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Are You Sleeping? Presented by Sheryl Brooks, R.N.
Hopefully you’ve learned how to create and maintain great eating and exercise plans, but did you know you can also create a plan for better sleep? Research has revealed that sleep, is one of the basic building blocks of good health. Although we live in a society where trading sleep time for getting more things done in a day is often the norm, the truth is that our brains and bodies require adequate amounts of good quality sleep to stay healthy. Sleep deprivation has negative affects on aging, immune system function, metabolism, reaction time, memory, blood pressure, and much more. As a group learn what’s happening to your body and brain while you sleep. Learn what you are doing each day and night that is contributing to keeping you awake and create a plan to work with, not against your body and brain’s ability to get a better night’s sleep.
Seen in the New York Times 2014
$75 / 90 Min.
Breathwalking for Wellness
This class is led by Miraval’s Integrative Wellness Nurse, Sheryl Brooks. Discover how to synchronize specific patterns of breathing with the pace of your walking steps throughout your day. With directed, meditative attention you will learn to create a more relaxed, mindful state of being. This is a practice for whole body health that you can apply anytime, anywhere.
Build a Better Brain
When you think about vital aging, a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise probably comes to mind; but, brain health is just as important. As humans continue to live longer, researchers are discovering how our actions (or lack thereof) effect the brain’s ability to function as we get older. You may be wondering how you can make sure your mind remains just as strong as your body as you age. Join Sheryl Brooks R.N. to learn how to optimize brain function in your daily life to prevent or slow down cognitive decline and to improve your brain’s ability to keep you mentally fit and vital.
$75 / 90 Min.
Journal for the Health of It
Are you taking home new tools and inspiration for taking care of yourself? Join Sheryl Brooks to learn how to begin writing your way to that healthier lifestyle with a self- coaching journal. Non-judgmental focus and support can be a powerful tool to achieve sustainable healthy lifestyle changes, instead of another well-intentioned start- up of new healthy habits, with little follow through. The process of writing can help you get in touch with your inner voice and use what you discover to arrive at truly attainable goals, an action plan that really fits who you are, and a plan for getting back on track if life steers you off course. You may be surprised at what you discover about yourself as you journal in this way.
Let's Talk About Sex (For Women Only)
A healthy and satisfying sex life is an important piece of your healthy lifestyle - and it's still possible even though you're not in your twenties anymore! Menopause symptoms, health issues, and changing body image may have caused you to avoid or neglect this part of your life. Join our comfortable, group conversation, led by Sheryl Brooks, RN., to learn about your questions and concerns regarding changing sexuality and intimacy in midlife. You'll leave the conversation with tips and information to keep it going or maybe even make it better than ever before!
Letting Go and Letting In
“The only thing constant is change.” Life is always a series of transitions, large and small. Often these transitions are painful and confusing even as they lead us on the path to growth and transformation. This class will discuss practical approaches to letting go and moving through transition to facilitate healthy living and reduced suffering.
Living a True Life in Balance
When life feels out of balance or out of control, we need to take a realistic look at what is truly controlling our daily choices and priorities. Join Anne Parker for a unique look at what balance really feels like as we go through our days and manage our well-being within all that life offers us including the demands of family life, work life, technology, personal values, and self-care.
Menopause: What You Need to Know
Do you have questions about what exactly is happening in this natural, midlife transition? If you have heard or read conflicting information about symptoms of menopause and how to respond to them, please join Sheryl Brooks, RN, NCMP, our Menopause Practitioner to learn about and discuss, as a group, the facts and myths of Menopause. You will leave this workshop with current information about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, alternative/complementary remedies, and lifestyle modifications to help you feel in control, comfortable and healthy during your midlife transition.
$75 / 1.5 Hrs.
Mindful Parenting Workshop
In this workshop, Lisa Frank blends lecture, discussion and experiential mindfulness-based exercises to help navigate the challenging, yet transformative world of parenting. Learn ways to become more accepting, compassionate and present with your children and yourself. Topics and tools will include compassionate communication techniques, mindful discipline, self-awareness, and family cohesion strategies.
90 Min | $75
Relationships give us some of the most wonderful and painful experiences in our lives. During the inevitable ups and downs, presence is the greatest gift we can give to those we care about. Learn how mindfulness can bring richness to how we relate to the people we love as well as the fundamental characteristics that keep our relationships vital, supportive, and productive.
Optimizing Your Strengths
Join Rebecca Wilkinson and become a “Strengths Spotter.” Discover and activate strengths in you and those around you. Learn to identify your top signature strengths, differentiating between strengths that deplete you and those that energize and engage you. Find out how focusing on strengths can transform your relationships with your spouse, friends, family members, co-workers, bosses, and even total strangers.
Positivity: 9 Strategies to Maximize Well-Being
Tapping into the power of positivity is one of the most accessible ways we have to quickly improve our overall well-being. Learn the nine most important strategies that research tells us will maximize positive emotion and experience.
Sharing the Journey: Our Midlife Transition (For Women Only)
Join Sheryl Brooks, R.N., for an open conversation about the emotional and spiritual journey many women face in midlife. Sheryl will facilitate a discussion meant to bring acknowledgement, understanding, and comfort to you during this midlife transition and help you discover your most meaningful and authentic self. Share with and learn from others who are also on the journey and tap into the intrinsic coping tools that are built into us as women. Note: We will not be discussing the physical symptoms relating to menopause in this class. Please schedule a private session to explore this topic.
The ABCs of Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a different kind of “smart” than intellectual or cognitive Intelligence (IQ). EQ is also a more accurate predictor of success in both personal and professional life. Join Anne Parker to discover the power of EQ to help you be more resilient, manage stress more effectively, increase self-awareness and impulse control, as well as develop more empathy and interpersonal awareness. In addition to learning about EQ and how important it is in living a healthy life, you will learn to use simple biofeedback technology (via iOS device, hand held device, and/or computer-based software) that will assist you in accessing the power of your emotional intelligence on demand.
$115 / 90 Min.
The Gift of Gratitude
Gratitude brings many benefits to our overall health and well-being. Lisa Frank, Wellness Counselor, will talk about the benefits of gratitude in our personal health and relationships and present ways in which we can easily and meaningfully bring gratitude awareness and practice into our daily lives.
The How of Change
How long does it really take to change a habit or make a new pattern stick? Join Anne Parker to discover what it actually takes to get rid of habits that are negatively affecting your life and create new patterns in their place. Drawing from current neuroscience and techniques of mindfulness, learn the specific steps required to support yourself in creating successful and satisfying change, behaviorally, mentally, emotionally or in your relationships.
Transforming Awareness with Your Right Brain
Through dynamic and simple art techniques that tap into parts of the brain and consciousness that are not available through talking alone, Art Therapist Rebecca Wilkinson helps you access and explore who you are in new and magical ways. You will feel a deeper sense of acceptance and appreciation for yourself and walk away with tools to live more authentically and mindfully in the world. Absolutely no artistic experience or skill is necessary.
What Is Balance and How Do I Get It?
“Having balance” or “being more balanced” is often stated as a goal for supporting health and wellness. But, what does balance look like and feel like? How do we know when we are “in balance”? What are the elements required to create and maintain balance? Join Anne Parker, Wellness Counselor, for this fun and informative class that will challenge our ideas about what balance really is as well as identify steps we can take to make balance a fundamental part of our lives.