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    How to Talk to Anyone Anytime

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    Self-conscious about your social anxiety? Always trying to make a good impression but fear of rejection stands in your way? Or do you just want to learn how to strike up conversation with anyone sitting at the bar? Whatever your goals may be, get ready to learn how to talk to anyone, anytime. During this class, work to overcome your fears, whether they be rejection or awkward silence. During these exercises, you'll learn how to project confidence, feel comfortable with yourself and your thoughts, and explore the basics of starting and continuing conversations. Are you nervous? Good, because that'll go away pretty quickly.
    How to Talk to Anyone Anytime

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to start and continue conversations with anyone, anytime
    • Overcome your anxiety and build confidence about yourself and what you have to say
    • Practice building a self-image and power communication skills
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    3 positive reviews
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    Defensive Folding Knife Training

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    The decision to handle and own a weapon is a serious one. That's why you should learn the ropes from professionals. Hoffner's Defensive Folding Knife program is the best in the world because of its simplicity and effectiveness. In just one class, you will learn to defend yourself against a deadly attack with a tool that you can carry just about anytime and anywhere. This class is great for all members of the family ages fourteen and above, and an absolute must for college students, runners, and those who cannot always carry a pistol. Sign up and become a responsible and informed knife user today.
    Defensive Folding Knife Training

    1600 N Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa

    • Learn the basic knowledge and aptitude for the safe and proper use of a folding knife
    • Practice proper technique so you can defend yourself in the case of an attack
    • Follow along with an experienced instructor that will take the time to help you work on specific areas that need addressing
    • Gain skills to help feel safe without carrying a firearm
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    12 positive reviews
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    Nap

    America's pretty great, we can all agree on that. But one non-American tradition that the good ol' red, white and blue could stand to adopt is that of the mid-day siesta; You know, NASA studies say that a short nap leads to 34% more productivity through the rest of the day! Come down to Bottom Line Yoga to catch a few Z's and give yourself a midday energy boost. They'll provide you a plush nap mat, blankets, pillows, and a complimentary wake up! If you're a light sleeper, they can hook you up with eye-pillows and ear plugs. It'll be just like pre-school, except now you've REALLY got no excuse for eating crayons.
    Nap

    141 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

    • Take a half hour out of your day to snooze in a comfortable, relaxing location
    • Increase your productivity by giving your brain and body a reset
    • Relax on a comfortable nap bed, with blankets, pillows, eye pillows, and ear plugs provided
    • Don't worry about oversleeping -- you'll receive a complimentary wake-up!
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    Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

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    "How did you lose all that weight?" is what friends may ask after you take this course! Your unconscious mind already knows how you will peel away those unwanted pounds. This class helps you access your unconscious intelligence and wisdom to accelerate your weight loss. If you've ever said, "I'm too weak to lose weight," or "I don't have enough time to eat right," or "I can't stop myself from eating", your unconscious will have accepted these negatives as truth. The cure for negative self-hypnosis is positive self-hypnosis. If you hypnotized yourself to gain weight, you can hypnotize yourself to lose it. Uncover the eerie truth about self-hypnosis, how to do it, and start shedding the pounds in a way you've never imagined!
    Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the powers of self-hypnosis
    • Access your unconscious intelligence and peel away those unwanted pounds
    • Institute positive self-hypnosis to help yourself lose weight
    • Gain insight into human psychology
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    3 positive reviews
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    Meditation Through Transcendental Hypnosis

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    Transcendental hypnosis is a potent form of meditation. Turn your anxious, fearful thoughts into a serene meditation and take a welcomed break from your problems. In this class, you'll learn how to quiet the chatter in your mind so your body and mind peacefully unite as one. From there, gain the skills to experience the calm, relaxing benefits of meditation again and again. Scientists have already proven meditation helps to alleviate backaches, headaches, hypertension, mental blocks, anxiety symptoms and more! If you have been postponing learning to meditate, stop now because its never too late to exercise more control over your mind, body, and life. Take back control!
    Meditation Through Transcendental Hypnosis

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to quiet the chatter in your mind
    • Gain the skills to experience the calm, relaxing benefits of meditation
    • Alleviate backaches, headaches, hypertension, mental blocks, and anxiety symptoms
    • Exercise more control over your mind, body, and life
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    3 positive reviews
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    Open Meditation

