In Western culture the words “resilient,” “vibrant,” and “connected” are most often equated with youth. But there are ways to preserve a strong memory and a healthy brain as we age and in this seminar, we will explore how to be fully engaged in the aging process in order to maintain a youthful mind and a happy life.
Using a blend of neuroscience research, Eastern holistic medicine, and age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, the instructors will share a blueprint for living more joyfully, that is, an accessible collection of lessons and exercises to preserve and strengthen mental acuity. They will discuss techniques to improve resilience; methods for staying curious, agile, and optimistic; and an approach to understanding the essential roles purpose and authenticity play as we enter the second half of life.
Vibrant aging is within reach! Stay sharp!
LearningLife seminars embrace Socrates's belief in the power of inquiry and exchange. Seminars begin with a one-hour presentation by the instructors, which is followed by an hour of engaged, critical discussion.
Recommended: Staying Sharp: 9 Keys to a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom (Touchstone, 2015).
Dr. Henry Emmons is a psychiatrist who practices with Minneapolis-based Partners in Resilience and teaches regularly for LearningLife’s Encore Transitions program. Emmons’ books include The Chemistry of Joy Workbook (New Harbinger, 2012), The Chemistry of Calm (Touchstone, 2010), The Chemistry of Joy (Fireside, 2005), and with Dr. David Alter, Staying Sharp.
Dr. David Alter is a psychologist with 30 years of experience in health psychology, neuropsychology, and clinical hypnosis, all of which he integrates into his work. A sought-after speaker, teacher, and trainer, he is cofounder of Partners in Healing a Minneapolis-based center for holistic health. Alter is coauthor, with Dr. Henry Emmons, of Staying Sharp.