Free Lecture Calendar
|Event||Date||Time||Location||Instructors||Event Details||Owner||General Public|
|Free Lecture||Monday, January 7, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Deborah Fox||
When Life Falls Apart
By reaching deep within yourself you will discover the song of your heart and the guiding light of your soul. You are here to remember the truth of who you really are, beneath your pain...
|Free Lecture||Monday, January 14, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||
Learn about Labor Doulas
Ask questions and learn some helpful comfort techniques that doulas provide while getting to know the local doulas in the community who offer support during pregnancy, labor, and beyond...
|Free Lecture||Monday, January 21, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Joanne Lewis, LMT||
Family Massage for Home Use
Nurturing Touch is our first language of interaction, relaxation, stimulation and respect. We will explore the senses and communication from positive touch with permission. See how to...
|Free Lecture||Monday, January 28, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Glenn Gelfenbein, MA||
ADHD-Controversies, Biases and Science: Finding a Balanced Approach
While ADHD is the most researched psychological condition, it is also the most debated. What causes it? Best treatments? Western? Alternative? Professional guidance on ADHD’s etiology...
|Free Lecture||Monday, February 4, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Tom Clunie, DC||
All About Applied Kinesiology
Each organ in the body reflexes to specific muscles. If you have chronic pain and discomfort in an area of your body, it may be due to an organ imbalance reflex to that area. Dr. Clunie...
|Free Lecture||Monday, February 11, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||
Relationship Tips for Your Lifelong Love Affair
In the everyday bustle of tag-team parenting and hectic schedules, it’s easy to lose track of your most precious asset-your partner. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a great...
|Free Lecture||Monday, February 18, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Elise A. Lockhart, M.Ed., Ms.T., Reiki Master||
Reiki Universal Life Force
Simple, accessible, gentle laying-of-the-hands therapeutic touch technique for all. Ancient cultures, indigenous traditions, current, complementary practices have embraced vibrational...
|Free Lecture||Monday, February 25, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Susan Kramer-Pope, Certified Speaking Circle Facilitator||
An Introduction to Speaking Circles....Be Seen, Be Heard and Love It!
Experience the magic of being in the present moment with your listeners. Learn to trust the words that come naturally. Release yourself from fear. Express yourself spontaneously....
|Free Lecture||Monday, March 4, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Susannah Tyrrell, MA, Certified Hakomi and Transpersonal Therapist||
What is Transpersonal Counseling
Transpersonal Counseling employs body, mind, feelings, and what we intuit may be beyond the personal, to discover more about who we are, so that it becomes easier to be true to ourselves...
|Free Lecture||Monday, March 11, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||
Methods of Birthing
Whether you are choosing hospital, home, or birth center birth, learn about four different approaches to educate and prepare yourself for childbirth. Meet practitioners of Homebirth,...
|Free Lecture||Monday, March 18, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Margaret Pawlick, MA||
Post One Billion Rising: Just how do we talk about the tough stuff?
Susan Moen, Executive Director Jackson County SART
Molly Harris, Coordinator Women's Resource Center SOU
|Free Lecture||Monday, March 25, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Will Nuessle, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist and Relationship Coach||
Introduction to the Hold Me Tight Program
Will Nuessle, Ph.D. Licensed psychologist and relationship coach Would you like to enrich a healthy relationship or revitalize a tired one? Having an experience of trusting closeness...
|Free Lecture||Monday, April 1, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Nancy Burton, LAc||
From colds and flu to allergies and asthma, chronic health issues and disease, to autoimmune and cancer, learn what you can do to stay healthy and avoid or minimize illness.
|Free Lecture||Monday, April 8, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||
Meet four local naturopathic doctors who offer primary care for the whole family! Come learn how to best support your newborn’s immunity, sleep patterns, digestion, nervous system and...
|Free Lecture||Monday, April 15, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Vrnda Leier Heyden||
Be Pain Free: A Postural Approach to Chronic Pain, Peak Performance & Peace of Mind
Vrnda Leier, Postural Alignment specialist certified by EGOSCUE University
Explore how chronic pain can be treated naturally, using Egoscue e-cises which are primarily yoga-based...
|Free Lecture||Monday, April 22, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Sugeet||
Make Every Day Earth Day with Feng Shui
Find out how these two are closely related. Sugeet, Feng Shui master brings an interactive presentation of things you can do to love your earth mother and yourself.
