Health Perspectives ~ Managing Pain & Stress Through Mindfulness
An evening exploring mindfullness and pain management with Angela Melzer
Understand mindfulness-based techniques and how they affect the pain and stress response in the brain. Learn about the science and research behind mindfulness and its positive effects. Learn about basic meditation techniques from a scientific perspective.
About the speaker
Angela Melzer is a licensed clinical social worker who has a medical background in occupational therapy. After designing, implementing, and running the Integrated Health Program at Yampa Valley Medical Center since 2010, and moving to private practice, she understands the medical model and how mental wellness connects to overall body health. Melzer works with clients of all backgrounds and needs, from chronic back pain, to a busy brain, to grief after a significant life change, to generalized depression and anxiety. She uses mindfulness-based techniques, and other cognitive based therapies, to teach clients tools to address their targeted concerns. Helping to understand the brain and why/how thoughts are created is powerful in the therapeutic healing process, and empowering to a patient. Melzer strives to help patients accomplish goals of coming in to therapy, which may include a peaceful mind, overall contentment, and understading and controlling the mind.
About the library's Health Perspecitves Series
This is an ongoing, once-in-an-occasional series of talks, workshops and films that brings together professional expertise in nutrition, exercise and general health for free community programs at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.