Self-soothing is the ability to offer ourselves kindness, comfort and compassion.
It allows us to manage distress, overwhelming emotions, difficult memories, and challenging life situations with greater ease and confidence. Self-soothing allows us to feel more comfortable in our own skin. It teaches us to look within rather than reach for something outside ourselves to feel better.
This Self-Soothing Skills Workshop Series for Women consists of 4 Saturday workshops offered once a month from January through April 2018.
All workshops will be held at Terra Cottage, a cozy community space nestled in a sweet neighborhood off High Street in Alameda.
Exact address sent once you complete registration for the workshop.
Scroll down to learn more about each workshop.
SACRED VISION: Art As Healing
Saturday, April 21st 10-5pm
Art as Healing does not focus on technique, but rather connecting with ourselves as we allow the process of creating to hold value. During this full day workshop, I will guide you to use art as a healing modality as we practice letting go of perfection and engage our innate creativity as medicine.
Together, we will practice guided relaxation, visual meditation, collage, and journal writing to explore our inherently creative nature.
No prior art experience is necessary to participate. My Sacred Vision Coloring Collection is included with the workshop fee.
There will be a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day. Feel free to bring your lunch and eat in the beautiful backyard
or grab a quick bite to eat on Park Street.
SACRED VISION Workshop Schedule
Art As Healing + Guidelines for the Day
Creative Warm Up: Letting Go
What is SACRED VISION?
Guided Visual Meditation
Collage: Choosing Images
Sharing in Pairs
Past Workshops in the Series
DEEP RELAXATION: Softening Resistance Toward Ourselves
Practice being with yourself in a simple and quiet way as we explore guided meditation, mindfulness, and self-hypnosis for slowing down, getting present, and relaxing your mind and body.
We will use relaxation as a path to settle into what is, receive our whole selves, and open to our inherently creative nature. I will support you to get more familiar and comfortable with your inner world (no matter what is going on) so you can meet yourself with kindness and acceptance.
Included with the workshop fee is my collection of guided relaxation recordings.
Intro to EFT for Anxiety & the Inner Critic
In this workshop you will learn to use Emotional Freedom Techniques to reduce anxiety, overwhelm, self-criticism, and fear. Face your challenges honestly while practicing self-acceptance.
EFT is a self-soothing tool that involves tapping on acupuncture points and focusing on a specific issue while holding ourselves with compassion. EFT is an evidence-based modality for anxiety, stress, physical pain, cravings, and trauma resolution. Studies have found EFT to significantly regulate cortisol and activate the self-soothing system in the body and brain.
Learn more about EFT here.
I will be teaching you The Basic Recipe for Clinical EFT. We will practice together as a group and there will be time for 1:1 demos to learn more about how to use EFT on your own.
You will leave this workshop with a solid foundation for using EFT as a daily
practice and to address specific challenges in your life with greater confidence and ease.
Feel free to contact me in the form below or call me at 510.907.0075
with any questions about the workshop.