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Published on June 09, 2017

Mind, Body & Spirit Connections

Event Sponsored by the Bariatric Program at Saint Mary’s

WATERBURY, Conn. (June 9, 2017) ─ We all have stress in our lives but how do you deal with it? Learn how you can set aside time to breathe and feel more centered when facing stressful moments in your life by attending this special presentation, “Mind, Body and Spirit Connections,” on Monday, June 26 at 5:45 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin St., Waterbury.

Author and Chaplain Geralyn Cappabianca of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Spiritual Care Department will discuss the benefits of meditation and how taking even 10 minutes a day to be present can help slow your heart rate, lower blood pressure, promote overall wellness and allow you to avoid negative behaviors such as stress eating.

The program will help participants to understand the power of our thoughts and emotions and how that can influence our ability to achieve success. Cappabianca will provide instruction on how to calm the mind with guided meditation techniques during the program, and offer helpful resources to apply in your daily life.

Photo of Chaplain Geri CappabiancaCappabianca is the author of “I Stand Near the Door: Memoirs of a Hospital Chaplain,” which focuses on finding peace and joy in the midst of life’s major transitions. Prior to joining Saint Mary’s, she served as Director of Pastoral Care and Mission Effectiveness at Hall-Brooke, now St. Vincent Behavioral Health, as resident chaplain at the Hospital of St. Raphael and as a certified school counselor at Pomperaug High School. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut.

This event is sponsored by the Bariatric Program at Saint Mary’s and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Please call 203-709-7722. Parking is available in the Visitors Garage on Cole Street.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a nonprofit Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

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