Free Wellness Seminars 2014

The Positive Choice Wellness Center hosts FREE seminars and workshops throughout the year. The seminars are open to everyone. You are welcome to participate even if you are not a member of the Kaiser Permanente health plan. All seminars are held at the Positive Choice Wellness Center unless another location is listed in the description.  Call 858-573-0090 to reserve your space.

THE VOICE FOR KIDS

Friday, October 10, 2014 6 to 7 p.m.

The unconscious is not something mysterious, but is just another name for our intuition or inner voice. Kids have an inner voice too, that is self-assuring, self-accepting, and confident. It is what they hear whispering to them in quiet moments, and it can sustain them in the pursuit of happiness and well being. Unfortunately, a child’s inner voice can be drowned out by distressing emotions, negative self-talk, painful encounters, bullying, and so on. In this seminar, national best-selling author Brian Alman, Ph.D., will teach you and your kids how to nurture and “hear” your true authentic inner Voice, creating peace and calm in even the most stressful situations. This seminar will be held at Kaiser Permanente’s Women’s Center, 3851 Shaw Ridge Rd., San Diego, 92130.

NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH PEACE OF MIND

Friday, October 24, 2014  at 6-7 p.m.

Though the ‘season to be jolly’ is just about here . . . it is easy to lose the joy of the season and instead feel stressed. Whether it’s the stress of balancing parties, family, traffic jams at shopping malls, or not having enough money to buy gifts, sometimes it can be difficult to truly enjoy the season. But there’s another way — all it takes is a peaceful mind. Kelsang Chokyi , Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Diego, will share ancient Buddhist wisdom that sees all living beings as precious. Through meditation, we can increase our love and compassion for our self and others by reducing negative thoughts with positive thoughts creating a peaceful state. Experience how to transform the holidays into something truly meaningful.

WALK THROUGH HISTORIC OLD TOWN

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10am

Stride through historic Old Town and relive San Diego’s history. This 90-minute casually-paced walk with the walking group WalkAbout International will include a visit to the oldest adobe, an 18-hole golf course, up a hill to the classic Victorian “ladies” and then through an historic cemetery and nearby Catholic church. Wear comfortable shoes and hat, carry water and be prepared to learn a little history as we saunter about. The walk will meet at the old railroad station clock at the Old Town Transit Station (Green Line Trolley and bus terminus). We suggest you park in Transit or State Park lots.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS WITH WALKABOUT INTERNATIONAL

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10a.m.

You’ll be amazed at the artistic decorations which fill the lobbies of hotel and office buildings in downtown San Diego.  Get in a festive mood with your feet to the ground and a song in your heart as you put aside commercialism and take a 90 minute casually-paced walk with Walkabout International enjoying the beauty of the holiday season. Wear comfortable shoes and hat, carry water and join in on the seasonal fun!  This walk will meet at the historic Balboa Theater at 4th and E Streets (at the edge of Horton Plaza.)  Check on parking status in Horton Plaza, or take the trolley to Downtown.