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Wellness Acceptance & Boundaries: The Keys to Loving Someone Difficult (pd.) Do you care deeply for someone who is hard to love? Call M. Wheeler, Counselor, 90- minute session for $50. 828-215-6653. Are You Trying To Force Yourself To Change? (pd.) Emotional Brain Training (EBT) is a structured program that addresses the Emotional Root Cause of using Food, Alcohol/Drugs, Overspending, Overworking to feel pleasure, numb out, and/or comfort and soothe ourselves. • Create a healthy lifestyle that promotes self compassion, brain health and grounded joy. Call 231-2107 or empowering.solutions@yahoo.com or visit website: www.ebt.org Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation ("TM") (pd.) It's not contemplation, focusing on your breath, watching thoughts or trying to be mindful. It's a completely different process with far-reaching, scientifically validated benefits: During TM you effortlessly transcend thought to experience restful alertness or pure consciousness—the source of thought—reducing stress and revitalizing mind, body and spirit. Free Introductory Class: Thursday, 6:30pm, 165 E. Chestnut • Topics: How meditation techniques differ • What health researchers say • (828) 254-4350. www.MeditationAsheville.org Sound Psychology: The Human Voice in Energetic Healing (pd.) July 31: The human Voice activates the harmonic matrix of the human body the same way sound activates the harmonic matrix of the earth! Learn to scan another person's body like dolphins use sonar to activate the body's natural healing response, and balance hemispheres of the brain in 2 minutes! Crystal Visions Bookstore 7-9 pm $25 www.humanvoiceinenergetichealing.com (828) 348-0799 Asheville Community Yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga.com. • SUNDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm & THURSDAYS, noon-1pm - "We Are All Beginners," a class for practitioners of all levels, will be led by rising teachers who have completed five months of training. Free (no donation required). • SA (7/28), 6-8pm - Restorative yoga and acutonics. $30 donation. Diabetes Health Education Class • 4th WEDNESDAYS, 11am - Asheville Compounding Pharmacy, 760 Merrimon Ave., offers free diabetes education classes. Info: 255-8757. Embodied Practice: Authentic Movement • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:30pm - An "authentic movement group" to "liberate old patterns of mind and body, deepen

self-awareness and build relationships." No dance experience necessary. Held at Women's Wellness Center, 24 Arlington St. $15. Info: www.janellerailey.com or janellerailey@gmail.com. Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.pardeehospital.org or 692-4600. • WE (7/25), 12:15-1:15pm - "The Aging Eye," a program about ocular health. • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:30am; WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 2-3pm; SATURDAYS, 10-11am - Blood pressure screening. No appointment required. • THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - Pardee yoga, focusing on stretching, holding postures and meditation. $8. Registration not required. • TH (7/26), 12:30-2pm - "Lean, Mean, Thinking Machine," a program about integrating exercise into weekly routines. • MONDAYS, 10:30-11:30am & FRIDAYS, 10-11am - Strength training and low-impact aerobics. $6. Registration not required. • MONDAYS, 5:30-7pm & FRIDAYS, 5:45-7pm - Dynamic advanced yoga. $10. Registration not required. • SATURDAYS, 8:30-9:30am - Gentle beginner yoga. $8. Registration not required. • TUESDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight-loss support group. Registration not required. Free Community Group Exercise • THURSDAYS, 5:45pm - "Urban Conditioning," a highimpact class designed to support explosive athletic movement, meets at the Asheville YMCA, 30 Woodfin Ave., then travels to Pack Square for the session. Bring a towel and a bottle of water. Everyone is welcome. Free. Info: http://avl.mx/gu. Happy Body Yoga Studio 1378 Hendersonville Road. Info: www.ashevillehappybody.com or 277-5741. • WEDNESDAYS, 8:30am & FRIDAYS, 7:30pm - Orbit class, "Pilates on Wheels." $23. • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm; FRIDAYS, 8:30am; SATURDAYS, 8am - Flow yoga. "Infuse the body and mind with flexibility and stability." $12. • MONDAYS, 5:30pm - Core Barre, a challenging ballet barre class combined with Pilates. $12. Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition • THURSDAYS through (8/23), 2pm - Learn self-management skills to live a healthy life during this six-week workshop for those with chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Held at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. $30 suggested donation. Registration required: 251-7438. Meditation

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Support Groups Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: www.adultchildren. org. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group, Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SATURDAYS, 9:45am - “There is a Solution,” Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info: 749-9537. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 648-2924. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. Al-Anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: www.wnc-alanon.org or 800-286-1326. • WEDNESDAYS, 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. at Gracelyn Road. --- 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. --- 8pm - "Listen

and Learn," St. John's Episcopal Church, 339 S. Main St., Marion. • THURSDAYS, 6pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3020 Sweeten Creek Road. • FRIDAYS, 12:30pm - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 5:30pm - "Family Matters," First United Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin. --- 8pm - "Lambda" open/LGBT meeting. Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St. Info: 6706277. • MONDAYS, noon - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --6pm - "Attitude of Gratitude," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 7pm - First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. A beginner's meeting will proceed general meeting from 6:15-6:45pm on the 1st Monday of the month. --- 7:30pm - First United Methodist Church, Jackson and Church Streets, Sylva. --- 8pm - "Discovery," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road.

Asperger Adults United • SATURDAYS - Asperger Adults United. Free. Info and location: www.meetup.com/AspergersAdultsunited or 319-1017. Brainstormers • 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Join this survivor-led support group for brain injury/concussion sufferers and their allies. Meetings consist of sharing, listening and reflection. Held at Trinity UM Church, 587 Haywood Road. Info: 254-0507 or puffer61@gmail.com. Chronic Pain Support Group • SUNDAYS, 12:30-1:30pm - Open to those with chronic pain, friends and family. Held at Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. Donations accepted. Info: (770) 846-0651. Co-Dependents Anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • SATURDAYS, 11am - First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 779-2317 or 299-1666. Eating Disorder Support Group • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8pm - Support group for adults at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Meetings focus on positive peer support, coping skills and recovery tools. Led by licensed professionals. Free. Info: www.thecenternc.org or 337-4685. Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.pardeehospital.org or 692-4600.

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• SA (7/28), 8:30-9:30am - "Going Deeper with the Breath," a meditation class, will be held at Our Family Doctor, 43 Oakland Road. Free. Info: www.ourfamilydoctorasheville.com. Non-Surgical Weight Management Info Session • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 11am-noon & 3rd THURSDAYS, 6:45-7:45pm - A non-surgical info session will be held at Mission Weight Management Center, 2 Medical Park Drive, Suite 102. Info: www.missionmd.org/weightmanagement or 213-4100. The Red Cross 100 Edgewood Road. Info: www.redcrosswnc.org or 2583888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TH (7/26), 7am-6pm - Blood drive: Mission Hospital, Kate B. Reynolds Classroom, 509 Biltmore Ave. Info: 2132222, ext. 2. • MO (7/30), 9am-1pm - Blood drive: YMCA Asheville, 30 Woodfin St. Info: 210-9622. --- 3-7:30pm - Blood drive: Asheville Tourists stadium, McCormick Field. Info: 258-0428. • TU (7/31), 10am-2:30pm - Blood drive: Verizon Wireless, 242 Tunnel Road. Info: 251-2335. --- 2:30-7pm - Blood drive: Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Road. Info: 299-9233.

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