Fall 2022 Community Education Programs for Self-Care



OCEAN  COUNTY  VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL:  1299 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ, Phone Registration:  732-473-3100 X 1000 Online Registration: www.ocvts.org, to link –Fall Adult Education Evening Classes

Acupressure for Anyone Series for Self-Care:

(1) 3854-F22A: Introduction to Acupressure for Self-Care:  Seva Acupressure for Stress Release:  Monday, October 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Fee: $35

Learn about the principles and benefits of Soul Lightening Acupressure and how to use a simple acupressure formula for self-care to reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance health and well-being. Seva in Sanskrit means compassionate service. The Seva program, performed seated or lying down, can be completed on yourself in 20 minutes.

 (2) 3905-F22A: Acupressure and Qigong for Pulmonary Health:  Monday, October 31, 6:30-8:30 pm, Fee: $35

 Acupressure and Qigong, both traditional Chinese medicine practices, combine acupressure, movement, breath, meditation, and self-massage to enhance health and well-being. Learn how to combine the Soul Lightening Acupressure Chest Release for Self-Care with Qigong movement practices, to support and enhance pulmonary health in preparation for the winter season.

 (3) 3906-F22A: Acupressure for Self-Care to Release Holiday Stress–When The Going Gets Tough Learn How to Sail:  Monday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, Fee: $35

Learn self-care tools and two Soul Lightening Acupressure programs to help you manage holiday stress – Deep Relaxation and Emotional Stress Release Acupressure programs. Give yourself the gift of self-care to help you enjoy the holiday season!


OCEAN COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION (www.oceancountyparks.org) Mail or In Person Registration (see Ocean County Parks brochure), 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753, Information: 732-506-9090

(1) 231544-8E, PARK FEE: $5.00 – Acupressure for Stress Release*:  Monday, September 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River

SEVA in Sanskrit means compassionate service. The ancient practice of applying finger pressure to points on the body has long been used to balance and recharge. Learn to use an Awareness Journal and practice SEVA Acupressure for Self-Care on yourself through demonstration and hands-on practice. This simple program can reduce stress, anxiety, and pain, and enhance health and well-being. SEVA can be done seated or lying down and be completed within 20 minutes. *Bring exact cash or a check payable to Instructor Regina Rosenthal for $15.00*

 (2) 301544 – 3E, PARK FEE: $5.00 – Discovering the Secrets of Self-Care*:  Thursday, October 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River

Healing asks us to deepen our self-awareness and presence during physical, mental, and emotional challenges faced. Learn seven universal themes encountered during healing and simple self-care practices (breath, acupressure, movement, self-massage, joy) that strengthen your ability to respond and boost your resilience. *Bring exact cash or check payable to instructor, Regina Rosenthal for $15.00

(3) 301544-3F, PARK FEE $5.00 – Diabetes Self-Management Program:  Mondays, 10 am-12 noon, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 14, 21, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River

This FREE six-week self-management program and workbook, designed by Stanford University, will help you to: learn how to manage symptoms including fatigue and depression; use relaxation techniques; eat healthy and monitor blood sugars; improve communication skills; use medication effectively; increase your self-confidence; solve problems and set action plans. Class size is limited. Register early to reserve your spot.

(4) 301544-3H, PARK FEE $5.00 – Self-Care for Pulmonary Health*:  Thursday, November 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River

Self-care practices have been used to strengthen and enhance lung functioning for individuals living with pulmonary health problems, anxiety, and stress. During this workshop you will learn and experience simple breathing, acupressure, Qigong movement meditation, and self-massage practices to boost well-being and your ability to respond and bounce back. *Bring exact cash or check payable to instructor, Regina Rosenthal for $15.00



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