Emotional Wellness Workshops

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Emotional Wellness Workshops 2018-04-09T00:21:22+00:00

emotional wellnessMost health issues have deep roots lying in our emotional well-being. Addressing this area of our life complements physical healing and sometimes alone may be sufficient to encourage most critical health improvements.

At Fresh Start we have a number of top-notch specialists that work with a variety of emotional well-being issues, such as:

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Childhood traumas
  • Addictions, including smoking, sugar and others (we do not specialize in addictions that need hospitalization or strict containment in an institution – the person needs to make a personal choice and able to stay substance free while on the program without external control)
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Life transitions (divorce, post-partum depression, career change, ageing)
  • Unhealthy behavioural patterns, self-sabotage
  • Issues with relationships, connection and trust
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Our Emotional Wellness practitioners are facilitating outstanding workshops on emotional well-being, heart healing and stress management.

Anita Kalnay of Fresh Start Health Retreat

Emotional Wellness Workshops included in the Core Program (Sample, may differ from this list)

“Ayurveda: You are the Elements” with Anita Kalnay,

RA ®, EOT®, DiSPE, Ayurveda & Aroma Oils Specialist,

Artisan Natural Perfumer, Intuitive Healer, Registered Colon Hydrotherapist

A FUN workshop that sets the stage for decision making and healthy tips for living in harmony and balance. Are you a hummingbird, a tiger or an elephant?? What’s your TYPE? And just how does knowing more about your constitution play out in the decisions you make about healthy living. Ayurveda is a 4000 year old system of integrative health. It originated in India and became the root of a holistic model of health and wellness. The basis of it is a harmonic relationship with all living things and your very own nature. We’ll discuss the elements of earth, air, fire, water and ether and how they create patterns that can be recognized in behaviour and through observation.

Anita Kalnay of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“Introduction to Natural Aromatics for Emotional Comfort” with Anita Kalnay,

RA ®, EOT®, DiSPE, Ayurveda & Aroma Oils Specialist,

Artisan Natural Perfumer, Intuitive Healer, Registered Colon Hydrotherapist

This session will introduce essential oils distilled from 100% botanical sources and how they can be used effectively and safely to support emotional balance

  • Essential oils offer some of the most effective ways to deal with difficult states such as anger, depression, fears, stress, and various psycho-spiritual states that affect well-being. Often these ‘transient’ states are underlying contributors to dis-ease. However, when they are ‘flipped’, they are also the pathway to deeper understanding and well-being.
  • Hands on ‘sniffing’ and storytelling – don’t worry if you are hyper-sensitive or prone to allergy – we’ll talk about that too, and shed some light on how an Aromatherapist selects oils for custom blending to address emotional and mental well-being.
  • Help create a “group-vibe” custom scent – unique to you and the other members of your session!

Theresa Brulotte of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“Healing Emotional Blockages, or Dealing with the Upper Limit Problem” with Theresa Brulotte,

Heart Healing and Life Coach, Stop Smoking Program Coach, Certified Rebalancing Body Worker. Specializes in T.A.T® (Tapas), E.F.T. ®, Hakomi, Quantum Touch®, Matrix Energetics®

Have you ever wondered why things just don’t go the way you want them to? What keeps you stuck, sad, or not as healthy as you could be? Everything is going well and then you seem to lose your momentum and your enthusiasm…

New science is saying that we are a product of our subconscious beliefs – from embryo to about age 7 we are sponges to our environment: our senses take in everything. This becomes the program, the blueprint that guides our reality. With this understanding we know why it is difficult to maintain the changes we know to be so important for us.

Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief, whose teachings the facilitator uses as a basis of this workshop, says “we are 10% conscious and 90% unconscious.” What does that mean? It means that 90% of our behaviours are guided by subconscious programs. This theory explains where our thoughts and programs come from, or how our hidden thoughts affect us in our daily lives.

Guy Hendricks (Author of The Big Leap) calls this an upper limit; you have reached your sub conscious program of achievement. Instead of the loving and nurturing relationships you longed for, you find yourself in an abusive or mediocre one? Same goes for health, somewhere in the subconscious there is a program that keeps playing, and preventing you from reaching your full potential.

The good news is that with intention and awareness we can unhook quite easily from these programs and live a more fulfilled life, expanding to our full potential.

In this workshop we will:

  • Explore subconscious patterning; as stuck energy.
  • Talk about Guy Hendricks’ “The Big Leap” and view on the “Upper Limit Problem”.
  • Learn the Tapas Acupressure Technique to release thought patterns that keep us stuck.
  • Participate in a simple yet powerful Heart Healing meditation.

Theresa Brulotte of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“Living Life in a Heart-Centered Way” with Theresa Brulotte,

Heart Healing and Life Coach, Stop Smoking Program Coach, Certified Rebalancing Body Worker. Specializes in T.A.T® (Tapas), E.F.T. ®, Hakomi, Quantum Touch®, Matrix Energetics®

What prevents us from living life in a heartfelt compassionate way? For most of us, it is life’s experiences and learned behaviours that taught us that it’s not safe or acceptable to let our heart shine completely. We will talk about learned behaviours, beliefs, and life experiences.

In this workshop you will experience guided meditation that will help you truly feel the expanse of being heart centered. We will discuss steps and techniques available to help you increase your way of being and living a heart centered way, your birthright.

