Registration is open online for the University of Missouri Extension Taking Care of You program

Butler, Mo. (June 8, 2020)>—Community members may enroll starting online in Taking Care of You, a University of Missouri Extension program that offers practical strategies for dealing with stress and life challenges.

Developed by an interdisciplinary MU Extension team, the research-based program focuses on positive psychology and mindfulness in sessions held over eight weeks. Each session will be one hour. The class will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays starting June 30th to August 11th. There are two different time options 12pm-1pm or 6:30pm-7:30pm. MU Extension is temporarily waiving fees through June 30th for this course to provide support and resources for stress management during this challenging time. There will be no fee for this course, if you sign up before June 30th. Participants learn concepts and practical strategies they can incorporate into their everyday lives through small group discussion, self-reflection and group activities. The program teaches ways to:

·         Take better care of body, mind and spirit health

·         Become more aware of the mind-body connection, and how to use this awareness for better health

·         Respond rather than react to life’s stressors

·         Discover opportunities in life’s challenges

·         Develop habits that can lead to better health

·         Find ways to bring more joy into life

·         Simplify life

·         Live more in the moment

Registration is available at

Tuesdays (12pm-1pm):  

Tuesdays: (6:30pm-7:30pm):

Or Contact Sara Bridgewater, Nutrition and Health Specialist or 660-679-1467