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Free Wellness Seminars

Free Wellness Seminars 2019

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.

Would you like to attend one of these free Wellness Seminars? Send us your e-mail address and we’ll put you in our invitation system. Once in the system, you will receive an invitation in your e-mail 35 days before any event we host. If you want to attend, all you have to do is click the enroll button in your e-mail and your set. To get started Click on the Contact Us tab above.  Type your Name and E-mail Address, then, under subject select  FREE Wellness Seminar, and hit Send. Or just register using the links below. Once you are registered for one seminar you will get invitations to all of them.

We no longer offer registration by phone. It is now done by e-mail only as this allowed us to financially continue offering free wellness seminars. Thank you for your understanding.

If an event is within 30 days, you will see a REGISTER button by event and you can register that method as well.



Introduction to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Friday, March 29th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Many of the leading diseases causes of death in the United States are preventable, treatable and possibly reversible using a whole-food, plant-based nutrition plan. Come learn about the power of plants with Angela Storck-Petersen RD, as she covers an overview of the research and gives helpful tips on improving your diet and health.

REGISTER for Plant-Based Diet

 


BUILDING RESILIENCE and MANAGING STRESS

Friday, April 5th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Learn strategies that will help build the skill of stress resilience with Carissa Fish, MS. Resilience is a skill that allows you to adapt well to negative or challenging experiences in life. We cannot always change our circumstances, but we can change how we respond to them. Resilience helps you to bounce back from adversity without losing morale or confidence. Click to register for Building Resilience and Managing Stress


PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Friday, April 12th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Gratitude teaches us how to appreciate both the rainbow and the storm. The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they are thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Learn simple strategies from Carissa Fish, MS that will help you begin the art of practicing gratitude.

Click to REGISTER for Practicing Gratitude


BODY COMPOSITION, EXERCISE, and WEIGHT LOSS

Friday, April 19th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Melanie Perkins, MS, will discuss state of the art body composition testing, explain what percent of body fat is healthy, and demonstrate exercise techniques that can help you build strength and give your metabolic rate a boost. Class includes viewing samples of a SECA Body Composition test. Come dressed to exercise.

Click to register for Body Composition, Exercise and Weight Loss


TEA FOR YOU, OR TWO

Friday, April 26th from 6 to 7:00 pm
In honor of National Tea Day come and learn about the many healing properties of different teas. Kay Rethwisch, MS,RD, CDE, will explain the different types of tea, where to purchase, and the healing properties you can receive from these tiny leaves. Bring a tea cup for tasting!

Click to register for Tea for Two


DIET WARS…Paleo, Keto…Oh NO!

Friday, May 10th from 6 to 7 pm
It’s hard to know what’s best, low carb, high protein, Keto or plant based? Vicki Pepper MS, RD will cover the pros and cons of each diet and help you make sense of the very confusing information out there on diets.


YOGA DONE SIMPLY

Tuesday, June 4th at 9 to 10:00 am
Simple Yoga uses the aid of a chair or wall to support you through different Yoga poses that build both strength and flexibility.  . Norma Solomon BS, has over two decades of yoga experience and she will help you develop proper alignment as well as breathing techniques that you can do at home Come dressed to participate and bring your own yoga mat. Enrollment is limited due to space requirements. This seminar will be hosted at 7071 Convoy Court (building next door to Positive Choice) in room 106.


HERBS and SPICES and EVERYTHING NICEST!

Friday, June 14th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Dietitian Kay Rethwisch will cover the healing benefits of different herbs and spices. Learn how herbs like turmeric, cardamom, or thyme can provide healing properties and also act like a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial agents. Kay will talk about herbal tinctures, supplements, and fresh plants can be worked into your daily routine to promote optimal health.


Healthy Gut and Your Health

Friday, July 19th from 6 to 7:00 pm
The consequences of an inflamed and damaged gut can be devastating. , will speak about gut health, why it is important, and what can happen when your gut becomes inflamed. Learn strategies to improve gut health, how to clean up your environment, supplements that can help, and more.


YOGA DONE SIMPLY

Tuesday, September at 9 to 10:00 am
Simple Yoga uses the aid of a chair or wall to support you through different Yoga poses that build both strength and flexibility. . Norma Solomon BS, has over two decades of yoga experience and she will help you develop proper alignment as well as breathing techniques that you can do at home  Come dressed to participate and bring your own yoga mat. Enrollment is limited due to space requirements. This seminar will be hosted at 7071 Convoy Court (building next door to Positive Choice) in room 106.


INTUITIVE EATING

Wednesday, September 27th 6 to 7:00 pm
Many of us are all too familiar with mindless 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 habit, and our feelings about food effect what and how much we eat. Angela Storck-Petersen RD, will cover steps to learning how to use your inner intuition to guide your food choices.


The MAGIC of MUSHROOMS and FUNGI

Friday, October 11th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Did you know that mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D and their DNA is more like humans than plants? These wonderful magical mushrooms and fungi provide so many healing properties and immune system boosts. Kay Rethwisch, MS,RD,CDE, will speak about different types of mushrooms and fungi, their healing properties, and how you can incorporate them into your daily food intake.


IGNITING MOTIVATION

Friday, October 18th from 6 to 7:00 pm
You can’t expect to see change, unless you make one. Sometimes getting started and keeping yourself going are hard to do, but there are ways to ignite your motivation and stay on track. Carissa Fish, MS will help you take action and go from dreams to reality.


CULTIVATING COMPASSION

Friday, November 8th from 6 to 7:00 pm
An important aspect about your self-talk is that you are always listening! Too often, we allow how we think and what we say to ourselves to be influenced by difficult life experiences and external messages that are not based in truth. Inner happiness, compassion, and acceptance of yourself and others is generated by how you speak to yourself. Come to this seminar with Carissa Fish, MS and learn how to create healthy inner dialogue and compassion for both yourself and others.