Nutrition Classes, on Thursdays, May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7-8 p.m. Come see how hypnosis can help in losing weight easily and permanently. Informative classes help those who want to lose weight without dieting or pills. $15. Register with Hypnosis - Fairfax, 4244 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-352-5042 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hypnosis Screening. Mondays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and Wednesdays, May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Made a resolution to lose weight or stop smoking? Come to an hypnosis screening and find out if hypnosis can help. Hypnosis video included. Free. Register with Positive Changes, 4244 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-352-5042.
Qi Gong, "Chinese Yoga." Thursdays, May 22 and 29, at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Suite 203, Room 1E. An introduction to the healing art of combining gentle movement with breathing and meditation. Dress comfortably. Registration appreciated; visit www.lifewithcancer.org.
Special Seminars for Caregivers. May 28 and June 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at Inova Fairfax Women's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. A four-session program for caregivers to address emotional and illness-related issues and to help the caregiver care for him/herself as well as the patient. Come to any or all sessions. Use the "blue" parking garage.
In recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month. May 28, 7:15-9 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Suite 203, Room 1E. Learn techniques for during and after treatment. With Dodi Christiano, oncology wellness counselor. Registration required by May 26; visit www.lifewithcancer.org.
Lymphedema group meeting. Wednesday, May 28, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Suite 203, Room 1E. Educational support group facilitated by a professional counselor and certified lymphedema therapist.
Safeway Food & Pharmacy, in cooperation with InterFit Health, will offer health screenings, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, May 30, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Safeway's 10350 Willard Way, Fairfax location. Tests include a cholesterol profile with glucose, allergy panels, men's and women's health panels as well as diet and nutrition tests. In honor of Mother's Day, customers will receive a free osteoporosis screening during the entire month of May. InterFit Health, a Houston-based company, is the largest provider of retail health screening services in the United States.
Turning Points: Looking Beyond Cancer. Friday, May 30, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Suite 203, Room 1E. Many cancer survivors are living longer and better after treatment. Oncology counselor Dodi Christiano's three-part workshop helps rediscover forgotten dreams, passions and finds new roads to travel. Registration necessary; visit www.lifewithcancer.org.
The United Ostomy Association, Northern Virginia Chapter's monthly support group meeting will take place Sunday, June 1, in conference rooms D-E-F, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Refreshments: 1:30. Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Frederick Milton and Milton Yates of Washington Sports Club discusses "Exercise: Motivate and Activate Your Body and Mind." No admission fee; parking in Blue garage. For more information, call 703-802-33457.
Balancing Women's Hormones Naturally. A free interactive and informative workshop will take place on Monday, June 2, 6:30 p.m., at the Twinbrooke Chiropractic Family Health Center, Twinbrooke Shopping Center, 9567 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Reserve seats by calling 703-425-0048.
A Suicide Survivors Bereavement Support Group for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is June 3, from 7:30-9 p.m., at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.
Parkinson's Disease Exercise Class. The class meets weekly starting June 4, at 10 a.m., at Little River Glen, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. No charge; patients and family members welcome. For more information, call Victor Gault at 703-383-5830.
Caregivers Meeting. Wednesday, June 4, 7-8:30 p.m., at Inova Fairfax Woman's Center Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. For family members to discuss and explore topics of interest. Use "blue" parking garage.
The Jewish Social Service Agency will present "Focus in on College," sponsored by Jewish Vocational Services. This workshop will help attendees identify their skills, interests and personality style in order to select an appropriate college plan and career path. Thursdays through June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 3018 Javier Road, second floor, Fairfax. Call 703-204-9100 Ext. 27 with questions. Cost is $50 for the series.
La Leche League of Burke meets on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Meetings take place at the Burke Presbyterian Church on Oak Leather Drive off of Burke Center Parkway. The next meeting will be Saturday, June 7. The breastfeeding support group offers help and support to mothers who are currently breastfeeding a child or anyone who plans to breastfeed. Expectant and new mothers are encouraged to attend. The topic will be "Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby," but all questions and concerns will be addressed. The meeting is free and babies are welcome. For more information, contact Leslie at 703-256-2754 or Marisa at 703-323-7301.
Good Grief for Children, 5-12 years old. Mondays, through June 9, 6-7 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Suite 203, Room B. Through age-appropriate activities and art therapy, children can share thoughts and feelings to help with the grief process.
Good Grief for Teens, 13-18 years old. Through June 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Suite 203, Room B. Through age-appropriate activities and art therapy, teens can share thoughts and feelings to help with the grief process.
La Leche League of Fairfax City hosts its next meeting on Wednesday, June 11. The topic is "The Family and the Breastfed Baby." Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St. Free. For more information or questions, call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-385-0527.
Leukemia Support Group. Inova Fairfax Chaplain Phil Brooks will be talking about the role of spirituality in coping with cancer in a presentation titled "12 Steps to Spirituality." The presentation will take place on June 12, 7:15-9 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. To register for this free program, call The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 703-960-1100 Ext. 231, or e-mail email@example.com.
Nutrition 101. Learn to boost nutrition and total health at a free workshop on Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m., at the Twinbrooke Chiropractic Family Health Center, Twinbrooke Shopping Center, 9567 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Reserve seats by calling 703-425-0048.