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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World Series Presents “Creating Inner Peace: Ways to Calm the Mind and Lift the Spirit”

BOCA RATON , FL (March 20, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World series presents a lecture and workshop entitled “Creating Inner Peace: Ways to Calm the Mind and Lift the Spirit.”   The event will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing building on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.   The cost for this event is $5, which includes the lecture, lunch, workshop and a copy of Eknath Easwaran’s book Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace and Meaning.   Space is limited and advance registration is recommended by calling 561-297-3158.  

The keynote speaker for the event is Jill Bormann, Ph.D., R.N., of the VA San Diego Healthcare System and San Diego State University.   Bormann’s research on methods for relieving stress in veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was recently recognized in the Journal of Advanced Nursing and has been supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.   She will be introducing the workshop participants to a range of techniques for creating calm and finding peace in everyday life and during crisis.

There will be a follow-up workshop on Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to which the participants in the March 31 workshop will be invited.   This workshop, entitled “Finding Patience, Peace and Meaning,” will be based on the Easwaran book and will also take place in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing building.   The April 14 workshop is free to participants in the March 31 workshop and $5 for others.

These events are sponsored by FAU’s Peace Studies Program and the Initiative for Intentional Health of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.   The Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World series is part of the community outreach done by FAU’s Peace Studies Program.   The program offers undergraduate and graduate courses designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the complexity of peace and the resolution of conflict from a multidisciplinary perspective.   For more information, visit www.fau.edu/peacefulmind.

-FAU-

                                                        

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