Self-Awareness & Relationships

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NEW! Meditation for Everyday Life: Introduction
Learn a gentle approach to calming and centering the mind, and bring loving awareness to what is happening in the present moment. This class is appropriate for both those brand new to meditation as well as experienced meditators.
CE-PRSDV 2146, 1 Tues., June 6, 6:30-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. S Gibian #6110

NEW! Your Personal Brand: Understand, Modify, Reinvent or Overhaul
Brands are everywhere from products to services, even celebrities. Each and every one of us is a brand; brands are stories. What do people perceive of your personal brand when they hear your name? What narrative would it tell? Take stock of yourself and the imagery you project. Brand perception is everything in today’s world; yours is critical on the job, at home, with friends, even meeting people for the first time. Isn’t it time you spent a couple of hours investing in and reassessing your own personal brand?
CE-PRSDV 2147, 1 Tues., June 27, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. A Piwinski. #6398

NEW! The Secret of Good Relationships
We expect relationships to be good for us but they often fall short. Is there anything we can do about that? Yes! The key is finding a way to be with others while at the same time being true to ourselves and to never be other than our own comfortable, natural self. When we are naturally our good selves, it inspires the goodness and cooperation of others, and relationships become increasingly healthy.
CE-PRSDV 2145, 1 Sun., June 25, 3:00-4:30 pm, Room TBD, $20. M Harmin. #6107

Being Transgender: Pathways to Understanding
Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a news story about transgender people. We’ll focus on what being transgender really means, and provide a greater understanding of the wide spectrum of gender identity. Studies indicate that very few have never interacted with a transgender person, but form perceptions from media accounts only. Taught by a transgender woman with the goals of expanding knowledge about gender identity, workplace issues, and cultivating or being an ally.
CE-PRSDV 2143, 1 Tues., 6:30-9:00 pm, $30. A Piwinski.
Sec. A: June 20, Room TBD. #5924
Sec. B: July 25, KNC-2. #5925

Families Helping Families
Join us for a series of seminars deigned to help family members and caregivers recognize the hidden needs of elders.
Each seminar meets for 1 Sat., 10:00 am-12:00 noon in KNC-2, and is $25. N Browand.

Going Off Script: Recognizing and Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Older Adults
Alcohol and drug misuse is a growing problem among older adults; an estimated 17 percent of people age 60 and older struggle with these issues. Discuss how health problems along with life changes can lead to medicating physical and psychological pain, identify the signs of addiction (which can mimic the signs of aging), and understand the unique treatment needs of older adults.
CE-HLTH 2084, July 1. #6034

Are You Prepared?
Final Health-Care Decision-Making
We’ll discuss the three types of documents to consider signing to make sure health care wishes are followed: health care proxies, living wills, and medical orders for life-sustaining treatment and whom to appoint as a health care agent. We’ll also discuss The Palliative Care Information Act of 2011.
CE-HLTH 2083, July 22. #6037

Recognizing and Stopping Elder Abuse
We will discuss what constitutes elder abuse, including physical abuse, psychological and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, active and passive neglect and abandonment. We will discuss what steps to take when elder abuse is suspected.
CE-PRSDV 2144, Aug. 26. #6038

Personal Empowerment: Finding Joy and Creating Your Sacred Space
Bring joy and inner peace to your life in spite of the chaos and negativity around us. Learn how to focus your energy to make decisions that will help you achieve calm and balance in your inner world. Gratitude, meditation, humor, dreams, food choices, energy healing, compassion, and service will be discussed. Please bring a journal or pad for personal notes. A cartoon or short joke would be very welcome. Leave all your personal problems and issues outside our space. We will be uniting as beautiful souls, our true nature.
CE-PRSDV 2140, 4 Tues., June 20-July 18 (skip 7/4), 6:00-8:00 pm, GTW-219, $80. B Rauch. #5508

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Have you wanted to try meditation, but didn’t think it was for you? During this one-session class, we will explore several types of meditation that you can incorporate in your daily life.
CE-PRSDV 2105VA, 1 Mon., June 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. E Wind. #5381

Mindfulness and Meditation Practice
Learn and experience meditation and mindfulness in a comfortable, nurturing group setting. We will learn and try many techniques that you will be able to use in your daily lives. Come join this fun and user-friendly class to explore mindfulness and meditation.
CE-PRSDV 2042VA, 4 Mon., June 19-July 17 (skip 7/3), 10:00-11:00 am, KNC-2, $45. E Wind. #5382