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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 at Home or in a Facility: Which Is Better?

The need for caregiving in the home may occur suddenly from an illness or injury, or over a period of time due to chronic illness or aging. Many factors should be considered when the need for caregiving arises. Join us to explore and compare home- and facility-based options available when individuals need increased assistance with everyday tasks. Discussion about the range of services provided through home care agencies will include non-medical support (e.g., housekeeping, shopping and errands, bathing and personal care) as well as medical services (e.g., physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and wound care.) We will explore community services such as adult day care and respite care that may be beneficial to caregivers who wish to continue providing care for their loved one in the community. Discussion will also cover the different levels of facility-based care including skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care.
AHCE-701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P01 Th 6-8 p.m. | Chien Hung
Jan. 28 | Online
P02 Th 6-8 p.m. | Chien Hung
Feb. 4 | Online

Caregiving at Home – Caregiving Resources

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
P03 Th 6-8 p.m. | Chien Hung
March 25 | Online

Natural Wellness

Nutrition 101

What types of nutrients are found in different foods? How much you should eat? When and how often? Join a licensed and registered dietitian to learn about truly balanced eating, macronutrients and portion control. Explore the upcoming changes with nutrition facts labels and the importance of knowing what’s on your ingredient list. This class will break down fad diets, discuss 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
P01 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
Feb. 10 | Online
P02 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
April 7 | Online

Discover the Benefits of Meridian Tapping

Meridian tapping combines tapping on acupressure points with intention statements to clear mental, emotional and physical energy. Also referred to as energy tapping or emotional freedom technique (EFT), its usage continues to grow. Learn step-by-step instruction in tapping for emotions such as anxiety, fear and anger; origins of thought field therapy; applications for health issues such as indigestion, headaches and insomnia; root cause technique to heal long-standing or complex issues; techniques to clear self-sabotage and change unwanted habits; and, self-acceptance as a means to greater health and emotional freedom.
PERD-735 | 3 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P02 Sa 9:30 a.m.-noon | Rhonda Leifheit
Feb. 20-March 6 | 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! Learn basic principles you can apply in your daily life to enhance health and wellness. Class is taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P03 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Feb. 8 | Online

Natural Wellness: Killing Pain Without Painkillers

Learn where pain comes from, what it means and how to alleviate it using traditional Chinese medicine. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This class introduces options for pain management and is not a substitute for a professional diagnosis and treatment.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P02 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Feb. 22 | Online

Natural Wellness: Alternative Healthcare

What can you do if modern medicine provides no working solution for your disease? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) promotes the use of acupuncture, herbs and other forms of treatment to restore normal operations and improve defensive functions of the body. It may provide you with alternative options for both chronic conditions and emerging infectious diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases, cancers and viral infections. Class is taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in TCM.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P01 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
March 29 | Online

Personal Insights

Mind Over Matter

What matters to you? What do you want to achieve? Learn how taking care of your body positively affects your mind and can lead to greater happiness. Are there things you want to do, but you cannot get motivated? Are you bogged down by stress and loneliness? Let’s talk about key strategies to help you live a more invigorating life by educating, motivating and inspiring you to take charge of your life. Get rid of the negative talk and become the person you are meant to be.
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P04 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Jan. 20-27 | Online
P05 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Feb. 3-10 | Online
P06 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
March 24-31 | Online
P07 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
April 7-14 | Online

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, learn how to change your mindset. During this course, you’ll 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 | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P02 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
Jan. 23-30 | Online

Meditation I: How and Why

Meditation offers a way to release stress, strengthen health, connect to your deeper mind, develop intuition, and find peace in our chaotic world. Learn how to align your mind and gain access to the vast storehouse of inner wisdom within you. With each class meditation, explore various exercises and methods to deepen your experience. A CD is provided to help you move quickly into meditation. Optional: bring a blanket or pillow. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
PERD-732 | 3 sessions | $55 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P06 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
Feb. 2-16 | STLCC-Corp, 219

10 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
P01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Rhonda Leifheit
Feb. 6-13 | Online

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. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
PERD-732 | 2 sessions | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P01 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Feb. 6-20 | Online
NOTE: No class Feb. 13.
P02 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
March 13-27 | Online
NOTE: No class March 20.
P03 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
April 10-24 | Online
NOTE: No class April 17.
P04 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
May 1-15 | Online
NOTE: No class May 8.

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
P08 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Feb. 11 | Online

Meditation 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. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
PERD-732 | 4 sessions | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P05 Th 6-8 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
March 4-April 1 | Online
NOTE: No class March 18.

Law of Attraction, What’s the Problem?

You have visualized and made your vision board, but you are still encountering the same old obstacles? 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
P09 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
Feb. 13 | 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
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
March 2-9 | Online

Transitions and Transformations: Thriving in the Midst of Change

Life is a cycle of beginnings and endings. 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 life, we may discover that our own life is similar to seasonal patterns of endings and beginnings. The fall season of life brings its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. You may lose a loved one or a job, experience divorce or illness, have an empty nest. Or, you become a new grandparent, embark on new job or move to a city. Whether the transition is positive or negative, we all have times when we ask ourselves, “How can I make it easier?” During this course, you’ll 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 | 2 sessions | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P01 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
March 6-13 | 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 successes with the class.
PERD-709 | 3 sessions | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P13 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Barbara Fischer
March 23-April 6 | Online

Healing Magic and Miracles

Are you stuck in a limited belief or situation and don’t know what the next step is, how to break through or move beyond? We are responsible for creating our lives, yet we have not been taught the techniques to do so in alignment with our desires. Learn those techniques, find your answers, break through to a more expanded experience, strengthen your intuition and connect with the powerful healing energies. We will cultivate the inspiration needed to break down the doors of past conditioning and enter the realm of joyful relationships, vibrant health, abundance and dreams come true. This is our goal.
PERD-765 | 3 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P01 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 23-April 6 | STLCC-Corp, 207

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
P10 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
March 25 | Online

The Power of Coincidence

Discover how to trust your intuition and receive the power of synchronicities. Explore the interconnections of all things and build a greater awareness of meaningful coincidences in life!
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P11 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
March 27 | Online


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
P12 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
April 8 | 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. You’ll 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
P01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
April 22-2 | Online

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