|Free Lecture||Monday, April 29, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Dr. Jeffrey Judkins, Veterinarian and Acupuncturist Animalkind Holistic Veterinary Clinic||
5 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Pet’s Nutrition
Hear a discussion of several simple methods to significantly enhance the nutritional value of dog and cat diets, leading to improved vitality and health.
|Free Lecture||Monday, May 6, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Allan Weisbard, LCSW||
Optimize Your Resilience
Resilience sounds easy but.....mastering it can be as difficult as life’s inevitable changes. By employing new psychological and sociological discoveries, Allan reveals 10 practical...
|Free Lecture||Monday, May 13, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||
Postpartum Care of the Mother
After the baby is born, what comes next? Are you curious about all the possibilities from breastfeeding your newborn to Mama self-care and everything in between? Learn about all the...
|Free Lecture||Monday, May 20, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Nancy Marie, Author, Illustrator and Creator of the Create What I Believe! Program||
Using Crayons to Reduce Stress
Do you feel overwhelmed or boxed-in by life? Does your child feel stressed? Learn how to use activities as simple as scribbling to reduce stress, restore balance in your body and place...
|Free Lecture||Monday, May 27, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Joshua Graner, MS, LAc||
Healing the Wounded Warrior: The Military Turns to Natural Medicine for Help...Ashland Answers Back
Natural Medicine modalities are providing substantial relief for military veterans returning from combat with PTSD, chronic pain and traumatic brain injury. These modalities cost the...
|Free Lecture||Monday, June 3, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Gaea Yudron, Director Sage’s Play||
Playfulness and the Art of Aging
Remember the sense of wonder and pleasure you had as a kid in the midst of play? Tapping into playfulness as we age can be just as much of an adventure as it was when we were children...
|Free Lecture||Monday, June 10, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Melissa Syken, Crystal Garcia and Andrea Laurel Merg, MS, AAHCC||
Baby Items, Photography and Birth Tubs: What to Get When You’re Expecting
Come see a demonstration of some of the most useful, eco-friendly products for parents and babies. Learn tips for moments you will want to capture from a professional pregnancy, birth...
|Free Lecture||Monday, June 17, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Heidi Merker, Emotional Nutritionist||
The Power of Prevention
Enhance your health and prevent diabetes, obesity, stroke, heart disease etc. by simple lifestyle changes and healthy nutritional choices. Many of us know what to do but many of us aren...
|Free Lecture||Monday, June 24, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Nancy Burton, LAc||
Twenty percent of the population struggles with some sort of addiction. Those figures do not include addictions to sugar, artificial sweeteners, junk or fast food. Whether it is an...
|Free Lecture||Monday, July 1, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Swan Ramachi||
You Are Gods
Can you be so spontaneous that your superconscious mind, capable of the unimaginable, is unleashed? Learn more from Swan when he shares his journey, a testimonial that openly...
|Free Lecture||Monday, July 8, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Judith Sanford LMT,CST, David Kaminker LAc, Erin Kaminker LAc, and Laura Marinelli LMT||
Bodywork for Mom and Baby
Learn about the benefits of craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and Mayan abdominal massage for the mother and baby before and after birth. See how these modalities help and when they...
|Free Lecture||Monday, July 15, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Sally Ehrman, Published Award-Winning Poet||
Cut-up Poetry to Go
This hands-on creative play is fun for anyone in love with words. Creating poems using works/phrases from a variety of texts keeps the brain flexible and healthy. All materials...
|Free Lecture||Monday, July 22, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Lottie Grant Cooper, MA, LPCI, NCMBT||
Stress Management for Relationships
Are your relationships driving you crazy? Come learn playful ways to communicate lovingly with yourself and others. Practical applications of visualization, self-healing techniques and...
|Free Lecture||Monday, July 29, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Erin Kaminker, LAc, MSOM and David Kaminker, LAc, MSOM||
The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine
Learn the basics of Five Element Theory used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Discover how our bodies are a microcosm of the natural world. Explore how food, seasons, colors, and...
|Free Lecture||Monday, August 5, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Deborah Fox||
Resistance to our emotions is what causes suffering. The antidote is to embrace our vulnerability and our humanity with loving acceptance. Learn Tapping, Emotional Freedom Techniques,...
|Free Lecture||Monday, August 12, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Amanda Hochman, N.D., Amy Allen IBCLC, ALC, Shayna Perkinson DONA trained doula||
Members of Southern Oregon Birth Connections will offer insights into the miracle of mother’s milk during pregnancy and through the journey of nursing your newborn and beyond....
|Free Lecture||Monday, August 19, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Linda Beneventi, certified Parent Coach, Turning Point Parenting||
Tips for Parenting
Are you curious about how to parent without the use of punishment? Please join Linda as we uncover the biological effects of punishment on your children and learn 5 simple steps to a...
|Free Lecture||Monday, August 26, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Noah Volz, Chef and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist||
Our natural state is to conserve and transform energy into intelligence. This intelligence is utilized to nourish our body, boost our immunity and encourage health. Ayurvedic...
|Free Lecture||Monday, September 9, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Kathleen Blackshear, DVM and CVA (Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture)||
Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats!
