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If you want to be involved in the intellectual, cultural, and active life of our community, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers alternatives to conventional higher education. Provided through Continuing Education, non-credit classes and seminars range from art and recreation to all areas of personal interest. Our youth programs are designed to offer local young people a variety of classes to teach skill development, college preparation, and other special interest areas.  The popularity of continuing education programs across the country reflects the need for lifelong learning beyond traditional higher education.

 

Online Non-credit Learning

 

UTC String Project

The String Project at UTC provides an opportunity for school-aged children to learn a stringed instrument at a reasonable cost.  Students receive private and group instruction on their chosen instrument from qualified music interns under the supervision of an experienced string music educator.  Students in grades 3-12 may apply for admission to the program.  If an orchestra exists at the student's school, they must be enrolled in that group to participate in the String Project.  UTC has a very limited number of instruments available for rental.  Upon registration, please indicate if you prefer to rent from UTC, and your name will be added to a list in the order that you registered.  UTC rental assignments will be made at the parent meeting on January 9.  Please refer to the website for additional rental locations.

http://www.utc.edu/music/projects/string-project/index.php

First Year Students:   

When: Mondays & Thursdays, January 9 - April 10, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.         (Concert to be held Thurs, April 10)   

$60 per semester

Location: UTC – Cadek 310

Second Year and Above Students: 

When: Mondays & Thursdays, January 9 - April 10, 2014 

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.         (Concert to be held Thurs, April 10)    

$75 per semester

Location: UTC – Cadek 310

Click on the link to register:  UTC String Project  CLOSED

 

German Conversation

Karin Clumpner

This class will focus on oral communication in German, using simple phrases in class about normal, daily activities in Germany.  Beginners are welcome as the rudiments of the language will be covered as they are needed for speaking.  An introduction to Germany, its geography, culture and holidays will be provided, as interest is shown.  Some parts of the book German Made Simple will be used, but purchasing the text is not required.

$90

When: Mondays, January 13 - February 17, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 240

Click on the link to register:  German Conversation

 

Writing the Mind Alive

Anne Bright

Find your voice. Liberate your creative energies. Awaken your senses & emotions. Dissolve inhibitions & build self-trust. Learn to write from the inside out. A simple practice anyone can learn, Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) is a form of contemplative writing that enables you to engage your thoughts and feelings in a way that awakens the wisdom inherent in your mind. While writing proprioceptively, you become open, receptive, and focused. The mind is freed from anxiety and you are left feeling refreshed, energized, and restored to your natural state of vibrant aliveness. Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$150

When: Thursdays, January 16 – February 13, 2014

Time: 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  Writing the Mind Alive

 

SAT/PSAT Preparation

Dianne Bruce

SAT/PSAT workshops are designed to help students take an individualized study approach to the new SAT and PSAT tests. An actual retired SAT/PSAT test will be given to students to show strengths and weaknesses in all areas tested. This class offers a review of critical reading skills, math and writing skills and in-class problem-solving and strategies. Test-taking strategies will be covered for each required testing point. Students will leave with a personal study plan, including a vocabulary workbook and explanatory answers to each test question. *Both workshops are open to the public.

$200 (workbook included)

*Each student will need to bring a calculator, 2 sharpened pencils, and a sack lunch.

Session 1:

When: Saturday, January 18, 2014  

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

Location: Girls Preparatory School (GPS)

Click on the link to register:  SAT Preparation - Jan. 18

Session 2:

When: Sunday, March 2, 2014  

Time: 12:00-6:00 p.m.   

Location: Baylor School (Chapel Building, Room 8)

Click on the link to register:  SAT Preparation -March 2

 

ACT Preparation

Dianne Bruce

ACT workshops cover general information about the tests as well as individual sections for the ACT in English, Math, Science, and Writing. Each student receives 5-6 hours of classroom instruction and a workbook that has an additional 10-15 hours of supplementary work. The workbook includes an actual retired ACT test with explanatory answers, English and Math reviews, clearly outlined content overviews for each subsection, quick tip study guides, and additional retired ACT tests.   *Workshops are open to the public.

$200 (workbook included)

*Each student will need to bring a calculator, 2 sharpened pencils, and a sack lunch.

Session 1:  

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Girls Preparatory School (GPS)

Click on the link to register:  ACT Preparation - Feb. 1

Session 2:

When: Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time: 12:00-6:00 p.m.   

