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Weight loss
with EFT technique

  The Palos Park Recreation Department offers weight loss with emotional freedom technique (EFT), also known as meridian tapping, a self-applied acupressure technique that can reduce or eliminate food cravings and over-eating.
  Participants will be instructed how to perform the tapping sequence and develop personalized affirmation statements to successfully incorporate EFT into their daily routines. No pre-requisites. Wednesday, March 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for ages 18 and up.
  For more information, call 671-3760 or view the winter/spring Brochure at Palospark.org. To register online go to www.activenet15.active.com/palospark or drop by the Palos Park Recreation Department, at 8901 W. 123rd St., Palos Park.

Advocate Christ
Medical Center

  Advocate Christ, 4440 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn, has scheduled the following free community education classes, lectures and support group meetings for April. For the latest information or to register call (800) 323-8622 (unless otherwise noted) and refer to code number listed.

  Postpartum Adjustment Support Group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2 and 16 in the medical center’s Conference Center, on the northwest corner of the campus in Room 0614. For more information call 684-1333.
  Easy Breathers Pulmonary Support Group for individuals battling a lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema, or who are on oxygen or experiencing shortness of breath, meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the medical center’s Conference Center on the northwest corner of the campus in Room 0629 A&B. No registration required (Code lC22).
  Caring Connection and Bereavement Support Group, small group sessions for parents who have experienced the death of a child either through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the medical center’s Conference Center located on the northwest corner of the campus in Room 0614 (Code 1M03).
  Prostate Cancer Support Group for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in the medical center’s Conference Center located on the northwest corner of the campus in Room 0637. No registration required (Code 1C15).
  Breast Prosthesis Display provides women who have undergone a mastectomy the opportunity to evaluate prosthesis options from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care, 4545 W. 103rd St. in Oak Lawn (Code 1C11).
  Breast Cancer Support Group for women who have a history of breast cancer and their families meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care, 4545 W. 103rd St. in Oak Lawn. No registration required (Code 1C14).
  Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors, their family and friends meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the medical center’s Conference Center on the northwest corner of the campus in the Keyser Room. No registration is required (Code 1X08).
  Surviving & Thriving Survivorship Group meets Thursday, April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the medical center’s Conference Center on the northwest corner of campus in Room 0636. The topic will be “Getting Involved After You Complete Treatment.” Participants can enter through the imaging center entrance at 93rd Street and Kilbourn Avenue (Code 1C51).
  Autism Support Group for parents or caregivers of children with autism meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 Pulaski Road in Oak Lawn. The group, in partnership with The Southwest Cook County Chapter of the Autism Society of Illinois, will help clarify misconceptions, answer questions, provide professional guidance and identify resources (Code 1P01).
  Specialized Weight and Conditioning Program offers an ongoing program designed to promote physical fitness for people who have experienced a spinal cord injury/disability. Staff offers guidance in creating an independent wheelchair level exercise program (using wheelchair accessible weight station) on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes, led by a licensed physical therapist, are held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the medical center’s physical therapy gym, 4440 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn. A physician’s approval is needed to participate in the exercise program. For more information and to register call 684-5425.
  Look Good…Feel Better — A free workshop, provided by certified/trained cosmetologists, teaches female cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Women learn about makeup techniques, skin care, nail care and options related to hair loss, such as wigs, turbans and scarves. The program, offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, is Wednesday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care, 4545 W. 103rd St. in Oak Lawn. Registration is required (Code 1C17).

  Overeaters Anonymous for people who are compulsive eaters meets from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8600 S. Kilpatrick Ave. in Chicago.