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This class teaches students how to address complex issues about effectively recognizing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) throughout the lifespan. Students explore cutting-edge strategies to help them manage distractibility, disorganization, interrupting in conversations, restlessness, moodiness, and impulsive decisions. Students learn to identify if members of their family have ADHD and gain insightful tools to cope with hopelessness, chronic underachievement, low frustration tolerance, and poor self-esteem.

202213LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $29.00

Instructor : Roland Rotz 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (11/10/2018-11/10/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  20

More information online at:  Roland's YouTube video

Roland's YouTube video



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Students learn how to help parents meet the challenges of aging, communicate effectively, and find the resources and tools to help with health, financial, and emotional challenges. Students learn how to respect independence and dignity while helping aging parents meet their needs. Community professionals will address important issues and concerns.

608623LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $79.00

Instructor : Arlene Stepputat 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (9/20/2018-10/25/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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In this class students learn how to test thyroid function, how to interpret results, and how to evaluate the treatment options available. The thyroid gland is a major source of physical energy, mental alertness, and optimal weight. Its function decreases with age, stress, and various nutrient deficiencies. Topics include necessary nutrients, the medication controversy, and lifestyle choices that optimize thyroid function.

608630LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $19.00

Instructor : James Kwako, MD 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (9/22/2018-9/22/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  14 Tannahill Auditorium



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It is a myth that all teenagers need to rebel against their parents. With the tools of democratic discipline, parents can avoid power struggles and enjoy a close relationship with their teens. Discover the important distinction between conflicts of needs and conflicts of values. Explore communication skills that facilitate conflict resolution, and learn how to stay connected as your child grows older, set limits without punishment, and help teens cope with stress. Engage in interactive activities to practice the techniques learned and come away with tools to communicate better with your teen! Parents of pre-teens are also welcome.

251286LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $32.00

Instructor : Aletha Solter 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (11/17/2018-11/17/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03

More information online at:  Aletha's YouTube video

Aletha's YouTube video



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Americans make up 5 percent of the world’s population but consume 60 percent of its prescription drugs. Even our kids take (on average) 1.5 pills a day, which effects their central nervous systems. No other country in the world comes close to our legal drug problem, which is the result of our secretive multi-level health-care system. Meet the five culprits behind our expensive system and learn what you do about it. Join this lively Open Salon event, where an award-winning author and a health-care expert ask audience members to share their insights and solution.  

208003LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $19.00

Instructor : Kathleen Sharp 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (10/23/2018-10/23/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  14 Tannahill Auditorium



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Dying in Grace 

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What is a good death? How do you deal with a terminal diagnosis of someone you love? When is it time for hospice? We all keep these questions to ourselves as we worry that talking about death is depressing. Return to the cycle of nature where life and death are integrated. Discover ancient hospice practices as well as the benefits of modern day hospice. Explore rituals to honor yourself and your loved ones, take practical steps in understanding an advanced directive, and learn about the grace in the sacred transition. Come away knowing about local resources to heal your fears and grief.

202721LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $29.00

Instructor : Arlene Stepputat 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (10/13/2018-10/13/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Living in the aftermath of a health crisis and unsure what to do next? Experiencing acute or chronic illness can shake your faith in yourself and your ability to fulfill your obligations to family, work, and community. Discover how to mine the emotional and social fallout of your health issues to find hidden gifts. Explore how the Life Realignment process can help you to let go of fear, rebuild your self-confidence, and find the internal and external support you need moving forward. Learn how to use health challenges to realign with your soul's purpose and find the joy of following your life's true path.

202701LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $35.00

Instructor : Catherine (Cathy) Boggs 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (10/20/2018-10/20/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  18

Please read: Class is co-taught by Deb Artz.



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Are you undergoing a major career transition, not sure what you want to do next, and experiencing the disorienting emotions, both negative and positive, that accompany career changes? Whether you're just starting out in your career, retiring from one, rejoining the workforce after a break, or reassessing your objectives mid-career, you'll discover how to clarify your goals and how to re-tool your self-images and beliefs. Find out how to use this transition period to realign with your soul's purpose and create the life's work you truly desire. Start developing an action plan for the next phase of your life now.

509071LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $35.00

Instructor : Catherine (Cathy) Boggs 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (10/13/2018-10/13/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  18

Please read: Class is co-taught by Deb Artz.

More information online at:  Cathy's YouTube video

Cathy's YouTube video



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Federal lands are under assault, from the hobbyist who steals fossils from Death Valley National Park to sophisticated gangs who parachute into Bears Ears National Monument and rob Native American graves. Other countries from Italy to Guatemala strictly enforce their cultural property laws, but not the United States. In some wilderness spots, 90 percent of our historical sites been vandalized. Why? And what can we do about this? Get informed and inspired in this lively Open Salon event, where an award-winning journalist invites an expert archaeologist and audience members to debate this urgent national problem. .  

208001LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $19.00

Instructor : Kathleen Sharp 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/18/2018-9/18/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  14 Tannahill Auditorium



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