Location: Baylor School (Chapel Building, Room 8)

Click on the link to register:  ACT Preparation - April 6

 

Taking Better Pictures

Pat Cory

When you show someone a photo and they like it, often the first thing they say is, “Wow, you must have a really good camera.” This is like telling your host after a really nice meal that they must have some great cooking pots. It is easy to focus on your camera, but it is important to remember that your equipment is just a tool. Your vision and creativity are at least, and perhaps, more important than the camera. While part of taking great photos is technical, depending on having the right equipment and your knowing how to use it, we must never lose sight of the importance of the photographer. Understanding the qualities of light, choosing the ‘right’ subject and composition to convey your story, developing a style, and understanding how your camera ‘sees’ the world are extremely important whether you are using the automatic settings of your camera or setting the controls yourself. While many striking images have been made using a camera in automatic mode, we will review how the camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed and ISO influence the look of your images.  

$40

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Brock 206

Click on the link to register:  Taking Better Pictures

 

Savvy Social Security Planning... What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income

Robby Taliaferro

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.  This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals innovative strategies for maximizing your benefits.  You will learn:

• 5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits

• Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy

• How to coordinate benefits with your spouse

• How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits

• How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income

$19

Session 1:

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

Click on the link to register:  Savvy Social Security Planning Feb. 4

Session 2:

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 216

Click on the link to register:  Savvy Social Security Planning Feb. 6

Session 3:

When: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 216

Click on the link to register:  Savvy Social Security Planning April 1

Session 4:

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 216

Click on the link to register:  Savvy Social Security Planning April 3

 

Unique Jewelry Holder and Earrings to Boot Earrings Jewelry Holder

Jan Cooper

Tired of tangled necklaces and missing earrings?  Get organized with this stylish jewelry frame.  We’ll start by attaching fabric and a grid for the custom jewelry holder, add a couple of knobs and hooks, and your jewelry will have a home.  Spend the rest of the class making a pair of earrings to proudly display in your unique frame.  Come join the fun and carry home two beautifully simple works of art.

$40 (includes all supplies)

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 211

Click on the link to register:  Unique Jewelry Holder and Earrings to Boot

 

UTC College of Business Co. Starters

This course is open to individuals from all backgrounds – from artists to business people – who have aspirations of owning or running a business. Participants build a comprehensive business plan for their venture concept, learn to implement valuable management and marketing skills, and receive constructive feedback from an advisor, peers, and former graduates. It is best suited for participants who already have a clear business idea, as the material is applied to that concept’s development. This will be an 9-week program offered as a 3 hour evening course.

$250

When: Mondays, February 10 - April 14, 2014

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - Fletcher Hall, room 305

Click on the link to register:   UTC College of Business Co. Starters CLOSED

 

Let's Talk About World War II

Jim Thompson

Fellow World War II buffs are invited to spend an exciting evening discussing and debating a momentous event in American history.  From the ascendency of Hitler to Hiroshima, we will walk the minefields of Europe and island hop the Pacific.  Remember the Flying Fort, the Bismarck, Tiger Tanks, V-2s and Ultra?  Framework provided by a history teacher who has spent a lifetime gaining insights and feels a debt to the Greatest Generation who we continue to venerate and celebrate.

$25

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

Click on the link to register:  Let's Talk About World War II 

 

Write Here, Write Now

Anne Bright

For writers and non-writers alike.  Bring your life to writing and your writing to life.  Learn to delve deeply into personal experience and to harness language to say what you know and feel.  Discover the satisfaction of expressing yourself more fully and communicating what you have lived through and what you make of it.  Find out what writing is really all about.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$175

When: Mondays, February 24 – March 31, 2014

Time: 5:30-8:15 p.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  Write Here, Write Now  CLOSED

 

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Pat Cory

This class is helpful whether you have a digital SLR or point and shoot camera and want to know what all those controls do. While you can take great photos in automatic mode, it is helpful to know what your camera can do when you start using the various controls. Then you can choose when you want to use the automatic functions and when you want to ‘take control’ of your camera. We will start at the beginning and cover terminology, the various camera controls, menus, discuss how your camera is a great learning tool, and show you the easy way to make your manual your friend. As we describe the various controls, we will work with you individually to make sure that your camera is set up the best way for the subjects you like to shoot. At the end of the class you will be familiar with your camera and be ready to go out and practice. Bring your questions, your manual and your camera with a memory card and a fully charged battery.  

