Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 42 LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & WELLNESS IN-PERSON Release the Pressure Is school, work, family, and commitments overwhelming you? Do you feel that there is never a break? The pandemic shed a light on how vulnerable we are. The constant worry of how to stay healthy, balanced, available to family and work, and at the same time enjoying our free time. Just reading these words stresses us out, wondering how would anybody be able to handle them? During these four weeks, we establish coping habits that will outlast COVID-19, habits that are always accessible and are tailored to your life. As we find out more about our expectations, we learn how to understand ourselves better and learn tools to better communicate our thoughts. CE-PRSDV 2204, 4 Wed., Mar. 8-29, 7:30-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $80. R Lasry. #20102 NEW! IN-PERSON Play with Color The Present is the gift. During this 4-week workshop, we will explore how playing with color and letting our worries take a backseat can help us be more present with our challenges and find more accessible new ways of possibilities. The workshop will help you be more at ease, increase presence, be less distracted and not being perfect. CE-PRSDV 2207, 4 Wed., Jan. 4-25, 7:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $75. R Lasry. #20385 NEW! IN-PERSON The Purpose of Being Approaches unique interpretations about life and afterlife. Uses sacred scriptures and extensive research to show a completely different, all encompassing, meaning of life. An incredible theory of being is described. CE-PHIL 2035, 4 Tue., Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 7:00-8:15 pm, KNC-4, $60 (+ text). R Flower. #20386 Becoming Unstuck: Transformation through Mind, Body & Spirit Whether our “stuckness” is due to circumstances, stress, decisions, illness, etc., science-based mind-body medicine is a powerful tool to move forward. This workshop will introduce meditation, biofeedback, and guided imagery. Discover the potential of a wide range of benefits, including deepening selfawareness and intuition, improved sleep and mental functioning, improvement in pain, and reduced blood pressure. CE-PRSDV 2164VA Tues., Jan. 24, $37. S Charbonier. REMOTE Sec. A: 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #20018 IN-PERSON Sec. B: 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2. #20019 NEW! IN-PERSON Exercise Prescription for Back Pain Discuss the role exercise plays in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic back conditions, including degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, stenosis, sciatica and scoliosis. CE-FITNS 2097VA, 1 Sun., May 7, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $26. A Bonny. #20026 NEW! Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR is Jon Kabat Zinn’s original 8-week class, taught by a Brown- trained MBSR teacher. This systemic training in mindfulness meditation and movement cultivates resiliency, emotional/attentional regulation and reduction in pain, anxiety, depression, and hypertension. MBSR has been studied for more than 40 years by prominent universities in the US, the NIH, and global institutions. Formal and informal practices, home practices, and class discussion are all part of the learning. CE-PRSDV 2206, $305. S Charbonier. REMOTE Sec. A: 8 Weds., Mar. 8-Apr. 26, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, and 1 Sat., Apr. 15, 9:00 am-3:30 pm (1 hour for lunch), . #20382 IN-PERSON Sec. B: 8 Weds., Mar. 30-May 18, 6:00-8:30 pm, AAB304, and 1 Sun., Apr. 16, 9:00 am-3:30 pm (1 hour for lunch), AAB-304. #20383 NEW! REMOTE Sleep and Aging Sleep is essential for good health throughout the lifespan. After 50, many adults find that at good night’s sleep is elusive at best. It is possible to improve sleep at every age! Learn how to assess your sleep and understand the potential source(s) of your sleep problems after 50. Understand the most effective methods to discuss your sleep issues with your healthcare team, and how to combat sleep loss when hospitalized. We will explore a variety of non-pharmacological methods to improve your sleep, regardless of your conditions and medications. CE-HLTH 2102, 2 Thurs., Feb. 2-9, 6:30-8:30 pm, $50. C Collyer. #20378 NEW! IN-PERSON Your Walk in Life: A Guide to Transforming Your Pain into Peace In this course, each student will begin to develop healthy coping and listening skills through case study work, workbook and journaling exercises, and small group discussions. This course will be a unique healing and reflective journey for those interested and impacted by mental health CE-PRSDV 2208, 7 Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 1, 6:00-7:30 pm, KNC-4, $130 (+ textbook). A Servodidio. #20387 Register Early! Classes are canceled for under-enrollment several days in advance. We recommend that you register ONE week in advance of the course start date.