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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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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Personal Insights

Mastering Mindfulness

Are you easily affected by thoughts, feelings and sounds around you? Do you find meditation difficult because your mind is too busy? 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 | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F05 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Sept. 16 | 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? Explore a key human trait: the unconscious counter-intention. Discover your hidden potential as you remove your unconscious blocks. Dive into the law of attraction and discover insight into your subjective unconscious blocks to your desires.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F06 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
Sept. 18 | Online

Assertiveness for the Sensitive Person

Have you ever been told you’re “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-743 | 2 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
Sept. 23-30 | Online

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 | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F02 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Candace Anthony
Sept. 25 | 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 | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F07 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Sept. 30 | Online

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 | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F08 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
Oct. 2 | 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
F01 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Barbara Fischer
Oct. 5-19 | Online

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 | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F03 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Candace Anthony
Oct. 16 | 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 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 | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F11 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
Oct. 16-23 | 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-744 | 2 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
Oct. 21-28 | 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 | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F09 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Nov. 4 | Online

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 | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F01 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Candace Anthony
Nov. 6 | Online

Create Your Travel Memoir

Recall your travel experiences and discover the many ways travel has enriched your life. Mindful travelers learn to keep an open heart and see all of life as a grand adventure. While the pandemic may have changed travel plans, this is a wonderful time to retrieve those memories and enjoy them again through journaling. You will receive “The Mindful Traveler’s Memoir,” a guide to recollection and reflection. Take this opportunity to create a record of breath-taking places, favorite travel companions, historical appreciation and more.
PERD-709 | 3 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F04 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Rhonda Leifheit
Nov. 6-20 | MC-BA 118

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. 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 | 2 sessions | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F10 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
Nov. 13-Nov. 20 | Online

Wellness

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 because of its effectiveness. Learn step-by-step instruction in tapping for emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger and feeling overwhelmed; 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 | $41 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F01 T 6-8 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
Sept. 7-21 | MC-BA 118

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 | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F02 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Sept. 29 | 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 | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F01 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Oct. 27 | 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 | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F03 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Oct. 13 | 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 | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Sept. 18-25 | Online
F02 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Oct. 16-23 | Online
F03 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Nov. 13-20 | Online
F04 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Dec. 4-11 | 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 | $55 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
F05 W 6-8 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
Sept. 29-Oct. 20 | MC-BA 118

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 ailments, sleeping habits, personal environment, self-confidence, happiness, forgiveness, spirituality and love.
HEAL-702 | 2 sessions | $30.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
F01 T 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Johnny Sprang
Nov. 16-23 | MC-BA 118

Caregiving

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. Explore and compare home- and facility-based options available when individuals need increased assistance with everyday tasks. Learn about the range of services provided through home care agencies including non-medical support (e.g., housekeeping, shopping and errands, bathing and personal care) and medical services (e.g., physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and wound care.) Discover 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. Compare different levels of facility-based care including skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care.
AHCE-701 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F01 Th 10-11 a.m. | Chien Hung
Sept. 9 | Online


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