$40

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Brock 206

Click on the link to register:  Getting to Know Your Digital Camera  

 

PHR/SPHR Review Course

UTC, in collaboration with the Chattanooga Human Resources Association (CHRA), is an official University provider of the SHRM Learning System. This program is a comprehensive review for the Professionals in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHR) exams. Participants receive a complete set of the SHRM Learning System materials, a $425 value. UTC faculty and area professionals teach the course. Review topics include:

     • Strategic Management

     • Workforce Planning and Employment

     • Human Resource Development

     • Total Rewards

     • Employee and Labor Relations

     • Risk Management

For more information or to register for the exam call 800-283-7476, or visit www.hrci.org

$825.00 (including books valued at $425.00)

<CHRA members receive 10% off course fee only>

3.5 CEUs

When: Tuesdays, February 25 – April 22, 2014

Time: 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

Click on the link to register:  PHR/SPHR Review

 

Hebrew Crash Course

Dr. Reginald (Reggie) Lisemby

The objective of this course is for the student to become familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, rudiments of Hebrew grammar, learn some basic vocabulary, and to be able to recognize, read, and speak Hebrew. This ‘crash course’ introduces the student to the origin of biblical Hebrew and its presage to modern Hebrew. Each student will receive an introductory pamphlet to the study, the additional 58-lesson ‘crash-course,’ and an accompanying audio CD.

$90

When: Mondays, March 3 - April 7, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 240

Click on the link to register:  Hebrew Crash Course  CLOSED

 

Introduction to Online Learning

Sumer Patterson

This course offers an orientation to online learning for students, focusing on the qualities and skills for online learners, an introduction to the online course management system, and student support services for online students. Course offered each semester.

$50

When: March 3-24, 2014

Location: UTC - Online

Click on the link to register:  Introduction to Online Learning  CLOSED

 

Wilderness First Responder Certification

This program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief.  The curriculum is comprehensive and practical.  It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.  Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions.  Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.  No previous first aid training is required.  You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

$625

When: Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - To be announced

Click on the link to register:  Wilderness First Responder Certification CLOSED

 

Introduction to Reiki Healing

Judy Fisher, RMT, Reiki Master

Reiki is a holistic Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying the hands on or above the body and enhances your life force energy (chi). Learn the basics and experience a brief Reiki session at the end of class.

$30

When: Monday, March 10, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 239

Click on the link to register:  Introduction to Reiki Healing

 

Introduction to Biking

Jim Thompson

Ever thought about biking your way to health and fitness?  Join us for a beginners’ class which will cover apparel, costs, fun rides, health benefits, locations, and safety.  Road, mountain, and casual biking topics will be discussed by an enthusiast and educator with 45,000 miles completed in a coordinated effort to help get your program jump started.

$25

When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 218

Click on the link to register:  Introduction to Biking

 

Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management Conference

For complete information on the conference go to http://www.utc.edu/safety-risk-management/best-practices/presentations.php

$225

When: Tuesday, March 11 - Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - University Center

Click on the link to register:  Best Practices in Higher Ed Emergency Mgt Conf

 

You're On the Air: How to Really Make it in Voice-Overs

Jillian Nielsen

Voice-overs are hot today! You don’t have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! With such notable talent as Morgan Freeman, Glenn Close, and Alec Baldwin lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! You’ll learn about an exciting, new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business! The instructor will discuss the voice-over business as a whole, the numerous opportunities, the incredible income potential, and the all important “demo” and how to have it produced. You’ll step up to the mic and do some practice recording, and best of all, you’ll hear the results!

$50

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 240

Click on the link to register:  Voice-Overs  CLOSED

 

Beginning Golf

Lee Cantrell

This class is for the individual who wants to learn the basic skills of playing golf. The instructor will teach you the basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, woods off the ground and tee. Begin now to learn a sport for a lifetime. This class is limited to 8 people.

$125  (plus $25 to be paid to the instructor on the first night for range balls)

When: Tuesdays, April 1 - May 6, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Hixson Driving Range

                   6801 Middle Valley Road

Click on the link to register:  Beginning Golf

 

T-Shirt Quilt

Marilyn McAllisterT-Shirt Quilt

Let's make a t-shirt quilt!  Do you have a collection of t-shirts that would make a nice throw or bedspread full of memories? If so, join us to create your very own work of art. We will spend a day learning the process of stabilizing and sizing the t-shirt blocks, and then assembling an attractive quilt top with sashing, cornerstones and borders.  Cost of class does not include additional supplies.  Full supply list is listed below.  Please bring a lunch.

