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May5/1/2016Meditation One on One
A one-on-one meeting with a teacher can be a valuable means for exploring and strengthening your meditation practice. Together in dialogue with an experienced meditator, you can look carefully into your questions and challenges. With guidance, you can gain insight into how to proceed on your path of inquire and understanding. Call for a personal meeting.
5/1/2016Nutrition Coach
Whether your desired outcome is weight loss, enhanced energy level or optimal well-being and improved physical health, our nutrition coaches use a client-centered approach and work within the realities of your day-to-day challenges. Our nutrition coaches are experts that can help you set intermediate and long-term nutrition and health goals in a supportive environment. Reserve 2 Nutrition Coach sessions for $100.00 ( and save $30.00)
5/1/2016ONE Personal Weight Loss Program
ONE is an individualized, comprehensive medically sound, real life solution to weight loss. ONE's team of experts fully evaluate your unique needs, provide support, plan for your success, and help you make permanent lifestyle changes.
5/2/2016 9:00 AMSenior Strength
Easy and effective 30 minute senior exercise class that includes elements of strength, balance and flexibility. Participants can be standing or seated throughtout the class. Class is intended to help individuals maintain their strength and stamina as they age.
5/2/2016 10:00 AMSenior Strength
Easy and effective 30 minute senior exercise class that includes elements of strength, balance and flexibility. Participants can be standing or seated throughtout the class. Class is intended to help individuals maintain their strength and stamina as they age.
5/2/2016 12:00 PMCenters for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program
Proven, Possible and Powerful! Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that you: Are at risk for getting diabetes? Have pre-diabetes? Have borderline diabetes? Have high blood sugar or glucose? Had gestational diabetes? You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.
5/2/2016 12:00 PMYoga for Everybody
Breathe, stretch, feel and relax in a fun, supportive environment that is sure to reenergize you. Suitable for all, and modifications will be made for all.
5/2/2016 12:15 PMZumba Toning
Zumba Toning incorporates light weights while doing squats, lunges, overhead presses and lateral raises with the regular Zumba salsa, cumbia, merengue, samba and other dance rhythms to achieve a better calorie-burning and muscle toning workout.
5/2/2016 5:30 PMMind Body Pilates
This class uses Pilates-based exercises to build core strength, improve overall strength and muscle tone. Increase flexibility using full range of motion movements. Exercises can be varied to accommodate all fitness levels.
5/2/2016 5:30 PMYoga - Beginner/Gentle
This yoga class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle level yoga experience. Focusing on breath and rhythmic flowing movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this long running class has been a CHP favorite for years.
5/2/2016 7:00 PMKripalu Yoga
Discover how to develop physical strength and flexibility, release tension, and promote relaxation. Whether a relative beginner or a regular practitioner of yoga, this Kripalu Yoga class will help you find serenity in mind, body and spirit.
5/3/2016 10:00 AMFit-4-Life Senior Strength Training Program
It’s no secret that we slow down as we age! Recent studies demonstrate that, with advancing age, we lose certain muscle fibers at a rate much higher than others. This fiber-specific loss explains much of why we slow down as we age. A newly-designed lifestyle intervention developed by Tufts University is now being delivered to your community. This innovative strength training program includes pre and post physical capacity assessments, as well as nutrition education from the most recent science-based research. Don’t let aging slow YOU down...register today! This 60-minute program fuses elements from four distinctly different disciplines: • Total-body resistance exercise • CORE Exercise: Gain strength from the inside to the outside. • Tai Chi Quan: Fluid, balanced movements to reduce your risk for falling. • Group nutrition counseling: Learn how to supply your muscles with the nutrients it needs for the aging process.
5/3/2016 12:00 PMGentle Yoga
The regular practice of Yoga provides us with strength and flexibility not only in our bodies but also in our minds. Whether you are new to yoga or have prior experience, this class will provide you instruction, personal guidance and suggested modifications for all postures. Each class concludes with relaxation.
5/3/2016 12:00 PMStraight Up Strength
Come spend your lunch hour with us! This class is devoted to toning all major muscle groups while improving muscle strength and definition. We will use a variety of equipment to keep the workout fresh and fun. Cardio work is not a part of this class.
5/3/2016 4:30 PMZumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness incorporates the fun Zumba salsa, cumbia, merengue, samba and other dance rhythms to achieve a calorie-burning and muscle toning workout. Sindy's unique Baranquilla-style of fun movement will have you coming back for more!
5/4/2016 9:00 AMZumba Gold
What is the best way to keep with a fitness program? DANCE This class is a full body workout, gives you results and recharges your energy levels to your favorite Songs. All levels welcome.
5/4/2016 10:00 AMAging Slowly and Gracefully
Is your lifestyle aging you? In this class, learn how to Identify lifestyle habits that are prematurely aging you! This program encompasses the following skills to slow the progression of aging. • MIND-Positivity, reframing thoughts, stress management • BODY-Nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene • SOUL-Purpose, life balance, enlightenment
5/4/2016 10:00 AMZumba Step
Forget everything you know about 'step'. It's all of the step toning and strengthening for your legs and glutes. All of the Zumba fitness-party fun you will love.
5/4/2016 12:00 PMGut Reaction: Digestive Health and Well Being
Do you suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) problems? In this class learn how foods can help or hurt your digestive health.
5/4/2016 4:00 PMYoga for Everybody
Breathe, stretch, feel and relax in a fun, supportive environment that is sure to reenergize you. Suitable for all, and modifications will be made for all.
5/4/2016 5:15 PMYoga - Beginner/Gentle
This yoga class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle level yoga experience. Focusing on breath and rhythmic flowing movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this long running class has been a CHP favorite for years.
5/5/2016 6:30 PMPrenatal Yoga
Encouraging healthy choices for you and your baby includes how you practice yoga. This program guides you safely through your pregnancy with modified postures for each trimester. Giving you strength, energy, stamina, also breathing techniques that will help during delivery. Relieve stresses on your body and mind with guided meditations.
