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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education


Acupressure for Headaches & Neck Pain


with Meret Bainbridge

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Acupressure, finger pressure on acupuncture points, is a simple, safe and easy to learn on-the-go tool for self care. Find and treat the most common pressure points in the head and neck area, and how to release the nagging pain in the neck and various types of headaches. In this hands on class, learn common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.

Meret Bainbridge, LAc, MAcOM, owner of Acupuncture by Meret in Portland and Saco, has been practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1997. Meret is a licensed acupuncturist and a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure with over 20 years experience.

Ayurvedic Skin Care


with Bernadette Hawkes

Calendar Oct 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Empower yourself with the knowledge of ayurvedic skin care. Discover your specific skin type based on your dosha, lifestyle and seasonal approaches to gaining and maintaining optimal radiance of skin and health. Leave with a list of wonderful skin care recipes, samples from your instructor's apothecary line of skin care products, tea samples and a wealth of knowledge that you can simply incorporate into your daily life.

Bernadette Hawkes, practicing holistic aesthetics since 2009, is passionate about holistic health and recently extended her practice into Ayurveda. She is trained in Panchakarma, Reiki I-3, yoga, trauma sensitive yoga and studied mindfulness meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn at Blue Cliff Monastery.

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Boost Your Confidence with Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd, BCH

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Would you like to be more confident, focused, motivated, and successful? Hypnosis can help you disconnect your reactive, unconfident, tendencies and replace them with proactive, confident ones. Feeling more confident can help you take control of your life. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 25 years, has worked with over 2500 people on more than 270 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at Integrative Health Center of ME in Portland.

De-stress with Hypnosis
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De-stress with Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd, BCH

Calendar Sep 18, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Stress can be incapacitating and crippling, contributing to many diseases in our minds and bodies. Hypnosis can help you release your habitual reaction to stress and replace it with a positive, relaxed response. Learn to enter the hypnotic state whenever you desire, using it to reinforce a comfortable, confident, satisfying way of handling your stress. The repetition of that response, in self-hypnosis, causes it to become the new permanent habit in your subconscious mind.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 26 years, has worked with over 2700+ people on more than 280+ separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at the Integrative Health Center of Maine in Portland.

DIY Natural Bodycare


with Dalton Link

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Discover the advantages and benefits of do-it-yourself body care! Craft your own body spray, facial scrub and deodorant. Learn the secrets of how simple, minimally-processed ingredients can help your skin feel refreshed and glowing. These apothecary techniques will give you the skills to make body care gifts for all your friends and family for the holidays. Create and take home a lip balm, a body spray, and a variety facial scrubs. Natural ingredients supplied by Whole Foods Market.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist from Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME. He finds joy in making clean products that his friends and family can use and is excited to share the many merits of natural skin care with you.

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Eat Like Your Life Depends on It


with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Oct 23, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

There is a lot of buzz around nutrition and cancer prevention. Join us in sifting through this evidence to help you make changes that can last a lifetime. Learn about the small dietary changes you can make to reduce your risk of cancer.

Robert Cyr, Producer & Host of the TV show Cyriously Fit and author of the self-help health book, Zombie Truckers, is a Registered & Certified Holistic Health Coach, Wellness instructor, Food safety professional, Organic Farmer, and Personal Chef. He is passionate about sharing nutrition, cooking and fitness knowledge, while inspiring and empowering people to create the lifestyle habits for living a happier and healthier life everyone deserves.

Herbal Tinctures & Their Uses


with Debra E Mercier

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Tinctures are concentrated extracts of herbs made with water and alcohol. Discuss water to alcohol ratios for specific herbs according to herbal pharmacopeia through to the process of making extracts at home. Vinegar and glycerol-based tinctures, syrups and elixirs and when to use an extract opposed to a tea will also be covered. We will make a tincture in class with organic vinegar and strain a vinegar extract as well. Tuition includes materials.

Debbie Mercier, owner of Greenwood Herbals in Limerick, is an Herbalist, Master Gardener and a Reiki Practitioner.

Oh My Aching Back


with Dr Beth Boucher and Dr Meaghan Schoening

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Proactively manage your back pain using noninvasive, healing strategies. We will cover the importance of good spinal health, address what can cause back pain, and how to effectively treat it. Explore different spinal treatment options, postural changes and at home care protocols including: proper stretching, safe exercise strategies and anti-inflammatory nutritional advice. Leave with new insight and tools for relief from disabling back pain without depending on pain medications and injections.

Beth Boucher, Founder of Boucher Family Chiropractic, earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic and has a practice built around family wellness care focusing on education and lifestyle choices.

Meghan Schoening earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. She works at Boucher Family Chiropractic focusing on whole family wellness care and nutrition. Meghan is the owner of Balanced Wellness offering nutrition classes and detox.

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