Supplies Needed:

- 15 or more t-shirts to make a throw that is approximately 60" x 73"

Purchase below items in advance from Ready Set Sew and receive a 10% discount!

- Basic sewing supplies such as thread, scissors, pins, cutting mat, rotary cutter with new blade, acrylic ruler and your iron1 Package of T-Shirt Project Fusible Interfacing ( available at Ready Set Sew )

- 1 & 1/4 yard complimentary fabric for sashing

- 2 & 1/3 yards complimentary fabric for outer border and binding

- 1/2 yard eye popping fabric for the cornerstones

- 1/2 yard of a bold fabric to form the inner border

- Recommended Book: "T Shirt Quilts Made Easy" by Martha Deleonardis

$45 (plus supplies)

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Ready Set Sew

                  3444 Ringgold Road

                  Chattanooga, TN 37412

Click on the link to register:  T-Shirt Quilt

 

Crochet for Beginners: Learning the Granny Square

Colleen Harris-Keith

Ever wondered how you can make those handcrafted items that get passed down through generations?  Come learn the basic building block for beautiful blankets!  This introductory crochet class introduces the student to making the “granny square,” which provides the foundation for making blankets, scarves, and other handmade household items.  Each student will receive their own crochet hook and two skeins of yarn to start their squares.

$30 (plus $11 supply fee to be paid to instructor at start of class)

Session 1:

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Lupton Library, room 208

Click on the link to register:  Crochet for Beginners 1

Session 2:

When: Monday, April 14, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Lupton Library, room 208

Click on the link to register:  Crochet for Beginners 2

 

Beyond Journaling

Anne Bright

Learn to use writing as a way to access inner thoughts, explore them with impassioned curiosity, and set them free. Through the simple and pleasurable practice of Proprioceptive Writing® (PW), you will learn to use writing as a tool for deep thinking. Everyone thinks, but many thoughts dwell below the surface of expression. When you “hear yourself think” by slowing down the expression of thought through writing, thoughts evolve. Personal intelligence expands. You become more knowing, more useful to yourself. Deep thinking through PW is a creative way to come face-to-face with the thoughts that influence your life profoundly. Like prayer, deep thinking demands openness and undivided attention; it requires the different facets of the mind to work together as a whole, producing a healthful, life-affirming attitude and a sense of greater mental space.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$175

When: Thursdays, April 17 - May 22, 2014

Time: 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  Beyond Journaling  CLOSED

 

Canning College

UT Extension staff

Learn to safely preserve fruits and vegetables.  This class is for beginners or a refresher course for experienced preservers.  Determine the difference between various food preservation methods - water bath, pressure canning, drying, and freezing foods.  Participants will:

• Be able to locate safe, reliable resources

• Learn why high and low acid foods must be processed differently

• Receive a packet of useful recipes and resources to use year round

• Find out why grandmother's jam may not be safe

• Learn to ferment pickled products

• Sample some preserved foods

$30

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: University of Tennessee Extension, 3rd floor

                  6183 Adamson Circle (just off Bonny Oaks Drive)

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  Canning College

 

Retirement Planning Today: An Educational Course for Adults - Ages 50-70

Robby Taliaferro

Learn how to:

• Determine the amount of money you need to retire

• Eliminate debt and improve cash flow

• Plan your retirement income to preserve a comfortable standard of living

• Reduce or eliminate taxes, expenses, delays and legal planning with estate planning

• Much more!!!

$49

Session 1:

When: Thursdays, May 8 & 15, 2014

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

Click on the link to register:  Retirement Planning - Thursdays

Session 2:

When: Tuesdays, May 13 & 20, 2014

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

Click on the link to register:  Retirement Planning - Tuesdays

 

Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

David Ross Epperson

Are you an architect, interior designer, or other building professional that needs to brush up your CAD skills?  This course is the introduction to the fundamentals of two dimensional (2d) computer drafting using AutoCad. You will develop the required skills for implementing various basic commands needed to create presentation drawings, working drawings and details using AutoCad 2014.   To be successful in this course you must have working knowledge of hand drafting and building construction.  You will also need your own laptop computer.

