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To get more information or to register for a class, contact Michelle Hale at mmhale@unmmg.org or 505-925-4551.

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

Targeted Audience: Women of all ages will learn new methods of positive self-talk, empowerment and how to cope with life for a happier outcome.

Objectives:

  • To learn how the words we speak impact our lives and those of others. 
  • To learn new ways of thinking, speaking and other techniques to positively express oneself. 
  • To develop personal narrative to cope confidently with various issues. 
  • Using story as a prompt, participants will be guided in reframing the stories we tell ourselves that impact our lives. 
  • To create individual “Empowerment Story” art cards which will provide a visual reminder of one’s new sense of discovery and confidence.

About this Workshop 

This three-and-a-half hour workshop focuses on changing how we speak and think, which will change how we live.  We all carry life experiences within our bodies, minds and spirits. This participatory workshop teaches how to reframe these experiences with story to gain freedom from fear, negativity, illness or whatever issue precludes our enjoying life to the fullest. Included in the class will be writing opportunities, interactive exercises and group discussions to aid in reframing our individual stories and experiences. Each student will create an “Empowerment Story” art card to keep. All learning styles  - visual, auditory and kinesthetic - will be utilized to ensure each participant’s successful experience and ease in acquiring new information and skills.

Workshop fee is $75 ($68 for UNMH/UNMMG employees) and eligible for Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Remaining 2016 Workshops:

Workshop - Saturday, October 22; 1:00-4:30 PM; UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 100

A minimum of 5 participants is required to hold the workshop.  If the minimum requirement is not met, CFL will provide you with 48-hour notification that the workshop has been canceled. Payments must be received prior to class. Cancellations must be received 3 days prior to the workshop to receive a full refund. We will not refund registration fees for no shows, but will provide you credit to take a future scheduled class. 

“I Think I’m Gonna Scream” EFT-Tapping for Stress Relief & Other Issues

Targeted Audience: People of all ages who seek relief from stress, physical ailments, cravings, weight loss, allergies, phobias, headaches, PTSD and more.

Objectives:

  • Learn new self-help techniques and begin to recognize and release certain physical, mental or emotional issues.
  • Understand how the energy systems in the body function and how they are key components in breakdowns within our physical and emotional well-being.
  • Experience ease and effectiveness while doing EFT-Tapping.
  • Learn to apply this skill to daily self-care.

About the Workshop

This three-and-a-half hour workshop focuses on participation in releasing any negative emotions or issues you may be experiencing while tapping on certain areas of body and concentrating on guided statements. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also know as “Tapping” is a combination of ancient Chinese acupuncture and modern techniques - no needles because fingertips are used to tap on designated areas of the body in tandem with verbalizing our issues.  EFT is a powerful healing method that resolves mental, emotional and physical distresses quickly and easily. It is believed that negative emotions or physical ailments can occur when there is a disruption or breakage within the body’s energy system. EFT is an easy technique to use on yourself and has been proven effective at least 80% of the time.   

Using EFT-Tapping, negative blocks are released and the energy flow is reestablished within our systems. Today, practitioners worldwide are experiencing amazing successes with clients using this simple method. It is embraced and practiced within healthcare, behavioral health, social services, federal governmental programs and more.

Workshop fee is $75 ($68 for UNMH/UNMMG employees) and eligible for Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Remaining 2016 Workshops:

Workshop - Saturday, November 19, 2016; 9:00 AM-12:30 PM; UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St. NE, Ste. 100

A minimum of 5 participants is required to hold the workshop. If the minimum requirement is not met, CFL will provide you with 48-hour notification that the workshop has been canceled. Payments must be received prior to class. Cancellations must be received 3 days prior to the workshop to receive a full refund. We will not refund registration fees for no shows, but will provide you credit to take a future scheduled class

Thriving Through Cancer

Join Val Alarcón, integrative nutritionist and health educator, for a personal, empowering and educational retreat on how to thrive through a cancer diagnosis. Val will share her personal story on how she embraced her cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to reclaim her life and vitality. She will support you in connecting with your body-mind wisdom, provide immune boosting nutritional support, identify gentle ways to detox, and explore how we may turn our fears into opportunities, and wounds into pearls of wisdom. You will walk away feeling inspired and prepared with the tools to support you on your healing journey through cancer. Val's mission is to inspire, empower and educate individuals on how to create fundamental changes for reaching optimum health and vitality.

For this three-hour retreat, please bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, note pad and pen, and an open mind and heart. If you are currently in treatment, please consult with your physician prior to registering for this workshop.

Registration fee is $75. Eligible for UNM employee tuition remission under Health, Fitness, and Personal Enrichment.

Date TBA: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. UNM Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson Street Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Ongoing Fitness Classes

All classes are held in the Wisdom Room, CFL's state-of-the-art meeting room. The Wisdom Room is home to our many classes and educational activities. For all classes, payment by cash is preferred, but we also accept checks and credit cards.

Nia

The Nia Technique is a movement practice that not only offers the cardiovascular benefits of traditional fitness classes, but also encourages emotional expression and engagement to nourish the mind, body and soul. Created by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, Nia is a barefoot technique and is a blending of modern and jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy based on the Alexander technique and the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais.

How does it work? Nia honors the organic movements of the body to strengthen, stretch, open, align, balance, invigorate and heal. Accessible and innovative choreography engages the mind, stimulating music evokes the emotions, and instructor-guided focuses and visualizations access the soul. Engaging both the outer and inner self invites freer and fuller movement and results in a well-rounded and satisfying movement experience. The foundation of Nia is the pleasure principle “all gain, no pain.” Nia choreography is designed to be easily adaptable by students according to their own intuition and self-referral, making it ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Times: On-going, Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Cost: $9 per class; $30 for a 4-class card (payment accepted at time of class)

Instructor: Katy Fuchs, Certified Blue Belt Nia Instructor

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