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Mindfulness: The Essentials

August 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An introduction to the science behind mindfulness followed by a guided meditation.

Lecture and Guided Meditation

Thursday, August 25th, 6-8PM

1524 N. Lakeshore Drive

Light refreshments will be served

Neuroscience confirms that mindfulness is beneficial for the mind and body. It relieves anxiety and stress, protects the aging brain, enhances attention and memory, and increases immune response. Many who practice mindfulness say it fundamentally changes how they approach life. We will explore the theory behind mindfulness, why we need to do it, and practice some of the techniques. The session will be led by Dr. Basel Al-Aswad whose interest and practice in mindfulness spans several decades. Basel has lectured extensively on mindfulness in hospitals, outpatient programs, University of Illinois Applied Health Science School, and the Wellness Center of the School of Art Institute of Chicago.


Accessible accommodations include a ramp entrance and elevator. If you need additional accessibility options or wheelchair seating please contact us at info@imss.org.

Parking and Directions can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/#nav

About Basel Al-Aswad:

Basel Al-Aswad has been an Orthopedic Surgeon for 45 years, mainly in the Southside of Chicagoland. His interests and passions include mindfulness, writing & blogging for escapeintolife.com – an arts and literary website founded by his late son Chris Al-Aswad – hiking, trekking and outdoor activities, cooking, history and family archiving, and spending quality time with his 2 beautiful granddaughters.

The International Museum of Surgical Science acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


August 25, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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