$425

When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, May 14 - June 24, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter 106

Click on the link to register:  Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

 

Introduction to REVIT

David Ross Epperson

Are you an architect, interior designer, or other building professional that needs learn the basics of REVIT? This course is the introduction to the fundamentals of computer drafting using REVIT.  You will develop the requisite skills for implementing various basic commands needed to create presentation drawings, working drawing and details using REVIT 2014. To be successful in this course you must have working knowledge of building construction, hand drafting, and AutoCad.  You will also need your own laptop computer.

$425

When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, May 14 - June 24, 2014

Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter 106

Click on the link to register:  Introduction to REVIT

 

Kodály Workshop

The Kodály Institute's comprehensive study of the Kodály approach to music education is designed to strengthen the teacher's musicianship and explore a sequence of songs, techniques and activities for the classroom.  Each day will feature classes in solfege, pedagogy, folk song analysis, conducting and choral ensemble.  Demonstration classes with children meet in the afternoons, providing you an opportunity to see the approach in action.

$475

When: Monday, June 16 - Thursday, July 3, 2014

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - To be announced

Click on the link to register:  Kodaly Workshop 2014

 

I've Always Wanted to Write a Song

Denise Heard

Are you the person who says, "I have this idea for a great song, but..."  Maybe you have thought writing a song was too much to expect from yourself based on lack of experience or musical ability.  Or maybe you're just intimidated by the process.  In this class, you will be given the tools to move forward and complete a song.  There are great template processes you can choose for your idea, and you can write that song idea you've always thought would be great!  Come on and give it a shot!

$40

When: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 218

Click on the link to register:  I've Always Wanted to Write a Song

 

A Weekend Workshop in Proprioceptive Writing

Anne Bright

This weekend workshop provides an introduction for those new to Proprioceptive Writing (PW) and serves as an opportunity for a piece of intensive, sustained work for those already familiar with the process. Widely recognized as an adjunct to the healing arts and as a form of meditation, PW is an invaluable tool for expression and reflection. If you can think it, you can write it, and when you write it, you increase your chances of really hearing yourself. This heightened awareness of your thinking allows you to gain perspective on your thoughts and feelings, to even “change your mind” around what previously seemed to be written in stone. You experience your mind in movement and come alive to yourself in new ways.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$150 

When: Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  A Weekend Workshop in Proprioceptive Writing

 

Mental Health First Aid Certificate Program

Miriam Zwitter PhD RN

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis-even without any clinical training-much as CPR prepares you to assist someone having a heart attack.  In this course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations and where to turn for help.  You learn about:

• Depression and mood disorders

• Anxiety disorders

• Trauma

• Psychosis

• Substance use disorders

Through the use of role playing, scenarios and activities, you practice skills to make it easier to apply these skills in real life situations.  MHFA also teaches about recovery and resiliency-the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better.  At the conclusion of the program, participants receive certification through the National Council of Behavioral Health as a Mental Health First Aider.

$70

Session 1:

When: Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - TBA

Click on the link to register:  MHFA Certificate Program - July 18

Session 2:

When: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - TBA

Click on the link to register:  MHFA Certificate Program - July 19

 

Canning College

UT Extension staff

Learn to safely preserve fruits and vegetables.  This class is for beginners or a refresher course for experienced preservers.  Determine the difference between various food preservation methods - water bath, pressure canning, drying, and freezing foods.  Participants will:

• Be able to locate safe, reliable resources

• Learn why high and low acid foods must be processed differently

• Receive a packet of useful recipes and resources to use year round

• Find out why grandmother's jam may not be safe

• Learn to ferment pickled products

• Sample some preserved foods

$20

Session 1:

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: University of Tennessee Extension, 3rd floor

                  6183 Adamson Circle (just off Bonny Oaks Drive)

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  Canning College

Session 2:

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: University of Tennessee Extension, 3rd floor

                  6183 Adamson Circle (just off Bonny Oaks Drive)

                  Chattanooga

Click on the link to register:  Canning College 

 

A Weekend Workshop in Proprioceptive Writing

Anne Bright

This weekend workshop provides an introduction for those new to Proprioceptive Writing (PW) and serves as an opportunity for a piece of intensive, sustained work for those already familiar with the process. Widely recognized as an adjunct to the healing arts and as a form of meditation, PW is an invaluable tool for expression and reflection. If you can think it, you can write it, and when you write it, you increase your chances of really hearing yourself. This heightened awareness of your thinking allows you to gain perspective on your thoughts and feelings, to even “change your mind” around what previously seemed to be written in stone. You experience your mind in movement and come alive to yourself in new ways.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$150 

When: Saturday-Sunday, August 23-24, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

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