5/5/2016 7:00 PMBeginners' Introduction to Tai Chi Slow Set
Learn how to practice the traditional 108 movement Yang tai chi form that has been described as the equivalent of doing acupuncture on yourself. Beginners are invited to share in this centuries old art form as taught by Masters Tung Kai Ying and Tung Chen Wei. Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
5/9/2016 12:00 PMPower Foods for Seniors
With advancing age, your nutritional needs change. In this class, learn how the most current research is different from your body’s nutrient requirements. Three model diet patterns and meal plans will be demonstrated based on the critical nutrients of deficiency.
5/9/2016 2:30 PMMS: Tai Chi Peace
By slowing down, the body has an ability to focus in on healing. The slow, non-jarring movements of T’ai chi allow the body to work within its natural strengths. Allowing the mind to disconnect from stressful thoughts improves the flow of chi, which is life-force energy. In this class, learn better balance and improve flexibility and strength incrementally, all at your body’s own pace while standing or sitting.
5/9/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
5/9/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
5/9/2016 5:30 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
5/10/2016 10:00 AMWe're Not Getting Older, We're Getting BETTER
Aging is a attitude. Learn to use visualization, affirmations, humor, the power of the vision board and your subconscious mind to move from limitation to celebration! You will also learn techniques to actualize dreams and goals and the utilization of tools to counteract the negative stereotype of aging turning negativity into a positive!
5/10/2016 2:00 PMTai Chi Slow Set
Learn how to practice the traditional 108 movement Yang tai chi form that has been described as the equivalent of doing acupuncture on yourself. Beginners and returning students will be enthusiastically welcomed to share in this centuries old art form as taught by Masters Tung Kai Ying and Tung Chen Wei. Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and, generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
5/10/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/10/2016 5:30 PMSets & Reps
Get ready to work your muscles and get your heart pumping with this total body workout. This class incorporates easy to follow strength training and muscle conditioning moves to enhance overall strength.
5/10/2016 7:00 PMTai Chi Slow Set Continuation
Those who have previously learned Tai Chi Gong and the first section of the 108 movement Yang tai chi form are invited to continue their studies to complete the Yang form as taught by the Tung family. As students continue to advance in their studies they will be afforded the opportunity to learn additional related forms, exercises and applications.
5/11/2016 5:30 PMDiabetes Why Weight
The Diabetes Weight Loss Program is an innovative, comprehensive, and stimulating approach to weight loss and achieving optimal glycemic control. This 8-week program will set you up for success by offering a holistic approach towards weight management, which includes the full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual states of wellness. We will focus on establishing and maintaining a healthy quality of life, by recognizing behaviors that impact our health and well-being. Let us help you develop strategies to cope with the challenges living with diabetes brings.
5/11/2016 5:30 PMPower Foods for Seniors
With advancing age, your nutritional needs change. In this class, learn how the most current research is different from your body’s nutrient requirements. Three model diet patterns and meal plans will be demonstrated based on the critical nutrients of deficiency.
5/12/2016 10:00 AMAdvanced Tai Chi
Continue the journey of relaxation, graceful and quiet movement. From being aware of the sequence and the technique, learn about timing and pace. Learning will use a variety of Yang forms and focus will be on understanding the relationship of the form and the location, be it inside or outside at a park. Exploration will include: Mental Clarity, Stress Relief and Chi awareness. Chi Qong and stick warm-ups will be included.
5/13/2016 8:00 AMMental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aide is an 8-hour course, taught in 2 – 4 hour sessions, that trains individuals to identify, understand, and respond to someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis; and where to turn for help.
5/13/2016 10:30 AMIntermediate Tai Chi
Explore more this quiet, introspective and peaceful art. Both sequence and technique will be contained within the intermediate modified yang form. Start expanding your knowledge of different styles and movement. Become aware of the importance of the relationship between body, arms and feet in the flow of Chi. Learn the importance of the 4 Winds and 4 Corners concept. Chi Qong and sticks warm-ups will be included.
5/13/2016 1:15 PMBeginner's Tai Chi
T’ai Chi reveals the fact: our bodies were built to move and that moving cures many of our illnesses and mental distress. Through T’ai Chi we can develop tranquility, relaxation, clarity and effectiveness. Exploration will include hands-on learning of postures and foot movements, understanding Chi Qong as a health energy sequence and how to become comfortable with the 13 sequence of the Modified Yang form. Eight Brocades warm-ups will be used.
5/16/2016 12:00 PMBoning Up on Health
Have you been told you need to take a calcium supplement? Are you resistant to take the supplement because of constipation, it’s too large to swallow or you just can’t remember to take it. • Why and when do we need to increase our calcium • Food alternatives • If you decide to supplement what to take • Other micronutrients to take to prevent constipation or to help enhance absorption. • Foods that affect calcium absorption.
5/16/2016 6:00 PMPrepping For Success
Succeeding at Healthy Home Cooking requires a bit of planning and preparation. It doesn’t have to be a burden, though. Learn about simple, easy-to-employ strategies to help you increase your ‘ food-at-home’, and decrease your reliance on ‘food-away-from-home’. More ‘food-at-home’ means better nutrition and much less expense. Here, you will see three demonstrations of Food in Less than Five…a model in which YOU can make great, cost-effective meals in less than 5 minutes!
5/17/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/17/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
5/18/2016 6:00 AMSunrise Yoga
Start your day with the rejuvenating practice of Kripalu yoga. This meditation in motion is a wonderful way to experience the physical benefits of flexibility and strength while calming the mind and filling your day with gratitude. Open to all levels.
5/18/2016 5:00 PMDASH for Weight Loss and Blood Pressure Control
The DASH diet has been selected as the best weight loss program for the 6th year in a row. DASH has been described by National Institute of Health as a flexible and balanced eating plan that helps creates a heart-healthy eating style for life. Come see why it has been a consistent favorite. Overview of the DASH diet and blood pressure numbers will be proved in this one hour class.
5/18/2016 6:00 PMOh My Aching Back!
