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Women's Workshops

Women's Workshops are one-session seminars to help you enrich and enhance your life. The sessions address a wide range of compelling issues such as reducing stress, coping with grief and loss, improving your self-esteem, marketing yourself for a new job and managing your divorce. For a complete list of current Workshops, see below.

Workshops are open to all women in the community. Registration is required; cost is $7 per session. As a benefit of membership, workshops are free to NCJW (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN), ESSEX COUNTY SECTION members if you register in advance.

Unless otherwise noted, Workshops are held in the NCJW Conference Room, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, NJ 07039

For more information on attending a workshop or leading one, Call the Center at 973-994-4994 or email CENTERFORWOMEN@NCJWESSEX.ORG.

Upcoming Workshops

Fee for each workshop is $7, Free to NCJW members.

How to Manage Weight Gain As We Age

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Dr. Debra Gill, a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience helping groups and individuals meet their goals related to health, weight and mental well-being, will discuss controlling weight. She will help us develop effective skills and perspectives using her training in Mindful Eating and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
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Reducing Stress Through Mediation

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Pat Stein, will demonstrate how to relieve stress and pain through mindful mediation. He currently teaches mediatation to cancer patients, caregivers and staff at the Carol Simon Center Center at Morristown Hospital
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Emotions and Money

    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
    Geeta Trikha Davies, is a financial professional in the banking and health care system and certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach and Sacred Money Archetype Coach. Since your emotions influence how you make, spend and keep money, she will teach you how to recognize your decisions regarding money and make them more meaningful.
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Endless Possibilities – Or How I Learned Everything from Improvisation

    Tuesday September 16, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    This is an interactive program about learning to be more creativity and spontaneous by using the rules of improvisation. Come and discover how to trust in your innate creativity and how this can open your life to endless possibilities. Carol Schindler has been working as a creative director, writer, and speech coach for the past 25 years in every aspect of the corporate world. She is a founding member of the improvisational comedy group, Chicago City Limits.
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Navigating the Internet to Find What You Need

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Judith Israel, an experienced information specialist, will present this hands-on workshop geared to advanced beginners who do not have much experience in searching the internet, but would like to learn skills that will help them find the information they need. The workshop will cover techniques to find information on people, medical issues, travel, entertainment and more. Limited to 8 participants.
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Starting a New Exercise Program

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:15 pm
    Carol Michaels, MBA ACSM ACE, will teach you how to exercise safely and effectively even if you are dealing with physical limitations. Come learn to create a balanced exercise program and how to stay with it.
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Make Your House a Home for a Lifetime...Aging in Place

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 pm
    Elaine Dillon will make you think about remodeling so that you will never have to move out of your home, despite changes in lifestyles and abilities. She will discuss modifications that can be made as you mature, from simple to complex, to increase access and maneuverability in the home you love! Elaine Dillon has been designated a certified kitchen and bath designer by National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as a certified aging in place specialist by the National Home Builder's Association
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Overwhelmed with Paper Clutter?

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:15 pm
    Clutter is postponed decisions. When you see a pile of papers, make a decision! Ellen Palestine, Certified Professional Organizer of finallyorganized.net will be discussing how to manage and organize the mounds of paper clutter in our homes and offices.
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Supportive Grand Parenting: Building Close Relationships with Grandchildren

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:15 pm
    Kristen Zeleny, LCSW, Social Worker and Practice Manager at Advocare Comprehensive Neurology of NJ in Morristown, will lead a seminar on how grandparents can have a positive impact on their grandchildren's lives. This workshop will identify ways to connect with and support the development of grandchildren from birth to adolescence while also playing a supportive role to their parents.
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Preparing for the Inevitable

    Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, 10:30 am -12:00 noon
    Eric Weinstock, a senior counselor at Lowenstein Sandler LLP of NJ and NY, has been practicing Law for almost 20 years focusing on estate planning, tax law, and estate/trust administration. He will discuss estate planning that affects you while you're living, including durable powers of attorney, health care directives and living wills, as well as funeral/burial instructive directives. He will also discuss "living trusts" and whether they make sense for New Jersey residents.
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Letting Go Of Anger

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
    Diane Lang, MA, a counseling educator and author of "Creating Balance and Happiness", will teach you how to manage your anger. There are many physical and emotional consequences of anger. Learn to recognize and understand how anger affects you and become aware of what triggers it. This will help you make changes, prevent and manage anger in a healthy manner.
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Reflexology: Tools to Relax and De-stress

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Reflexology is a healing modality that is easily used to help relax, de-stress and improve circulation. Lili Hartman, Board Certified Reflexologist, will provide a relaxed, fun-filled session teaching its principles and techniques
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Caring for your Children and Parents: Financial & Legal Issues

    Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:15 pm
    Laurie Hauptman, Esq. is a partner in the Livingston law firm of Hauptman & Hauptman, P.C., which is dedicated to helping seniors and their families protect their assets and navigate the long term care system. Learn about estate planning, elder and special needs planning, powers of attorney, guardianship, conservatorship and available government benefits at her workshop.
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