Trent University's Continuing Education is Pleased to Announce the Spring Course Lineup
For the Mind and Spirit
Spring Cleansing: Healing for your Body and Mind
Instructor: Adam Prinsen B.Sc., N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor and graduate of The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has completed the Spiritual Lifestyle Program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Mind/Body Medicine program at Harvard. He has practiced Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto at the Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Anishnawbe Health.
Spring is a season of renewal and growth. A time in which our bodies release stored toxins and energies from the long winter. This is a powerful time to facilitate the natural cleansing process of our body. When we support this cleansing effort physically, emotionally and mentally we can access new levels of vitality, creativity and a sense of well-being. In this course we will learn how to move smoothly, gracefully and creatively through the current of spring so we can enter the summer season feeling renewed and ready for growth. Topics we will study include: The digestive process and the origin of toxins; The channels/organs of elimination; The process of health and disease; Foods and herbs which revitalize the body; Our own unique constitution, treatment and prevention of disease; Common patterns of imbalance and the support needed for healing; Connections between our mind and body; Tools to let go of emotions and transform them to positive feelings; and techniques to identify beliefs that can be limiting your experience of life.
6 Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00pm
Dates: May 11 to June 15
Armchair Science Series
Coping with Cognitive Impairment: When Alzheimer's disease affects your family
Instructor: Samia Rizk is a family physician with a background in Internal Medicine. She has designed and instructed courses in Emergency Medicine, Community Medicine and Environmental Health.
When someone you love is affected with Alzheimer's disease, the entire family is impacted. This course will discuss the role of the family and caregiver in understanding and overcoming the challenges and frustrations associated with elderly people who have developed cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease. Topics to be explored include; the cognitive screen; questions about orientation and memory; hearing, vision and cognitive or communication difficulties; and types of cognitive impairment and their relationship with depression and delirium. The role of medicine in dealing with Alzheimer's will be covered along with the basic skills that can be applied to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in coping with your affected loved ones.
6 Monday Evenings, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Dates: May 9 to June 20 (No Class May 23)
The Writer's Craft
Capturing Your Stories: Memoir Writing Group for Seniors
Instructor: Mary J. Breen has been a writer and editor for the last twenty years. She has taught numerous Clear Writing Workshops in Canada and overseas, and she has written two books about women's health. Her essays and articles have been published in Dropped Threads 2, Writing?]World.com, Mochasofa.com, Irish American Post, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail, and broadcast on CBC Radio.
Think of all the happy, sad, interesting and exciting moments in your life. Would you like to start recording them in print for your children or grandchildren? If you are interested in writing your life stories, this is for you. You don't need any previous writing experience. You just need to be interested in remembering and recording the facts, the anecdotes, and the stories from your life. Please bring paper and a pen to write and share your stories.
This course will be held at Royal Gardens Retirement Community,
1160 Clonsilla Avenue, Peterborough.
6 Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30am
Dates: May 5 to June 9
The Art and Craft of Travel Writing
Instructor: Jonathan Bennett is a novelist, short story writer and poet. The author of three books, his writing has appeared in many periodicals and journals including: the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, Antipodes, and Descant. An experienced writing instructor, Jonathan is originally from Sydney, Australia.
"Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown," wrote novelist E.M. Forester in his 1910 novel, Howard's End. "Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, and to them, alas, we return." While some travel to re-invent or refresh themselves, others take journeys to become wondrously lost. Yet for all there comes a day when we must turn homebound. This inescapable return is why so many of us write when we travel. To preserve experience, thoughts, sights, sounds, names, dates, feelings, and the essential change we undergo, we keep journals, scribble in notebooks, snap pictures, and write letters home. But must this raw material languish, forgotten in a drawer? Publishable travel writing happens not on the road, but back at home. Through re-writing and work-shopping, students will learn the art and craft of travel writing. They will learn how to turn rough journal entries and magical memories into moving narratives using elements of characterization, plot, dialogue, and research.
Class Limit: 12
6 Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm
Dates: May 19 to June 23
Course Fee: $139 Student/Senior/Alumni Fee: $125
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Posted May 5, 2005