Health & Wellness
Intro to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness has a long evidenced-based history of helping one cope with stress and move toward calm. NIH studies also demonstrate benefits for sleep and cognition. Discover what mindfulness is and learn some skills in a relaxed, friendly environment. CE-PRSDV 2188, KNC-3, $30. S Charbonier.
At SUNY Westchester Valhalla:
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Jan. 30, 6:00-7:30 pm, KNC-3. #27022
Sec. B: 1 Wed., Jan. 31, 10 :30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3. #27023
Intro to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: 3 Week Intro
This training in mindfulness meditation and movement cultivates resiliency, emotional/attentional regulation & reduction in pain, anxiety, depression, and hypertension. MBSR is the most well-studied of the mind-body medicine approaches, with abundant research at major institutions globally. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-PRSDV 2211, $80. S Charbonier.
Sec. A: 3 Tues., Feb. 20-Mar. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room KNC-2. #92148
Sec. B: 3 Wed., Feb. 21-Mar. 6, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD. #92149
Experience the healing power of Reiki. The Reiki Level 1 class is designed to help you learn the fundamentals of Reiki energy and how to use it to heal yourself and others. Through hands-on practice, this program enables participants to harness the power of light touch healing energy and reduce stress and promote relaxation. Receive energy and an attunement that will help to open your third eye and understanding of this powerful healing modality. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-HLTH 2012, 1 Sat., Feb. 24, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, PEB-Mat Room, $75 (+ $20 materials fee for manual and binder). D Guilderson. #27252
Creative Conflict Resolution Skills
Learn effective communication skills to deal with conflict resolution. Practice paraphrasing, active listening, empathetic listening, and “I statements” for successful resolution in work and personal life. CE-PRSDV 2061, 1 Wed., Mar. 6, 4:00-7:00 pm, $45. P Prutzman. #27014
Creative Responses to Bullying
Explore what bullying is, including relational aggression and cyberbullying. Participants will practice methods of interrupting bullying behavior and examine the relationship between bias and bullying. CE-PRSDV 2063, 1 Wed., Mar. 13, 4:00-7:00 pm, $45. P Prutzman. #27015
Creative Problem Solving
In this course, students will practice the problem-solving skills of fluency, flexibility, and elaboration. Fluency is the ability to think of many ideas, flexibility is the skill of thinking of alternative uses for something, and elaboration is the ability to expand thoughts into other ideas. Problem-solving methods will be presented and practiced in class. Students will experience “mind benders” which show visually many different points of view. CE-PRSDV 2209, 1 Wed., Mar. 27, 4:00-7:00 pm, $45. P Prutzman. #27016
Boost Your Memory Power
Everyone can benefit from a better memory. Come learn and practice simple and fun memory techniques including acrostics, acronyms, association, storytelling, repetition, rhyming, and chunking, along with some basic improvisation games. All designed to improve one’s memory! At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-PRSDV 2183, 4 Wed., Mar.6-27, 2:00-4:00 pm, Room KNC-5, $110. A Wainer. #27062
Dementia Destigmatized: How to be a Supportive Friend or Family Member, Parts 1 and 2
With the ever-growing number of older adults living with a dementia diagnosis, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, friends and family members are seeking to understand symptoms, learn communication strategies and be supportive in creative ways. This course will teach an approachable path to offer meaningful and helpful connections to those living with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners through the use of music, art, games and everyday activities. Creative Arts Therapist, Elizabeth Gronke, will introduce a wide variety of free resources and we will make a “game plan” for time well spent with someone in your life living with dementia. Part 1: CE-HLTH 2106 , 2 Thurs., Jan. 18-25, 6:30-8:00 pm, $45. E Gronke. #27294 Part 2: CE-HLTH 2106 , 2 Thurs., Feb. 1-8, 6:30-8:00 pm, $45. E Gronke. #27295
Your Walk in Life: A Guide to Transforming Your Pain into Peace
Learn how 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. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-PRSDV 2208, 7 Wed., Jan. 10-Feb. 28 (skip 2/21), 1:30-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $130 (+ textbook). A Servodidio. #27172
Learn basic meditation techniques, utilizing meditative music, guided imagery and relaxation techniques to help calm the mind while learning how to relax under tension, and small techniques to use to naturally release energy. Remote: CE-PRSDV 2212, 4 Wed., Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 13 & Apr. 10, 7:00-8:00 pm, $55. D Guilderson. #27264
Become a Certified Hypnotist
Like to help people? Looking for a new career? Want to add hypnosis to your current practice? Learn how you can become a certified hypnotist. Discover how a small investment will qualify you to have a whole new career or add to your knowledge. Optional books: Self-Hypnosis Easy as 1,2,3 $9.99; and Potpourri of Hypnotic Techniques $14.99. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-CRXPL 2000, 1 Tue., Jan. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $40 (+ $5 optional self-hypnosis booklet), J Abrahamsen. #27132
Self Hypnosis: Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Learn to enter a hypnotic state to change habits, reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase your potential, and promote better health. Optional book: Self-Hypnosis Easy as 1,2,3, $9.99. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-HLTH 2015, 1 Tue., Apr. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $40, J Abrahamsen. #27133
Stop Smoking: Help with Hypnosis
Behavior modification techniques, when practiced and reinforced with hypnosis, can help you quit smoking for good without weight gain. Optional book: Self-Hypnosis Easy as 1,2,3: $9.99. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-HLTH 2016, 1 Tue., Apr.23, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $40, J Abrahamsen. #27134
Weight Management: Help with Hypnosis
Use self-hypnosis to change your eating habits, manage your weight, and influence your ideas about your ability to achieve an ideal weight for a happier, healthier lifestyle. Optional Book: Self-Hypnosis Easy as 1,2,3, $9.99. At SUNY Westchester Valhalla: CE-HLTH 2018, 1 Tue., Mar. 26 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $40, J Abrahamsen. #27135