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Wellness Program Newsletter - December 2022
In this newsletter:
  • Survey
  • Yoga class schedule for early 2023
  • Yoga in the Desert Botanical Gardens
  • On the Horizon: Mindfulness Course
  • Try Something New: Journaling 
As the year is ending, we are looking for feedback and insight from your experience with the 35 free yoga for headache classes we have offered in 2022. We would really appreciate hearing from you! Link to our short survey can be found here.
Early 2023 Yoga for Headache Class Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 3 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 13 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 10 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 14 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 24 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 28 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

All classes will be held in the Outreach gym
Barrow Neurological Institute 
240 West Thomas Road, Suite 302, Phoenix 85013

Mats will be provided.

Please email with any questions or to RSVP for any of the classes listed above. Class size is limited to 10 at this time and will be on a first come, first served basis. You will be notified upon receipt of your RSVP if you are confirmed, or if you will be placed on a waitlist.

Please note that if we need to cancel a yoga class, you will be notified by email as soon as possible. If the instructor is ill, or if a class needs to be canceled same day, you will receive a cancellation email no later than three hours prior to the class start time.   

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming classes! 

The Lewis Headache Center Team
Yoga in the Desert Botanical Gardens 
The Lewis Headache Center is excited to share this unique yoga event with you! With the help of our donors, we will be able to offer two free events at the Desert Botanical Gardens. The event will include a yoga class followed by a walking meditation in the park. The dates for this event will be March 9 and April 13. For more information, view the flyer here
On the Horizon 
The Lewis Headache Center wellness team is continuously working to offer more in the wellness program. We are currently working on creating a mindfulness course for headache patients.

Mindfulness is the ability to develop awareness in a nonjudgmental way to one's own physical and mental processes during everyday tasks and events. Mindfulness practice has the ability to directly influence one's mental and physical health, and improve overall quality of life. Sessions will include meditations and exercises for awareness development, which can be powerful tools for headache patients living with debilitating pain. 
Try Something New: Journaling 
Journaling is a great way to externalize your thoughts and feelings. Journaling has been found to be helpful for achieving goals, tracking growth, gaining self-confidence, reducing stress and anxiety, and improving memory and problem solving. It is no surprise that many famous individuals such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Anne Frank kept a consistent practice of journaling. 

Below you will find some intentional journal prompts to wrap up this year and prepare for welcoming the new year. You might choose to write this in a journal or a simple piece of paper. If this does not suit you, you can try simply sitting with each question for a moment and mindfully considering your response. You can also simply choose one question that resonates the most with you and reflect on that.  
  • What were your big wins this year?
  • What were your small wins this year?
  • What were your challenges this year?
  • For every challenge on your list, write down one (or more) lessons, tools, or gifts your challenges gave you this year.
  • What do you need to shed or leave behind from this past year?
  • Who were the most integral people in your life this past year?
  • How did these people support you, teach you, or help you to grow?
  • With that in mind, what are your health goals for this coming year?
  • What are your personal goals or intentions for this coming year?
  • What is one small thing you are manifesting for this coming year?
  • What is one big thing you are manifesting for this coming year?
If you enjoyed this exercise, consider picking up a journaling practice. This can take on many forms, such as free writing in a beautiful new notebook, keeping a sketch journal or an exercise log, or even using a gratitude journal.

May 2023 bring you lots of healing and happy memories.  We look forward to practicing with you in the new year.

Your Wellness Team
Yoga classes are made available by the generosity of all of our donors. Please consider even a small contribution if you are able. All proceeds go directly towards expanding programs like these for our patients. Click here for more information. Thank you for your support!
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Barrow Neurological Institute Migraine & Headache Disorders
240 W. Thomas Road, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85013-4407

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