Many people who struggle with the challenges of living with a chronic lung condition find the support they need at the Healthy Lifestyle Program. It's an intensive three-hour program geared to people whose breathlessness affects their mood and ability to function.
The program covers the most prevalent problems in chronic lung disease:
- Management of stress
This is a hands-on program — your involvement is expected. Practices of self-exploration aimed at self-awareness of physical symptoms, emotions and stressors are the cornerstone of this program. You'll be introduced to simple awareness practices and a mindful movement practice. Your explorations will help you form goals for your daily lifestyle, based on your preferences and values.
Family members or caregivers are encouraged to participate in the program as well. After the program, you'll receive a pedometer, wear a physical activity monitor and receive feedback about your activity from a health coach. You'll also have an opportunity to share post-program experiences.
The program is offered through the Mindful Breathing laboratory and is held on Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for pulmonology by U.S. News and World Report.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for respiratory disorders by U.S. News and World Report.
To make an appointment, you'll need to be referred by your doctor. Not all services may be available at all locations.