Women’s Panel: Featuring SoulFire and more
After our Opening Ceremony, we’ll dive into an engaging conversation with our Women’s Panel talks led by SoulFire. We can only say, “Prepare to be blown away by the women you’re about to witness.”
Neuroscience on Sleep: Your health, dreams, and more: Sheryl Shook, PhD, LSP, TFT and Jennifer Killinger
Do you LOVE sleep? Would you like to know more about how to have better sleep? What about lucid dreaming? We’ll jump into an incredible discussion on the neuroscience of sleep with Dr. Sheryl Shook. She encourages everyone to become ambassadors of sleep wellness.
Dr. Shook’s classes at Kapiolani Community College fill up in mere minutes every semester because she is such a phenomenal teacher. You will walk away from this presentation with knowledge to enhance your life through better sleep.
Wim Hof Workshop: “Expect nothing, just experience”
During this event the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method will be explained and instructed: cold exposure, breathing exercises and mind-set/focus. The goal is to give you the tools to help improve your energy flow, get the body flexible, and enable your mind to concentrate in a more focused manner. By gaining this awareness, you will better connect your body and mind.
You’ll immerse yourself in a learning experience like no other. You will reveal your true superhuman abilities in this self-empowering event of transformation. Imagine learning how to turn moments of anxiety into your most transformational state. Imagine using oxygen to tap into your reptilian brain and releasing your own adrenaline at will. Sound impossible? Not with Wim at the helm. Wim admits: he is not superhuman at all; you can do this, too.
Science: A Weapon for the Good: Andrei Natarov, PhD
Andrei studies oceanographic phenomena that affect climate variability and change. His main interest is understanding processes that take place in the tropical ocean and using this understanding to improve climate models and their ability to project the near future.
Like anyone else with a understanding of basic science, Andrei worries about the ongoing man-made climate change and deeply cares about its implications for our future, as well as what we can do to alleviate the devastating effects of the global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, the ongoing mass extinction, and other catastrophes caused by human activities.
But what Andrei finds more disconcerting, is human inactivity: we, as voters, allow science (the most powerful weapon ever known) to be largely neglected in policymaking. Andrei argues that to fully deploy science for the good of all of us, we need to find ways to improve the scientific literacy of our society.
How to Spot and Prevent Elder Abuse: Rachael Yergan
We almost all have a loved one, friend or family member above the age of 60, but did you know that 10% of these elder members of society experience abuse, exploitation, neglect or fraud? This statistic dos not include those in facilities and is seen as a gross underestimation, because many victims are unable or afraid to report or disclose information. One out of ten elderly people you know may need your help. Learn to spot the signs of elder abuse, so you can be an advocate for and prevent mistreatment of those you care about.
Open Your Eyes to Deaf Culture: Learning ASL with Emily Jo Noschese
As the fourth generation in a Deaf family, Emily Jo Noschese is very passionate about educating the others about Deaf Culture and building the bridge between Deaf and Hearing worlds. She is an American Sign Language instructor at Kapiolani Community College, where the highly popular American Sign Language classes take place – the fastest growing not only at KCC, but in the nation!
Are you curious about Deaf Culture, how people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing thrive in your world? Have you wanted to learn some American Sign Language, but you’ve just never had the opportunity? This workshop led by Emily Jo will cover both! Learn how to use your hands and open your eyes to a rich, new world!