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Introduction To Mindfulness

Introduction To Mindfulness is a 3 week course.

Each participant will receive a notebook and journal, and handouts are provided for every class.  In addition, audio recordings of meditations are provided every week for home practice.

Week 1:  What is Mindfulness?

  • Introduction to Mindful Breathing
  • Introduction to Thoughts Practice and use of anchor words
  • Mindful Body, Body Scan Exercise
  • Mindful Movement Exercise

Week 2:  Mindfulness of Emotions

  • Exploring Emotions
  • Heartfulness Practice
  • Gratitude Practice

Week 3:  Mindfulness of Others

  • Listening Skillfully
  • Mindfulness of Speech/Habits
  • Everyday Mindfulness
  • Mindful Eating

When: Wednesday, March 29th; April 5th; April 12th.

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Classes are offered at the offices of Dr. Steven Swidler of Medicine Wheel Dental and Wellness Center, 4650 W. Jojoba Dr. 85745.

Sign Up: Register by contacting Sherril Howard at or 520-400-8184.

Sherril Howard M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Mindfulness Instructor

Sherril Howard has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1983 serving patients with voice disorders and head and neck cancer. She has also practiced various forms of meditation and yoga since the late 80’s. In 2015, she became qualified to teach Mindfulness. She has a private consulting practice where she helps clients find their inner voice. For the last 15 years, Sherril and her husband, Tim have been facilitating a relationship course called The Way Of The Beloved, a comprehensive method for making marriage a path for spiritual development. She is passionate about helping others find balance, equanimity and overall joy in their lives.


Jin Shin Jyutsu Event

Please join us for this wonderful event at out Wellness Center, featuring Cynthia Wheeler.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. It helps bring balance to the body’s energetic pathways and helps facilitate our own profound healing capacity.

It is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods, inducing relaxation and reducing the effects of stress.

Cynthia Wheeler is a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and Self-Help Instructor in Tucson, Arizona.

She has taught several JSJ Self-Help classes in Tucson and surrounding areas.

Cynthia has written articles on JSJ Self-Help for Healthy Lifestyles Newspaper and has been a 5 day key note conference speaker on Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help for the Center For Nursing Leadership.

Cynthia began her studies in 1978 with Mary Burmeister and also continued her studies with Muriel Carlton, Wayne Hackett and Sara Harper.

When: Saturday, March 18th

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30pm

Where: Medicine Wheel Dental and Wellness Center

Cost: $135

RSVP: 520.869.5839


Thank You To Our Valued Friends

Dearest Valued Friends,

As 2016 comes to a close, we acknowledge that there has not been one person in our waiting room that has not experienced some major highs and lows physically, mentally, or emotionally this year. Yet in the midst of this uncertainty, we find ourselves in a place of excitement and serenity. Our entire team at Medicine Wheel know wonderful times lie ahead for all of us and wish to remind you, none of us are alone.

We would like to take this opportunity to simply THANK YOU. Without your support and trust in us we would not be here doing what we love most. Your support of our practice is confirmation that people want change, both from standard dental approaches and in general.

Thank you for being the backbone of our practice and being in our lives.

From all of us, to all of you, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

With love and gratitude, your Medicine Wheel dental team.

Medicine Wheel Dental Team

Our sincere thanks to Echo Starmaker for her photo artistry.


Annual Yogathon

Please join Dr. Steve Swidler, Dr. Ken Glass and Maria Mendoza for The Annual Yogathon to heal minds, bodies and souls.

When: Saturday May 9th, 2015, from 8am-11am

Where: Armory Park, Downtown Tucson AZ

Medicine Wheel Dental Yogathon


On May 9th, 2015, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts, families and community members will be attending the annual Project 108 Yogathon to support the local children’s charity, Integrative Touch for Kids. This event invites yogi’s from southern Arizona to participate in 108 Sun Salutations that are followed by live music and a live ladybug release. Yoga for kids and free childcare will be provided during the sun salutations, as well as a variety of family friendly activities available to kids of all ages and abilities.

Admission to the event is a minimum donation of $10.80, which is equivalent to 10 cents per sun salutation. Among the participants in attendance will be yogis from every major local yoga studio in Tucson.

This year’s Yogathon is an annual benefit event that will help Integrative Touch for Kids bring wellness therapies to hospitalized children and their families to enhance well being, minimize suffering, and facilitate healing.

Those not participating in the yoga can arrive at 9:30 am for live music, family friendly games, crafts, and more. Join us in creating a fantastic community yoga experience for all. This is the largest single outdoor yoga event held in Tucson each year!

To learn more about ITK and “Project 108”, contact Yana Krone at or 520.909.8009

Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) is a non-profit organization that that aims to enhance the well being of families of children with special medical needs—through a new wellness model and community involvement. ITK provides ongoing education and access to a range of therapeutic services that address mind, body and spirit to improve awareness and quality of life. ITK’s philosophy—whole child, whole family, whole community—recognizes that when a child has special needs, a family has special needs; by involving the local community, ITK aims to form networks of support and diminish the social isolation these families often feel. Visit or to learn more.