Didgeridoo — Meditate Not Medicate to be held Wednesday at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon

Michelle Thompson, DO, board-certified family medicine physician, UPMC Horizon, and Joseph Carringer from Didge Therapy will host a free community Healthy Living Seminar, "Didgeridoo Meditate Not Medicate," on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon, 875 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA, 16148.

The free event open to all debuts a monthly series aimed to improve community health and wellness.

“This series aims to help people in our community live healthier and happier lives,” said Dr. Thompson. “We hope to empower local residents with tools for lifestyle change to improve health outcomes and even reverse disease processes.”

At Wednesday’s event, in addition to playing didgeridoos, wind instruments known for producing healing tones, Carringer will discuss the holistic health benefits of didgeridoo sound therapy, meditation, and journeying.

The Healthy Living Seminars are open to individuals of all ages. Appropriately-aged children are welcomed to attend who can be still for meditation of approximately 50 minutes in length.

“These seminars and the tools for holistic healing that we will share can benefit people of all ages including children with anxiety, panic attacks, or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD),” said Dr. Thompson.

Participants should bring a yoga mat or blanket, if they choose to lie down. Yoga mats may be borrowed and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost to attend is free.

Upcoming Healthy Living Seminars scheduled to be held at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon include: "The Four Original Skills to a Healthy Sustainable Life for All Ages and Fitness Levels" on Wednesday, May 17, and "Yoga: The Health Benefits of Yoga for All Ages and Levels of Fitness" on Wednesday, June 7.

For more information and to pre-register to attend a Healthy Living Seminar, call 724-589-6224.


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