Nine out of ten people experience back pain at some point in their life. Most aches and pains are simply due to muscle weakness and loss of flexibility. This session will introduce you to how the back works (it's amazing!) along with simple exercises and movement strategies to keep your back healthy for a lifetime. Wear comfortable clothing to practice exercises.
5/19/2016 1:00 PMSeniors...Strong & Savvy
Assess your physical mobility and risk for falling. We invite you to participate in our Falls Risk Screenings designed to enhance for your overall well being.
5/21/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
5/24/2016 12:00 PMSurviving and Thriving for the Long Haul
Caring for a family member with a disability presents its own set of challenges and rewards, however, physical and emotional stressors can lead to exhaustion. How do we take care of ourselves physically and emotionally to maintain the stamina we will need over the long haul? How do we prevent burnout, remain physically fit and avoid depression? And how do we nurture our relationships so often under strain? Learn the skills and techniques from a parent who has been through it all-and comes out the other side stronger and healthier. This workshop will take you beyond surviving-to thriving!
5/24/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/24/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
5/24/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/25/2016 12:00 PMDASH for Weight Loss and Blood Pressure Control
The DASH diet has been selected as the best weight loss program for the 6th year in a row. DASH has been described by National Institute of Health as a flexible and balanced eating plan that helps creates a heart-healthy eating style for life. Come see why it has been a consistent favorite. Overview of the DASH diet and blood pressure numbers will be proved in this one hour class.
5/25/2016 12:00 PMOh My Aching Back!
Nine out of ten people experience back pain at some point in their life. Most aches and pains are simply due to muscle weakness and loss of flexibility. This session will introduce you to how the back works (it's amazing!) along with simple exercises and movement strategies to keep your back healthy for a lifetime. Wear comfortable clothing to practice exercises.
5/25/2016 5:30 PMFamily and Friends CPR and First Aid for Children
This program will teach you how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant. We will cover first aid basics for children. This program is designed for those who do not need a course completion card.
5/28/2016 10:00 AMReiki II
Receive attunement and the ability to use Reiki II symbols. Learn advanced Reiki techniques for distant healing, personal healing, goals and manifestation. You leave class with a Reiki II certificate & journal along with the ability to do Reiki both in person as well as from any distance to anytime, past, present or future.
5/28/2016 10:30 AMYoga for MS
This is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed for MS patients. The session will help participants increase strength, balance and flexibility. There is an emphasis on safe modification of yoga moves to help participants allow and work with their current physical capability. Relaxation techniques will help participants reduce mental stress often related to chronic conditions. This class is a combination of mat and chair yoga. No experience required.
5/31/2016 7:30 PMOrientation to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness training can show you how to live directly with your life experiences, and why doing so is foundational to your well-being and satisfaction in life. In this Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction orientation class, you will learn about the history, science, risks and benefits of attending to your life, moment-by-moment. This is a required pre-requisite for the 8-week MBSR seminar.
June6/2/2016 5:00 PMOff The Mat Yoga
Would you like to experience Yoga but don’t feel comfortable practicing on a mat? Then chair yoga is for you! Chair Yoga is a unique, gentle form of yoga that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Within this type of yoga class, you will engage in standing, seated and prone postures. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in this chair yoga class. It is a great practice for everyone, regardless of health or age as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
6/3/2016 12:00 PMSpring Thaw: Cultivating Positive Thinking
Is your glass half empty or half full? This workshop will focus on some of our negative thinking patterns or distortions that can contribute to anxiety and depression. Learn some tips on how to overcome 'stinking thinking' and retrain your brain to feel and think more positive.
6/6/2016 12:00 PMFeed Your Brain
Since the publication of the book, 'Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain', by Dr John Ratey was published in 2008, the concept of ‘neuroplasticity' has become popular. It is now well known that, with exercise and specific nutritional strategies, the aging brain can improve its function. Learn about dietary and lifestyle approaches that directly affect nerve cell health and function, resulting in optimal cognitive and physical health.
6/7/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/7/2016 5:30 PMIn With The New
Are you making healthy choices, exercising daily and the scale won’t budge? Let’s take a closer look at what is going on! Habits are created, you were not born with them, so they can be broken! This program will meet weekly for 6 weeks to: • Identify habits that are preventing you from making progress. • Set a goal, one habit at a time. • Design a plan with our Health Coach. • Develop self-monitoring techniques/tools. • Follow up weekly to review progress and make any necessary changes if needed.
6/7/2016 5:30 PMMindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) is a powerful program that teaches you how to live directly with your moment-by moment life experiences in an open, honest and affirming way. MBSR training provides proven means for discovering and strengthening your ability to cope with emotional and physical stressors. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical Center. MBSR instruction teaches you how to be fully present to both the difficulties and joys of life. A commitment to daily practice is required in order to make this program successful for participants. FREE pre-class orientation is required for participation. Includes a full day retreat Jul 16, 9-4pm.
6/7/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
6/7/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/8/2016 12:00 PMBeating Fatigue
Does 'America Runs on Dunkin' sound familiar? Caffeine does not have to be the go-to stimulant for morning wake-up, afternoon slump or late night deadline. This class will examine how quality sleep, food and beverage choices and movement can impact energy levels.
6/8/2016 5:00 PM10 Day Metabolic Detox
This simple and structured program, using whole foods, in combination with a rice-based supplement. Get a jumpstart on weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. This elimination diet may also help you to identify foods that may cause physical symptoms including: congestion, bloating, headaches or bowel issues. Detox kits will be available at the first class. Program is not recommended for those individuals on Coumadin. Increase your results by taking this class in combination with Fast &Fit.
6/8/2016 5:30 PMFeed Your Brain
Since the publication of the book, 'Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain' by Dr John Ratey was published in 2008, the concept of ‘neuroplasticity' has become popular. It is now well known that, with exercise and specific nutritional strategies, the aging brain can improve its function. Learn about dietary and lifestyle approaches that directly affect nerve cell health and function, resulting in optimal cognitive and physical health.
6/9/2016 5:00 PMBones & Balance
Learn some simple lifestyle changes, including dietary, which can help manage the diagnosis of osteoporosis. What are some strategies that you can implement to improve your bone health and balance. Dress comfortably as we may get up and move during this class.
