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Biddeford Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Reiki I - Spring 2019


with Rachel Pelletier

Calendar Next session starts Apr 6, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Reiki is a safe and gentle hands-on healing technique that anyone can learn. Reiki is very simple yet powerful healing art that can be used for self-healing as well as loved ones and pets. Reiki is a sacred healing that nourishes, harmonizes, balances and empowers every aspect of life; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It’s used to support the healing process for illness, induce relaxation, reduce stress and increase general wellness. During this class you will learn the history of Reiki, the principles of Reiki, a brief introduction to the seven major energy centers, hand positions and the benefits of Reiki. You will receive your attunements and end the day with your certificate and the ability to do Reiki on yourself and loved ones.

Reiki II - Spring 2019


with Rachel Pelletier

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
At this level you will learn the three sacred and ancient Reiki healing symbols, the definitions and practice drawing them. Receive your Reiki II level attunement, learn and practice distance Reiki and work with one another. Discuss building your Reiki practice and preparing sacred space for treatments. The class ends with your certificate and you are considered a practitioner and may practice Reiki on anyone. You must be certified in Reiki I to take this class.

Shed the Pounds with Hypnosis SIII - Spring 2019


with Marina Charron

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you know you “should” eat better, move more…etc, but struggle to stick to it, then this workshop is for you. Start learning to control how you eat, move more and feel better in this weight loss workshop. No starving yourself. No boring meal plans. No deprivation, experience real change for real life that is sustainable.

By using hypnosis, we can talk to the part of the mind responsible for creating the habits in the first place. We can create new, more positive habits that support you and your weight loss goals without constant struggle. Hypnosis is safe, effective and enjoyable. Many people report feeling very relaxed and empowered.

A $10 material fee is payable to instructor the first night of class.

Classes will be held on 4/25, 5/9 & 5/23

Spanish - Keep It Simple - Spring 2019


with Patricia Mailman

Calendar Next session starts Apr 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through May 16, 2019

Come to this one session class to see that learning Spanish can be easy when taught using a common-sense approach. When you leave, you’ll know how to construct basic sentences, having the ability and confidence to carry on a conversation at the breakfast table. (So bring a friend.)

Two long-time Maine educators felt there was a need for a simpler program for those just starting out, or have already tried but became frustrated. Spanish-Keep It Simple is very user-friendly so makes it perfect for independent learners.

Book/audio CD will be offered at an introductory rate of $20 the night of class.

Spring Table Runner - Spring 2019


with Nancy O'Connell

Calendar Next session starts Apr 6, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Looking for something to brighten your home for spring? Look no further. Nothing says spring more than cute bunnies, a chick, and a basket. In this class you will learn a little of a lot of different sewing techniques and embellishments. Applique, flying geese, a little ruler work quilting, color on fabric, and rhinestone embellishment.

What to bring:

  • Your sewing machine or use one of the schools
  • Sewing basket supplies
  • One yard of your favorite spring time fabric for the front and flying geese (or look at the selection of fabric donated to the school)
  • One yard of solid flannel
  • One yard of back fabric
  • Fabric scraps for the bunnies, chick and basket
  • Matching thread

Still Life Drawing: The Next Page - Spring 2019


with Kyle Durkin

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This 4 week class will be a continuation and reinforcement of Still Life Drawing for Beginners. We will take on new subject matter and cover new concepts.

Supply list: at least two Graphite Pencils - a 2B and 6B, and vine or willow charcoal. (Paper will be provided by the instructor.)

Strapped Berry Picker - Spring 2019


with Martha Chessie

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 29, 2019

Keep your hands free as you pick your berries with this cute basket complete with adjustable fabric strap.

Bring along a mop size bucket, scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Taming the "To Do" List - Spring 2019


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts Mar 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Identify techniques that will help you organize your personal time. Suggestions offered include prioritizing, creating the “To Do” list, and how we underestimate time. Tips on how to stop procrastinating and being overwhelmed will also be discussed.

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