Personal Development

GETTING PAID TO TALK…AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE-ACTING

Have you ever been told you have a great voice?  From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over.  Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area!  We will discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher.  This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.  For more information  please visit:    http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt


 

Course #           2146     Monday             NHS

6:30-9:00 PM    Starts 10/30/17  1 Class

Creative Voice Development       Fee $39

 

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS I

This class will explore what meditation is and what it is not; provide guided instruction into meditation and mindfulness practices; provide methods for integrating mindfulness into daily life and finding a still quiet place within that will ultimately reduce stress and empower you to choose love over fear.  NOTE:  see yogaaccessories.com or amazon.com to order a meditation pillow (zafu) and meditation mat (zabuton).  A yoga mat may be used in place of the meditation mat or you may use a chair.

 

Course #           6112     Monday             NHS

6:15-8:15 PM    Starts 9/18/17      10 Classes

Shyria Barker    Limit 15             Fee $164

 

FIND A FLEXIBLE JOB & MAKE WORK FIT LIFE!—ONLINE COURSE

You want flexible, lucrative, resume-worthy work but how do you find it?  With any job search you need “sales” tools—a resume, a LinkedIn profile and more—but when you’re looking for a less traditional job you have to be even more precise about your personal brand and the specific jobs you can fill.  This quick, easy and inexpensive course gives you all the tools you need to Find A Flexible Job, which you can start and end at your convenience!  NOTE:  This is an online course that you do on your own anytime.  There are no “meeting times”—you will work totally independently for all course activity.  Once you register, you will receive an email with course access information.    No discounts apply.

 

Course #           1020                             Online

Kathryn Sollmann                      Fee $99

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS:  HOW TO WRITE THEM

Learn how to write dynamite college admission essays.  This one-night class offers the powerful, attention-getting Show! Don’t Tell! Techniques for writing narratives that LEAP off the page.  Examples and appropriate handouts guide students to write effective compositions.  Copies of the book Show! Don’t Tell! How to Personalize College Applications with 75 actual student writing samples will be available for perusal and purchase.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.  Private editing sessions may be arranged for a fee when students complete their essays. 

 

Course #           2331     Wednesday       Trumbull

                        High School, Room C-5

7:00-9:00 PM    Starts 9/13/17    1 Class

Susan Berescik                           Fee $29

 

TEST DRIVE A NEW CAREER:  ADULT INTERNSHIPS AND ENCORE CAREERS POSSIBILITIES

Are you a mid-life adult newly out of work?  Underemployed or working part-time?  Nearing retirement at another job?  A stay-at-home parent ready to rejoin the workforce?  Explore the possibilities of returning to the workforce via structured, short-term internships that help you explore new fields while gaining value work experience.  Test drive new career dreams in real-world settings!  We try to match Baby Boomers like you with business owners eager to mentor you in exchange for your time and a “roll up your sleeve” attitude.  That’s it!  A Win-Win!  No discounts apply.

 

Course #           6314     Wednesday       NHS

7:00-9:00 PM    Starts 10/11/17  1 Class

Fran Trelease                            Fee $39

 

Reiki I, II, III

Are you interested in learning Reiki and becoming a Level I, II and III Practitioner?  If so, these classes are for you.  Learn the ancient Japanese healing art of Reiki which promotes health and well-being for the mind, body and spirit.  Learn how Reiki helps with deep relaxation, pain management, and balancing of the body’s energy centers (Chakras).  Reiki is becoming a growing complement to traditional Western medicine and is used in many hospitals and cancer centers.  Students will practice giving treatments to each other on the second night of class and receive a Reiki Certificate I and II and Attunement.  On the third night of class, the students will work with crystals and how the crystal’s energy assists with healing.  During the third class the students will receive a Reiki III (ART) certificate and attunement.  There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor the first night of class.  Note:  If you are taking the class for Reiki III you must hold a Reiki I and II certificate.

 

Course  #6163   Mon/Tues/Wed  NHS

6:00-9:00 PM       12/11, 12/12, 12/13

                              3 Classes

Jean Plowman                           Fee $99

Certified Reiki Master

  

 

ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS SERIES

Come join us for an interactive and informative class series.  Learn about essential oils and how to use them to promote healthy living, and improve physical and emotional health!  Each class includes take-homes (including samples, DIY items made during class, and handouts)    This is a 4-part series.  Choose Session I or Session II. ($15 per class, or $55 for all four).  No discounts apply.

