*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Mindset and Well Being

This is a discussion-based course that will explore the influence of a person’s thinking on their mental and physical well being. We will examine epigenetics, bibliotherapy, mindfulness and specific philosophical ideas that might be useful in creating a personal upward spiral. We will consider a multitude of open-ended questions: Are human beings imbued with a natural wisdom? Is there a place in our busy lives for higher consciousness? How have different cultures experienced the “highest”? Can experiencing higher states of being significantly transform a person’s life? Students will be encouraged to participate.

Instructor Bio:

Brent Kitching received his BA from Duke University and his MA from Temple University. He taught English for 42 years in both high school and college. A long-time meditator, he has a deep interest in states of consciousness and their impact on the quality of a person’s well-being. He has taught numerous OLLI at UVa  classes, several of which have met regularly for years after the course officially ended.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A20 Brent Kitching Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 We 9:30-11:00 a.m. Rockfish Presbyterian Church WL

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