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Wellness & Personal Development

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Corporate College | Online

Celebrate the mind, body and spirit! Explore stress management, intuition, meditation and natural wellness. Be the best you possible!

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Caregiving

Caregiving Resources for Older Adults

Of the nearly 44 million family caregivers in the United States, many are often over-burdened and under-informed. Both the caregiver and care-receiver will benefit from having access to quality resources that support them in their respective roles. Learn valuable information about the basics of caregiving and receive helpful resources and tips for navigating your role as a family caregiver.
AHCE-701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Chien Hung
June 22 | Online

Loss as a Senior: Coping With Loneliness

Loss as a senior can present unique challenges to those who experience it. Isolation, depression and persistent feelings of sadness can all be outcomes of losing a loved one. Loss can be especially difficult to cope with as an older adult. Learn coping methods and resources to help you or a loved one work through these emotions.
AHCE-701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S02 W 6-8 p.m. | Chien Hung
July 21 | Online

Wellness

Nutrition 101

What types of nutrients are found in different foods? How much you should eat? When and how often? Learn from a licensed and registered dietitian about truly balanced eating, macronutrients and portion control. Explore the upcoming changes with nutrition facts labels and the importance of knowing what is on your ingredient list. Break down fad diets, understand why they are considered fads, and discover how to establish eating practices which can lead to sustainable habits for the long haul.
PERD-747 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 M 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
June 7 | Online

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. Learn from the experience of a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S04 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
June 21 | Online

Natural Wellness: Killing Pain Without Painkillers

Examine where pain comes from, what it means and how to alleviate it using various methods of traditional Chinese medicine. This class introduces options for pain management and is not a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Learn from the experience of a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
June 28 | Online

Natural Wellness: Overview of Chinese Medicine

Explore the fundamental concepts of traditional Chinese medicine that have steered this form of care for more than 2,500 years! Discover basic principles you can apply in your daily life to enhance health and wellness. Learn from the experience of a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S02 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
July 19 | Online

Eastern Philosophy for Wellness

Explore the concepts of eastern philosophy to guide you through the ebb and flow of chronic diseases and lead you to a healthy life. This class will inspire your lifestyle and anchor your anxious mind by offering different perspectives on life.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S03 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
July 26 | Online

Personal Insights

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 | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leiheit
May 25-June 1 | Online

Overcoming Procrastination

Do you have a few projects that you never seem to finish? Do you meet deadlines at the last possible minute? Are you too much of perfectionist to finish projects? Explore the type of procrastinator you are and learn strategies for overcoming your particular procrastination style. Set goals and share your successes with the class.
PERD-709 | 3 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S01 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Barbara Fischer
June 1-15 | Online

Zen Living

Do you want more peace and calm in your life? Do you feel stressed? Do you find yourself having a negative outlook? Learn practical ways to nurture Zen in your surroundings, relationships and personal philosophy. Explore open discussions on how Zen influences personal finances, physical aliments, sleeping habits, personal environment, self confidence, happiness, forgiveness, spirituality and love.
HEAL-702 | 2 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Johnny Sprang
June 1-June 8 | MC-BA 118

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

Life is all about choices. The decision to leap into something new or different can be both terrifying and thrilling, but taking chances can also offer significant rewards. Examine the concept of risk and learn how to change your mindset. Learn five powerful perspectives on risk-taking that will empower you to take more chances and create opportunities for happiness and fulfillment!
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S05 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
June 5-12 | MC-BA 120

NEW! Karmic Connections: Past Lives and Present Relationships

Karmic connections are soul connections. The intensity of emotions (pleasant or unpleasant) is often our first clue that we have been with these souls in past lives. Significant relationships (family, romantic or friendships) offer us profound spiritual insights if and when we are willing to learn.
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S06 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leiheit
June 8-15 | Online

NEW! Challenge of Choice: Effective Decision Making

Every action we take in life requires us to make decisions. Yet, many struggle each day with this process. Explore the core barriers behind decision making, define a streamlined process, and gain tips on how to deal with the positive and negative consequences that come with decision making.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S02 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Candace Anthony
June 12 | Online

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 than their own. This can result in an individual feeling powerless and unheard. Learn how powerful you really are and develop confidence to be more comfortably assertive.
PERD-744 | 2 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
June 15-22 | Online

