September 20, 2016: Mimi
Vaassen, assistant professor of Physical Therapy at Clarke, will discuss her
battle with breast cancer and the importance of taking care of one’s health on
Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall. The event is part of the
Mackin-Mailander lecture series.
Vaassen’s lecture is titled “Mind, Body-Spirit Connection to
Health and Wellness: My Personal Story.” In this lecture, she will discuss
caring for oneself through prayer, meditation and stress-reducing methods.
These methods lead to advocating for one’s healthcare.
“I will be talking about the mind-body connection with regards
to illness, how stress affects the immune system, how to de-stress through meditation
and calming thoughts, and the power of prayer in healing illness,” Vaassen
said. “I will be also be discussing my personal journey with breast cancer and
how the mind/body connection affected my healing, the power of prayer with my
healing and how to be assertive with your own health care, and the decisions
made when you find yourself faced with an illness.“
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the
Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.
Clarke University is a Catholic,
liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who
positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings
include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs,
a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843
by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near
the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM
university in the country.