Taking Care of You - Body, Mind, Spirit

Next session details

Session dates to be determined.

MU Extension Center
260 Brown Rd
St Peters MO 63376

Call 636-970-3000 to register. Major credit cards accepted.

If you need special accommodations because of disability or if you need materials in an alternative format, please call Linda Rellergert, 636-970-3000.



Learn an approach to life's challenges that aids your well-being. Life if full of challenges that cause stress. Major things like caring for an elderly parent or special needs child; and minor things like being stuck in traffic. Your well-being depends on your response to the challenges that appear in your life.

Taking Care of You will help you learn a healthy way to face challenges that will aid your well-being. You will learn strategies that develop skills to respond thoughtfully to challenges rather than react automatically. Research has shown these strategies to positively affect blood pressure, sleep disturbances, emotional eating and depression.

This eight-week program explores a topic each week through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities. The activities are aimed at increasing:

  • awareness of the mind-body connection
  • positive emotions
  • optimism
  • resiliency to stress
  • coping skills


  • Dimensions of wellness and mind-body connection
  • Happiness and learning to practice self-care
  • Living in the moment
  • Freeing yourself from the constraints of time
  • Dealing with life challenges
  • Coping with stressful situations you can't control

Past participant quotes

“Made me realize I am not responsible for doing everything. I can say no. I need to relax and find ways to play more.”

“It helps me focus on what matters. It helped me think about relaxing at points through the day to relieve muscle tension.”

“It has made me look at life in general in a much more positive way. It has made me look at others in a different way.”

More information 

Contact Linda Rellergert, Nutrition & Health Education Specialist or Teresa Mareschal, Human Development Specialist. Both can be reached at 636-970-3000.