Creating Good Habits: OLLI Summer Intersession Lecture Series

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Repeats every week every Monday and every Wednesday until Thu Aug 12 2021.
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Creating Good Habits

Brain States Summer Intersession Lecture SeriesOLLI Summer Intersession Lecture Series

Led by Dr. Joni Samples

Many of us have created habits through the years that help us survive. But they may not be working as well now, and we’re not sure why. You may have heard that you can change a habit in just 21 days? Unfortunately, our brains don’t work like that. In this live-online class, we will look at the possibilities of creating habits that work for you.

Each week we will look at a specific topic (mental, physical, emotional, and trauma) and explore ways in which to create productive habits that can help you thrive.

  • August 2: Brain Basics-This session focuses on how the brain works; where your memories, thoughts, and habits come from; and how to use neuroplasticity (and practice) to change your thinking and your habits.
  • August 4: Physical Changes You Can Make-Nutrition and exercise are a couple of the hardest habits to change. Practicing new thoughts, visualizations, and affirmations helps to make changes easier.
  • August 9: Emotions Play a Huge Part-Chemicals, both negative and positive, are released when we think or have an emotional reaction. We can actually change the chemicals we release by the way we think and react to situations. 
  • August 11: Trauma vs. Awareness-A traumatic experience, especially when you are young, affects your brain development and even the choices you may be making now. I call them triggering events. You can't change the event, but you can change your perception of the event, how you reacted to it, and how you react now.

This four-part, live-online series, led by Dr. Joni Samples, runs Mondays & Wednesdays, August 2-11. Cost is $15 per class or $45 for the full series. 

Registration: Register online to make payment and receive link to the series