Community members may enroll now in Taking Care of You, a University of Missouri Extension program that offers practical strategies for dealing with stress and life challenges.

Developed by an interdisciplinary MU Extension team, the research-based program focuses on positive psychology and mindfulness in eight sessions held over four weeks.

Participants learn concepts and practical strategies they can incorporate into their everyday lives through small-group discussion, self-reflection and group activities. The program teaches ways to do the following:

•    Take better care of body, mind and spirit health

•    Become more aware of the mind-body connection, and how to use this awareness for better health

•    Respond rather than react to life’s stressors

•    Discover opportunities in life’s challenges

•    Develop habits that can lead to better health

•    Find ways to bring more joy into life

•    Simplify life

•    Live more in the moment

Persons may register by calling the Texas County Extension office at 967-4545.

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