6/11/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
6/13/2016 2:30 PMMS: Tai Chi Peace
By slowing down, the body has an ability to focus in on healing. The slow, non-jarring movements of T’ai chi allow the body to work within its natural strengths. Allowing the mind to disconnect from stressful thoughts improves the flow of chi, which is life-force energy. In this class, learn better balance and improve flexibility and strength incrementally, all at your body’s own pace while standing or sitting.
6/13/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
6/13/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
6/13/2016 6:00 PMFiguring Fats for Lean Meals
Fats get a bad wrap….We hear so much conflicting information. Not all fats are created equal. Learn how to distinguish between the different types of fats and how to employ them in a healthy way into your food preparation.
6/14/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/14/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/15/2016 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
6/15/2016 5:30 PMBeating Fatigue
Does 'America Runs on Dunkin' sound familiar? Caffeine does not have to be the go-to stimulant for morning wake-up, afternoon slump or late night deadline. This class will examine how quality sleep, food and beverage choices and movement can impact energy levels.
6/16/2016 1:00 PMSeniors...Strong & Savvy
Assess your physical mobility and risk for falling. We invite you to participate in our Falls Risk Screenings designed to enhance for your overall well being.
6/17/2016 12:00 PMYoga and Mental Health: Making the Connection One
Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. This presentation will serve to illustrate yoga as not just a form of exercise, but a highly effective relaxation tool that has been shown to enhance social well-being through a sense of belonging to others, improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and promote balance between mood, behavior and mindfulness.
6/18/2016 10:00 AMReiki Master
Attending this class and receiving the attunement are the first steps in becoming a Reiki Master. This training is for individuals who choose a way of living and being, that is immensely transforming. The heart of the Reiki Master training is an inner intent to become universal life energy embodied. Leave class with your Reiki Master Certificate, a journal and the ability to fully channel Reiki energy.
6/20/2016 9:00 AMSenior Strength
Easy and effective 30 minute senior exercise class that includes elements of strength, balance and flexibility. Participants can be standing or seated throughtout the class. Class is intended to help individuals maintain their strength and stamina as they age.
6/20/2016 10:00 AMSenior Strength
Easy and effective 30 minute senior exercise class that includes elements of strength, balance and flexibility. Participants can be standing or seated throughtout the class. Class is intended to help individuals maintain their strength and stamina as they age.
6/20/2016 10:00 AMYoga for Arthritis
Yoga for Arthritis is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to reduce pain and increase mobility. This gentle class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate joint pain. You will receive personalized attention and will be given sequences of poses appropriate for your specific condition.
6/20/2016 6:30 PMYoga For Backs
Yoga for Backs is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to improve back pain and function, and prevent future back injuries. This class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate back pain and other spine-related problems. It is also for anyone looking to continue the benefits of a previous back surgery or physical therapy program. Please consult with your physician to make sure that Yoga is appropriate for you.
6/21/2016 12:00 PMStraight Up Strength
Come spend your lunch hour with us! This class is devoted to toning all major muscle groups while improving muscle strength and definition. We will use a variety of equipment to keep the workout fresh and fun. Cardio work is not a part of this class.
6/21/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/21/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
6/21/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/22/2016 5:30 PMChill and Chew
Do you tend to skip meals or turn to comfort foods when under stress? Did you know that when you are stressed what you eat or choose not to eat can have an immediate effect on your body? During this program you will learn about: • Foods that exacerbate stress • Foods that protect you from stress • Benefits of nourishing your body throughout the day • Foods that help with mood, memory and sleep
6/22/2016 6:00 PMPrenatal Breastfeeding
Expectant couples are invited to an open discussion on breastfeeding. They will meet with a lactation specialist and discuss the advantages, necessary preparations and impact on the family.
6/23/2016 12:00 PMBones & Balance
Learn some simple lifestyle changes, including dietary, which can help manage the diagnosis of osteoporosis. What are some strategies that you can implement to improve your bone health and balance. Dress comfortably as we may get up and move during this class.
6/25/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
6/27/2016 6:00 PMRoasty Toasty
Roasting and Toasting ingredients are all the rage! Learn methods to roast vegetables, meats, and even fruits. Master the art and science of toasting spices and cereal grains to take Mediterranean-style Pilafs to the next level. The world of ancient grains such as quinoa, farro, and amaranth are back, and have been made available in our markets! Incorporate more of them in your diet.
6/28/2016 10:00 AMFit-4-Life Senior Strength Training Program
It’s no secret that we slow down as we age! Recent studies demonstrate that, with advancing age, we lose certain muscle fibers at a rate much higher than others. This fiber-specific loss explains much of why we slow down as we age. A newly-designed lifestyle intervention developed by Tufts University is now being delivered to your community. This innovative strength training program includes pre and post physical capacity assessments, as well as nutrition education from the most recent science-based research. Don’t let aging slow YOU down...register today! This 60-minute program fuses elements from four distinctly different disciplines: • Total-body resistance exercise • CORE Exercise: Gain strength from the inside to the outside. • Tai Chi Quan: Fluid, balanced movements to reduce your risk for falling. • Group nutrition counseling: Learn how to supply your muscles with the nutrients it needs for the aging process.
6/28/2016 2:00 PMTai Chi Slow Set
Learn how to practice the traditional 108 movement Yang tai chi form that has been described as the equivalent of doing acupuncture on yourself. Beginners and returning students will be enthusiastically welcomed to share in this centuries old art form as taught by Masters Tung Kai Ying and Tung Chen Wei. Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and, generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
6/28/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/28/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
6/28/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
6/28/2016 7:00 PMTai Chi Slow Set Continuation
Those who have previously learned Tai Chi Gong and the first section of the 108 movement Yang tai chi form are invited to continue their studies to complete the Yang form as taught by the Tung family. As students continue to advance in their studies they will be afforded the opportunity to learn additional related forms, exercises and applications.