Veterinary acupuncture has been receiving greater acceptance in veterinary medical communities throughout the world. Dr. Blackshear will discuss the many ways this treatment method can...
|Free Lecture||Monday, September 16, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Gaea Yudron, Retirement Coach||
The Healing Power of Memoir and Life Review
Life review is considered to be one of the important developmental tasks of later life, and memoir is one potent way to engage in this process. Gaea will discuss life review and its...
|Free Lecture||Monday, September 23, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Heidi Merker, Emotional Nutritionist||
Breaking Free of Compulsive Eating
By exploring the emotional roots that influence all our food choices, we can re-boot our natural choice mechanism, reconditioning us to make healthier choices in alignment with our most...
|Free Lecture||Monday, September 30, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Kiernan Powers, Wellness Coach||
Understanding Infrared Light Therapy
Dynamic Light Therapy with red and infrared LED light offers rapid, non-invasive healing for many conditions including pain from injury, diabetic neuropathy, and arthritis, as well as...
|Free Lecture||Monday, October 7, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Sarah Cottrell, Insurance Maven & Consultant||
How to Demystify the Complexities of Medicare
Learn about changes to Medicare beginning in 2014 and also about new insurance options for Oregonians after the first of October this year. Sarah has been lecturing and consulting on...
|Free Lecture||Monday, October 21, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Joy Hosey||
Love Basics for Singles
Find out what it takes to create a thriving relationship and how to increase your chances of having one. Explore your blocks and blind spots and open to a whole new field of...
|Free Lecture||Monday, October 28, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Asha Goldstein, LCSW, Certified Shadow Work Coach||
Radical Acceptance Through Embracing Our Shadows
Do you long for a deeper sense of self-acceptance? Come learn how to honor and integrate your challenging traits so you can live with greater peace and wholeness.
|Free Lecture||Monday, November 4, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Gary Einhorn, Business Advisor||
A Template for How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success
If you are starting a business, are currently in business, or wishing to buy or sell a business, bring your questions and concerns. It is possible to achieve profitability in today’s...
|Free Lecture||Monday, November 11, 2013||7:00 pm||Community Classroom||Roanne Lewis||
Eat Well, Stay Healthy
Our body innately wants to heal, and will if we give it the right tools. What are balanced foods? How does following a balanced regime relieve and prevent disease of any kind? Roanne...
|Free Lecture||Monday, November 18, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Dr. Brigid Crowe, Naturopathic Primary Care Physician||
Optimizing Immune Health in the Colder Months: A Naturopathic Perspective
Colder temperatures, shorter days and the holiday season are often accompanied by an increased frequency of colds and flu. Come learn about a naturopathic approach to this season, how...
|Free Lecture||Monday, November 25, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Bach-Thor aka "Nettle Man"||
Beyond the Sting
Hear about the many benefits of consuming stinging nettles for food and medicine. Learn how to handle, prepare and harvest nettles. Bach-Thor has been wildcrafting nettles and...
|Free Lecture||Monday, December 2, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Herb Pharm Certified Herbalist||
Plants are Your Best Medicine!
Come learn about your immune system and ways to support it with plants. Hear how tonic herbs can prepare you for cold and flu season and how other herbs can assist with more acute...
|Free Lecture||Monday, December 9, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Sue Carney, Local Cover Oregon Agent and Health Care Reform Consultant||
Cover Oregon: Navigating Oregon’s New Healthcare Exchange
What is Cover Oregon? What are my options? Should I change my current policy? For answers to your questions, and the latest updates, join us for a lively exploration of Oregon’s new...
|Free Lecture||Monday, December 16, 2013||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Community Classroom||Shoshana Leopold, MS, Certified Foot Reflexologist||
Touch the Feet-Touch the Heart
Reflexologist extraordinaire, Shoshana will share the benefits of reflexology and some easy techniques that you can practice and apply. Enjoy creating deep relaxation and wellbeing for...