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Noncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 2014 Courses

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Nutrition 2014: Gut Health
“All disease begins in the gut,” said Hippocrates. Why are so many people, including children, teens and young adults, suffering from mild to severe digestive and gut health problems? These problems include acid reflux, food sensitivities, food allergies, diarrhea, constipation, yeast infection, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s. Leaky gut health problems can even manifest beyond the gut as autoimmune problems, skin conditions and the emerging realization of the gut-brain connection (GAPS). Take control of your health and promote optimal wellness from the inside out. Using a whole, real, living, probiotic, nutrient dense foods based approach to optimal wellness and vibrant digestive health, to heal and seal the gut wall, and build a strong immune system. No pills, no procedures - just real food. Taught by Jim Pirisino, a board certified and licensed nutritionist. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 7pm-9pm, Apr 8-Apr 29 (No class Apr 15)
#3126 XE 162 6348       Centennial High School
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Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes
Are you stressed out? Overworked? Would you like to be Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes? Come learn the secrets, get the theories, and even try several exercises that will change your routine forever in this interactive combination lecture and workout class. Learn secrets from the international modeling industry to be slim and trim and have fabulous skin. You can learn to sneak in exercise at the gym or at the office so you NEVER have to diet. Learn the benefits of these amazing secrets and how they can battle stubborn health issues like Diabetes, High Cholesterol and Osteoporosis; relieve joint aches and arthritis; even balance hormones and brain activity so you can think more clearly and get more done at work. All these topics plus an extended question and answer. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Mar 11
#9733 XE 481 M1673       Laurel College Center
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Busy Parent’s Course in Family Nutrition ★NEW!★
As a parent or grandparent, you know that nutrition has an impact on mental, physical and emotional health. Learn what you can do to revitalize your and your children’s health. Discover how you can boost your family’s immune system in order to avoid constant winter colds and illness. What are the secrets to inspire your little ones to eat fruits and vegetables? Find out how to get yourself back to a healthy weight, a cheerful mood and abundant energy after pregnancy or anytime. From picking and preparing produce, to reading labels and revamping recipes, you will get all the practical help you need to have your family overflowing with vibrant health. Textbook is included. Instructor: Nancy Parlette $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9pm, Apr 30-May 28
#3113 XE 120 6341       Centennial High School
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Bone Health ★NEW!★
Osteoarthritis and other bone-related conditions will be discussed in this informative class taught by Lesley Seplaki, retired GNP and RN. She will discuss the foot problems that can often lead to knee and hip replacements. Learn ways to keep your bones healthy and ask any relevant questions you might have. $29** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 10am-12pm, Apr 26
#3132 XE 141 6315       Hickory Ridge
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All About Dementia ★NEW!★
Join Lesley Seplaki, retired GPN, RN, for a presentation on a most current topic – dementia. When should you be concerned about forgetfulness versus what is normal age-related slowing of thinking? Learn about what activities you can due to tone and improve your thinking processes. Various types of dementia will be discussed, as well as the signs and symptoms of forgetfulness. The session will include an opportunity to ask questions and discuss general questions about topic. $29** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 10am-12pm, Apr 5
#3121 XE 137 6345       Hickory Ridge
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Want More Success? Up Your Happiness Quotient
Many people believe that if they work hard, they will be successful, and if they are successful, then they’ll be happy. The reality is that recent discoveries in the field of Positive Psychology show that happiness leads to success, not the other way around. Research shows that happier people are more productive and energetic, are healthier, have closer relationships, earn more money, and even live longer. Come learn the strategies for what makes us lastingly happier, the impact of our emotions on our thinking and our relationships, and how to make work more engaging, energizing and meaningful. Instructor Rayna Schroeder has over 20 years of experience as a trainer and her courses are both educational and entertaining. $118** (includes $50 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, May 1-May 22
#3653 XE 139 6494 Centennial High School
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Mind, Body, Connection and Health ★NEW!★
During this course, you are invited to learn the connection between everyday stresses of life, emotional pain and physical breakdown. There will be lessons on self-healing based on the Chakra Energy System. Through interactive demonstrations and techniques, you will become aware of the energy in your body and how this energy is changed positively and negatively by your own mental processes. Additionally, you will learn how to detect when a chakra is off balance and how to correct it. Instructor Sharon Burns, RN and MA, has an extensive teaching resume. $45** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-12pm, May 31
#3104 XE 118 6648       Hickory Ridge
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Explorations in Mindfulness ★NEW!★
Come and explore a practice of mindfulness and meditation. The concept of mindfulness, our experiences with it, and a variety of meditation and breathing techniques will be taught and practiced. Also discussed and practiced ,will be sitting meditation, walking meditation and other practices that can be incorporated into daily life. Discover your inner power, learn to calm your mind, transform suffering, and create joy. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or meditation cushion to class. Chairs will be available. No prior experience is necessary. Instructor: Anjula Batra. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 11am-12:15pm, Apr 25-Jun 13
#3128 XE 147 6350      Health Sciences Building
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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation ★NEW!★
Mindfulness meditation works by helping the practitioner achieve a better understanding of what is happening right now – whether positive, negative or neutral – not what they want to happen or what think they should be happening. Recognizing that unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical and spiritual health, you will learn techniques to reduce stress and stress-related disorders. The class will consist of a presentation, opportunity to participate in guided meditation and time for discussion, questions and answers. Instructor Jerry Hartman is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute certificate program, Washington, DC. $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-1pm, Apr 26
#3109 XE 119 6339      Hickory Ridge
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Meditation and Yoga: Being Yoga Master Of the Mind
Meditation is the art of being present, moment to moment as life unfolds, with a calm, centered mind and a loving, compassionate heart. Yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the body are a vehicle for meditation, as well as preparation for stillness and sitting meditation. Through yoga and meditation, we discover the inner power and peace of residing in one’s center. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or yoga mat. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $140** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Apr 5-Jun 21 (No class Apr 19 and Jun 7)
#3669 XE 309 6443 Health Sciences Building
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Yoga & Living Its Ethical Principles

