Classes & Coaching Services
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Let's Talk: Breaking Down Communication Barriers
Online, Mondays from 6 - 8 PM Mountian Time.
Offered by the University of Utah Lifelong Learning Center.
Have you ever been unsure of how to respond to an extended family member's comment at a holiday dinner? Or maybe you've struggled with how to defuse a co-worker's combative attitude? It often feels like we are living in a divided world; even though "connecting" with one another is easier than ever, technology has also created barriers to effective communication. Break down and understand these roadblocks by rediscovering what communication is, how it works, and how to practically promote stronger connections in your personal and professional lives. With the knowledge you'll gain in this course, you can lead by example to become an agent of change in your community and help people learn how to communicate better.
Primordial Sound Meditation - Chopra Center Certified
Dr. McCarthy is a personal coach and certified Chopra Educator for meditation practices; advanced and beginning practitioners.
About Primordial Sound Meditation:
The Chopra Center writes: Primordial Sound Meditation, or PSM, is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation. For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind's busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness.
In the age of digital devices, social media, and busy schedules, the restful awareness we experience during meditation is more valuable than ever. The term "restful awareness" captures the unique combination of physical relaxation and an alert yet quiet mind. The pace of life has accelerated, and every day we are bombarded with more information and stimulation than our ancestors encountered during entire lifetimes. Not surprisingly, the number of people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic health problems is on the rise—and many are searching for peace of mind.
The most direct way to experience inner silence and well-being is meditation, a tool to rediscover the body's own inner intelligence. As scientific research reveals, when you meditate, your breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and stress hormone levels fall.
Perfect Health Coaching - Chopra Center Certified
Dr. McCarthy is a personal coach and certified Chopra Educator for Perfect Health, Ayurveda Lifestyle practices.
About Ayurveda and Perfect Health
Dr. Sheila Patel for Chopra Center writes:
"Ayurveda is a complete healing system that is focused on giving you tools and practices to create health on a daily basis by using your innate healing ability. In doing so, it allows you to thrive physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ayurveda originates from ancient Eastern philosophies that describe the nature of reality, the 'laws' of the natural world (of which we are part of) and how we can use the principles of nature for healing. Although some religions are based on these same philosophies, Ayurveda is not based on any religion, and people of all religions (or no religion) can benefit from an Ayurvedic lifestyle to achieve optimal health.
Ayurveda is rooted in several foundational principles that explain its effectiveness, principles that are increasingly being validated by modern science. First, it is a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to health and well-being, so it gives you tools for thriving in all aspects of your life—physical, emotional, and spiritual. Research is confirming that when you address all these aspects of your life, you maximize your well-being. Secondly, it is whole-systems medicine, as it addresses the entire system and not just one part of the whole. While you are healing one part of the system, you are also doing things that keep the rest of the body and mind healthy. In addition, it looks for the root cause of disease and teaches you how to reverse the disease process by dealing with the factors that created the disease in the first place rather than just put a Band-Aid on the problem" (Patel, Aug. 7, 2020).
Chopra Educator: Well-being Coach
Dr. McCarthy is a Well-being coach. She will complete her certification in early October of 2021.
About the Well-Being Coaching Experience
"Chopra Coaching draws from best practices in life and health coaching methodology, neuroscience, positive psychology, and Deepak Chopra’s life’s work. It trains well-being coaches who are prepared to offer guidance and concrete support for every step of the well-being journey" (Chopra, 2021).
Osher classes at the U. of Utah & Beyond
Dr. R will be giving two classes with the University of Utah's Osher program in the winter.
--> Introduction to Improvisation
--> A course on the Magdalene Laundries.
Details to follow.
Dr. R is interested in teaching classes for Osher across the United States. She teaches the history of the Magdalene laundries, communication courses, Meditation, Perfect Health, Theatre, and Improvisation. Please contact her for more information.