We offer monthly webinars on a variety of topics designed to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. Webinars are free but registration is required.
To make disability-related accommodations, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office ([email protected], 612-625-8164).
September 28, 2023 • Noon - 1:30 p.m. Central
This session led by accomplished professional guitar player and medical musician Andrew Schulman will explore the healing power of music in critical care units. He will share his inspiring personal story, including how music saved his life while in a medically-induced coma, critically ill and given very little chance of surviving. This experience inspired him to give back to the medical staff who cared for him by returning to the ICU as a musician and using music to help heal patients. Learn more about the Wellbeing Series 2023.
October 17, 2023 • Noon - 1:00 p.m. Central
For thousands of years sound and music have been used to heal the body and mind, soothe the heart, and invite social connection. This webinar led by Twin Cities based musician and meditation teacher Marc Anderson will explore some of the ways that sound can heal.
Participants will be invited to explore the sounds and range of experiences evoked in a short sound bath meditation, and consider the implications of such a simple yet profound practice for maintaining optimal wellbeing. The facilitator will also use sound as an entry point into deeper levels of consciousness, moving beyond the mindful witness into the silence and deep peace of open awareness.
Participants are invited to dress comfortably and find a quiet location where they can be seated or lie down.
Healing from Within: Yoga Therapy’s Response to Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Anxiety, and Depression with Amy Wheeler, PhD
November 7, 2023 • Noon - 1:00 p.m. Central
This webinar led by Amy Wheeler, PhD, looks at the intricate web connecting some of today's most prevalent health challenges and the tool of yoga therapy. The talk will explore the shared physiological and psychological pathways underpinning chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, shedding light on the transformative power of yoga therapy. Through a blend of scientific evidence and the ancient wisdom of yoga, attendees will discover how breathwork, movement, meditation, and mindfulness can offer holistic solutions, promoting healing, balance, and wellbeing in the face of health issues.
December 12, 2023 • Noon - 1 p.m. Central
This webinar, led by Bakken Center Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor Mariann Johnson, will provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation and will be particularly relevant to those new to the practice or simply curious about the possible benefits of a mindfulness practice. Participants will have an opportunity to practice a short mindfulness meditation, to share their experiences, and to ask questions. Examples will also be provided for practicing "everyday" mindfulness, at work and at home. The webinar will conclude with an overview of the Bakken Center's mindfulness resources and programming.
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Free Tibetan Medicine Webinar Series: Joyful Living!
Read about the speakers and their work on the series page.