Brain States: OLLI Summer Intersession Lecture Series

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Repeats every week until Tue Aug 28 2018.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Brain States: Your Brain-Body Connection & How to Improve It

Brain States Summer Intersession Lecture SeriesSummer Intersession Lecture Series Back by Popular Demand!

Led by Dr. Joni Samples

Back by popular demand, this four-part series, led by Dr. Joni Samples, runs all four Tuesdays in August. Cost is $10 per class or $35 for the full series. Register now and beat the heat in OLLI classrooms this summer!

4 Workshops: Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21, & 28

Class 1: The Brain and How it Works
    To know how your car runs, it helps to know what the engine does—that it needs gas, oil, maintenance, etc. That’s true of your brain as well. You don’t need to be the mechanic, but it does help to know what keeps it running well and what will help it keep running for a lot of years. In this class we’ll talk about, and review for some, the way the brain works and how to keep it well-tuned.

Class 2: Your Heart and Body & How They are Connected to the Brain
    We used to think that the brain controlled all the emotions; however we now know there are connections between the brain and the heart and the brain and the gut. So how do we know what those interactions are and how can we help them stay in tune with each other?

Class 3: Improving the Brain-Body Connection Physically

    How do nutrition, exercise, sleep and all those other things we’d like to ignore play into our brain health? What about sugar and alcohol? We want to be physically and mentally alert and well so what can we do to make sure the body is running on the highest octane? We’ll talk about the possibilities with no judgments!

Class 4: Improving the Brain-Body Connection Mentally
    James Allen wrote a book called, “As a Man Thinketh.” Today we might say as a man or woman thinks, but whatever the verbiage and whether it’s Proverbs, James Allen, or the Secret, it’s about what you think. Unfortunately the thoughts are so subconscious we don’t even know we think them. This last class will be about recognizing those thoughts and making a shift in your thinking.

When & Where: 1:30 pm–3:00 pm | Craig Hall, Bradley 2

Fee: $10 per session or $35 for the full series

Registration: Secure, online registration is now open if you wish to pay by credit card!  You can also pay at the door for any workshop(s) you attend.