6/30/2016 7:00 PMBeginners' Introduction to Tai Chi Slow Set
Learn how to practice the traditional 108 movement Yang tai chi form that has been described as the equivalent of doing acupuncture on yourself. Beginners are invited to share in this centuries old art form as taught by Masters Tung Kai Ying and Tung Chen Wei. Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
July7/5/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/5/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
7/5/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/6/2016 12:15 PMZumba Toning/Step
Zumba Toning incorporates light weights while doing squats, lunges, overhead presses and lateral raises with the regular Zumba salsa, cumbia, merengue, samba and other dance rhythms to achieve a better calorie-burning and muscle toning workout. “Step” It’s all of the Step toning and strengthening for your legs and glutes. All of the Zumba fitness-party fun you love.
7/7/2016 12:00 PMFast and Fit
This structured weight loss program uses meal/snack replacements at the onset to ease planning as you learn over the 8-week program how to make healthier food choices, which is important for weight loss success. For the first four weeks, you drink 4-5 shakes during the day and have one well-balanced meal in the evening. This is followed by 4 weeks of gradual reintroduction of nutritious foods while decreasing, then terminating the shakes. Cost of shakes is additional.
7/7/2016 5:30 PMFast and Fit
This structured weight loss program uses meal/snack replacements at the onset to ease planning as you learn over the 8-week program how to make healthier food choices, which is important for weight loss success. For the first four weeks, you drink 4-5 shakes during the day and have one well-balanced meal in the evening. This is followed by 4 weeks of gradual reintroduction of nutritious foods while decreasing, then terminating the shakes. Cost of shakes is additional.
7/8/2016 10:30 AMIntermediate Tai Chi
Explore more of this quiet, introspective and peaceful art. Both sequence and technique will be contained within the intermediate modified yang form. Start expanding your knowledge of different styles and movement. Become aware of the importance of the relationship between body, arms and feet in the flow of Chi. Learn the importance of the 4 Winds and 4 Corners concept. Chi Qong and sticks warm-ups will be included.
7/8/2016 1:15 PMBeginner's Tai Chi
T’ai Chi reveals the fact: our bodies were built to move and that moving cures many of our illnesses and mental distress. Through T’ai Chi we can develop tranquility, relaxation, clarity and effectiveness. Exploration will include hands-on learning of postures and foot movements, understanding Chi Qong as a health energy sequence and how to become comfortable with the 13 sequence of the Modified Yang form. Eight Brocades warm-ups will be used.
7/9/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
7/9/2016 9:00 AMSaturday Yoga
This Kripalu class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle to intermediate yoga experience. Focusing on the breath and rhythmic meditative movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this Saturday morning time is a CHP favorite. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this yoga class.
7/9/2016 10:30 AMYoga for MS
This is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed for MS patients. The session will help participants increase strength, balance and flexibility. There is an emphasis on safe modification of yoga moves to help participants allow and work with their current physical capability. Relaxation techniques will help participants reduce mental stress often related to chronic conditions. This class is a combination of mat and chair yoga. No experience required.
7/11/2016 12:00 PMYoga for Everybody
A yoga class designed for everybody and includes instruction on basic meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your yoga practice. Breathe, stretch, feel and relax in a fun, supportive environment that is sure to reenergize you. Suitable for all and modifications will be made for all.
7/11/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
7/11/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
7/11/2016 5:30 PMYoga - Beginner/Gentle
This class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle level yoga experience. Focusing on the breath and rhythmic meditative movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this long running class has been a CHP favorite for years. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this yoga practice.
7/11/2016 6:00 PMHealthy Summer Eating
Fire up the outside grill or pull out the grill pan. Instead of creamy potato salads, fatty burgers and hot dogs this summer, why not try some other tasty grilled meats and salad options for good health.
7/11/2016 7:00 PMKripalu Yoga
Discover how to develop physical strength and flexibility, release tension, and promote relaxation. Whether a relative beginner or a regular practitioner of yoga, this class will help you find serenity in mind, body and spirit. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this class.
7/12/2016 12:00 PMGentle Yoga
The regular practice of Yoga provides us with strength and flexibility not only in our bodies but also in our minds. Whether you are new to yoga or have prior experience, this class will provide you instruction, personal guidance and suggested modifications for all postures. Each class concludes with relaxation.
7/12/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/12/2016 5:30 PMSets & Reps
Get ready to work your muscles and get your heart pumping with this total body workout. This class incorporates easy to follow strength training and muscle conditioning moves to enhance overall strength.
7/12/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
7/12/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/13/2016 12:00 PMCurb Your Cravings
Do you find that you can’t eat just 6 chips or just one chocolate? In this program we will review: • How the food industry takes advantage of the biology of our brain • Food marketing strategies that entice our taste buds • What makes a food desirable • How food affects our brain • Identify your trigger foods • Develop techniques to end the cravings and stop impulsive overeating
7/13/2016 4:00 PMYoga for Everybody
A yoga class designed for everybody and includes instruction on basic meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your yoga practice. Breathe, stretch, feel and relax in a fun, supportive environment that is sure to reenergize you. Suitable for all and modifications will be made for all.
7/13/2016 5:15 PMYoga - Beginner/Gentle
This class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle level yoga experience. Focusing on the breath and rhythmic meditative movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this long running class has been a CHP favorite for years. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this yoga practice.
7/13/2016 5:30 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
7/13/2016 6:30 PMWhat is the Label Really Telling Us
Is our food safe? This program will help increase your confidence about the foods you choose to purchase. In addition, learn simple ways to reduce your intake of hazardous chemicals or potential allergens. We will cover the history, regulation & definition behind the following terms: • GMO • Certified organic • Irradiated foods • Gluten free • May contain soy, dairy, wheat, nuts • Farm raised vs wild
7/15/2016 12:00 PMWomen and Psychological Aspects of becoming an Elder: A Conversation
What troubles do women face while growing older? What is it like to be an elder woman in today’s world? This group will discuss topics such as depression, usefulness, competency and retirement, undoing your parental loyalties. Reminders that it’s never too late to change your mind and that you are the expert regarding your own life. Other topics may include grandparenting and family. Come join us and be a part of the conversation, while finds support from your peers.
