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Published on February 6, 2018 12:10PM

There is still time to register for an Oregon Coast Community College class that takes a metaphysical approach to dealing with the stresses of daily life.

“Have a Pleasant Present: Techniques for Creating Inner Peace in Stressful Times” runs each Wednesday from Feb. 14, through March 21, at the college’s Newport campus, taught by metaphysical educator Violet Young.

Young, who has been teaching about the spirit for more than 30 years, said the class aims to show how people’s personal belief systems set them up to perceive the world either negatively or positively

“We are influenced and become preconditioned by and through our upbringing and life experiences,” she said. “Because this happens so slowly during our lives we are not conscious of the patterns being formed and we become resigned to the ‘usual outcome.’”

Once people learn to recognize their own patterns and triggers, she said, they can then be open to make choices that create new growth and joy.

Using a lot of humor, the experiential class includes relaxation techniques, exploration and sharing of personal experiences as well as art projects to create affirmative supports and personal flash cards.

The cost of the class is $45. To register, call Oregon Coast Community College at 541-996 0222.

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