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Baby Food Prep and Infant Nutrition
with Molly Staples
This informative class will introduce you to foods, food prep and safety, and recipes for your infant. The instructor will also help you learn about different methods of food introduction. This class has a casual atmosphere and you should feel free to bring your baby if you need to! You will leave with some prepped, ready to freeze baby food. Registration $20, plus ingredients fee of $5 payable to the instructor at class. 1 night 5:00-7:00 p.m. Class Tues 10/24 CHRHS Rm 231 Molly Staples is a registered dietitian and mother of three. She loves prepping food for her kids to ensure they get the most nutritious food possible, all the while maintaining safe standards of food prep.
Calendula Salve and Lip Balm from Medicinal Plants
with Jacinda Martinez
This class will focus on medicinal and edible flowers that you can plant and what you can do with them at harvesting. We will also make calendula salve and calendula lip balm. The calming and anti-inflammatory properties of calendula make this salve excellent for healing skin. Participants will leave with two 2 oz tins of salve, 2 tubes of lip balm and some calendula seeds to get started for next season. Registration $20, plus $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-8:30 p.m. Class Thurs 10/26 CHRHS Rm 231 Jacinda Martinez has been growing food and flowers for the last decade. She savours the sweetness of summer as long as possible by adding value to items like salve. Every winter her family and friends receive her newest batch of salve.
Essential Oils: Blending with Essential Oils - what do I do now?
with Nancy Lubin
Essential oils are popular these days, and many of us have invested in more than a few bottles of these precious plant derivatives. Maybe you bought peppermint to ease a stomach ache, or lavender to quiet yourself before bedtime. What else can you do with your oils? We will explore some blending ideas and even venture into Christmas gift possibilities. Bring what you already own or contact Nancy at 200-4069 for a basic supply. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 11/9 CHRHS Rm 211 Nancy Lubin has been interested in plants that support well-being since starting her first organic garden in 1972. She has explored many methodologies, settling on essential oils in 1999. In 2013 she earned her Aromatherapy Certification from Aromahead Institute and is continuing her studies in clinical aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine. She loves blending oils for clients' specific needs as well as formulating synergies for general use. She has been a Life coach since 1996 and a Certified Zentangle teacher since 2010.
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Essential Oils: Maximizing Their Benefits...Using Them Safely
with Nancy Lubin
This is a basic class covering what essential oils are and how they are used in Aromatherapy. You will learn how they differ from other plant products, how essentials are produced and the different ways we can use these powerful compounds to our advantage. Most of them smell wonderful and can be useful for soothing aches and pains to scrubbing the kitchen sink. Carefully used and properly diluted, pure essential oils are known to soothe, stimulate, fight infection, and reduce pain. The instructor will discuss the general attributes of many familiar essential oils and emphasize safe dilution guidelines. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 11/2 CHRHS Rm 211 Nancy Lubin has been interested in plants that support well-being since starting her first organic garden in 1972. She has explored many methodologies, settling on essential oils in 1999. In 2013 she earned her Aromatherapy Certification from Aromahead Institute and is continuing her studies in clinical aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine. She loves blending oils for clients' specific needs as well as formulating synergies for general use. She has been a Life coach since 1996 and a Certified Zentangle teacher since 2010.
Getting Ready for Life and Death Decisions
with Ruth Lowry
Life and death decisions often come at us when we least expect them and are unprepared for them. Having certain legal documents handy (such as a deed or living will), can make a distressing situation a lot easier. Usually, putting these matters in order requires a lawyer. Many people think they don’t need a lawyer for countless reasons. Every family situation requires a different type of document and/or record. Legal protection will ensure things go smoothly in the event of serious illness or death. This class will not tell you what to do or give you legal advice, but it will help you be organized and well prepared for that day when you will be seeking a lawyer's assistance. Retired Lawyer Ruth Lowry will share the best ways to arrive organized at your lawyer’s office, saving yourself time and money in the process. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Tues 10/24 CHRHS Rm 210 Ruth Lowry grew up in Ontario but moved to the U.S. to attend Harvard Law School. She later became a certified estate planning specialist in Ohio, practicing in Cincinnati for over 35 years. Although she had planned to keep moving southward in retirement, when her boyfriend, Peter, proposed on condition of moving to his family home in Camden, she said yes and took the detour.
HOPE for tomorrow—the precious promise of stem cells
with Donna Vix
You will learn the basics of stem cells including the types, origins and possible benefits for present use and their promise for the future in helping heal or treat diseases, deformities and injuries. You’ll be surprised to learn that your wisdom teeth and baby’s teeth can hold a miracle for someone in your family. You’ll leave with knowledge to share and hope not only for your own family, but for friends and colleagues as well. The instructor will cover how stem cells differ from other cells, what stem cells can and cannot do, what role they have in our bodies, current research into stem cell use for conditions like diabetes, cardiac repair, autism, ADD, skin problems, nerve regeneration and the like. This class may qualify for continuing education credit for medical, dental and EMS professionals. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-7:30 p.m. Class Thurs 10/26 CHRHS Rm 225 Dr. Donna Maria Vix believes in the impossible. After learning every position in the dental office and working as a dental hygienist for eight years, she became a dentist and cared for patients in her solo practice in New Jersey for 25 years. Her passion to educate and inspire people about the beauty and promise of stem cells "stems" from professional as well as personal reasons. She lives in Camden, Maine with her husband and two of her five children, and is grandmother to two precious boys.
Introduction to Japanese Movement Therapy and Structural Acupuncture
with Tobey Williamson
Sotai Ho is a movement therapy that uses simple movements and breath work to release muscular restrictions and bring the body back into alignment with its natural gravitational center. It was developed in Japan in the 1950's by Dr. Keizo Hashimoto who discovered that the easiest way to release restrictions in our soft tissue was to listen to the body's own wisdom to avoid pain and move into the direction of ease. When this movement is coordinated with our breath, the body quickly adjusts and realigns itself. We will work together in class to find the specific Sotai movements you can do at home to help break old patterns and keep you naturally aligned. Registration $20. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Mon 11/13 CHRHS Rm 219 Tobey Williamson is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and owner of Good Hearth Eastern Medical Arts in Rockland, Maine. His mission is to help you rediscover what it feels like to move freely without pain and to understand how your body can heal itself. He apprenticed under Dr. Chieko Maekawa and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii.
with Trevor Mills
Pain is a normal human experience, but what happens when the nervous system goes astray? A “sensitive” nervous system can radically change how you experience life. We will discuss in depth how pain, especially chronic pain (lasting longer than 3 months) works and look at proven strategies to change, reduce and eliminate pain. The instructor will explain recent research in practical, jargon-free language to help you understand what causes chronic pain and how you can influence and shift your nervous system to getting back on track. Registration $25. 2 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 11/6 CHRHS Rm 218 Trevor Mills is a physical therapist and co-owner of Snow Sport & Spine in Rockport. He has 14 years of experience working with chronic pain clients and is Board Certified in Orthopedics. He specializes in the interplay of the nervous system, pain and human movement.