7/17/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
7/18/2016 2:30 PMMS: Tai Chi Peace
By slowing down, the body has an ability to focus in on healing. The slow, non-jarring movements of T’ai chi allow the body to work within its natural strengths. Allowing the mind to disconnect from stressful thoughts improves the flow of chi, which is life-force energy. In this class, learn better balance and improve flexibility and strength incrementally, all at your body’s own pace while standing or sitting.
7/18/2016 6:00 PMFood In a Flash
A major challenge with healthy home cooking involves time spent on preparation and cooking. This intuitive approach to succeeding at a ‘food at home’ model demonstrates quick and easy ways to maximize nutrient density and minimize toil and foil in the kitchen. Spend less time preparing and cleaning the kitchen, and more time enjoying the gift of delicious food and family.
7/19/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/19/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
7/19/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/20/2016 12:00 PMCooking to Your Health's Content
Are you at risk for developing diabetes, heart disease or hypertension within the next 10 years because of your current lifestyle or genetics? Remember what you put in your body today will have an outcome tomorrow. This program will help you assess your risk factor within the next 10 years and help you develop skills to significantly reduce your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease or hypertension • To understand the importance of healthy cooking • Healthy options & portions • Ways to simplify the meal plan to provide balance and variety • Shopping techniques • Meal preparation • How to modify comfort foods
7/20/2016 5:30 PMFamily and Friends CPR and First Aid for Children
This program will teach you how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant. We will cover first aid basics for children. This program is designed for those who do not need a course completion card.
7/21/2016 1:00 PMSeniors...Strong & Savvy
Assess your physical mobility and risk for falling. We invite you to participate in our Falls Risk Screenings designed to enhance for your overall well being.
7/23/2016 10:00 AMReiki I
First Degree Reiki class consists of the history of Reiki, applications of Reiki, practice of Reiki on yourself & others, self-wellness education and the Reiki Level 1 Attunement. You will leave class with your Reiki I Certificate, Reiki 1 Journal, and the ability to do Reiki on yourself, others, pets and plants.
7/25/2016 10:00 AMYoga for Arthritis
Yoga for Arthritis is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to reduce pain and increase mobility. This gentle class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate joint pain. You will receive personalized attention and will be given sequences of poses appropriate for your specific condition.
7/25/2016 5:30 PMHealthy & Safe First: More Below the Surface
An important part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. It is estimated that foodborne illness affects about one in six Americans to varying degrees. You can reduce contaminants and help keep food safe to eat by following proper food handling practices. Come hear about food safety principles to stay healthy and avoid foodborne illness.
7/26/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/26/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
7/26/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
7/27/2016 12:00 PMHealthy & Safe First: More Below the Surface
An important part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. It is estimated that foodborne illness affects about one in six Americans to varying degrees. You can reduce contaminants and help keep food safe to eat by following proper food handling practices. Come hear about food safety principles to stay healthy and avoid foodborne illness.
7/28/2016 6:30 PMPrenatal Yoga
Encouraging healthy choices for you and your baby includes how you practice yoga. This program guides you safely through your pregnancy with modified postures for each trimester. Giving you strength, energy, stamina, also breathing techniques that will help during delivery. Relieve stresses on your body and mind with guided meditations.
August8/1/2016 5:00 PMVeggies for Me
Interested in becoming a vegetarian or already following a vegetarian lifestyle? • This program will help you develop simple meal plans to ensure you meet your nutritional needs. • Generate a grocery list • Develop flavorful meatless meals
8/1/2016 6:30 PMYoga For Backs
Yoga for Backs is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to improve back pain and function, and prevent future back injuries. This class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate back pain and other spine-related problems. It is also for anyone looking to continue the benefits of a previous back surgery or physical therapy program. Please consult with your physician to make sure that Yoga is appropriate for you.
8/2/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/2/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
8/2/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/3/2016 12:00 PMFoods that Fight Inflammation
Diet, exercise, stress and sleep all impact chronic inflammation. In a two-part program come learn the ins and outs of overall nutrition to help enhance the body's immune system by increasing foods that reduce inflammation and by decreasing foods that turn on the inflammatory process.
8/4/2016 1:00 PMSeniors...Strong & Savvy
Assess your physical mobility and risk for falling. We invite you to participate in our Falls Risk Screenings designed to enhance for your overall well being.
8/8/2016 8:00 AMMental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aide is an 8-hour course, taught in 2 – 4 hour sessions, that trains individuals to identify, understand, and respond to someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis; and where to turn for help.
8/8/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
8/8/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
8/8/2016 6:00 PMMediterranean Made Easy
The Mediterranean Diet is the most commonly-prescribed nutrition plan from physicians. However, in New England, it is not always easy to follow the plan. Jason will lead you through the challenges, and demonstrate quick, easy, and cost-effective ways to eat Mediterranean Made Easy style! See just how easy it can be to make some of the region’s most famously-delicious dishes, including: Jason’s Tabouleh Insalata Pilaf, The Homemade Hummus Trilogy, Mediterranean Antipasti, and Pan-seared Sun-dried Tomato Salmon.
8/9/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/9/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
8/9/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/12/2016 12:00 PMJob Loss-Don't Lose Faith
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith...” Steve Jobs, on his being fired from Apple in 1984 Words to live by! Job loss can be devastating and overwhelming and the job search can be equally as bad, if not worse! This workshop is designed to help you move forward in the next chapter of your life. How do you stay positive, hopeful, and energized? 'When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell
8/13/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
8/13/2016 10:00 AMReiki II
Receive attunement and the ability to use Reiki II symbols. Learn advanced Reiki techniques for distant healing, personal healing, goals and manifestation. You leave class with a Reiki II certificate & journal along with the ability to do Reiki both in person as well as from any distance to any time, past, present or future.
8/13/2016 10:30 AMYoga for MS
This is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed for MS patients. The session will help participants increase strength, balance and flexibility. There is an emphasis on safe modification of yoga moves to help participants allow and work with their current physical capability. Relaxation techniques will help participants reduce mental stress often related to chronic conditions. This class is a combination of mat and chair yoga. No experience required.
