Research shows that most stress is caused by unhealthy diet, lack of sleep, and not having read the instruction manual before attempting to disarm a bomb. Take control of tension with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two classes of your choice at Make Time for Nothing Stress Reduction Center in Olathe (an $80 value).
Make Time for Nothing owner, Kim Colegrove, banishes mysticism from meditation, sharing simple strategies for alleviating stress and improving mental and physical health. During the two-hour meditation I class, students defrazzle with lessons on breathing efficiently, relaxing muscles, and focusing minds. Apprentice relaxers sample breath awareness and mantra meditation before advancing to counting-breaths meditation, which leaves learners with the ability to immediately tally breaths scattered on the floor. A follow-up meditation II class increases stress mastery through guided meditation, with the goal of teaching students to incorporate breathing, relaxing, and meditation techniques into everyday activities. The two-hour Transform Your Life class pushes pupils to become more aware of their decision-making processes and to break thought patterns that lead to dissatisfaction, low Scrabble scores, and depression. Working from her book, Nutrition in a Nutshell, Kim also leads Make Time for Nutrition classes, teaching nutrition basics, providing helpful tips for implementing better eating habits, and passing out maps marking the secret location of buried health food in grocery stores.
You may choose to have one person take two classes at two separate visits, have two people take classes at separate times, or have two people take the same class at the same time.