Intro to ThetaHealing®: A powerful energy technique to clear limiting subconscious beliefs and move your life forward
Do you feel stuck in your relationship, family, or career?Are you experiencing fear, anxiety, or health challenges? Looking to let go of trauma, anger or grief?
Join in for one or two workshops with Julie Sanford. AWESOME workshop!
ThetaHealing® is a meditation technique that allows you to train your mind and body to clear limiting beliefs, so you can experience more love, freedom, and expansion. It effectively addresses a wide range of physical and emotional issues. In this series, you will learn how to access a Theta state (a relaxed brain state), connect to the Creator of All That Is, receive a group healing of unconditional love, and identify beliefs keeping you stuck.
Thursday, February 15: Relationships with others, 1 to 2:30 pm. $25
Join in Monday and Thursday mornings from 8 to 9 am to walk the Green Bay Trail. Group meets outside the front doors of Women’s Exchange. Join the email list to stay in touch in case of weather or meeting location changes.
Discover what your subconscious mind really believes about the words you think, speak and hear. Words can empower or create resistance. Bring two goals to class and Nancy Creely will help you find the words that will inspire you to take action.
Let’s write! We will start with a warm-up activity offered by facilitator Kim Grahl, followed by a writing prompt, with time to write for 30 to 40 minutes. Afterward, share individual writings with a specific set of rules for feedback. Confidentiality is protected: anything read in the session is never discussed outside of the group, not even with each other. Limited Enrollment.
5 Tuesdays: January 23, February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, 3 to 5 pm. $125.
A unique series is designed and facilitated by Anne Wieboldt, MBA CFA(R) CFP(R), and Nancy Wieboldt, MBA, CTFA(R), to help you to become a more confident financial services consumer.
Participating in the Financial Wellness series, you will learn how to tackle a number of common financial concerns and how to solve new concerns as they arrive. No products or services are promoted. Each class includes a review of a basic financial skill or topic, a current events-type article, and plenty of discussion time for individual concerns. About half of every class is devoted to discussion so that women present can build on each other's experience and wisdom.
January 24 -Record-keeping - Learn what to keep and how to keep it.
January 31 - Budgeting - Learn top down spending awareness; a critical lifeskill.
February 7 - Saving and Investing - Learn how to make your money work, so you can worry less.
February 14 - Financial Product and Services Comparison - Learn consumer skills for personal finance and how to cut through information overload.
March 7 - Evaluation of a Stock or Mutual Fund - Learn to use public information sources to research possible investments.
March 14 -Planning for Medical Costs - Learn how to quantify and cope with rising medical costs.
6 Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 am. $125 for series, $25 per session.
Feel lost at the computer store? In this class with Michael Greshbein, hewill help you buy the right computer for your needs. From Macs to PCs, from laptops to desktops, he’ll tell you what’s available and what to look for, with numerous options.
Get rid of fears and misconceptions about selling or asking for money. Join us when Melissa Ford shares the good news that you do not need to be that natural salesperson to have a thriving business. Come learn a powerful distinction that will allow you to relax and enjoy creating clients/customers to grow your business!Thursday, January 25, 10 to 11:30 am. $25
Do you have lots of photos on your phone or computer? Would you like to make an album or share them? In Part I of this workshop, Jessica Jolly, digital coach, will explore the different computer programs for storing and organizing your photos. Part II is a chance for hands-on technical support, so you can dig in using the program you’ve chosen.
Part II Technical Support: Friday, January 26, 10 am to noon. $25
Part I - February 15, Part I, March 8 and Part II, March 20
Organize on paper and forget technology when Shari Hartman introduces you to the colorful and functional variety of paper planners currently on the market. You will be amazed by what’s available in the rebirth of this tool for optimizing organization.
Learn to further customize your planner in the Planner 102 class on February 9.