How to Find More Peace and Happiness

We all want to feel peace and joy, but the challenges we often face make that seem difficult. Discover how simple changes in your everyday thoughts and routines can make a remarkable difference in your life. Explore how understanding and practice can help you move toward the state of peacefulness more easily.
PERD-743 | 2 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
June 17-24 | Online

Karma

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 | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S08 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
June 24 | Online

The Power to Heal

Have you ever wondered why you make the same mistake over and over? Is there an explanation to your patterns in life? Explore methods, both unique and universal, for understanding yourself. Discover what you need to do in order to be a whole, complete and healed person. These techniques will help you identify, understand and heal the source of wounds that keep you from being your true self.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S09 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
June 26 | Online

NEW! Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence Skill

You may have heard of Emotional Intelligence (EI). But do you understand what it is or how it applies to you? Knowing EI and at what level you are displaying the skills that fall under this concept can benefit you through increased motivation and improved social interactions. Discover the five aspects of Emotional Intelligence and increase your awareness with the goal of meeting your interpersonal and intrapersonal goals.
PERD-765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S01 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Candace Anthony
June 26 | Online

Transitions and Transformations: Thriving in the Midst of Change

Transitions can be hard, but they hold a positive side, too. Transitions offer the opportunity to rethink the direction of our lives. In the second and third chapters of our lives, we may discover similarities to seasonal patterns of endings and beginnings. Summer brings its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. You may lose a loved one or a job, experience divorce or illness or have an empty nest. Maybe you become a new grandparent, embark on new job or move to a new city. Whether the transition is positive or negative, learn practical strategies to empower you in making future changes with increased confidence, less stress and the greater potential to thrive. Class is recommended for individuals 50 and older.
PERD-709 | | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S04 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
July 10-17 | MC-BA 118

NEW! Effective Goal Planning for Personal Development

Have you ever struggled to meet a goal you’ve set for yourself? Wonder what would increase your motivation? Explore what contributes to your motivation, discover the difference between a goal and an objective, and leave with a plan to achieve personal and professional goals.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S03 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Candace Anthony
July 10 | Online

Mastering Mindfulness

Are you easily affected by thoughts, feelings and sounds around you? Do you find meditation difficult because your mind is too busy? During this course, we’ll explore mindfulness as a method to improve your memory and find a clearer understanding of your purpose in life. Begin engaging the world with your entire mind instead of a fleeting, uncontrolled thought. Learn tools to stretch your mind in amazing ways.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S10 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
July 22 | Online

NEW! The Afterlife

What happens when we die? Will we meet our loved ones who have passed before us? Is there a heaven? A hell? Do souls really get “stuck” between worlds? Am I still “me” when my body dies? Gain a greater understanding of the afterlife and the journey of the soul thereto. Students should come to class with an open mind. This class is based on empirical and anecdotal fact and not a forum to debate individual religious views.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S07 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
July 24 | Online

Law of Attraction, What’s the Problem?

You have visualized and made your vision board, but you are still encountering the same old obstacles? Instructor will explore a key human trait: the unconscious counter-intention. Discover your hidden potential as you remove your unconscious blocks. You will dive into the law of attraction and discover insight into your subjective unconscious blocks to your desires.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S11 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
Aug. 7 | Online

Meditation

Meditate to Refresh and Rejuvenate

Help manage your mind and emotions while connecting with your own inner silence. Uncover creativity and bliss while bringing joy and enthusiasm to your life. Tap into the power of meditation and enjoy the benefits of elevated mental clarity, increased energy, improved physical health, stronger relationships, greater peace of mind and added productivity. Please bring a mat.*
PERD-732 | 2 sessions | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S02 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
June 19-26 | Online
S03 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
July 10-17 | Online
S01 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Aug. 7-14 | Online

Meditations for Inner Peace

Calm your anxious mind, relax your body and lift your spirits. Meditation brings relaxation, mental clarity, emotional balance and opens the heart and mind to greater spiritual awareness. Experience a variety of techniques and find the ones that are best for you. Meditation is an important practice in spiritual, as well as intuitive, development.*
PERD-732 | 4 sessions | $34 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
S06 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leiheit
June 3-24 | Online


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