8/16/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
8/16/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/16/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
8/16/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/17/2016 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
8/17/2016 6:00 PMPrenatal Breastfeeding
Expectant couples are invited to an open discussion on breastfeeding. They will meet with a lactation specialist and discuss the advantages, necessary preparations and impact on the family.
8/20/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
8/22/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
8/22/2016 5:30 PMVitamin D-Fense
If there ever were a super-nutrient, Vitamin D just might be the one. Every day, medical science publishes more new evidence on the diverse powers of Vitamin D. Learn the basics of the known functions of Vitamin D in the body, as well as factors which optimize its performance. Also, learn about sources of Vitamin D in foods and nutritional supplements. What are the upper limit values? Adequate intake? For those who have a Vitamin D3 prescription from your medical provider, these concepts can be pertinent to you!
8/23/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/23/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
8/23/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/24/2016 12:00 PMVitamin D-Fense
If there ever were a super-nutrient, Vitamin D just might be the one. Every day, medical science publishes more new evidence on the diverse powers of Vitamin D. Learn the basics of the known functions of Vitamin D in the body, as well as factors which optimize its performance. Also, learn about sources of Vitamin D in foods and nutritional supplements. What are the upper limit values? Adequate intake? For those who have a Vitamin D3 prescription from your medical provider, these concepts can be pertinent to you!
8/30/2016 4:00 PMImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
8/30/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
8/30/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
September9/6/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/6/2016 6:00 PMFinancial Workshop How Money Works
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
9/6/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
9/6/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/7/2016 5:30 PMBrain Boosting Herbs & Book Signing Event
Feeling foggy lately? Clinical Herbalist Maria Noel Groves will share some amazing, safe herbs that enhance brain circulation, reduce the effects of stress, energize, and have proven memory-enhancing effects. We'll also discuss helpful foods and lifestyle techniques to keep your brain running top-notch whether you're a student, a busy parent, or approaching old age and are concerned about mental decline. Free (Space is limited, call to register 230-7300) This talk will conclude with a book signing event where you will be able to preview and purchase Maria's 300+ page, full-color book, Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care, in hardcover ($34.95) or softcover ($24.95). Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.
9/10/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
9/12/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
9/12/2016 6:00 PMChildbirth Class, 4 Week
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
9/13/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/13/2016 5:30 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
9/13/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
9/13/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/14/2016 5:30 PMCenters for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program
Proven, Possible and Powerful! Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that you: Are at risk for getting diabetes? Have pre-diabetes? Have borderline diabetes? Have high blood sugar or glucose? Had gestational diabetes? You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.
9/15/2016 6:30 PMPrenatal Yoga
Encouraging healthy choices for you and your baby includes how you practice yoga. This program guides you safely through your pregnancy with modified postures for each trimester. Giving you strength, energy, stamina, also breathing techniques that will help during delivery. Relieve stresses on your body and mind with guided meditations.
9/16/2016 12:00 PMWomen Empowerment: Finding Your Inner Strength
This open forum seminar invites women of all ages and professions from stay at home mom to CEO, to come together and discover more about themselves and what it means to be empowered. You will have the opportunity to connect and befriend other women, as well as to gain support and increase your power by learning ways to build self-esteem and confidence.
9/17/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
9/19/2016 5:30 PMFamily and Friends CPR and First Aid for Children
This program will teach you how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant. We will cover first aid basics for children. This program is designed for those who do not need a course completion card.
9/20/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/20/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
9/20/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/24/2016 10:00 AMReiki I
First Degree Reiki class consists of the history of Reiki, applications of Reiki, practice of Reiki on yourself & others, self-wellness education and the Reiki Level 1 Attunement. You will leave class with your Reiki I Certificate, Reiki 1 Journal, and the ability to do Reiki on yourself, others, pets and plants.
9/27/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
9/27/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
9/27/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
October10/4/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/4/2016 6:00 PMFinancial Workshop Debt Solution/Budgeting
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
10/4/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
10/4/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/5/2016 5:30 PMIntroduction to Herbalism & Herbal Nutrition
We'll start off with a brief exploration into the art of herbalism and some herb safety basics. We'll also discuss some of most nutritious, vita-mineral-rich herbs that provide the base for almost any herbal therapy. Then we'll spend the bulk of this class covering our most important herbal remedy: tea. Remedy Making: The Art of Tea: Maria will demonstrate the basics of an infusion and decoction and discuss and taste some of our most popular simple herb teas. You'll get to taste at least 6 teas, then you'll learn how to blend them for medicinal and beverage teas. You'll get to create your own blends for home.
10/6/2016 10:00 AMNational Depression Day Screening
October is Depression Awareness Month. Do you know the difference between sadness and depression? Everyone feels sad sometimes, but these feelings usually pass after a few days. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at a time. Depression is a serious illness that can be treated.
10/10/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
10/11/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/11/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
10/11/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/16/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
10/18/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/18/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
10/18/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/19/2016 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
10/19/2016 5:30 PMStress & Energy: Adaptogens for Health
Find yourself running on empty? We'll learn about herbs that help your body withstand stress better to keep your mood and energy levels at top notch. Remedy Making: Tinctures: Tinctures, or alcohol extracts of herbs, are easy to make, potent, and have a long shelf life. Learn how to make these indispensable remedies.
10/22/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
10/22/2016 10:00 AMReiki II
Receive attunement and the ability to use Reiki II symbols. Learn advanced Reiki techniques for distant healing, personal healing, goals and manifestation. You leave class with a Reiki II certificate & journal along with the ability to do Reiki both in person as well as from any distance to any time, past, present or future.
10/25/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/25/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
10/25/2016 7:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/26/2016 6:00 PMPrenatal Breastfeeding
Expectant couples are invited to an open discussion on breastfeeding. They will meet with a lactation specialist and discuss the advantages, necessary preparations and impact on the family.
