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Communicating With Ourselves and Others

by Elizabeth Karen Reinhart

We have heard... “hy don’t you change the narrative so that you are not the victim”. It is the first line of the trailer for the next season of The Affair. Dr. Herb Glazeroff contends that the brain can be rewired so that you are no longer the victim in your narrative of yourself. By changing the language you use in communicating with yourself and others, new neural pathways can be created in your brain, thereby, if successful, changing your beliefs about yourself and how you relate to others. In Communicating with Ourselves and with Others - LW, Dr. Glazeroff will teach techniques and skills to think differently about yourself and to communicate more effectively with others and with yourself.
After receiving his PhD in clinical psychology, Dr. Glazeroff began his career in Detroit, Michigan. There he worked with individuals with spinal cord injuries to adjust and cope––emotionally and intellectually––with the impact of their new physical limitations. As he “loves to work,” he also established a private practice in Detroit. He gained national exposure while working on a multi-discipline pilot program to determine which individuals injured on the job could be rehabilitated. Results: an invitation to work in California.
Among various positions held in California, Dr. Glazeroff worked for fourteen years at Kaiser Permanente. As a Department of Corrections contract employee for ten years, he worked at seven different prisons, where he interviewed prisoners eligible for
parole and wrote reports whether any should be released. Arriving in California, he established a private practice and for the four years before retiring, he saw patients full-time. He is a devotee of OLLI, taking two or more classes every term and teaching every other term.
This is a new course he developed for OLLI.

12th Annual OLLI Art Show

It would be as difficult to imagine a world without art, as OLLI without its annual Art Show. On February 24th 120 guests attended the 12th annual Arts Show reception in the Duncan Anderson Gallery of the Design Department. They “feasted” on student works of art and delicious snacks as they visited the show.
Over the years, OLLI members have practiced in classes and privately to create a unique collection of art to show in this annual exhibit. As in previous shows, this year offered many styles of arts and crafts including a quilt. There was also photography, paintings, watercolor art, graphite and color pencil drawings as well as sculpture and gourd works. The exhibit was open daily to the public for the week preceding the Saturday reception. There were 86 items submitted by 36 of our students. Everyone shared in celebrating the talents of our age 50+ members. A highlight was the donation of art works that were auctioned off to the delight of the winning donors! Congratulations and thank you to our artists.
In 2006, Betty Hutchens, former OLLI member and artist, realized that the art students would be encouraged if their work could be displayed somewhere; thus began the annual OLLI Art Show. Later, she and Carl Curtis were instrumental in displaying student art in the OLLI classroom. In Betty’s words, “It gives the classroom a better look, provides thirty minutes of fame for the artists, and inspires new students.”

Bruce Hatch was the master of ceremonies and mentioned OLLI’s “visual legacy” - its annual art show leaves us with valuable and memorable works of art. He thanked the Design Dept for use of the Gallery and introduced OLLI executive director, Dr. Barbara White along with other OLLI board members. Barbara recognized the importance of our dedicated volunteer instructors and the organizing team of this year’s exhibit.
Many thanks go to Bruce, Alex
Sullivan, Sandy Winkler, Bernice Hogan,
Claudia Kaneshiro and the many helpers from art classes.
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