Based on the 10 ethical/spiritual principles of Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas, this class will explore how to understand and live these principles in your life. Yoga poses, breathing techniques, discussion, and meditation will facilitate our exploration into such principles as non-violence, self-discipline, and contentment. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Instructor: H. Heffer. $140** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 3-Jun 19 (No class Apr 17 and Jun 5)
#3806 XE 117 6548       Health Sciences Building
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Friday Morning Yoga ★NEW!★
Start your Friday with a practice of yoga, during which you will open and calm the body, mind and spirit through a progressive series of yogic breathing, strengthening and stretching exercises. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket to class. Register for this class alone or together with Explorations in Mindfulness. Instructor: Anjula Batra $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 9:30am-10:45am, Apr 25-Jun 13
#3127 XE 148 6349       Health Sciences Building
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Springing Into Yoga ★NEW!★
Enjoy the rising, awakening energy of spring in a series of yoga poses that lift our energy and awaken our spirit. More than 30 yoga poses will be explored, along with breath work and deep relaxation, to feel the exhilaration of spring all around us and within us -- for we are part of nature, too. Instructor: Helen Heffer $140** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-10:30am, Apr 5-Jun 21
#3773 XE 174 6416       Health Sciences Building
(No class Apr 19 & Jun 7)
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The word Qigong literally means skill or cultivation of vital energy (qi). Traditional Chinese medicine believes that good health is the result of a free-flowing, well-balanced qi (bio-energy) system, while sickness, pain or physical disorders are the result of qi blockage, or unbalanced qi in the body. Qigong practice helps to balance the qi system in the body and break the qi blockages to recover health. It helps you develop a more relaxed, harmonious state of mind and body; reduce stress; resist illness; and heighten sensitivity to your body’s internal organs along with developing an energetic ability to regulate your own health and vitality. You will focus on body posture adjustment and gentle movement, mind-focused relaxation, and breath regulation practice. Instructor: D. Foulk. $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-9:30am, Apr 26-Jun 21 (No class May 24)
#3676 XE 435 6453       Health Sciences Building
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T’ai Chi Introduction
Discover T’ai Chi, a form of active meditation that promotes calming, centering, and self-control. Instructor David Foulk introduces you to this practice of meditation and physical exercise, consisting of carefully coordinated, slow, natural movements proven to strengthen your body and mind. When the chi flows in a balanced fashion, you enjoy better physical and emotional health, increased longevity and inner peace. $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 9:30am-10:30am, Apr 26-Jun 21 (No class May 24)
#3707 XE 843 6513       Health Sciences Building
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Reflexology for Stress Reduction and Wellness
Reflexology is a gentle touch, safe, holistic practice for healing and self-improvement that everyone can learn and practice. You will discover how Reflexology is being increasingly accepted by the medical community as a tool in preventative healthcare for family wellness. This informative class will explain how this technique can help reduce pain, increase overall wellness and improve relationships. Bring your questions to this fun-filled hands-on reflexology course. Register as a couple, with a friend, or on your own. Instructor: Njideka Olatunde. $39** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 10am-12pm, May 17
#0791 XE 104 J1693       Laurel College Center
►Sat 10am-12pm, Jun 7
#3644 XE 104 6468       Hickory Ridge
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Develop Your Psychic Ability
Psychic development--or could it be called "intuitive development?" Come to this class and discover your intuitive gifts. Learn how messages are received, as well as the meaning of divination tools and their uses. Get connected to the universal energy stream through guided meditation and energy work. Feel free to bring your cards or other divination tools to class for demonstration and practice. $25** (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 7pm-9pm, Feb 25
#9023 XE 411 M1657       Laurel College Center
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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

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