Personal Enrichment

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@ Forest Park | Meramec | Corporate College

Celebrate the Mind, Body and Spirit! Explore stress management, intuition, meditation and natural wellness. Be the best you possible!

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Natural Living

Register and pay for Natural Living (HEAL) courses now

Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Natural Wellness: Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Explore the fundamental concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); concepts that have been the foundation of TCM for over 2500 years! Learn the basics of principles and how you can apply them in your daily life to enhance your health and wellness. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL:701 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P02 | W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen | Feb. 7 | MC-BA, 122
• NOTE: Class rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Natural Wellness: Acupressure

Do you suffer from headaches, back pain, neck stiffness or shoulder tension? Acupressure is a good way to alleviate all of these symptoms, as well as improve blood circulation and reduce chronic inflammation. Learn how to find the acupressure points and how to massage these points to help improve both your health and the health of your loved ones. Partner required. Fee is per person. Bring yoga mat or towel to lay on floor.
HEAL:701 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P03 | M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen | April 15 | MC-PE, 201

Natural Wellness: Alternative Healthcare

Modern scientific research has shown how Complementary and Alternative Medicine can help in treating systematic and chronic diseases. Understand how the mechanism of acupuncture and other forms of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provide alternative options for common but difficult-to-treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, stroke, cancer, and Parkinson's disease. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL:701 | 2 sessions | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P01 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen | April 17-24 | MC-LH, 101

Couples Massage

Enjoy spending time together as you learn gentle ways to comfort and relax your partner. Methods based on Swedish, Russian Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Partner required. Fee is per person. Supply list will be emailed.
HEAL:704 | 1 session | $28.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P01 | Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito | Feb. 16 | MC-SW, 106
P02 | Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito | April 13 | FP-HSP, 221

Personal Insights

Register and pay for Personal Insights (PERD) courses now

Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

How and Why: Meditation I

Learn how to quiet your conscious mind (inner chatter), move inward and attune to your Higher Mind. As you shift your attention/awareness within, align with the Subconscious, and then the Super-conscious Mind, you have access to the vast storehouse of Inner Wisdom. In this class you will explore various exercises and methods to deepen your meditation experience. Meditation will be practiced in each class and a meditation CD will be provided. Fee includes CD. Bring a blanket or pillow.
PERD:732 | 4 sessions | $54.50 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P02 | W 7-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters | Feb. 13-March 6 | FP-F, 325

The Power of Coincidence

Discover how to trust your intuition and receive the power of synchronicities. Explore the interconnectedness of all things and build a greater awareness of "meaningful coincidences" in life!
PERD:709 | 1 session | $25 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P17 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin | Feb. 16 | MC-CE

Dreams: Wisdom from Within

Delve into the mystery of dreams to discover the guidance they can give. Learn techniques for remembering dreams, identify the different types of dreams, and explore how there meaning can be used to solve problems, make decisions, and improve your health.
PERD:735 | 4 sessions | $39.50 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P05 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit | Feb. 21-March 14 | MC-BA, 203

Relationship 101: How to Pick a Partner

Do you feel like you are always attracting jerks/jerkettes? Are you beginning to believe there is no one out there for you? Do you want to learn the secrets to having a healthy, happy, long-term relationship? Then this course is for you! Whether you are in a relationship or looking for that special someone, learn how to avoid the "love is blind" syndrome. Explore key areas that foreshadow what a partner will be like over the long-term and how to pace a relationship. Gain the tools you need to break unhealthy dating patterns and focus on your own emotional health. Fee includes textbook.
PERD:741 | 2 sessions | $34 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P01 | W 7-9 p.m. | Kim Harness | Feb. 27-March 6 | MC-SW, 207


Explore what karma is and how it is connected to your past lives. Learn how it operates, how to recognize when it is occurring and how you can resolve karma in the most effective way. Acquire skills necessary to identify karmic lessons and move forward in life.
PERD:709 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P16 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin | March 16 | MC-CE

Developing Intuition

Awaken your intuitive abilities and feel comfortable listening to and trusting your intuition. Discover which of your "psychic senses" is naturally strongest: gut feelings, inner listening or intuitive seeing. Learn a variety of exercises and practices to help develop your intuition; including sensing auras, psychometry (intuiting information by holding objects) and more.
PERD:735 | 4 session | $39.50 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P06 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit | March 27-April 17 | MC-BA, 118

