Programming for the Evolving Adult
Enrich your life and enjoy the benefits of whole person wellness when you work on fitness in body, mind, and spirit. We invite you to check out the new program offerings. Tap into the energy that opens up when you experience a new way to think, move and encounter other people. We’re hoping you find something that resonates with you. All classes are held at The Mallinckrodt Community Center, 1041A Ridge Road. Registration is required at least one week in advance. Call 847/256-9623 for information.
Optimizing Your Health with an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
With inflammation being implicated as a factor in nearly every major disease (arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension), it is essential to lower the inflammatory ingredients in everyday eating. Professional wellness chef Jill Houk defines inflammation and explains how it can negatively impact your health. She will recommend food choices and cooking methods that can help reduce inflammation to achieve and maintain optimum health. Kindly sponsored by Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance. Class fee is $10. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Sleep Well to Live Well
Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m.
SLEEP! Does it elude you? This compelling, interactive presentation is designed to bring relief with a wealth of information and resources. Nancy Rothstein, known as The Sleep Ambassador®, will help us to better understand sleep, various disorders and conditions, and how to modify sleep environments or habits to ensure best sleep practices. Nancy is on the board of the American Sleep Apnea Assn., is the best-selling author of My Daddy Snores, and is the creator and host of The Sleep Radio Show®. She will bring copies of her book for book signing and refreshments will be served at the end of the program. Class fee is $5. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Holistic Weight Loss
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m.
Holistic health counselor Arlyn Tratt teaches that there is more to your weight than calories, carbs and fat. This philosophy looks at the whole human being: reltionships, attitudes and emotions in addition to lifestyle and nutrition. Arlyn is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. The presentation will touch upon various challenging factors such as controlling cravings and nutrition label deception. Other classes will be offered for those serious about creating a new and healthy way of life, such as Mindful Eating, Overcoming Sugar Addiction and Eating for Energy. No fee, but registrtion is required. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Holistic Health Care
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7-8 p.m.
As a chiropractic physician, Christy Matusiak, D.C aims to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle without the use of drugs or surgery. Her goal is to stimulate the natural healing power of the body to prevent disease and suffering. She will explain how the healing process extends beyond symptom reduction and, very importantly, involves education and lifestyle adjustment in the areas of nutrition, physical fitness and emotional health. Come to learn and get motivated! No fee, but registration is required. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Travel with a Purpose
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.
Explore your interests through volunteerism, travel and education. Learn a new language, immerse yourself in a foreign culture, develop a new skill or help others. Crossroads, an Evanston-based advisory service, uses the “gap year” concept common for students to help people of all ages develop customized travel plans lasting anywhere from a week to a year. There is no fee for this program, but registration is requested by calling 847-256-9623.
The ABCs of Photo Organization
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m.
Monica Lee, of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, will teach you how to organize a lifetime of family photos. Get the support you need to take on this important but seemingly overwhelming task! She will also address what to do with your old home movies, slides and family memorabilia and how to scan and digitize old photos. Learn the tricks of the trade and leave inspired and ready to conquer this daunting task. Class fee is $10. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Aging Parents Crash Course
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Linda Walker, geriatric clinical social worker, and Gail Niksic, senior care consultant, will present a comprehensive overview of the things you need to know to help prepare you and your family for the financial, legal, emotional and day-to-day issues that must be addressed when parents approach advanced old age. Yes, it’s a lot to think about, but ever so important in the task of helping your parents age well. No fee, but registration required. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Monday and Tuesday classes
Through practicing meditation you will gain focus, clarity of mind, and develop a witness perspective that expands consciousness. Meditation helps to become integrated in body, mind, and heart and gain inner strength, wisdom, and radiance. Taught by Bobbie Stuart BFA & MA, an artist, teacher, and soul mentor who has studied meditation, philosophy and yoga since 1970. Class fee is $36. For dates, times and registration information call 847-256-9623.
Positive Attitude Hour
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for an uplifting experience of guided meditation, positive affirmation, and blessings bestowed for a wonderful day. Instructor Bobbie Stuart believes we are much more than our bodies and minds and our stories and beliefs. By entering into a peaceful state of being, we are able to realign with our true nature and thus live life more fully and joyfully. Bobbie has studied meditation, philosophy and yoga since 1970 and provides this class on a complimentary basis as a labor of love. Please call 847-256-9623 to let us know we might expect you. This program will meet Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.
Awakening Awareness Through Your Dreams
Tuesday, Oct. 2-Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
This dream study group will encourage the craft of dream tending by learning to remember, record and share dreams with others in words and even, sometimes, drawings. As we work with our own dream images we discover the healing symbols concealed within them for our spiritual growth. Facilitators for this program are Linda Plamondon, MPS, ATR, a spiritual director and therapist who has studied the Jungian approach to dreams, and Judy Sutherland, PhD, STR-BC, LCPC, a professor emerita at the Adler School of professional psychology. Class fee is $110. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Saturdays, Oct. 20 & 27, 1-4 p.m.
Consider taking an artistic journey, exploring and expanding your creative energy. We will use a variety of materials and mediums, including drawing, painting, collage and integrating writing or poetry. All materials provided. Our instructor is Bobbie Stuart, who holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA from Columbia College, where she is a faculty member. Bobbie is a specialist in the development of human potential through creative experiences. Class fee is $66. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pay attention to your dreams and learn more about yourself. This presentation by Jungian Analyst, Dr. Joyce Bogusky, will focus on the structure and dynamics of dreams and their meaning in the creation of one's personal narrative. Learn common symbols and dream motifs, types of dreams and their value to the dreamer, and frameworks useful for interpreting dreams. You are encouraged to write down your dreams in the weeks prior to class and bring them in for exploration. Dr. Bogusky was trained in Zurich, Switzerland at the Jung Institute. Class fee is $20. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Connecting with Your Spirit
Tuesdays, Sept. 11-25, 6-7:30 p.m.
As human beings we are more than our bodies or minds. There's the elusive spirit, sometimes defined as our heart, soul, or higher self. This class will explore spirit and bring it more fully into your consciousness. You will learn to connect with the wisdom of this inner self, becoming empowered to live your life more fully. Instructor Bobbie Stuart, BFA, MA is a visionary artist, teacher and soul mentor, who teaches at Columbia College in Chicago. Class fee is $66. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
The Intuitive Heart
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m.
Learn to tap into your natural intuitive abilities in a heart-centered way by using the energy of caring. Practice feeling and speaking from your heart to give intuitive insight and support to others. This process will enhance your communication and relationships, while allowing deeper levels of openness and trust. Therese Evans is an author, teacher, counselor and integrative therapist who is devoted to helping people connect to the love within themselves and between others. Class fee is $20. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Introduction to Reiki
Tuesday, Sept. 11 & Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7-8 p.m.
Learn about this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes inner balance and healing. Reiki is based on the belief that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. A full day course is available for those who want to receive in-depth, hands-on training and experience. This introductory class is taught by Ardath Berliant. There is no fee, but registration is required. For registration information call 847-256-9623.
Wednesdays, Oct. 17-31, 11 a.m.-Noon
This is a study group involving readings and discussion of selected writings by distinguished women from diverse cultures, centuries, and milieus. Among those to be studied is Hildegard von Bingen, a philosopher, theologian, visionary, scientist/naturalist, poet, medical practitioner and a well known scholar of her day. Others include poet Mary Oliver and writer Annie Dillard. We will observe how a connection with nature can feed and deepen one's spirituality. Class leader Elizabeth Andrews is retired from Presbyterian pastoral ministry and brings to the group advanced study in spiritual direction from Loyola University. Class fee is $36. For registration information call 847-256-9623.