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Holistic Health


Aromatherapy And Essential Oils – A Beginner’s Guide

Andreea Fegan, certified holistic health educator

Essential oils are trending these days. Wondering what it’s all about? Explore the history of aromatherapy and learn about the fundamentals of essential oils. What are the benefits and how can essential oils support general health and wellbeing? We’ll discuss the importance of quality, general applications and safety measures, and how they may offer holistic solutions to every day needs (such as body butters, gels, salves, make up remover, tension tamers, and even cleaning products!) We’ll explore – and even create – one or two.

Sat, Feb 29, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 002

Psychology, Neuroscience, And Mindfulnes: Alternative Care Methods

Joshua Cohen, PhD, adjunct instructor
Better understand the brain body connection to improve your overall well-being. Learn how mindfulness, awareness that emerges by intentional, nonjudgmental focus on the unfolding of present experience, interacts with the brain and other organ systems. Find out how meditation influences neural networks and hormones, as well as the associations with inflammation and genes. In turn, Dr. Mendoza and Dr. Cohen will discuss how the biological changes associated with mindfulness correlate with emotions, thinking skills and behavior. Be introduced to brief guided mindfulness practices.

Sat, Mar 28, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 105

Reiki – Level I

William Stevens, Reiki instructor

The Japanese work “Reiki” means universal life force/energy. Reiki, a 3,000-year-old method of healing touch, originated in ancient Eastern cultures. It’s a technique that uses touch to facilitate relaxation, reduce stress, manage pain and promote healing. Health sciences recognize that spiritual and emotional imbalances affect our physical health and wellbeing. Reiki restores balance to body, mind and spirit, maximizing the natural healing process. When we remain out of balance, we become susceptible to “dis-ease”. Upon completion participants will be fully trained and will receive a certificate for the Usui System of Reiki Healing. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

Sat, Mar 28, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 122

Reiki – Level II

William Stevens, Reiki instructor

Deepen your Reiki practice for yourself and others. Study the mantras and symbols that are the final component of the Usui System of Reiki, bringing you to a richer connection with earth and sky energy. Learn to help others at a distance and deepen your meditation practice. Students receive a completion certificate. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

Sat, Apr 25, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 260

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