June 14, 2006
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
UMDNJ Offers Free Stress Reduction Breathing Workshop
- Workshop Offered During Male Health Month Celebration -
NEWARK — Breathing techniques for stress reduction will be the focus of a free, one-hour workshop at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Indonesian breathing techniques will be highlighted during this interactive workshop on Thursday, June 15, at 1 p.m., at the UMDNJ-University Hospital Gymnasium (located near the cafeteria), 150 Bergen Street, Newark.
The workshop entitled, “Revitalize Through Indonesian Breathing” is being co-sponsored by the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions and The Young Fathers Program at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The workshop is part of both the 2006 ICAM Wellness Lecture Series and The Young Fathers Program’s Male Health Month celebration.
Instructor Sam Duffy, a fourth-degree Black Belt in the Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen Indonesian Martial Arts system, will explain how Indonesian breathing techniques reduce stress and promote wellness. Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen is an Indonesian martial art that concentrates on self-confidence, balance, coordination, and respect for self and others. The movements appear fluid and circular, spiraling and continuous, graceful, whip-like and are derived from the tiger, the crane, the monkey, and the snake.
The instructor will demonstrate the movements aimed at focusing breath, relaxing the body and mind, and cleansing the lungs. Then, he will lead up to 100 participants through a series of standing movements and breathing techniques to harmonize the body and the mind.
Men and women are invited to RSVP by contacting Liz Cunha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-972-8592. Also, visit http://www.umdnj.edu/icam/.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.