November11/1/2016 6:00 PMFinancial WorkshopThe Basics of Ivesting
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
11/1/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
11/2/2016 5:30 PMRelaxation & Mood: Herbs for the Nervous System
Find herbs and natural therapies that encourage your relaxation response and good mood. We'll discuss herbs that help to relax your nervous system, relieve tension, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Remedy Making: Flower Essences: The elusive yet practical flower essence can have profound benefits for our emotional health while having minimal side effects. (Note: These are not essential oils.)
11/3/2016 6:30 PMPrenatal Yoga
Encouraging healthy choices for you and your baby includes how you practice yoga. This program guides you safely through your pregnancy with modified postures for each trimester. Giving you strength, energy, stamina, also breathing techniques that will help during delivery. Relieve stresses on your body and mind with guided meditations.
11/4/2016 12:00 PMSupporting the Veterans, Military Service Members and their families
The aim of this class is to provide information about the manifestations of Mental Health concerns in our military, and to provide support and resources for getting help. If you or a loved one has served and would like to know more about prevalent issues and how to access resources, please join us. There is also an opportunity to meet and find support in others going through similar challenges.
11/5/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
11/8/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
11/10/2016 5:30 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
11/11/2016 8:00 AMMental Health First aid
Mental Health First Aide is an 8-hour course, taught in 2 – 4 hour sessions, that trains individuals to identify, understand, and respond to someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis; and where to turn for help.
11/14/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
11/15/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
11/16/2016 5:30 PMDigestive Wellness: Herbs for the Upper & Lower GI
Does your belly ache or your heart burn? We'll discuss our best herbal options for indigestion, heartburn, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Remedy Making: Herbal Oils: Herbal oils may be used to help heal skin rashes, burns, bruises, fungus, sores, and some types of pain, depending on which herbs are used. Learn a simple technique to make herbal oils for use on their own or to make salves.
11/19/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
11/19/2016 10:00 AMReiki Master
Attending this class and receiving the attunement are the first steps in becoming a Reiki Master. This training is for individuals who choose a way of living and being, that is immensely transforming. The heart of the Reiki Master training is an inner intent to become universal life energy embodied. Leave class with your Reiki Master Certificate, a journal and the ability to fully channel Reiki energy.
11/21/2016 5:30 PMFamily and Friends CPR and First Aid for Children
This program will teach you how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant. We will cover first aid basics for children. This program is designed for those who do not need a course completion card.
11/22/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
11/30/2016 5:30 PMDIY Natural Bodycare Gifts
Why buy synthetic and expensive bodycare items when you can make them easily! Clinical Herbalist Maria Noel Groves will show you the ropes. We'll go 'from soup to nuts' and make body lotion, lip balm, massage oil, aromatherapy spray, bath salts, and body scrubs. You'll get to make your own mini spa kit to bring home!
December12/4/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
12/6/2016 6:00 PMFinancial Workshop Retirement/Asset Management
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
12/6/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
12/7/2016 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
12/10/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
12/12/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
12/13/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
12/14/2016 6:00 PMPrenatal Breastfeeding
Expectant couples are invited to an open discussion on breastfeeding. They will meet with a lactation specialist and discuss the advantages, necessary preparations and impact on the family.
12/20/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
January1/11/2017 5:30 PMDetoxification: Herbs for the Liver, Colon and Urinary Tract
Throughout history humans have used the seasons and holidays to cleanse their bodies on a regular basis. Learn how food and herbs help your body remove toxins more efficiently and how to decide which ones are best for you. BONUS: Plant ID - We'll practice plant identification while people take turns making capsules. Remedy Making: Capsules: Capsules can be a convenient way to take your herbs, particularly if you don't like to taste them. We'll demonstrate how easy it is to turn any loose herb into pills and you'll get to choose an herb to make your own in class.
1/25/2017 5:30 PMInsulin Resistance & Diabetes: Herbs to Support Blood Sugar Balance
Blood sugar balance has become an epidemic concern in America. Learn how diet and herbs like gymnema, cinnamon, and blueberries can help manage blood sugar-from basic sugar cravings to type 2 diabetes. BONUS: Herbal First Aid - We'll also talk about how to create your own First Aid Kit and what kinds of products you might want to make or choose for your family's needs. Remedy Making: Herbal Salves: Using herbal oils, or just olive oil, beeswax, and a few other ingredients, you can quickly make professional-looking and useful salves for all sorts of skin and body concerns.
February2/8/2017 5:30 PMHypertension & Cholesterol Herbs for the Cardiovascular System
Heart health is of utmost concern due to our diet, lifestyles, and aging. Learn how to use herbs, food, and dietary supplements to help manage these two common cardiovascular concerns. We'll also discuss heart tonics that can be helpful in a variety of situations. Remedy Making: Herbal Honey & Vinegar: Delicious herbal honeys and vinegars are a snap to make and keep for at least a year in the cupboard. Use them for medicine, flavor, and cooking.
2/22/2017 5:30 PMAllergies, Colds, the Flu & Respiratory Health: Herbs for Innunity
Our herbal arsenal is better equipped to handle viruses like the common cold and the flu than modern medicine. We'll discuss foods and herbs to maintain a healthy immune system, as well as the ones we can call in when viral and bacterial infections strike. We'll also discuss remedies that can help reduce seasonal allergies, both in-the-moment and long-term. Remedy Making: Elderberry Syrup: This delicious remedy can support the immune system to protect against viral infections, sore throats, and more. Learn how easy it is to make, and go home with a bottle.
March3/8/2017 5:30 PMWomen's & Men's Health: Herbs for the the Reproductive System
Some herbs can subtly and overtly manage our hormone cycles. We'll discuss some of the common women's and men's health concerns including PMS, cramps, menopause, libido, and BPH. Remedy Making: Lip Balms & Natural Bodycare: Once you realize how easy and inexpensive these all-natural bodycare items are to make, you'll never drop coin in a department store again! Learn how to make lip balm in a jiffy as well as other treats like aromatherapy spray, bath salts, body scrubs, and massage oil. Great for gifts, too!

 






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