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. 

Preregistration Required.
Scroll down to learn more about each workshop.

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Intro to EFT for Anxiety & the Inner Critic

Saturday, February 24th  2-5pm

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.

Workshop Fee: $50


Deep Relaxation: Softening Resistance Toward Yourself

Saturday, March 24th  2-5pm

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.

$50 Early bird price through March 16th
$55 Week of workshop

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Sacred Vision: Art As Healing 

Saturday, April 21st  10-5pm

Art as Healing does not focus on technique or product, but rather connecting with ourselves as we allow the process of expressing and creating to hold value. 

During this full day workshop, we will practice guided relaxation, visual meditation, collage, and journal writing to support you in learning from your inherently creative nature. I will guide you to use art as a healing modality as we let go of perfection and engage our innate creativity as medicine.

No prior art experience is necessary to participate. 
My Sacred Vision Coloring Collection is included with the workshop fee.


$100 Early bird price through April 13th
$110 Week of workshop



Feel free to contact me in the form below or call me at 510.907.0075
with any questions about the workshop. 

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What folks are saying about past
Self-Soothing Skills Trainings

"Through the Self-Soothing Skills group, I now have
tools to overcome personal barriers
and reconnect with my creative self."

~Tessa D.

"I feel more relaxed. I listen to myself more carefully
and deeply. I am convinced that giving myself love
helps others around me." 

~Stephanie V.

"Carrie introduced practices and tools I was able to
use right away...The environment Carrie created was
warm, light and nurturing. 

I feel so much more in touch with my feelings
and more able to give myself compassion and
kindness in dealing with my life." 

~ Shelley F.

"I feel capable and comfortable to be able to get to
a place of inner Self where I feel safe, focused, and
worry-free. I feel confident enough to tackle future
issues with the tools I've been given. I've gotten to
know myself better.

Being around other kind, caring individuals has helped
to provide context and share experiences where I do
not feel alone. The group setting has been a wonderful format that increased my level of connectedness to

~Sharon B.

“I learned so many different techniques to practice
self-care, self-love, and compassion towards myself
through Carrie's Self-Soothing Skills Group. I am a perfectionist and have always given myself a hard time
when I don't do things perfectly. I learned through
Carrie to be more compassionate with and kinder
to myself.

Once I learned that skill, I've been so much happier, less stressed, and able to handle challenges more gracefully! Now I am more motivated to pursue those dreams that I've always contemplated, but never thought I could accomplish perfectly." 

~Emily W.

“This class had a giant impact on my life, and even AFTER the class, I still have amazing insights.
I can “see” my attitudes and decide to change, remain the same or take more time if I have a larger struggle.
I have become more aware instead of having a total reaction to everything. 
I just know I was ready and it IS STILL WORKING." 

~Sara R.