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Area center to host seminar for expecting mothers

Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Music for you and your baby: a seminar for expectant mothers" a free six-week seminar series is being offered through the Maple Center, Inc., in collaboration with the Maternal Health Clinic.

Sharon R. Boyle, MT-BC, and Associate Professor of Music Therapy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, is facilitating the series with help from Julia Lopez-Kaley, a junior Music Therapy major.

This series will teach expectant mothers about the function and role music can play in reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and increasing focus.

The program will also illustrate how music can facilitate increased connection to the birth of a child and promote bonding between caretaker and newborn/infant.

Each session will include light stretching and music, as well as discussion about the use of music for reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and increasing energy and focus.

In addition, the use of songs and music to nurture and bond caretakers with newborns will be discussed and taught, each session will incorporate other experiences such as music assisted relaxation and using music to provide support before, during, and after childbirth.

The seminar will begin Oct. 2 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Maple Center. Classes will be held each Thursday (the exception being Oct. 9) thereafter for a total of six weeks. The final class will be held on Nov. 13. There is a maximum of ten expectant mothers per group, so it is important to contact the Maple Center to reserve a spot.

For more information contact the Maple Center at (812) 234-8733 or www.themaplecenter.org or Sharon Boyle at sboyle@smwc.edu or (812) 535-5145.

Note: The Maple Center is reaching to expectant mothers by offering a free six-week seminar series.

* The seminar will begin Oct. 2 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Maple Center and will be held each Thursday after.

* The Maple Center is located at 1801 N. 6th St. in Terre Haute, all classes are held in the classroom.

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