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  • Combating Negative Thinking

    Learn about the common patterns of negative thinking that contribute to depression and anxiety and how to work on being “unstuck” in these stubborn thought patterns. We’ll discuss how to identify these negative patterns and explore methods of redirecting these problematic thoughts.
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    Eat More While Losing More

    This program will provide participants with a research-based approach to successful weight loss beginning with research studies verifying what diets/approaches long term loss. Forget about calorie counting, portion control and restrictive diets. Research has shown the way to long term weight loss involves focusing on WHAT and WHEN we're eating not HOW MUCH. This class will clarify why old approaches such as cutting calories and exercising off excess pounds fail and why new research-proven strategies can work to get you in bathing suit shape. Participants will be able to - define the term ""Calorie Density"" and explain why and how this approach leads to successful weight management - define and clarify how hyperpalatable foods can lead to weight gain - list steps they can incorporate in their own lives to transition to more whole food, plant-based foods.
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    Meet the New Meats: Plant-based Meat is Going Mainstream

    Wondering about the growing popularity of plant-based alternatives to meat, questioning if they are healthy and how to rate the many products now available? Joan Davis, nurse and nutrition expert will help you sort out the bewildering options appearing at restaurants and on supermarket shelves . Learn what you need to know about this new trend and how it relates the present pandemic. While she can't share samples, she will review the pros and cons of specific products like Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat and others.
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    Mindful Fundamentals

    This multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like the body scan and sitting meditation, as well as walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. The physiology of the stress response is examined, especially in relation to the ways mindfulness practice enables individuals to become aware of and mediate their reactions to stressful situations. By the end of class, participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives, thanks to both in-class instruction and resources for continuing study to which they will be directed.
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    Tai Chi - Advanced

    Tai Chi (Taiji) is an ancient Chinese exercise with numerous health benefits. As a martial art, Tai Chi downplays brute strength and emphasizes learning motor skills and nurturing the body. The mindful movements promote stress relief and relaxation. Physically, this practice is a low-impact exercise that will foster balance, coordination and flexibility while exploring martial intentions.
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    Tai Chi - Beginning

    Tai Chi (Taiji) is an ancient Chinese exercise with numerous health benefits. As a martial art, Tai Chi downplays brute strength and emphasizes learning motor skills and nurturing the body. The mindful movements promote stress relief and relaxation. Physically, this practice is a low-impact exercise that will foster balance, coordination and flexibility while exploring martial intentions.
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    Tai Chi - Intermediate

    Tai Chi (Taiji) is an ancient Chinese exercise with numerous health benefits. As a martial art, Tai Chi downplays brute strength and emphasizes learning motor skills and nurturing the body. The mindful movements promote stress relief and relaxation. Physically, this practice is a low-impact exercise that will foster balance, coordination and flexibility while exploring martial intentions.