Mar
12
11:00am11:00am

Stress Reduction Workshop

Stress Less: A Busy Person's Guide to Reducing Daily Stress

Tired of feeling wired up and worn out?

Finding that your need to please is leading to a lack of ease?

Looking for tools to turn dis-stress into useful stress?

In this introductory stress management workshop, you will learn some of most effective ways to cope with stress.

This informative and entertaining class combines the latest research on best practices for stress reduction through lecture, guided relaxation, discussion, and reflective writing.   You will leave with your own personal stress management workbook to use through the year. 

All participants are welcome to a complimentary consultation after 3 months to check in.  

There will be a 15 minute break half way through the class.   Tea, water, and a light snack will be provided. 

In this workshop you will: 

-learn how to recognize the difference between stress and STRESS... and what do 

-learn some of most effective techniques to develop resilience to daily stresses based on current research

-practice communication skills to convey respect for others while protecting your own boundaries

-experience effectual relaxation techniques you can practice anywhere

-develop your own workbook filled with your new stress busting ideas to support you through the year 

-access a complimentary 30 minute followup consultation after 3 months 

-get 50% off an extended biweekly stress reduction group for those interested 

Sunday March 12, 2017 11am to 2:15pm, YWCA 535 Hornby Street, Welch Room 2

email yourstory@yourstoryevolved.com for more information or go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stress-less-a-busy-persons-guide-to-reducing-daily-stress-tickets-30812896202?aff=es2 for tickets

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Nov
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Free Acting Class for Living: exit the stage...enter your life

In a relaxing, celebratory atmosphere, you will be guided through simple techniques from the acting world that will enhance your relationship with yourself, your loved ones & work colleagues.

Through breath work, visualizations, experiential exercises, & discussion you will deepen your personal awareness, connect with your inner voice, and mindfully invite your wise self into your everyday interactions.

You will feel more energized, focused & in charge of your life!

Location:   Adler University, 7th Flr – 1090 West Georgia Street (at Thurlow), Vancouver

To register please visit: http://bc-counsellors.org/event/acting-class-for-living/

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Oct
23
10:00am10:00am

Un-Masking: An Exploration of the Multi-Faceted Self

We all wear masks every day; at work, at home, & at play… We adjust what we reveal of ourselves in relation to where we are, whom we are with and what is expected of us…but sometimes these masks can start to feel false, over-used and disconnected from who you are & what you actually want to express.

But what if you could express more of who you are & who you aspire to be? What would it feel like to express more confidence… more playfulness…more calm…what if you could explore aspects of ourselves that you want to reveal instead of conceal?

Well, you can… Join me with co-facilitator Mercedes Baines, (RCC, CCC, CAC) in a workshop that encourages you to create & play with the many aspects of yourself.

This workshop will consist of: 

a.brief history of mask making
b. a guided visualization to explore some  daily “masks”
c. mask making using simple tools
d. experiential interaction with mask personas
e. group discussion
f. personal reflection
g. closing ceremony
 
No arts experience is required. Sliding Scale Tickets $10-$25  Book your tickets here: 

 

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Sep
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Upcoming Vancouver Workshops for Stress

Below please find group workshops I am interested in starting in Vancouver.  If you would like more information simply send me an email at yourstory@yourstoryevolved.com and I will notify you when they start.   

Stress Less Living

Feeling overwhelmed? Worn out and just plain tired? Join me for this 4 week long group to share experiences, discuss strategies for realistically decreasing stress and leave with practical tools for shifting from high stress to low stress living. Email yourstory@yourstoryevolved.com for more information.


Introverted Speakers and Performers

Do you yearn to be heard but find yourself afraid of taking center stage in your profession? As a "shy" performer myself for 15 years,  I can appreciate some of what you may be going through. In this 4 week group learn how to develop greater compassion for yourself, develop an encouraging inner voice, and learn practical tools for developing the skills to speak when needed. Email yourstory@yourstoryevolved.com for more information. 


 

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Exit the Stage & Enter Your Life: Acting Class for Living
Jan
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Exit the Stage & Enter Your Life: Acting Class for Living

Feeling stressed out,

stuck,

drained,

disconnected, or

just plain un-inspired?  

Turn your Friday into a mini-retreat by joining psychotherapists & theatre artists Mercedes Baines & Maedean Myers for this rejuvenating monthly workshop inspired by the actor’s creative process. In a relaxing, celebratory atmosphere, you be will guided you through simple techniques from the acting world that will enhance your relationships with yourself, your loved ones & work colleagues. Through breath work, visualizations, experiential exercises, & discussion you will deepen your personal awareness, connect with your inner voice, and mindfully invite your wise self into your everyday interactions.  You will feel more energized, focused & in charge of your life.

Dates are November 6, January 29th, and February 26th

 

 Take some time to reinvigorate & refresh yourself. Light refreshment provided. 

Please bring a mat or small blanket to nest in.

Email yourstory@yourstoryevolved.com to for more information or to register. 

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