UNM Center for Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109


(505) 925-7464

Fax: (505) 925-4539

Clinic Hours: 
Mon.- Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm 

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911

2016 Holiday Hours
  - January 1, 2016
  - January 18, 2016
  - May 30, 2016
  - July 4, 2016 
  - September 5, 2016
  - November 24-25, 2016
  - December 23, 24, 25, 26,  2016
  - December 30 & 31, 2016

Miscellaneous Workshops

The Language of Healing

The Center for Life presents a series of inter-related workshops that will mindfully explore language, communication, self empowerment and writing through the lens of medical experiences.

There is a vast difference between being cured and being healed. These workshops are designed to walk you gently back to your well being and enable you to live to your full potential.

Join Christine Sherwood at The Center For Life in Albuquerque, NM for four introductory workshops March 18/19, each class is four hours in length. You can choose to attend any or all. Each class is $75.00.

Class registration:

Michelle Hale at  or call 505-925-4551

Christine Sherwood, LMT, DHM

Christine has been a teacher in the healing arts since 1995. She facilitates retreats at Ghost Ranch for women who have had cancer. She is the author of Fire & Ash; The Alchemy of Cancer, and Help Me Remember Who I Am.

The Language of Healing

Saturday March 18, 9:00am-1:00pm

In this first class of the weekend we will begin to identify the language that we choose in our daily lives. Words are very powerful. As recent studies are proving, taking a conscious look at the words we choose, especially during an illness by both the patient and the doctor, can have profound effects on the psychological wellbeing of a patient.

You will discover the language that best serves you through open conversation and writing and meditations designed to reveal your body/mind intuitions around words and awareness exercises. Seven components that support healthy communication will then be presented and used as a template to further uncover successful communication skills and a language that can aid in your healing.

The Empowered Patient:

Saturday March 18, 2:00pm-6:00pm

One of the most debilitating results of being ill is the loss of power. The vulnerability that ensues is alarmingly uncomfortable and can create fear, anger, and difficulty in the decision making process. This stress impacts the body’s ability to heal by creating a compromised immune and nervous system.

In this second class we will discuss how doctors are trained to diagnose. This training can streamline diagnoses, but it has its shortcomings. As a patient or caregiver we will learn the questions to ask and skillful ways to approach our doctor so we receive the best care they can offer. Through writing and awareness exercises we will examine the repercussions that fear, anxiety, shame and medical trauma can have on our ability to be empowered. We will also explore how we can develop our own authority while speaking with our doctors. Together find solutions that build stronger trust, communication and healthy outcomes within the partnership of you and your physician.

The Compassionate Witness: Being Present with Illness and Death:

Sunday March 19, 9:00am-1:00pm

In this class we will bring awareness to our comfort level with illness, suffering and death. We will investigate where our different belief structures of illness/death arise (family dynamics, life experiences, society). We will explore these conditioned responses so we can gain greater understanding of our physical and emotional feelings while in the presence of illness or death, thus creating more space for compassion and forgiveness. Meditation, writing and interpersonal exercises will be utilized in a supportive and safe environment. By using these tools will allow honest inquiry to reveal our strengths and teach us how to employ these strengths to life's challenges.

Tending the Fire; Writing to Heal:

Sunday March 19, 2:00pm-6:00pm

In the fourth class we will experience and develop the benefits of the practice of writing. Simple writing techniques, along with mind/body tracking/meditation and writing prompts, will all support participants to safely "write to heal".

We will learn to allow ourselves an unfiltered voice, free from blame, shame, or self-righteousness and invite the disavowed parts of our self to speak through the written word. Revealing of our deepest thoughts, and knowing they are only for our eyes, can be surprisingly enlightening and leads to greater self-understanding and improved health.

Christine will share from her own works...

Ageless You!

Renew with Greater Vitality, Resilience & Youthfulness

“If we focus on prevention, we won’t have to work so hard down the
road fixing our bodies from disrepair and disease...the way to avoid
this is to raise our level of wellness

Uncover new energy for your busy life through clarifying
dialogue, inspiring examples, transformational aging
techniques and hands‐on skills. You will gain a deeper understanding
of energy and longevity concepts, engage in
interactive processes, meditation, and regenerating exercises
to increase your vitality, resilience and coherence in mind,
body and spirit. Take home practical Life‐Wellness skills to
de‐stress every day, increase your clarity, balance and
longevity…at every age.

Along with inspiring strategies from Sedena's award‐winning
books, she will guide you through exercises from her DVD,
P.E.P. Personal Energy Program, a ground breaking,
personalized, wellness system distilled from eastern and
contemporary energy practices that improves physiological
functions of the body, promotes calm, reverses the effects of
anxiety, bewilderment and stress and enhances selfmotivation.

Upcoming Workshop:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00-5:00 p.m.
UNM Center for Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 100
Albuquerque, NM

$78* per person
Eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment

To register, call 505‐925‐4551 or email

For more information about the workshop, call Sedena at 505‐470‐6295.

Workshop flyer

About the Instructor

SedenaSedena Cappannelli, co-founder of AgeNation and award-winning author of "Do Not Go Quietly" and several other best-selling books, is a Life Wellness and Longevity Coach, organizational consultant, and transformational speaker. Her Empowered Ageing programs offer dynamic life/energy strategies for living and aging well at any age. and; 505-470-6295.

Movement, Meditation & Creative Expression for Women 18+

This workshop will include gentle yoga, dance/movement and expressive art. No previous art or dance experience necessary. Using gentle movement, music, meditation and art, you will be able to access core thoughts, emotions, and insights in a safe, supportive environment.

Our world is full of schedules and responsibilities with little time of reprieve and relaxation. We are bombarded daily with technology, heavy work schedules and responsibilities with our family and community. Sometimes, we need to step off the treadmill and meet up with ourselves again. This is an opportunity and invitation to do so. We will begin with gentle yoga and movement, then we will incorporate the use of an art medium to express your inner creativity and experience. We will have a time of meditation as well as discussion and interpretation of your experience. Each session will build on the previous session as you continue to explore your vision for the present and the future.

This workshop is facilitated by Nicole White, CHHC, E-RYT a certified holistic health coach, yoga, movement and meditation instructor, and Dana Darrow, LCSW a licensed clinical psychotherapist. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for working with water-based paint and pastels, and come scent-free for those who are chemically sensitive.

Health Benefits:

Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance and concentration. Meditation induces relaxation and has been proven to lower blood pressure for some individuals. The use of art has been used by many psychotherapists to access inner thoughts, emotions and insights. When we are in touch with our bodies, thoughts and emotions, we are better able to live healthy, authentic, productive lives.


Upcoming Workshop:

Saturday March 4, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
UNM’s Center For Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 100
Albuquerque, NM

$39 per class, per person, all supplies included.
Eligible for UNM employee tuition remission.
Women 18+

Contact or 505.204.1437 for more information.

Please contact Michelle at or 505-925-4551 to register.