Health & Wellness
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Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR/AED
American Heart Association CPR/AED course covering children ages 1 up to adults. Certification good for two years. For the lay responder. Must bring resuscitation mask. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the class.
1 Sat., 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor. J Lederman.
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2006, Feb. 17, PEB-4. #12284
At Ossining Center: CE-HCARE 2006OS, Mar. 31. #12970
Heartsaver First Aid
Covers first aid basics: how to handle sudden illness, control bleeding, burns, injuries to bones and joints, and emergencies involving excessive heat and cold. Please contact email@example.com prior to the class to be sure this class is right for you.
CE-HCARE 2004, 1 Sat., Apr. 7, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, PEB-4, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor). J Lederman. #12283
Designed for those currently a caregiver or anticipate being one, regardless of age or relationship. Provides a basic understanding of caregiving and an exploration of self-care strategies. Explore the impact of caregiving, discuss planning and preparation, and gain the confidence you need after a hospitalization to care for your loved one!
CE-HLTH 2086VA, 1 Sat., Mar. 3, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $35. E Shanks-Muhammad. #12305
Painting for Health and Vitality
Discover how the process of painting can bring a sense of relaxation and renewed vitality into your life! Using mindful awareness of the breath and body, create watercolor paintings with a focus on color and energy. Draw upon the ancient wisdom of the chakra system as a guide for self-discovery and healing; engage in the creative process and develop powerful tools for balancing your energy and creating harmony. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2128, 5 Tues., Apr. 3-May 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $95. S Gibian. #12355
Although we cannot change life’s stressors, we can learn to change our stress response to improve our physical and mental health. In this small, supportive, confidential skills group you will learn scientifically proven self-care techniques including meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, breathing, an introduction to Qi Gong, and healthy mindful eating. Potential benefits include improved blood pressure, pain tolerance, sleep, mood, and immune function.
CE-HLTH 2087, 8 Tues., Mar. 6-Apr. 24, Room TBD, $195 (+ optional $23 for biofeedback thermistor). S Charbonier.
Sec. A: 9:30-11:30 am. #12345
Sec. B: 7:00-9:00 pm. #12348
New! Mind-Body Medicine Reunion
Provides participants the time to integrate the mind-body skills into their lives, to renew motivation, and to check-in again with the group for self-awareness and support. Prerequisite: previous enrollment in Mind-Body Medicine class.
CE-PRSDV 2158, KNC-3, $30. S Charbonier.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Jan. 23, 9:30-11:30 am. #12988
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Jan. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm. #12989
Sleep Problems? ZZZ’s on the Way
Can’t fall asleep? Fall asleep but then wake up? This class is for anyone who has any problems getting a good night’s sleep. Using cognitive techniques, this workshop will discuss all aspects of sleep hygiene as well as subtle, often overlooked blocks to restful sleep. Put a spring back into your step!
CE-HLTH 2074, 1 Wed., Mar. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, GTW-219, $20. M Krieger. #12346
Reduce Stress with Self-Acupressure and Energy Techniques
Acupressure, an ancient healing art, can promote balance in your body, mind and spirit. Learn a combination of acu-points to help reduce stress, leaving you feeling calm and focused. You’ll also learn the benefits of each acupressure point used such as to help alleviate headaches, digestive issues and anxiety. We’ll work with energy balancing exercises (Qi Gong) as another tool for centering ourselves.
CE-HLTH 2067, 1 Wed., Apr. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. A Blieden. #12343
Are you tired of the same old nutrition information? Do you eat for emotional reasons? Have you lost pleasure in eating? Come learn how to maintain a healthy attitude toward eating, while still enjoying your food. Through mindful eating you will learn many easy and practical exercises to encourage a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2069VA, 1 Wed., Apr. 11, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $25. E Wind. #12376
Forget the facelift! This natural method engages muscle activity to improve your looks regardless of your age and gender. Discover easy exercises, done while sitting, to tone muscles in the jaw, mouth, eyes, and forehead; reduce wrinkles and sagging skin; and allow more oxygen and nutrients to reach skin cells, giving the appearance of a fuller and more youthful look. Bring a hand mirror, metal teaspoon, unsharpened pencil, and face moisturizer to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Sat., Mar. 17, 12:30-4:30 pm, KNC-3, $45. H Cuevas. #12288
Faculty Spotlight: Helen Cuevas
Helen Cuevas not only teaches a variety of courses, including Facial Yoga, Accounting & Bookkeeping, How to Schmooze, Mock Interview Workshop, Communication Skills, Time Management, and Business Writing, but has led workshops for college staff members at their Professional Development Day, and has participated in our annual GROW Conference with a presentation on strategic planning. Helen’s background includes a career as an international investment banker with a focus on private and public companies throughout Latin America, leaving her with a passion for all aspects of Latin American culture, including art, literature, and cuisine. She earned her BA in Spanish literature from Queens College, and facilitates a book club in Spanish literature at her local library.
Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self
Explore Meditation, Part 1
Most ways of relaxing give us only temporary relief. Learn a handy five-minute meditation that will relax you profoundly and deeply – an ideal tool for a busy life. If you’re a beginner, this is an easy way to see what modern meditation can do for you. If you’re experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices.
CE-PRSDV 2023, 1 Sun., Apr. 22, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. A Rosenberg. #12442
Meditation, Part 2
This class will help you master and expand the meditation of Part 1. You will also learn how to make meditation a comfortable part of your daily routines. You’ll find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakable peace.
CE-HLTH 2004, 3 Sun., Apr. 29-May 13, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $60. A Rosenberg. #12443