Upcoming Classes at UNM Continuing Education
The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance (87701)
Wednesday, July 10-24, 1:00 – 3:00PM
The heart as the seat of empathy and love is well-documented in literature. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart healthy and fit. Now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart’s “intelligence” affects our feelings, sense of well-being, and immune systems.
We will discuss heart/brain communication, how the heart impacts resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, the role of the heart in intuition, and how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment. It turns out the heart has a mind of its own! You will learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart’s intuitive guidance.
Writing the Story of Your Life (87774)
Thursday, July 11- August 15, 10:00 AM to Noon
Our stories define us. They tell us where we’re been, what we’ve learned, and who we are. Becoming the author of our experience helps us uncover our own plot. As we write, we remember, evaluate, and deepen our perspective. If you want to explore your life story, whether for legacy, published memoir, inspiration for fiction, or personal development, this course will give you the tools you need. Classes include writing exercises, prompts, resources, and discussion. Feedback on writing provided if desired. No previous writing experience necessary.
Writing from the Heart: A Feedback Group for Writers
August 14 through October 2. Wednedsay evening, 5:30–7:30.
Are are working on a short story, a novel, a nonfiction book, or memoir? Would you like the benefit of sharing and discussing your work in a group setting? This class is for aspiring and beginning writers who want supportive feedback, and are willing to assist other writers by reading and commenting on their work.
Classes include discussion of writing topics, resources, and a review of participants’ writing. Feedback on your work will be structured to be helpful and supportive, and will be provided by class members and the instructor.
Opening Up: Writing For Healing (85878)
Sept 19-Oct 3, 2019. Thursday 2–4 PM
Learn how to reduce stress, handle difficult situations and feel more in control of your life. Research has shown that writing about trauma clears the mind, improves health and supports healing, and it doesn’t matter if anyone else ever reads what you write. In a safe, supportive environment, we will explore simple writing techniques you can do at home that have been shown to enhance well-being and assist in coping with stressful situations, such as illness, injury, divorce, and job loss. Bring a notebook to class and be prepared to write. All writing will be kept confidential.
Custom Classes in:
- Writing for Self-expression
- Writing for Healing
- Professional and Business Writing
- Grammar for Busy Professionals