Free Wellness Seminars
Free Wellness Seminars 2016
The Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center hosts FREE seminars and workshops throughout the year. The seminars are open to everyone. You are welcome to participate even if you are not a member of the Kaiser Permanente health plan. All seminars are held at the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center unless another location is listed in the description. You may reserve your spot in a seminar online by clicking on the reservation button by each seminar or call, 858-573-0090
SMOOTHER MORE RADIANT SKIN USING DERMAPLANING™
Thursday, April 21st from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
There is hope for those with rough textured skin and/or unwanted facial hair. Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure that offers better results than traditional microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning gently removes the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine (vellus) hair. The exfoliation triggers cell regeneration and allows products to more deeply penetrate skin and yields a smooth, hair-free, and radiant skin texture. Estheticians Lindsey Goggin and Dominique Guerra will explain dermaplaning and how it can be combined with chemical peels and products to maximize your skin benefits. This seminar will be held Kaiser Permanente’s Carmel Valley Women’s Center, 3851 Shaw Ridge Road., San Diego, 92130.
PUT OUT THE FLAME — CREATING AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LIFESTYLE
Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Environmental pollution, a diet high in fat/sugar, and even healthy things like exercise can create inflammation in the tissues of your body. If left untreated, this can greatly increase risk for disease. There are many foods and activities you can add to your daily lifestyle that will help your body recover from inflammation. Come listen to Deva Plumlee, MS, as she discusses the many lifestyle changes that can be used to avoid deadly inflammation.
INCREASE FLEXIBILITY, AVOID INJURIES, AND ALLEVIATE CHRONIC PAIN
Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Is pain preventing you from exercising the way you want? Chronic pain, such as in the foot, back, knee, and shoulder, can often be the result of a lack of flexibility in key muscles. A focus on stretching and using the foam roller for myofascial release can dramatically reduce pain, injuries, and increase your mobility. Anneliese Piazza, MS, will share her expertise on how to target tight muscles and tendons that may be contributing to current injuries and allow you to increase your exercise performance. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct. (building next door to Positive Choice) in Room 106 on the ground floor level.
WALKING FOR OPTIMUM FITNESS
Friday, May 20, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
It is still the best form of aerobic exercise out there and is something you can do for most of your life. Walking is an efficient way to burn calories and maintain body weight. Coach Liz Kemp Salvato, MS, a National Racewalking Team member, 1992 Olympic Trials racewalking qualifier, and exercise physiologist, will cover how to start a walking routine, what shoes you need, the proper form, and how to train to get your maximum caloric burn and fitness level. Come dressed to move and wear comfortable walking shoes.
YOGA MADE SIMPLE
Friday, June 17th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Don’t let age, health problems, or the fact that you’ve never done yoga stop you from enjoying all of yoga’s great health benefits. Norma Solomon, BS, will show you simplified yoga poses using a chair that anyone can do — no matter your fitness level. Come dressed to participate. Limited enrollment due to space requirements. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct. (building next door to Positive Choice) in Room 106 on the ground level.
IT’S YOUR MANE ATTRACTION— ACHIEVING AND KEEPING A HEALTHY HEAD OF HAIR
Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Most people have lost 50% of their hair follicles before they we even notice that it is thinning. Losing hair is more common than you think and is caused by many factors like hormonal changes, physical or psychological stress, diet, pollutants, even the hair care products and or dyes you use. Luckily there are things that can be done to stop, slow down or at times even reverse the process. At this seminar Dr. Bonilla, M.D. will speak about the many factors that can lead to hair loss and what lifestyle changes you can make to help stop the loss and promote hair re-growth. You will also learn about hair renewal products used at Kaiser Permanente to protect against hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
TRAIN TO WALK/JOG A FULL OR HALF-MARATHON IN SIX MONTHS — ANYBODY CAN DO IT!
Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Meet the organizer and leader of In Motion Fit, Coach Katie Johnson, who will tell you about walking/jogging training sessions that meet at Mission Bay and Carlsbad and trains people to achieve amazing results in either walking or jogging a half or full marathon. If you think you can’t, you’re probably wrong because In Motion Fit specializes in taking average couch potatoes and turning them into fitness enthusiasts. All groups train for the Carlsbad 5000 that runs along our beautiful coast. Training includes weekly training plans and free fitness and nutrition seminars, but mostly they make getting fit really fun. This seminar gives information on how to get started in the training program, fees, etc.
GIVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM A BLAST — PHYTO-NUTRIENTS THAT FIGHT FOR YOUR HEALTH
Friday, July 15, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Dietitian, Kari McCloskey, RD, CDE, will lead you through the benefits of eating colorful foods and explain the amazing abilities these foods have to bolster your immune system. Learn about the top fruits and vegetables for your health and the fun ways you can easily add them into your life.
SAY “NO” TO DIETS, AND “YES” TO INTUITIVE EATING
Friday, July 22, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Many of us are all too familiar with mindlessly eating in front of a TV, in a car, at the movies, etc. What many of us have either forgotten or never learned is how to sit down, relax, and mindfully enjoy our food. This seminar explores how stress habits and our feelings about food effect what and how much we eat. Deva Plumlee, MS, will cover steps to learning how to use your inner intuition to guide your food choices.
RECOVERY FROM A PAINFUL CHILDHOOD
Friday, August 26th from 6 to 7 p.m.
Vincent J. Felitti, MD speaks on his collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and his ground-breaking research showing that adults do not just get over the
effects of a painful childhood. Traumatic childhood experiences such as emotional/physical abuse or parental drug/alcohol abuse led to adults that are 4,600% more likely to experience drug addiction, 460% more likely to suffer from depression, and have over 260% increased risk for other serious health issues such as lung disease, obesity, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.
SKIN CARE PRODUCT FAIR
Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
If you are looking to get an extra “pop” out of your beauty care regime, consider using pharmaceutical grade skin care
products. Pharmaceutical skin care products contain higher concentrations of active ingredients than over the counter skin care products and provide greater and faster benefits to your skin. Estheticians Lindsey Goggin and Domonique Guerra will be hosting a product fair of pharmaceutical grade skin care lines offered by the Department of Cosmetic Services at Kaiser Permanente. You will have an opportunity to ask about the different skin care lines, discover which ones would be a match for your individual skin care needs and have an opportunity to purchase products. This seminar will be held Kaiser Permanente’s Carmel Valley Women’s Center, 3851 Shaw Ridge Road., San Diego, 92130. (This location may not appear correctly on auto-navigation systems.)
ACHIEVE BEAUTIFUL SKIN — OVERCOME WRINKLES, DARK SPOTS, SKIN TAGS, AND MORE
Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Nature gives you the skin you had at twenty, but it’s up to you how your skin looks at fifty. If you have wondered how you can look your best no matter your age, then you’ll want to come to this seminar. Dori Rausch, MD, a board certified physician specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology, will discuss the many non-surgical options available to you at Kaiser Permanente to help you maintain a youthful glow and age gracefully. Dr. Rausch will cover how Botox™ differs from fillers, the benefits and negatives, and how to decide what’s best for you. She will also discuss how you can get rid of moles, skin tags, dark spots and unwanted wrinkles.
WALK TO WIN — WALK AND BURN CALORIES
LIKE A RUNNER
Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Coach Liz Kemp Salvato, MS, a National Racewalking team member, 1992 Olympic Trials racewalking qualifier, and exercise physiologist will speak on how to take your current walking routine and revamp it into a race walking routine that will help you burn more calories and develop greater body and cardiovascular strength. Come dressed to exercise and wear good walking shoes.
AGE LESS YOGA
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Maintaining a strong flexible body is one of the best things we can do as we age because it is a major preventer of falls and injury. Norma Solomon, BS, has nearly two decades worth of yoga experience and she will help you bend like a pretzel. Well, maybe not that much, but she will help you develop strength, flexibility, and teach exercises you can do at home. Come dressed to participate and bring your own yoga mat. Enrollment is limited for this seminar due to space requirements. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct., Room 106. ground level.