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Perspectives, news, and announcements from the Center that will ignite your passion for wellbeing.

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June 15, 2020
On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year old Black man, was murdered. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, he struggled to breathe and to live. Mr. Floyd’s death is just one of many acts of brutality committed against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color each day. At the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, we share in pain and anger, and support those who are protesting and working to address racism. Racism, oppression, and societal disregard for the experiences of marginalized people are significant barriers to wellbeing.
March 30, 2020
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Andrew Barnes to learn more about using mindfulness with children. Tune in to learn more about how all children can benefit from mindfulness practices!
January 21, 2020
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! In this episode, we sit down with Amy Taylor to learn more about the practice of clinical hypnosis. Tune in to learn more about this often-overlooked practice!
December 20, 2019
The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food... and stress. While many people enjoy celebrating with loved ones, the pressures of holiday gift-buying, travel, and overindulgence can take their toll. In this holiday special, adapted from one of our live webinars, Mary Jo Kreitzer, the Center's founder and director, offers tips to deal with the different stressors that arrive during the holidays. Tune in to learn more!
December 16, 2019
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! In this episode, we sit down with Portia Richardson. Richardson is an alumni and faculty member here at the Center. On this episode, she discusses her multifaceted approach to healing--tune in to learn more!
October 7, 2019
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! Mindfulness can be hard to learn, and it can be even harder for those who have ADHD. The month of October is ADHD awareness month, so we sat down with Center faculty Lidia Zylowska, a psychiatrist with a speciality in adult ADHD and integrative psychiatry. Zylowska has a history working with mindfulness meditation and adapting it for adults and teens with ADHD, and she explains how it can be beneficial for those patient populations. Tune in to learn more!
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September 18, 2019
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! In this episode, we sit down with Richard Leider. Leider, a senior fellow at the Center, is the author of 10 books, including three bestsellers, and his PBS special, The Power of Purpose, has been seen by millions of viewers. Leider discusses his life-coaching practice and how you can discovering your purpose can change your life. Tune in to learn more!
September 9, 2019
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! In this episode, we sat down with Laurie Kubes, DNP, to discuss self-care. With a new school year starting up, you may feel more stressed than you did in the summer months--now is a great time to create a routine to take care of yourself in order to manage this stress and create a healthier, happier lifestyle.
August 22, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Lynn Gershan to discuss how integrative healthcare practices have been used successfully with children and how Lynn has used traditional Chinese medicine in her work. Tune in to learn more about how integrative healthcare can have a positive effect on kids!
August 8, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Theresa Nutt to discuss the topic of health coaching in greater depth, and how Theresa has worked with women specifically in her health coaching practice. Tune in to learn more about what health coaching is, how you can become a health coach, or how health coaching could be beneficial to you!

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