Health and Wellness


Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | Corporate College

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

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education



Couples Massage

Register and pay online for Couples Massage now

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

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 | $49 | Age 60+: 28.50
F01 | Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito | Oct 27 | MC - SW, 204

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Natural Living

Register and pay for Natural Living (HEAL) courses now

Call 314-984-7777 to register for fall classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay 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. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL:701 | $29 | Age 60+: $29
F02 | Th 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen | Dec. 6-Dec. 13 | MC - LH, 101

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 PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL:701 | $29 | Age 60+: $29
F01Th 6-9 p.m. | Alex Chen | Nov. 29 | MC - SO, 109
NOTE: This course was incorrectly listed in the catalog as meeting on Wednesday.

Personal Insights

Register and pay for Personal Insights (PERD) courses now

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

Discover Your Talents

Have you ever wondered what your true strengths are? Many people find it difficult to identify their own strengths, much less know how to articulate them well. Use the highly acclaimed Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment to identify your top five strengths and uncover your talents! Learn what differentiates you from others and how to create your own unique recipe for success as you design new life directions. Text required, bring to first class. "Strengths Finder 2.0" ISBN 9781595620156.
PERD:709 | $49 | Age 60+: $28.50
F80 | Sa 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Carol Watkins | Sept. 8-Sept. 15 | MC - BA, 202

Tapping Into the Mind/Body Connection

Meridian Tapping is a great way to improve your health and may ease many forms of discomfort. Clear your self-sabotaging beliefs, integrate mind and body, and feel better as you tap acupressure points while making positive statements.
PERD:732 | $69 | Age 60+: $39.50
F51 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit | Sept. 27-Oct. 18 | MC - CS, 210

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 | $39 | Age 60+: $28.50
F01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen | Nov. 20-Nov. 27 | Corp. College, 207

Personal Growth

Register and pay for Personal Growth (PERD) courses now 

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

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 | $29 | Age 60+: $19
F83 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carol Watkins | Oct. 20 | MC - BA, 203

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 | $29 | Age 60+: $29
F50 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Dana West | Oct. 20 | MC - SO, 109

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 | $49 | Age 60+: $34
F50 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen | Nov. 8-Nov. 15 | Corp. College, 209

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 | $69 | Age 60+: $39.50
F50 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit | Oct. 25-Nov. 15 | MC - CS, 210

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 | $29 | Age 60+: $29
F81 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Dana West | Oct. 6 | MC - SO, 109


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 | $29 | Age 60+: $29
F82 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Dana West | Nov. 3 | MC - SO, 105

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 | $49 | Age 60+: $34
F01 | W 7-9 p.m. | Kim Harness | Oct. 10-Oct. 17 | MC - SW, 207

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 | $49 | Age 60+: $34
F01 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carol Watkins | Nov. 10 | MC - BA, 202

Meditation for Health and Harmony

Meditation brings relaxation, mental clarity, emotional balance and spirituality. Discover meditation techniques and find the one that's best for you.
PERD:732 | $69 | Age 60+: $39.50
F50 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit | Sept. 12-Oct. 3 | MC - CS, 210

Simplify Your Life: Fall Cleaning Edition

It's that time of year again! As the world outside begins to transform, so can you! Learn how to simplify your life with great tips from a Professional Organizing Consultant! Improve your time management and learn how to make a big difference in your home with small changes.
PERD:711 | $39 | Age 60+: $28.50
F80 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Kimberly Meredith | Oct. 6 | MC - CS, 206
NOTE:  A Nov. 10 course date was originally published in the catalog; this course has been moved to Oct. 6.

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