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Connecting Across Differences: an Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

$10

with Peggy Smith

Calendar Jan 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
  1. Would you like to deal with conflict more skillfully?
  2. Be sensitive to others without giving up your own needs?
  3. Deepen intimacy and have more ease within relationships?

The goal of this training is to explore a way of thinking, acting and speaking that builds connection even during times of stress and conflict.  The practical approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) assists us in thinking toward sustainable authentic community where everyone matters.  Participants will learn & explore new skills for using conflict as an opportunity to strengthen connection to others.

This interactive workshop will provide direct experience of empathic listening and empathic problem-solving. We have direct experiences of caring deeply for our authentic self at the same time as caring for the authentic other. These skills have the potential to increase harmony and cooperation within our our families, workplace, and the larger community.

You will leave this workshop with practical concepts and skills you can put to immediate use.

Whether you want to improve your relationship with yourself, your family, co­workers or community, your participation in this workshop will open new doors and expand your options.

A full NVC Level 1 workshop is in the planning stages for MDI during 2020.

About the Instructor:

Peggy Smith is a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, with over four decades of teaching experience. She is at the forefront of bringing empathic thinking and communicating to our region.

Peggy holds a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a teacher in public and alternative schools for 32 years before devoting her full time energies to this endeavor. She offers trainings in a wide variety of venues. She has posted online a Courageous Communication curriculum developed over five years with men coming out of incarceration.

She is a co-founder of the Maine NVC Network and leads their monthly newsletter team.

(FYI: SNOW DATE WILL BE FEB. 6)

Full Course

Medicare 101

Free

with EAAA Staff

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is specifically designed for those who will be newly eligible for Medicare: eitherpeople who are soon to be age 65 or those who are younger but disabled and who will be eligible for Medicare in the future. The presentation explains the coverage Medicare offers and also will explain other Medicare products such as Medicare D, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplemental insurances, Medicare Savings Programs, and Medicare Fraud.” The Eastern Area Agency on Aging is presenting this class.   SNOW DATE is March 19.

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Gardening: Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$15

with Suzanne Morse

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this highly popular class offered by MOFGA!

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. We will even send you home with free seeds!

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Heartsaver CPR/AED

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver CPR AED course combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED.This is an American Heart Association Course and is intended for:·  Individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job requirements.·  Lay rescuers who may need to respond to an emergency in the workplace·  Family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. This course covers: Adult CPR AED with and without a mask·   Adult choking·   Child CPR/AED (optional module)·   Infant CPR (optional module)·   Child and infant choking.Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card.Instructor Information:LisaParkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center.She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME

Heartsaver First Aid

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures-Including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day This course is intended for: Security and airline personnel; Camp counselors;       Police and firefighters; Teachers and day-care workers; Aerobics teachers / physical trainers; Anyone who has a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements·      Other individuals who want or need first aid training. This course covers: First aid basics, Medical emergencies,         Injury emergencies, Environmental emergencies.

Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card. 

Lisa Parkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center.She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME.





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