Listening to the Voice of Intuition

Identify, explore, and learn how to use your intuition daily. Everyone has intuition, but you may not understand how to actually listen to your gut feelings. Meditation exercises, visualization, and in-class discussions will enhance your ability to communicate with the universe and listen to your inner-voice. Fee includes textbook.
PERD:735 | 4 sessions | $54.50 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P01 | W 7-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters | April 17-May 8 | FP-F, 213

Ten Clues to Your Past Lives

Ever wonder if you've lived before? Learn how past lives might influence your life now. Find clues in your talents and gifts; fears and phobias; relationships and health. Explore basic theories (and myths) of reincarnation and learn ways to create karmic healing and balance. Gain practical insights for your present life and purpose by discovering 10 significant clues to your past lives.
PERD:735 | 2 sessions | $28.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P07 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit | April 25-May 2 | MC-CN, 201

Understanding Personality Types

Learn to recognize four basic personality types and identify your own unique combination. Begin to better understand and relate to people with very different personality types, enhance relationships and gain a healthy level of self-worth by developing strength in your areas of weakness.
PERD:743 | 2 sessions | $28.50 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P01 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen | April 25-May 2 | Corp. College, 209
• NOTE: Classroom has changed.

Personal Growth

Register and pay for Personal Growth (PERD) courses now 

Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Transitions and Transformations: Thriving in the Midst of Change

Life is a cycle of beginnings and endings. Transitions can be hard, but they have a positive side too. They offer an opportunity to rethink the direction our lives are taking. In the 2nd and 3rd chapters of life we may discover that our own life is similar to seasonal patterns of endings and beginnings. The fall season of life brings their own unique set of challenges and opportunities. We lost a loved one, a job, divorce, experience an illness, we have an empty nest. Or perhaps we are exhilarated by becoming a new grandparent, a new job or moving to a new home or city. Whether the transition is positive or negative, we all have times when we ask ourselves, "How can I make it easier?" Practical strategies will be discussed to empower you in making future changes with greater confidence, less stress and the greatest potential to thrive. Class is suggested for ages 50+.
PERD:709 | 1 session | $34 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P01 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carol Watkins | Jan. 26 | MC-BA, 202

Assertiveness for the Sensitive Person

Have you ever been told that you are "too nice" and need to be more assertive? Sensitive people tend to place a higher value on the needs and opinions of others over their own, which leaves them feeling powerless and unheard. Learn how powerful you really are and develop confidence to be more comfortably assertive.
PERD:744 | 2 sessions | $34 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen | March 12-19 | Corp. College, 207
• NOTE: Classroom has changed.

Flourishing With Your Strength Blueprint

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best each day? Discover, develop and deliver on your strengths, those things that you are naturally good at and actually enjoy doing. Positive psychology research shows that developing your strengths and talents helps improve confidence, performance and well-being. Whether you are seeking to discover your strengths, design a strengths fueled future or want to deliver on your strengths each day, having a strengths blueprint will help you to flourish in both your work and personal life. Break for lunch. Text required; bring to class: Strengths Finder 2.0 ISBN 9781595620156. Text can be found online, at local retail bookstores or through a local library.
PERD:709 | 1 session | $28.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P03 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins | March 30 | MC-SW, 209

Courage, Risks and Rewards: Taking Chances to Change Your Life

Life is all about choices. The decision to leap into something new and different can be both terrifying and thrilling, but taking chances can also offer significant rewards. Examine the concept of risk, learn how to change your mindset and identify five powerful perspectives on risk taking that will empower you to take more chances and create opportunities for happiness and fulfillment!
PERD:709 | 1 session | $19 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P04 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carol Watkins | April 27 | MC-BA, 120

Facing Your Giants

Explore the continual lessons and obstacles you face in life and the 'giant' that is lurking underneath these events. Discover how to recognize dysfunctional giants and how they manifest. Learn strategies to conquer those giants, calm the drama and end self-sabotaging behaviors that result from these overwhelming problems.
PERD:709 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P15 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin | May 4 | MC-CE

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