Neuroscience, Contemplative Practices & Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects our Health and DNA – August 23 – 24

A retreat led by Anne Kertz Kernion
Friday, August 23  &  Saturday August 24, 2019
Friday, Aug. 23:  Check in after 4:30p.m. /Dinner at 5:30p.m./ Retreat 7:00-9:00p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24:  9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (Lunch included.)

Our spiritual habits affect our physical and emotional health in a variety of ways. We’ll explore recent findings in neuroscience and positive psychology, showing how practices such as Mindfulness, Meditation, Gratitude, and Compassion, slow aging in our cells, keep our brains healthy and nimble, reduce stress, and bring more health and happiness into our lives. We will also explore other habits that support brain health and keep our telomeres, the end caps of our chromosomes, from prematurely fraying. We’ll incorporate these practices into our days, along with discussion, allowing us to share and experience some of these benefits.

TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE to pay online with Credit Card
$150 – Retreat with Friday, Aug. 23 Overnight, private room (breakfast included) (Overnight Registration Deadline: Noon Mon, Aug. 12)              
$85 –  Additional Night stay on Saturday, Aug. 24 (includes Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and lunch.)
$90 – Commuter Retreat  Registration before Noon Friday, August 16 
$100 – Commuter Registration after Noon Aug. 16 (space permitting)

Click Here to print out registration and pay by check – Mail to Mercy Center

About our presenter: 
Anne Kertz Kernion (BS in Environmental Engineering, Penn State; MA in Theology, Duquesne University; Certificate in the Science of Happiness, UC Berkeley; current graduate student in Positive Psychology, U. of Missouri) is a frequent lecturer and retreat leader, presenting topics that combine neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality to groups around the US and Australia. Anne taught “Cross-Cultural Understanding of Religious Meaning” at Carlow University for 14 years; for seven years, she was an adjunct professor at a local college in Pittsburgh, teaching courses ranging from Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Nutrition, to World Religions and Ethics. She is the owner/artist of Cards by Anne, an inspirational greeting card company founded in 1986. Her book, “A Year of Spiritual Companionship” was published by SkyLight Paths in 2016.

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