Online Job Search Strategies with Dr. Marcia LaReau

Looking for a job in today’s economy is tough! It can get even harder when you add in the Internet. While there are many job search tools and sites available online, they can be hard to locate, and even harder to understand or use to your best advantage. So why not come to Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, June 19, at 6 for a free online job search strategy workshop?

Dr. Marcia LaReau will demonstrate how to find opportunities through a specific online process. Dr. LaReau will walk participants through each step of finding employment opportunities. They will learn two key principles of online searching and watch them in action. Participants will leave fully prepared to conduct an efficient and effective job search.

Dr. Marcia LaReau, Motivational Speaker and President of Forward Motion, can be heard regularly throughout Connecticut on the Business Buzz (Fridays, 4 pm, 88.1FM).

This workshop, jointly sponsored by the Young Adult and Adult Departments, is free to the public. Registration is not required; all you need is the willingness to learn! Questions? Please call YA @ 860-584-7787 x2020.

Interviewing for Employment with Dr. Marcia LaReau

Looking for tips on acing a job interview? Stop by the Bristol Public Library at 5 High Street on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:15 for a free job interviewing workshop. Participants will walk through the newest interview processes being used today and learn what to expect during the interview process, how to prepare for each stage in the interview, how to create messages and adapt them to different hiring professionals, and how to follow-up after the interview.

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Marcia LaReau, Motivational Speaker and President of Forward Motion. LaReau can be heard regularly throughout Connecticut on the Business Buzz (Fridays, 4 pm, 88.1FM).

This workshop, jointly sponsored by the Young Adult and Adult Departments, is free to the public. Registration is not required; all you need is the willingness to learn! Questions? Please call YA @ 860-584-7787 x2020.

Try Nia @ Bristol Library

Join us for a free introduction to Nia presented by Elizabeth Simpson of the Yoga Center of Collinsville on Saturday, March 17 at 10. Nia is an expressive movement of mind, body, and spirit blending dance, martial, and healing arts.

A Canton native, Elizabeth Simpson has been practicing the Nia dance technique for four years. She completed the Green Belt level of training with Nia co-founder, Carlos AyaRosas. Elizabeth’s classes are dedicated to supporting movement your body’s way and experiencing the “Joy of Movement”. Open to all and achievable by everyone, Nia welcomes those who love moving to seriously fantastic music. More information about Nia is available at nianow.com.

While I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance. — Hans Bos

Nia instructor, Elizabeth Simpson

Try Laughter Yoga @ Bristol Library

Tired of the same old fitness routine? Suffering from winter blahs? Why not try a little laughter yoga?  Come to Bristol Public Library on Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm and laugh yourself into health and happiness with Lois Grasso of the OxyGenesis Institute. “But,” you ask, “what is laughter yoga? Will I have to bend in ways I don’t easily bend? Will I need a mat?”

Lois Grasso had this to say:

Laughter Yoga is a light-hearted blend of simple games that stimulate laughter, music, deep breathing, and cultivated child-like playfulness. No jokes are told. Participants laugh for no reason, except the desire to have fun improving their health and well-being. No special clothing, mats, or physical abilities are required, as this form of “yoga” is just about laughter.

Research consistently shows that laughter has both preventive and therapeutic value. Laughter is aerobic exercise that helps us stay healthy by enriching the blood with ample supplies of oxygen. According to Dr. William Fry at Stanford University, “One minute of laughter is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine.”

Other reported benefits of Laughter Yoga include:

  • Helps control high blood pressure and heart disease. While there are many factors for these, stress is one of the major factors. Laughter helps to control blood pressure by reducing the release of stress-related hormones and bringing relaxation.
  • Increasing stamina through increased oxygen supply.
  • Alleviates pain and gives a sense of well being by releasing endorphins, the body’s painkiller hormones.
  • Boosts the production of serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.
  • Gives an internal massage to the digestive tract and enhances blood supply to important organs like the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and adrenal glands.
  • Ensures good sleep and reduces snoring, because laughter is very good for the muscles of the soft palate and throat.
  • Brings a happy glow to your face and makes your eyes shine with a thin film of tears which are squeezed from the lachrymal sacs during the act of laughter.

Laughter yoga is not religious, political, nor competitive. It is simply an excellent opportunity to laugh like you have never laughed before. Laughter Yoga clubs have been featured by prestigious television channels like BBC, CNN, ABC (USA), NHK (Japan), Channel 7 & 9 (Australia), ZDF Germany and newspapers, magazines like National Geographic, New York Times, London Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and many others.

The OxyGenesis Institute is a non-profit foundation dedicated to teaching people how to manage emotions, enhance energy, and renovate negative belief structures that cause pain and stress, using Transformational Breathing™, Psych-K™, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT™), Reverse Therapy™ and BAM Therapy.

Thanks to a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Library, this program is free and registration is not required. This class is open to all teens and adults. Bring your family, your friends, your neighbors!