Mindfulness Through Baking

Sunday, August 11, 2024: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Facilitator(s): Charmaine Jake-Matthews



Join Dr. Charmaine Jake-Matthews to explore baking as an avenue to mindfulness. As the Baker & CEO of Buy the Pound Bakery Inc. she will guide participants through the completion of a tasty recipe while showing them how this activity can contribute to mental wellness.  This is a journey toward a place of acknowledgment and acceptance of our thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Participants will enjoy a piece of cake and take home the cookie dough they’ve created as well as a personal gratitude journal.

Dates and Details
Sunday, August 11, 2024
1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost of $35 (includes supplies)

Registration Information
You may register and pay online by clicking the yellow “Register Here” button above, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to Siena Retreat Center.” Payment must be received to complete registration. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for our cancellation policies and other helpful information.

Partial scholarships are available to aid in making retreat participation possible. Please contact Claire Anderson at [email protected] or call (262) 898-2588 for more information.

About the Facilitators

Charmaine Jake-MatthewsCharmaine Jake-Matthews

Dr. Charmaine Jake-Matthews, LCPC is a native Chicagoan who developed a passion for psychology in high school. She pursued this passion by earning a BS and Masters degrees in Psychology and a DMin in Marriage and Family Therapy. Over the last 27 years, she has worked as a psychology professor and psychotherapist while also enjoying hobbies such as singing and baking. In 2022, she began baking as a full-time career and founded Buy the Pound Bakery. She emphasizes the importance of hobbies, like baking, in personal well-being.