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Free Wellness Seminars

The Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center is hosting FREE online seminars and workshops during this pandemic season. 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 online.
  • Best experience is on Google Chrome.  The virtual platform we use does not work with Internet Explorer.
  • Just click on the purple circle on your right 5 minutes before the seminar and you’re in. No downloads needed.
  • Once you enter Blackboard, type in your first name and click “Join Session”.

Principles and Possibilities of Strength Training

Monday, March 8th at noon to 1:00 pm

Melanie Perkins, M.S., Exercise Physiologist, will speak about the types of strength training, the benefits of building muscle, and common myths associated with lifting weights. Learn how to program your own strength training routine with an in-depth dive into building muscle to boost your metabolism, and so much more!

Emotional Resiliency

Friday, March 26th at 3 to 4:00 pm

Learn how to develop new neural pathways in your brain to reduce stress and anxiety. Lucia Foster-Engen MA, BCB CCTP will teach breathing and other strategies that help improve emotional resilience.

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Gut Health, Fodmaps, and Inflammation

Tuesday, April 13th at 5:30-6:30 pm

Learn about what FODMAPS are and how they interact with your microbiome as well as simple ways to troubleshoot common indigestion symptoms (and when to see the doctor!).

Register for Gut Health, Fodmaps, & Inflammation

Practicing Gratitude

Friday, April 23rd at noon-1:00 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 things they are thankful for experience more positivity, feel more alive, and have stronger immune systems. Learn simple strategies from Carissa Fish MS that will help you begin the art of practicing gratitude.

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FATS: the Good, the Not So Bad, and the Ugly!

Monday, May 17 th at noon to 1:00 pm

Fats are an essential part of your diet, but not all fats provide the same level of nutrition benefits and a few are actually harmful. Melanie Perkins MS will help you understand and identify the different types of fat, how they affect your body, and which ones you want to include in a healthy diet.

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Cultivating Compassion

Friday, June 11th from noon to 1:00 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.

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Creating Your Own Version of Comfort —
Learn the Nordic Practice of Hygge

September 8th from 3 to 4:00 pm

The Danish obsession with all things cozy is credited as one of the reasons why despite their infamously miserable winters, Denmark is always at the top of the list of the world’s happiest countries. Sofie Blicher MS will show you how to implement the concept of Hygge into your everyday life and create that warm, cozy comfort that makes for a happy life.

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