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Lunch & Learns

    • Wed, March 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room

    Wednesday, March 27
    Noon - 1:00pm

    Facilitated by: Sandra Williams

    Unresolved Pain or Trauma?  CranioSacral Therapy May Be Helpful

      Come learn about CranioSacral Therapy (CST) , a very gentle hands-on therapy that helps relieves pain and tension in the central nervous system and thus the whole body.  This holistic therapy works with the whole body and it’s natural healing processes so you get to the root of the issue, instead of masking symptoms.     CranioSacral Therapy helps release both physical and emotional stress and trauma from the body.   You will learn the basic principles of CST, how to find a provider, and how many people are living healthier lives due to its benefits!

    Register by 3/25

    *Lunch is not provided. Bring a sack lunch if you like. Water and coffee are available.

    • Thu, March 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Thursday, March 28


    Instructor:  Gina Wise

    Learn the art of making this delicious and nutritious fermented tea drink. You will receive a Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, and instructions. Have your first batch ready to drink a a few weeks. The number of scobies is limited so please register early. 

    Did you know?

    Kombucha is made by placing a SCOBY in sweet tea and allowing the tea to ferment 7 to 21 days. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The kombucha brewing jar needs to be covered with a cloth and placed in a ventilated area out of direct sunlight. This fermented tea becomes slightly effervescent and contains over 50 different kinds of probiotics, enzymes, amino acids and B-vitamins. The fermented tea can be fermented a 2nd time to flavor the tea with fruit or fruit juice. 

    Register by 1/25 

    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Wednesday, April 24


    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings. 

    Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy. 

    For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

Past events

Wed, February 06, 2019 Rescheduled:Lunch & Learn: Tuning Fork Therapy (LL18-21)
Mon, February 04, 2019 Lunch & Learn: How to Make Kefir (LL18-22)
Wed, December 05, 2018 Have a DNA Test? Or, Maybe Not! (LL18-5)
Thu, November 08, 2018 Cancelled: Restyle Your Space-How to Add Fresh Style to Your Holiday Decor (LL18- )
Wed, October 17, 2018 Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy (LL18-3)
Wed, October 03, 2018 Medicare Basics (LL18-2)
Wed, September 26, 2018 Finding Our Light in Times of Darkness (LL18-1)
Wed, August 15, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Barre Workout (LL17-46)
Wed, July 25, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Acupressure for Headaches and other things (LL17-45)
Wed, June 20, 2018 Lunch & Learn: The Grief Journey-Help Yourself or a Friend Along the Way (LL17-44)
Wed, June 06, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Patio Pots that Pop! (LL17-42)
Wed, May 09, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Bike Repair for Women on the Go (LL17-41)
Wed, March 07, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Food as Medicine (LL17-23)
Wed, February 07, 2018 Cancelled - Lunch & Learn: A Spiritual Approach to Illness (LL17-22)
Wed, January 24, 2018 Lunch & Learn: The Grief Journey-Help Yourself or a Friend Along the Way (LL17-21)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Brain Health: Keeping Our Brain Healthy as We Age (LL17-4)
Wed, October 25, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Non-Medical Pain Management Techniques (LL17-3)
Wed, September 27, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Sleep Disorders: Getting a Good Night's Sleep (LL17-2)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Enjoy the Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking (LL17-1)
Wed, August 16, 2017 Lunch & Learn: The Grief Journey-Helping Yourself or a Friend Along the Way (LL16-14)
Wed, July 19, 2017 Lunch & Learn: At Home With Dementia (LL16-13)
Wed, June 28, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Are We There Yet? A Patient's Guide to Patience (LL16-12)
Tue, May 23, 2017 Lunch & Learn: A Brief History of Feminism (LL16-11)
Wed, April 19, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Aromatherapy & Herbs for Spring Wellness (LL16-10)
Wed, March 15, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Foster to Furever (LL16-9)
Wed, February 22, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Intro to the Parliament of World Religions (LL16-8)
Wed, January 25, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Take a Step Toward Balancing Your Life (LL16-7)

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