Educational Programming

Women of all ages are encouraged to take part in the educational programming offered at Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women. Sessions will take place on the first Thursday of each month, and will cover a variety of women’s health topics. Networking and socializing will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the educational session will start at 5 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing womenscenter@mercydesmoines.org

Thursday, May 3

Introduction to mindfulness for stress reduction

Presented by: Allison Peet, MSBR, Instructor/Owner at Within Wellness  

Mindfulness is about being aware of your inner experience so you can respond wisely rather than habitually react on auto-pilot. Discover the meaning of mindfulness, practice mindful listening and speaking, and learn to pause on purpose throughout your day.


“The Change” Group is a unique support group specifically for women experiencing the signs, symptoms and ongoing effects of menopause. This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, beginning Thursday, August 10, at 4 p.m. in Conference Room A at Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women. Denise Edwards, LISW, will provide general education on women's health issues and will lead a group discussion for all participants. Women are welcome at one or all sessions, and all meetings are confidential. The cost is $10 per session, which will be collected upon arrival. Registration is required. To register, call (515) 222-7460.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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