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The ACM Mind-Body Connection

Connecting Our Community To A Healthier Future
Allegany College of Maryland has a longstanding partnership with the Washington, D.C. based Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM). The Center is world renowned for their population-wide trauma relief program and over the past two years ACM and the Center have trained more than 135 local Mind-Body Skills Group facilitators. This now gives our community more trained facilitators per capita than anywhere IN THE WORLD! 
Director, Health & Human Services, The Center for Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Mind-Body Skills are simple tools that mitigate the negative impacts of stress on your physical and emotional health. The Center’s model of self-care and group support has been used successfully around the globe for more than three decades. ACM feels incredibly blessed to have this evidence-based resource available to our community during this time of unprecedented and unrelenting stress. We have also found that online delivery has NOT diminished the power of this model.  Participants say Mind-Body Skills continue to help them manage stress and their emotions (as well a number of other areas of their lives) – long after they’ve finished the 8-week group.

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We have various options to learn Mind-Body Skills. Individuals can sign up for a traditional 8-week Mind-Body Skills Group (primarily over ZOOM) or request a 1-2 hour (or longer) workshop for your business or agency. If your organization is looking for an impactful and affordable worksite wellness option, we can arrange a facilitator for a ZOOM (or if COVID protocols allow, face-to-face) Mind-Body Skills group just for your employees.  

Now more than ever, everyone can benefit from Mind-Body Skills.  We have a number of low or no-cost options so this is a great time to try Mind-Body Skills and see why 100% of the participants in ACM’s facilitator trainings and the resultant 8-week groups would recommend this opportunity to others.

Stressed? Mind-Body, Medicine is the antidote to stress!
Mind-Body Skills is an effective worksite wellness opportunity
Manage Stress and Pain Class for OT, PT, and Massage Therapist (MT)

What you need to do?
  • Register for an upcoming 8-week Mind-Body Skills Group.
  • Schedule an Introduction to Mind-Body Skills workshop for your organization.
  • Are you interested in hosting an 8-week Small Group training in Mind-Body Skills? Please contact Kathy Condor
What do we do?
  • Free Mind-Body Skills Introductory Workshops for your organization.
  • 8-Week Mind-Body Skills Experiential Trainings available throughout the year.
  • Provide targeted trainings for health, human service and education professionals.
Upcoming Trainings
Manage Stress and Pain Class for OT, PT, and Massage Therapist (MT)
March 11

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are Mind-Body Skills Groups?
    The Center for Mind-Body Medicine uses a proven model of Self-Care and Group Support, called Mind-Body Skills Groups.  The groups provide a safe space for individuals to tap into their own thoughts, sensations and feelings, while learning skills to mitigate the impacts of stress and trauma on their physical and emotional well-being.
  • What types of skills do you teach?
    Mind-Body skills include:  Various forms of Meditation, Guided Imagery, Biofeedback and Self-Expression in drawings, words and pictures.
  • How do I sign up for a group or workshop?
    To register for an announced training, please call 301-784-5341.  For more information on other local Mind-Body Skills initiatives, please contact Kathy Condor at or 301-784-5526.
  • Is there an age limit to use these skills?
    Mind-Body Skills can be taught to children as young as 2 – and are very helpful for everyone up to the elderly.

Meet the Staff

The Western Maryland Mind-Body Team is ready to meet with you! Please contact us to set up an information session for your organization or learn more about upcoming Mind-Body Skills training opportunities.

Kathy J. Condor
Director, Health & Human Services, The Center for Continuing Education & Workforce Development, CRN Chair

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Cherie Snyder
Professor, Program Director, Integrative Health, CMBM Clinical Lead, & CMBM Senior Faculty Member

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Laurie Marchini
K-12 Education Coordinator



Jade Kenney
Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic VISTA Member assigned to ACM Mind-Body Connection and Culture of Care projects.



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