    There is no better way to step away from your busy, chaotic life than with a free open meditation session at Yoga For All Beings. How you spend your hour of meditation and mindfulness is entirely up to you. You can choose to silently meditate in Yoga For All Being's comfortable new studio, soaking in the positive energy of your fellow meditators -- or you could consult with a teacher and receive guidance, including tips on posture, focus, and breathing. And you can stay for whatever portion of the hour you'd like. Meditation has been proven to help with stress, weight loss, fatigue, and many other areas of life. So put away all the energy drinks and experience a mindful rejuvenation that will kickstart your life!
    Open Meditation

    508 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Practice meditation in a stress-free environment, complete with however much assistance you desire
    • Engage in an ancient practice with like-minded, positive people
    • Silence your inner voice and embrace the present moment
    • Unwind from a week of stress for a complete, whole-body rejuvenation
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    Intro to Calligraphy

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    Are you a typography nerd when it comes to evaluating posters and signs, but not too skilled when trying to execute elaborate lettering on your own? Whether addressing invitations or sending a greeting card, calligraphy script will enhance the beauty and impact of your correspondences. This beautiful script is characterized by flowing thick and thin lines that result from control of a broad edged pen. This class meets in a creative and friendly environment where you will be immersed in the history and foundation of italic letters through in-class practice and study. By the end, you'll be able to create beautiful, hand written calligraphy lettering.
    Intro to Calligraphy

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of calligraphy under the guidance of a friendly instructor
    • Gain control using the thick and thin sides of the pen to create fluctuating, flowing lettering
    • Practice connecting different letters, words, and cases as you increase proficiency and speed
    • Walk away with a new skill you can use on any hand written piece of work
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    3 positive reviews
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    Meditation

    Modern life is hard. Hectic. Chaotic. Crazy. Or at least...until you take this class. Take a load off with Bottom Life Yoga's Meditation class. They know you're busy, so they're not going to force you to sit around and say "ohm" for 2 hours, when there's other things to do. You'll get in just long enough to silence yourself, de-stress, and remember the good things in life -- then you'll be back on your feet, ready to apply that fantastic attitude to the tough stuff. Meditation has been shown to be extremely efficacious for all aspects of health: it can decrease blood pressure and alleviate anxiety and depression, and practitioners report greater focus and clarity of thought. But it's not a snap-of-the-finger magical cure-all -- it takes work and dedication to reap the benefits. Get started on that path TODAY and watch your life improve!
    Meditation

    141 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

    • Relax your mind and body with this free guided meditation
    • Refocus your mind on what matters, as you let petty annoyances and grievances float off into the ether
    • Practice mindfulness, detaching emotion from identity, and choosing instead to focus on the present moment
    • Get in touch with your immediate surroundings, your breathing, and the rhythms of your body
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    Speed Reading Classes (6 Hour)

    Just can't get through that flooded email inbox, no matter how hard you try? If you're a slow reader, or have trouble remembering what you read, speed reading can help boost your productivity. During this class, you'll learn reading techniques that can boost your reading speed by 200 to 500 percent. You'll also receive instruction on how to boost both your reading comprehension and recollection, so that you're not just scanning words on a page. This class features an experience speed reading instructor that teaches proven strategies to help you see immediate results. Just think of how many Vimby activity descriptions you'll be able to read afterwards!
    Speed Reading Classes (6 Hour)

    134 N LaSalle, Chicago

    • Familiarize yourself with practical speed reading concepts based on proven results
    • Immerse yourself in an engaging curriculum that has helped thousands learn to speed read
    • See immediate results using the abilities you pick up in class
    • Impress yourself and others with how quickly you can digest written information
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    Blackjack

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    Walking into the casino, even though the slots shine of gaudy glamour, Blackjack actually holds some of the best odds of winning at nearly fifty-fifty. Now, the game's not as simple as scoring twenty-one or slapping a jack. There are nuances, rules, and a book that needs to be followed. Do you know whether to hit on a sixteen or even double down? In this beginner class, let an experienced Blackjack player guide you through the game, learning strategy, some card counting, and table etiquette. Play a few hands, and once your bearings are straight, take to the table! To hit, or not to hit... that is the question.
    Blackjack

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the essential rules and tips for Blackjack, a casino favorite
    • Test Blackjack strategies, card counting, and table etiquette
    • Play a few hands and experience the thrill of this high-stakes card game
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews

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