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Heal Anxiety with Ease - A Step-By-Step Online Guide


with Kristé Sprague

Calendar Current session started Aug 9, 2021

There is a difference between healthy apprehension and debilitating anxiety. Healthful worry helps you solve problems and keeps you safe, and then it eases quickly. Disordered anxiety takes control of your thoughts and impacts all areas of your life. It steals your joy, shrinks your world, causes deep sadness, holds you back, and can even lead to substance use disorder. 

There is hope. You don't have to live this way. Anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health conditions.

This course is the perfect solution for individuals unable to afford or attend counseling or anxiety relief coaching. And, this course is perfect to use alongside therapy.

Course Overview:

In this online, self-paced, step-by-step anxiety healing course, you will:

  • identify the core causes of your anxiety
  • learn healthy coping skills and recovery tools
  • understand and become in charge of your emotions
  • learn to confront fear with a safe approach
  • break through internal and external obstacles related to anxiety
  • gain the ability to lead a deeply fulfilling life free of disordered anxiety and unnecessary worrisome thoughts

Course Format:                                                                                                                                

This course includes thought-provoking questions, engaging videos, and easy to understand written text.

Register directly with Kristé Sprague using this link:


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Yard Card


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Current session started Sep 10, 2021

Want to wish someone a happy birthday? Someone you know deserving a big congratulations? The PIHS Class of 2022 has you covered! Fill out the form via checkout telling us when, where and what "Yard Card" you need and we will take care of the rest!

Available Options are:

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Sweet 16



Northern Viewpoints Book Club: 10 Books


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Current session started Oct 7, 2021 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Sep 1, 2022

We have received a grant from Maine Humanities Council to offer a book club at a very low cost of only $10/month. This includes the cost of the books each month as well the group discussion. The club will meet the first Thursday of each month. 

This year we will be reading banned books through out history.  Our theme is "This is the book club your momma warned you about."  While we are discussing about the book we will also be talking/discussing about why they were banned and if it was justified.

This discount will only be offered til Aug 31st.  After that the fee will be $10 per month.

Sept 1 - 1984 by George Orwell

Oct 6 - Maus I & II by Art Spieglman

Nov 3 - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Dec 1 - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Deckle Edge

Jan 5 - Huck Finn - Mark Twain

Feb 2 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Mar 2 - George by Alex Gino

Apr 6 - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

May & June will be chosen by Book Club members.

Banking Today
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Banking Today


with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Dec 21, 2021

Financial institutions are unlike any other business. To someone new to the world of banking, it can seem puzzling. However, financial institutions play a key role in maintaining thriving communities and economies. The welfare of the nation depends on the banking industry. In this course, learners will examine types of banking, customer groups, the business of banking, and the role of banks in a community.

For more info please click on the link.

Certificate in Computer Skills for the Office
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Certificate in Computer Skills for the Office


with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Dec 21, 2021

Bring to your Office skills to a whole new level by diving into a suite set of powerful instructional courses. Excel with Excel, and move from the basics to an advanced level. Employ all of your newly-learned tips and tricks to unlock new dimensions from your data. Plus, expand your presentation prowess, with courses that deliver on the functional basics of the PowerPoint application while boosting your visual design skillset. Watch well-crafted video tutorials while reinforcing your learning with built-in knowledge checks, interactive exercises, and interactive games. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion And with this special pricing, you'll get the Excel Basics course free and a cumulative discount of 38%, versus buying each course separately.

For more info please click on this link.

Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.
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Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.


with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Dec 21, 2021

Emergency management is a critical and expanding field; climate change has increased the extent and frequency of natural disasters, and terrorism is a growing threat. Therefore, emergency managers play an increasingly vital role across the whole community and all levels of government. This course is designed for learners who are studying emergency management for the first time, preparing for a new career or job role in emergency management, or seeking to refresh their knowledge of foundational concepts.

For more info please click on the link.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Basics (2021 Windows)
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro Basics (2021 Windows)


with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Dec 21, 2021

QuickBooks® Desktop Pro Basics (2021 Windows) is an introductory-level course designed to build a foundation of essential skills in QuickBooks®. In this course, learners will develop a greater understanding of the basic bookkeeping and accounting functions that the software enables. The course content focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in QuickBooks®, including setting up a company file and chart of accounts, entering customer and vendor information, recording sales, creating invoices, managing payables and receivables, creating and customizing reports, and using the Audit Trail.

For more info please click on this link.


Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2022

What is Voxy EnGen?

It's a language upskilling online platform for organizations, educational, and government institutions who want to support English learning for economic mobility, civic participation, and a better quality of life for workers, immigrants, and refugees. EnGen can be used as a supplemental study tool for self-motivated individuals or it can be integrated into an existing educational curriculum and managed by a coordinator. EnGen supports learners at any level for career pathways, academic goals, and social integration. 

The Learner Experience: Through a friendly and easy-to-use app, students can access EnGen on their phone (and other devices) 24/7 as long as they have wi-fi and a pair of headphones with a mic. Initially, students create a learner profile to establish language learning goals and personal interests. They can choose to navigate the app in their L1 if their language is one of the 67 options currently supported by EnGen. 

New students will also take a proficiency test on grammar, reading, listening, and oral fluency. The assessment takes up to 20-40 minutes to complete after which students will be assigned a CEFR level. This assessment is generally prompted repeated every three months to measure proficiency gains. They can view a graphic of how their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar are progressing.

Through a catalog of available courses at their proficiency level, students can choose up to three courses to participate in at a time. Task-based lessons offer a variety of interactive games and use 100% real-world English media. Contrastly, if an organization chooses to integrate EnGen lessons into an existing curriculum, specific courses with target language goals can be assigned to students by an educational coordinator. In-app tools such as a translator, mini grammar guide, and word bank are readily available on the screen during lessons.  One of the coolest aspects of the program is the 30-minute live group conversation lessons. Students can reserve classes on topics at their proficiency level and according to what goals and interests settings they have reported in their profile. There are even preview lessons to help shy learners prepare themselves in advance. The EnGen platform offers valuable tools for every learner.

The Teacher Experience:Educators can assign specific courses (such as WIOA-aligned career pathways)Internal tracking metrics measure all aspects of learning through an online command center. Authorized administrators can customize and generate learner performance reports for easy download into Excel or CSV files. For example, you can track study routines, how many minutes a week are spent in certain activities, what lessons were completed, how many group classes they have participated in, as well as how their proficiency levels are changing. These snapshots are great for providing learner feedback on their growth and opportunities as well as supporting your program documentation. 

Further resources such as case studies can be found here on the EnGen website.

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