Mind-Body Stress Reduction for Veterans
Evolvecore Development is hosting Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) sessions for veterans to support and appreciate our Military and Veteran Community. Veterans are welcome and encouraged to experience the MBSR practice at Evolvecore's downtown location at 1614 20th Street every Saturday at 11:30am free of charge. Please contact us at 661-422-7372 with any questions and to reserve your spot as mat space is limited.
Every Saturday a 75-minute session will be led by local Veterans and Certified instructor Monique Rogers (MS, E-YRT 200, YACEP). Monique is an Organizational Psychologist and educational doctoral candidate trained in Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR). Each class is 75 minutes held in temperatures of 99F to encourage deeper stretching and increase mobility. Evolvecore invites Veterans to experience MBSR and its many benefits, including increased strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, and stamina. The practice also provides many potential mental health benefits, including decreased anxiety, depression, and stress.
Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) can be an effective alternative or additional treatment to the injuries and illnesses that leave some of our local Veterans struggling to thrive. MBSR has been tested amongst the veteran community in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) programs and has been shown to improve disabled Veterans' lives for the better significantly. Modifications for the physical practice are available for Veterans with physical challenges, and many will find community support and connection. Veterans experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress report MBSR as a practical addition or alternative to their treatment. MBSR is particularly supportive for Veterans who may be suffering from compassion fatigue, working as first responders, law enforcement, or medical practitioners.
The Complete Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) experience is designed as 7-week immersion practice and is provided at no charge. Students are encouraged to attend at least five classes within seven consecutive weeks for the most significant impact.