like a natural anti-depressant that transforms thinking patterns and rewires the brain for happiness," said Barke.
For more information regarding the meditation seminar, call Sheri Barke at (661) 362-3244.