Friday, January 26, 10 to 11:30 pm. $25. Take both, $40
Technology is not going away or even slowing down. In fact, what used to take a generation to catch on might now take a nanosecond. Come join us for this Friday Salon as we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of staying plugged in. This won’t be a how-to technical discussion, rather we will talk of creativity, connection and empowerment with Jessica Jolly, digital coach.
Join in for stimulating conversation about a different short story every other Friday at 10 am. The book we are reading is The Art of the Tale – An International Anthology of Short Stories edited by Daniel Halpern.
We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and always welcome new readers
SHORT STORY SCHEDULE
January 26 “Children on Their Birthdays” by Truman Capote of the U. S.
February 9 “Fat” by Raymond Carver of the United States
February 23 “The Hunter” by E. L. Doctorow of the United States
March 9 “I Look Out for Ed Wolfe” by Stanley Elkin of the United States
March 23 “Communist” by Richard Ford of the United States
Alternating Fridays, 10 to 11:30 am. $75 for series or $15 each Friday.
If you are curious about what your animal companions are thinking or trying to tell you, join professional animal communicator Linda Roberts, when she provides insight into this natural communication between species.
Monday, January 29, 1 to 2:30 pm. OR Wednesday, February 28, 7 to 8:30 pm. $25
F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his masterful novels, but he also was an accomplished short story writer. Join Connie Garner, former humanities professor, for a discussion of his life and of his short story, “A New Leaf,” while enjoying coffee, tea and pastries.
Join board member Catherine Borowski as she shares her personal perspective about the ABCs of India (as in Aarti, Bengal, Chana). Discover exotic India: the sights, sounds, smells, colors, foods, animals and insects; and learn about travel to India.
Join the fun and help hospitalized children. All you need is the ability to stitch two squares of cloth together by hand. Sewn strips of colorful cloth are turned into finished quilts that are donated to Project Linus. Conversation around the table is reminiscent of the quilting bees of old. Most times: First Monday of the month.
Mondays: February 5, and March 5, noon to 2 pm. No charge.
At times, to add meaning to our lives, we need to determine ways in which we can give back and grow personally. This might involve work, relationships, lifestyle, or service. To move forward in the most full filling direction, we need to recognize our gifts and do some soul-searching to design our next steps.
In Life Planning, facilitator Dee Kane, takes a step-by- step approach in three consecutive workshops: LP 101 Insights to identify your gifts, LP 102 Vision to imagine the possibilities, and LP 200 Action to plan and guide your steps. LP 101 and LP 102 are completed with Dee Kane before enrolling in LP 200.
When participants have completed LP 200 Action, Women’s Exchange offers opportunities to Explore in limited practicum placements.
LP 101 Insights
4 Mondays: Feb. 5, 12, 26 and March 5, 9 to 11 am. $200
LP 102 Vision
4 Mondays: March 12, 19, April 2 and 9, 9 to 11 am. $200
Through a discussion of the latest research, financial consultant Felicia O’Malley will explore the cognitive biases in our decision-making. We will discuss how biases impact our decisions, from what shoes we buy to how we invest our money.
Join Marianne Griebler to write an engaging, authentic LinkedIn profile essential to meeting your 2018 goals for your business or next career move. In this workshop you will get tips, tools and confidence to make sure you stand out and shine! You will go home with a good start on a new profile.
"Brown Bag" Luncheon - Wednesday, February 711 to 1 pm. $20
Are you frustrated that your digestion is “off ” and you keep hearing nothing is wrong? Or you simply don’t feel right? In this interactive talk with Karen Raden, MS, RD, CCN will shed light helping you get to root causes of some digestive issues that you can help yourself to support.
Join Shari Hartman as she further demonstrates how to customize your basic day planner to make it work for you, using colorful stickers, washi tape, and colored pens and pencils. Bring your paper planner for this hands-on workshop, which is the follow-up to the Planner 101 class.
Friday, February 9, 10 to 11:30 am. $25.
