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Listening is a non-profit center whose mission is to promote wholistic health and wellness for the Central Massachusetts community. The name Listening is inspired by a Chinese acupuncture point. This point helps you to hear outside sounds and your inner, intuitive voice — creating balance between inner and outer, active and quiet. This harmony is the road to health.
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Dates and start times for all upcoming classes, events, and workshops at Listening Wellness Center can be viewed on our interactive Calendar page. The calendar also includes information on each session and the contact information for the teacher/practitioner.


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Separation / Divorce Support Group for Women

Wednesday Evenings: 6:00pm‑7:00pm
Maureen McGarry, LICSW, Group Facilitator

Changes, loss + support for this major life transition.

You don’t have to face this alone:

  • Ways to get through anniversaries and holidays
  • Navigating the stress and hardship
  • Help dealing with emotions + children, family, friends
  • Supportive members who understand, to calm you
Free first week, then $10 per group session thereafter. Everyone is welcome. You won’t be turned away for financial hardship!
Please contact Maureen McGarry to attend: 774-364-5661

Mindfulness Practices for Uncertain Times
with Éowyn Ahlstrom

Wednesdays January 10, 2018- March 7th, 2018
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Mindfulness Practices for Uncertain Times

Wednesdays 7-8:30pmJanuary 10 – March 7th

Join us this winter at the Listening Wellness Center Yoga Studio for a series of teachings and discussion centered around practicing mindfulness in an uncertain social, environmental, and economic climate. The series will be led by Éowyn Ahlstrom, who teaches here at Listening, is an adjunct faculty member at the UMass Center for Mindfulness, and often leads yoga practice for silent retreats at the Insight Meditation Society.

Each session will begin with a guided meditation practice, followed by teachings and discussion. Practices will include sitting, standing, and gentle mindful yoga. The following questions will be addressed:

  • How can mindfulness practices support us in sane, decent living in challenging times?
  • How can mindfulness practices help us establish a strong peaceful heart from which to act, especially in confusing situations?

Each week the teachings will focus on a theme as follows:

Jan 24: Exploring Truthfulness and Beliefs
Jan 31Riding Waves of Grief
Feb 7Bringing Compassion to Bear
Feb 14Transforming Anger and Fear
Feb 21Accessing Hopefulness
Feb 28Opening to Interconnectedness
March 7Taking Action

All who are interested in practicing mindfulness are welcome to drop in for one or all nine sessions, which Éowyn is offering freely. Donations to the Listening Wellness Center will be accepted from those who wish to contribute.

More about the course teacher, Éowyn Ahlstrom: She first encountered meditation and yoga more than twenty years ago and has been practicing avidly ever since. Éowyn has made mindfulness practice a central priority in her life, attending many silent meditation retreats and yoga practice courses, as well as deeply studying both ancient and modern texts regarding these practices. Éowyn is a registered yoga teacher and a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher, as well as being a licensed massage therapist. She is approaching the completion of her Master’s degree in Education in June 2018.

FREE and open to the public

Health Care Proxy and MOLST forms

An informational session

Date TBA in the Fall of 2017 at Listening Wellness Center

Listening Wellness Center and Barre Family Health Center are partnering together to offer this informational session. Jamie Perez, Certified Medical Assistant working as the Care Coordinator at Barre Family Health Center will be at Listening Wellness Center on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to discuss these forms, how to fill them out, and why the need for them.

FREE and open to the public


Budgeting for Kids with Kim Dawson

Please email Listening for upcoming session dates.
Kim Dawson

Kids Beginning Budgeting Class (ages 10+)

Babysitting? Cutting grass? Earning an allowance?  This class will discuss what to do with your money: starting with how to balance a checking account, what percentage to save vs. spend, establishing saving and spending goals, and answering the question: is a debit card a good idea for me?

Free and open to the public.
Please contact Listening with any questions or to pre-register 978-355-3501

Budgeting for Adults with Kim Dawson

Interested in learning more about our future dates for this event??? Call Listening
Kim Dawson

I’m working and have a steady income, so how should I budget my money? What are my financial goals? Do I have debt to payoff? Can I save for big purchases, like a car? These questions and more will be answered in a group conversation, and then participants will plot their individual budgets, and make long-term financial goal decisions.  This class is geared for the common, everyday person with common, everyday expenses.

Free and open to the public.
Please contact Listening with any questions or to pre-register 978-355-3501