 

Session I:        Wednesday       NHS

 

Course # 6380     Intro to Essential Oils  CANCELLED

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 9/20/17    1 Class

 

Course # 6381     Balancing Emotional Health with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 9/27/17    1 Class  

 

Course #6383     Hands-On Essential Oils for Caregivers

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/4/17    1 Class 

 

Course #           6384     Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/11/17  1 Class

 

Session II:       Wednesday       NHS

 

Course #6382     Intro to Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/1/17    1 Class

 

Course #           6390     Balancing Emotional Health with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/8/17    1 Class

 

Course #           6392     Hands-On Essential Oils for Caregivers

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/15/17  1 Class

 

Course #           6394     Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/29/17  1 Class

 

Gretchen Sgagliardich                NHS 

 

STREET SMARTS AND SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN—AWARNESS SERIES

Chance favors the prepared. Come to this carefully designed workshop series intended to spark and develop an acute sense of awareness, share methods to avoid uncomfortable situations and confrontations, recognize and handle practical improvised weapons within your everyday reach, and identify soft and easy targets aiding manageable escapes for women with no previous training in self-defense.  Learn to harness and trust your sixth sense, gain confidence and build self-reliance as you practice hands-on self-defense techniques with other peace-minded women.

 

Course #           8403     Thursday           NHS

7:00-8:00 PM    Starts 10/5/17    4 Classes

                                                Fee $99

Audra Mace, Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

Street smarts and self-defense—basic form series

You won’t find this basic form in any dojo!  Come and train in the clothes you wear every day.  Learn techniques that are practical, realistic, and that will work when you need them.  This series is designed to reach your personal potential for any age, sex, or physical condition.

 

Course #           8405     Thursday           NHS

7:00-8:00PM      Starts 11/2/17    4 Classes

                                                Fee $99

Audra Mace, Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

INTRODUCTION TO NUMEROLOGY

Validate your past and discover your future, know your life purpose and destiny revealed by your birth name and date.  Learn to calculate 7 personality numbers, 4 pinnacles and challenges, 3 major life cycles, and karmic lessons and debts for yourself, family, and friends.  Numerology is the bridge between who you are now and who you have the potential to be.  You will leave amazed at its revelation and feel empowered to blaze your trail.  A materials fee of $17 is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

 

Session I

Course #           6147     Monday             NHS

6:00-7:30 PM    Starts 9/18/17    1 Class

                                               CANCELLED

Session II

Course #           6348     Monday             NHS

6:00-7:30 PM    Starts 11/6/17    1 Class

                                                Fee $49

Audra Mace

Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and

Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

CHAKRADANCE™ —7 KEYS TO  FREEDOM SERIES

Get fit in a way only YOU can imagine!  Burn calories, unwind, and find your inner compass, discovering your body-mind-spirit connection.  Through guided imagery, spontaneous movement, and mandala art, each session restores balance to your energy Chakras which regulate your physical organs and emotional attitudes towards safety, sexuality, power, love, communication, intuition and self-realization.  Bring a cushion.

 

Session I

Course #6404    Thursday           NHS

5:30-6:30 PM    Starts 10/5/17    4 Classes

                                                Fee $99

Session II

Course #6405    Thursday           NHS

5:30-6:30 PM    Starts 11/2/17    4 Classes

Audra Mace      Fee $99

Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

It’s true, you are what you eat and what we eat impacts our health.  Do you want to clean up your diet and make healthier food choices?  Not sure how to do it?  Come learn what you should look for when shopping in the grocery store.  We will cover the differences between grass fed and grain fed beef, when to buy organic, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and their impact on your health as well as the benefits of fish oil and fats that are heart healthy.  You will learn about foods that are good for you and those you want to avoid.

 

Course #           5251     Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/14/17  1 Class

Peggy Krotzer, M.S. Nutrition     Fee $29

 

OSTEOPOROSIS—IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT TAKING CALCIUM

Discussions in this class will include how to prevent and manage the disease and the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia, who is at risk for developing the disease, how your doctor measures bone density and how diet, supplements and exercise play a role in the disease. 