[Planner 101 - Friday, January 26, 10 to 11:30 am. $25]
The mysteries of love are revealed, as Midge Wilson, PhD, emeritus professor of women and gender studies at DePaul, sheds light on what social scientists have learned in their decades-long investigations. She will discuss theories about the development of passionate love in humans, the physiological and emotional differences between romantic love and companionate love, and the courting rituals of humans versus other species.
Do you have lots of photos on your phone or computer? Would you like to make an album or share them? Join Jessica Jolly, digital coach, for hands-on technical support, so you can dig in using the photo program you’ve chosen.
Beginners, discover a new appreciation for learning to draw with artist and teacher Marla Synder, who will lead us in an easy step-by-step drawing process. All supplies provided. You will feel so accomplished by noon after the first class.
2 Thursdays: February 15 and 22, 10 am to noon. $50
In August 2016, Kate Coughlin, Women’s Exchange board president, took a leap of faith, leaving a good job and taking a year off to discern what was next. Join Kate as she shares her story of what the “gap year” became, from unimagined joys to unexpected frustrations. Learn about traveling as a solo woman, and reinventing a career as a midlife job searcher. Is a gap year something to consider? Learn firrst-hand about one woman’s experience.
Join Elizabeth Christopher, physical therapist, for a discussion of the pelvic pyramid muscles, which contribute to postural stability, balance and pelvic health. Learn about behavioral and dietary changes that can assist with maintaining or regaining urinary control (continence).
Siri, Alexa and Cortana are the biggest names in tech right now. Join Michael Gershbein when he shares how virtual personal assistant devices are battling their way into our phones and homes in order to make our lives easier.
Join Rachel Drano and step into the world of improvisational comedy. This workshop welcomes everyone into the fun, collaborative, goofy art of improv. The funniest things are the most truthful things, and by harnessing the cathartic act of play, we arrive at the heart of truth. No experience necessary (and in fact, no experience is preferred!)
Wednesday, February 21, 2 to 3:30 pm, Part II, February 28, $40. Try first class only: $25
Cyndi Burman brings the same logical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail which she developed and used in her legal practice to serve her MAT and personal training clients. The purpose and function of muscles, the biomechanics of movement, how muscles interact with the nervous system to create and control movement of the skeletal system, the concept of “muscle inhibition”, i.e., what happens when the optimal interaction between muscles and the nervous system breaks down.
Take a second step into the world of improvisational comedy with Rachel Drano . Picking up from the lessons introduced in Intro to Improv, this class encourages participants to ask themselves: What interests you? What do you like to talk about? What characters, questions and topics hold your attention? Open yourself up to meeting new people and enhancing the collaborative art of conversation. Open to anyone, though Intro to Improv experience is recommended.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, escaped to the North, and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. People called her “Moses.” She was a leading abolitionist and she worked as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. In 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department chose Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Beth Kelly, PhD, of DePaul University will explore Tubman’s life and remarkable achievements.
Charlotte Digregorio, author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, will introduce us to the content, style and history of haiku, the brief insightful poems that originated in Japan in the 1600s. Written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant, can be on any theme, and allow you to capture your life’s moments, happy or sad, in affirming and rewarding ways. The workshop will include writing your own haiku.
Define your image and build your personal style. In just two sessions, you will be on your way to achieving the optimal look for your goals, both professional and personal. Suzanne Newman, fashion and image consultant, is an expert at helping people enhance their image and appearance. You will learn many basics, organization tips, tricks, and fashion “dos and don’ts.”
Join us for this educational, informative talk with Carol Morehead, director of the Northshore TM Center. We will learn why transcendental meditation (TM) is so effective for stress and anxiety, how TM improves brain function and memory, why it is easy to practice, and why it works, right from the start.
Join Lori Smith, healthy feet practitioner to learn a natural and functional approach to care of feet and the history of shoes. Emphasis in choosing proper footwear and self-care exercises will be demonstrated to include learning a foot self-massage.