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Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: Session VI

$10

with Leyza Toste

Calendar May 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover five simple actions you can take before surgery to reduce anxiety, decrease pain and shorten post-surgery recovery time. Leyza will guide you in the mind-body techniques shown to enhance the healing process, developed by Peggy Huddleston. Take an active role in and enhance your healing as you prepare for, and go through, any type of minor or major surgery. These easy to learn, mind-body techniques will help you feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication, and recover faster. This evidence-based approach to preparing for surgery is offered at a number of hospitals in the U.S., including two in Maine. Leyza trained with Peggy Huddleston and will guide you in mind-body techniques. While not necessary for the workshop, prior to surgery, you will need to get Ms. Huddleston’s relaxation CD set or MP3 (not required for class). This, as well as the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster book or e-book (recommended reading), can be purchased at www.HealFaster.com. Ms. Huddleston's book and CD set are also available at a few local libraries. No discounts.  

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: Session VII

$10

with Leyza Toste

Calendar Jun 7, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover five simple actions you can take before surgery to reduce anxiety, decrease pain and shorten post-surgery recovery time. Leyza will guide you in the mind-body techniques shown to enhance the healing process, developed by Peggy Huddleston. Take an active role in and enhance your healing as you prepare for, and go through, any type of minor or major surgery. These easy to learn, mind-body techniques will help you feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication, and recover faster. This evidence-based approach to preparing for surgery is offered at a number of hospitals in the U.S., including two in Maine. Leyza trained with Peggy Huddleston and will guide you in mind-body techniques. While not necessary for the workshop, prior to surgery, you will need to get Ms. Huddleston’s relaxation CD set or MP3 (not required for class). This, as well as the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster book or e-book (recommended reading), can be purchased at www.HealFaster.com. Ms. Huddleston's book and CD set are also available at a few local libraries. No discounts.  

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II: Nordic Walking

$30

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Jun 10, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic walking burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability while reducing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. It improves neck and chest mobility, enhances mood, and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Suitable for every level. You may bring your own set of Nordic Walking poles or rent a pair from the instructor. Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: Session VIII

$10

with Leyza Toste

Calendar Jun 23, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover five simple actions you can take before surgery to reduce anxiety, decrease pain and shorten post-surgery recovery time. Leyza will guide you in the mind-body techniques shown to enhance the healing process, developed by Peggy Huddleston. Take an active role in and enhance your healing as you prepare for, and go through, any type of minor or major surgery. These easy to learn, mind-body techniques will help you feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication, and recover faster. This evidence-based approach to preparing for surgery is offered at a number of hospitals in the U.S., including two in Maine. Leyza trained with Peggy Huddleston and will guide you in mind-body techniques. While not necessary for the workshop, prior to surgery, you will need to get Ms. Huddleston’s relaxation CD set or MP3 (not required for class). This, as well as the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster book or e-book (recommended reading), can be purchased at www.HealFaster.com. Ms. Huddleston's book and CD set are also available at a few local libraries. No discounts.  

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Living Well for Better Health

Free

with Jen Paquet

Do you want to feel better, increase your quality of life, or improve your experience with healthcare providers? You can now take Living Well for Better Health at home and for free! This program is run by peer leaders who understand just how challenging it can be to make our own health and wellness a priority. Throughout this six-session series that has been proven to promote health and prevent disease, you’ll learn how to boost your energy, improve mood, and decrease fatigue. Required materials provided at no cost by Spectrum Generations include, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and the audio CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body." The instructor will contact you to set up days and times to meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run

Living Well With Chronic Pain

Free

with Jen Paquet

Do you want to feel better, increase your quality of life, or improve your experience with healthcare providers? Living Well with Chronic Pain is ideal for people who are experiencing one or more pain conditions, such as Lyme disease, arthritis, or fibromyalgia. Participants in this class learn practical tools to help develop self-management skills and positive behavior change. Required materials provided by Spectrum Generations at no cost include "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" and the audio CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body. The instructor will contact you to set up days and times to meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run





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