 

Course #5254    Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/24/17  1 Class

Peggy Krotzer, M.S. Nutrition     Fee $29

 

AWAKEN THE ENERGY HEALER WITHIN

What feeds your soul?  What do you need?  Are you ready to release stagnant energy?  Did you know that we store experiences in the cells of the body?  InnerQuest is about freeing energy, awakening your luminous body and bringing a deeper sense of balance, healing and ease into your world.  Join Karen Pierce for an experiential six-week workshop on creating health and harmony using simple yet powerful tools that activate your self-healing abilities.  We will explore the body’s energy centers (chakras and auras); space clearing and personal clearing techniques; applied kinesiology (muscle testing) for health; creating sacred space and altars; color therapy and crystals; the art of breathing to relax or rejuvenate; mindfulness techniques.  This is an invitation to discover your fullest potential.

 

Course #           6363     Wednesday       NHS

7:30-9:00 PM    Starts 10/4/17    6 Classes

Karen Pierce                             Fee $99

 

ADULT CHILD CPR/AED

Want to learn what to do during emergencies?  Do you know that you have the power to save someone's life in cardiac, breathing and medical situations?  Positively Shocking LLC can teach you skills and provide you with a 2-year American Red Cross Certification in CPR in an easy and fun environment.  The course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation.  In addition to the one-night CPR/AED Class you can also register for a one-night First Aid Class

 

Course #           6412     Thursday           NHS

5:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/12/17  1 Class

Mary Sireci                                Fee $89

Certified Instructor

FIRST AID

Want to learn what to do during emergencies?  Do you know that you have the power to save someone's life in medical situations?  Positively Shocking LLC can teach you skills and provide you with a 2-year American Red Cross Certification in First Aid in an easy and fun environment.  This course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation.

 

Course #           6413     Thursday           NHS

5:30-9:00 PM    Starts 10/5/17    1 Class

Mary Sireci                                Fee $104

Certified Instructor

 

LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKSHOPS

Come join us for this exciting series on learning how to use the Law of Attraction to deliberately create the life you want!!!  We create thoughts, and draw to us what we focus upon, whether it is wanted or unwanted.  This series is divided into four parts.  Come for all classes or just the ones that resonate with you!

 

Law of Attraction 101—The basics of using the Law of Attraction to get out of your own way and create the life you want.

Course #           6120     Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/2/17    1 Class

 

Law of Attraction and Money—Harnessing the Law of Attraction to build financial abundance, shedding old habits and learning new ways to think about money.

Course #           6121     Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/9/17    1 Class

 

Law of Attraction and Health—Using the Law of Attraction to feel your best and attract wellness into your life.

Course#            6122     Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/16/17  1 Class

 

Law of Attraction and Relationships—Come discover a jumping off point to attracting more positive and loving people into your life.

Course #6123    Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/23/17  1 Class

 

Fee $20 per class or $75 for series.  No discounts apply.

Gretchen Sgagliardich

 THE HAUNTED HISTORY AND FOLKTALES OF CONNECTICUT

Learn some of the colorful stories of famous haunted houses and personalities of the Constitution State.  Among the places we will discuss are the haunted legends of Fort Griswold, the story of Benedict Arnolds Mother’s Gravesite and a tale of the Green Lady, the Nathan Hale Homestead and the tales of the untimely death of a French Paymaster during the Revolutionary War.  This course is a must for those who love haunted folktales and legends.

 

Course #           6200     Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/3/17    3 Classes

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $99

 

THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES

Wonderful and colorful tales and authors of famous haunted tales are discussed, including the works of Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Robert Burns, and Brom Stoker among others.  A must for anyone who loves haunted folktales and the impact on modern literature and movies. 

 

Course #           6134     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/6/17    3 Classes

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $99

 

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF EDGAR ALLEN POE

He is often referred to as the Father of the American Detective Story and a first class poet.  This is a wonderful introduction for those who would love to know more about one of America’s most colorful authors and find out some interesting facts about his works of poetry and tales of mystery and his life.  A wonderful presentation for Fall Season and Halloween.

 

Course #           6272     Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/24/17  1 Class

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $59

 

THE ORIGINS OF THE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Christmas was not always celebrated in the United States.  Learn the story of how Victorian traditions made Christmas the holiday that is celebrated today and its impact on movies, literature and American culture. 

 

Course #           6148     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:30 pm     Starts 12/4/17    1 Class

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $59