Encourage Health Educational Series April 30, 2019

The first of four 2019 Enmarket health education events, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, will feature a free lunchtime lecture on the benefits of meditation for stress relief. The lecture will be presented at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

This event has reached capacity and it will be live streamed on the Healthy Savannah and Enmarket Facebook pages and will remain as a post on the respective timelines for viewing later.


The session will be presented by longtime meditation instructor Cleveland Beach who has been leading such classes for years.
Beach will share the four basic elements of meditation practice developed by Harvard Professor Herbert Benson along with ideas from Jon Kabat-Zinn, with the Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
“During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress,” said Beach. “This process can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.”
Beach, who has been lay ordained in Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism, attended seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has been educated and trained in addiction counseling and has worked as a group facilitator, program manager, and clinical supervisor.
He developed a private practice in Durham, North Carolina, teaching stress management and meditation to individuals and groups before relocating with his family to Savannah where he has facilitated numerous workshops, presentations, and training on stress management, relaxation, and meditation.
Doors will open for the April 30 event at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required as a healthy lunch will be provided, and seating is limited.
During the event, the Enmarket Encourage Health Series will also recognize the nonprofit Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Shelter that supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs. During the month of April, representatives of Enmarket and Healthy Savannah will volunteer at the shelter and present the organization with a $1,000 Encourage Health grant.
This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

1 Comment

  • Tina Steinberg says:

    I thought I registered for the lunch tomorrow but don’t remember receiving a confirmation.
    Sent an email to Paula but received an auto reply she is working out of town so I don’t know if I should come or not?
    Can someone please email or call and let me know?
    Thank you.

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