Geri Laurence of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“Addictions Recovery” with Geri Laurence,

Addictions and emotional wellness specialist, Professional group facilitator at Cedars at Cobble Hill, an addiction recovery center near Victoria, B.C. Geri is currently working on completion of her 3-year degree as Intermediate Level Somatic Trauma Counsellor with comprehensive understanding of neurobiology.

This workshop is based on materials by Gabor Mate. Gabor Mate M.D. is a physician and best-selling author whose books have been published in twenty languages internationally. His interests include child development, the mind-body unity in health and illness, and the treatment of addictions. Gabor has worked in palliative care and as a family physician, and for fourteen years practiced addiction medicine in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His most recent book, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, won the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. He is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

During the workshop we’ll discuss:

  • How to say no to the destructive aspects of addiction. Recognizing and addressing that we have a problem, and how to come out of denial.
  • The importance of being teachable and receiving support; importance of healthy structure and discipline to overcome addiction.
  • Component on brain illness and attachment of the vulnerable nervous system.
  • Purpose of self-regulation in our own nervous systems.
  • The importance of aftercare and community in healing.
  • Connection between support and health of our nervous system (some explanation on neurophysiology).
  • How to reclaim your lost self and to admit that the addiction has contributed to self-abuse.
  • How to behave in more loving ways towards ourselves, and how to heal our nervous systems and brain from the trauma of living with our own addiction.

Geri Laurence of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“Power of Vulnerability” with Geri Laurence,

Addictions and emotional wellness specialist, Professional group facilitator at Cedars at Cobble Hill, an addiction recovery center near Victoria, B.C. Geri is currently working on completion of her 3-year degree as Intermediate Level Somatic Trauma Counsellor with comprehensive understanding of neurobiology.

This talk will be based on Brene Brown’s PHD, L.M.S.W. presentation about the gifts of imperfection.  It is in letting go of who you think you are supposed to be and embracing who you are that creates connection and worthiness in our lives.  We are hardwired neurologically to connect; it is our disconnection and isolation that brings us suffering and pain.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • What it means to live from a place of whole heartedness and vulnerability.
  • We will find out what is the true meaning of courage, compassion, and connection.
  • We will explore the power of love, belonging, and being enough.
  • We will discuss what gets in the way of belonging, and being enough.
  • What does it mean and can we let go of what other people think of us (addressing people pleasing).

Geri Laurence of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“When the Body Says No: Caring for the Caregiver” with Geri Laurence,

Addictions and emotional wellness specialist, Professional group facilitator at Cedars at Cobble Hill, an addiction recovery center near Victoria, B.C. Geri is currently working on completion of her 3-year degree as Intermediate Level Somatic Trauma Counsellor with comprehensive understanding of neurobiology.

Based on research and science by Dr. Gabor Mate, it is not accidental who gets sick and who does not. There are certain personality traits, which can unintentionally bring on the dis-ease. In this workshop we’ll learn how to recognize these patterns in ourselves and how they affect our immunological and physiological centers, how to break the cycle of suppression of emotions, drop our unhealthy roles and be more authentically ourselves.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • The mind and body are not separate: what we think and feel, how we take care of ourselves, will reflect in our bodies.
  • Sometimes in early childhood we learn how to be lovable by suppressing our feelings. This has an effect on the emotional centers in the brain, which are connected to the physiological and immunological centers.
  • Our emotional center keeps us alive by motivating us to satisfy our needs. We will explore attachment issues and provide understanding that we as spiritual beings are more than our attachments and roles in life. This understanding and reflection is crucial because this provides us the information of “who will get sick and who will not get sick”.
  • We will explore why it is so important to be kind to ourselves, and which steps to take, in order to create that support on an ongoing basis.

Geri Laurence of Fresh Start Health Retreat

“Somatic Experiencing” with Geri Laurence,

Addictions and emotional wellness specialist, Professional group facilitator at Cedars at Cobble Hill, an addiction recovery center near Victoria, B.C. Geri is currently working on completion of her 3-year degree as Intermediate Level Somatic Trauma Counsellor with comprehensive understanding of neurobiology.

The SOMATIC EXPERIENCING technique was developed by Peter Levine PHD, to address the effects of trauma. Levine developed this approach after observing that prey animals, whose lives are routinely threatened in the wild, are able to recover readily by physically releasing the energy they accumulate during stressful events.  Humans on the other hand, often override these natural ways of regulating the nervous system with feelings of shame and pervasive thoughts, judgement and fears.  Somatic experiencing aims to help people move past the place where they might be “stuck “in processing a traumatic event.

During the workshop we will:

  • Watch a video with Peter explaining how trauma gets locked into our nervous system.
  • Learn how our rational brain holds us back from discharging trauma from our nervous systems.
  • Explore using the word dis-regulation instead of trauma which will help us each look at the state of our own nervous system.
  • With the use of handouts, look at healthy nervous system function and the difference of being stuck on and stuck off in nervous system dis-regulation.
  • Work in pairs and facilitate the release of any activation in our nervous systems.  This process will help us discover safe containment and tracking of sensations, emotions and facilitate the release of activated charge in our own nervous systems.

Note: The Emotional Well-being Workshop topics and presenters may change without notice.

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