Yoga Therapy & Counselling Workshops
Anxious Child, What Can I Do?
Wednesday Oct. 18th 6-8pm In Person $40 Movin' Mountains Register here
Learn skills and strategies to better understand your child's anxiety and how to respond in ways to support their anxious symptoms. Based from neuroscience, learn about how the brain and nervous system respond to stress and anxiety, learn about fight, flight, freeze, and fawn response and understand more about your child's stress responses. We will explore how anxiety can be helpful and not necessarily something we want to get rid of, but rather to create shifts so it doesn't interfere with your child's functionality. In this workshop you will learn different strategies including validating feeling, co-regulation, making a plan, realistic thinking, challenging your thoughts, exposure therapy and more. You will also learn evidence-based strategies for supporting your child and the importance of play!
Navigating the Anger Ladder
Wednesday Nov. 22nd 6-8pm In Person. $40 Movin' Mountains Register here
"My child goes from 0-100" or "How do I support my child during a temper tantrum or violent outburst?"
Helping your child cope with the wide range of emotional responses of anger. Learn about the stress and overwhelming feelings beneath the anger including the fight, flight & freeze response, understanding your own anger responses as a parent, and how to help support your child during an anger or violent outburst. You will learn strategies for breaking a cycle of anger/shame through co-regulation, validating feeling, creating felt safety and other techniques to help strengthen your secure attachment, and help your child process and feel their emotions in a safe and supportive space.
Dealing with Disclosure
Wednesday September 27th 6-8pm PST Online (for professionals, therapists, educators)
For anyone working with clients that may disclose information that you don't feel comfortable or trained to manage, such as self-harm behaviour, suicidal ideation, harm to others, abuse (Physical, emotional, verbal, sexual), witness of child abuse, and substance use/abuse. In this workshop, learn how to hold space while maintaining safe boundaries for yourself and your client. This workshop will walk you through strategies to stay within your scope of practice and competency, while helping to support your client. You will receive clear step-by-step techniques for managing disclosures including helpful resources by a trained Registered Clinical Counsellor.
*A recording will be made available for participants if you are unable to make the time/day.
Incorporating neuroscience, with empirically supported yoga therapy and psychotherapy techniques to support our health and wellness. The workshop format allows us dedicated time to learn techniques and put them into practice in a supportive, safe, and caring environment. The supportive group environment provides a caring, compassionate space to connect and not feel alone in mental or physical suffering. Workshops will include a combination of trauma-informed Yoga therapy and Counselling techniques including gentle movement, mindfulness-based self-compassion, meditation, visualization, cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation techniques, self-massage/tapping, hand mudras, Yoga Nidra, mantra's, breathing techniques, journalling, self-reflection, art and expressive therapy techniques.
Workshops are for everyone! No previous experience needed.
Workshop #1: Brain & Stress
Dealing with stress, feelings of overwhelm, emotional swings or outbursts, burnout, insomnia, anxiety or fatigue? Learn strategies to build awareness of your body and mind, learn how to adapt with stress,and use the awareness to develop skills to help get grounded through up or down-regulating the nervous system to help support managing the stress response and building internal resilience and healthy coping strategies.
Workshop #2: Brain & Chronic Pain
Workshop #3: Brain & Mental Health
Joint Freeing Series
Join Kerry for a Yoga Therapy practice of the Joint Freeing Series (JFS) designed by Mukunda Stiles. The progressive Joint Freeing Series helps loosen stiff joints and tight muscle groups using simple, gentle, and specific movements. The Joint Freeing Series is for everyone, and especially helpful to those with chronic pain, arthritis (osteoarthritis), and physical stiffness from over/underuse injuries. The Joint Freeing Series helps your body learn new pathways and patterns of movement that with regular use can help increase mobility, flexibility, and reduce stiffness and pain in the joints. The series includes movements for the ankles, knees, hips, lower/upper spine, neck, shoulders, and wrists. No previous experience needed to attend the workshop. All movements can be done on a mat and/chair and modifications will be provided. Each participant will receive a JFS handout.
Brain & Stress: A Yoga Therapy Approach
This workshop series will combine counselling and yoga therapy with neuroscience to learn and understand how the brain and nervous system respond to stress and how we can empower ourselves to help manage the stress response.
In this workshop, we will learn the basics of neuroscience and how to apply the knowledge to our own experience. You will develop skills of self-assessment with the Stress Bell-Curve, and explore the benefits and buffers of stress and develop an awareness of our own stress response. We will practice and learn about the benefits of yoga therapy for managing stress as we develop greater self-awareness, connection and ease.
You can expect a Yoga Therapy practice including meditation, mantras, visualizations, breath work, guided relaxation, and mindful movement combined with education and time for self-reflection.
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